Shout triumphantly to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with celebration! Come before him with shouts of joy! Know that the Lord is God—he made us; we belong to him. We are his people, the sheep of his own pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, enter his courtyards with praise! Thank him! Bless his name! Because the Lord is good, his loyal love lasts forever; his faithfulness lasts generation after generation. Psalm 100: 1-5
Lord of all, giver of life, help me to rest today. Prepare and align my heart to worship. I come with an intention of gratitude. Remind me that I belong to you, and that your love for me is eternal. Fill me with your love and grace. As I sing, pray, hear the passages of scripture and reflect upon them, may I worship with you being the audience. In Christ’s name. Amen
To rest on the sabbath and worship with my faith community!
Over the next 21 days, Aldersgate UMC is invited into an intentional time of prayer for ourselves and our community, You will be receiving a daily email (FaceBook blasts too!) with scripture, questions, prayer, and a daily challenge to use during your personal prayer and devotional time. The prayers used will come from a new resource by Justin LaRosa, a UMC Deacon from Hyde Park UMC in Tampa FL. The resource is called “the Jesus Challenge” - 21 Days of loving God and Neighbor. Some other prayers will be adapted to include specific prayers for our Aldersgate community.