Shine in our hearts, O spiritual Sun of Righteousness; fill our souls with your joy; teach us ever to ponder and proclaim your judgments and always to give thanks to you, our Master and Benefactor.
The assumption that our beliefs are only best guesses at what Jesus meant when he shared his Gospel neglects a critical part of the equation. My sermon at St. Nicholas Fort Wayne (#stnicholasfw) on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
In your immense compassion, Lord, be mindful of all your people wherever they may be throughout your dominion. Do not forget their need of your help and your love, and bestow upon all of us your great mercy.
We beseech your goodness: In your great tenderness, wash away our faults and receive our prayer, for we seek refuge in you, our mighty and merciful God.
Of the four Gospels, the Gospel of Luke offers the most systematic account of Jesus’ life and teachings. In this episode, we look at the beginning of Luke 5, where Jesus calls three fishermen to be his apostles. This passage shows us how sharing the Gospel is a spiritual discipline.
O Lord, listen to our supplications with mercy and answer them with compassion. In your good pleasure, O God accept, our adoration and prayer and be gracious to us.
Grant that, safe and sound in soul and body, we may ever zealously persevere in glorifying your wondrous and blessed name. For you are a God full of mercy, tenderness, and love for all people, and we give glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
This quote is related to my sermon at #StNicholasFW last Sunday. If you want to hear it, look for my previous blog post on “The Cross of Christian Love.”
Lord God and Master! Father Almighty, Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one power: have mercy on me a sinner; and by the judgments which you know, save me, your unworthy servant.
My sermon last Sunday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (#StNicholasFW).