Thoughts and a Prayer
Eternal God, in whose providence we live, by whose wisdom we are guided, under whose judgment we stand, and by whose mercy we are forgiven, we praise you for the heritage that has brought us the church and the faith that are ours today. Release us from the grip of fears and anxieties which cripple our spirits. Remind us that, by your grace, life comes forth continually new. May we look back to give thanks and look forward to take courage knowing that, with you, all things are possible—and whatever happens serves only to deepen our roots in those things that cannot be shaken.
(ADAPTED FROM A PRAYER BY JOSEPH FERGUSON KING, MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN OBERLIN – OBERLIN, OHIO, 1942-1962)
Source: The Big Secret of Giving: Hidden Treasures in Life and Church by William C. Green. (To receive a digital copy, click HERE. Hard copies are available at Sunday services and in the church office. We will use this devotional during the month of October. Read along with us!)
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