Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Benediction from this past Sunday

This prayer was said in closing of Sunday's services. I thought it was too good not to share on the blog!
Lord, give us the desire for a new heart.
Lord, give us a new heart.
Lord, cleanse us from sin.

Give us a hunger for your glory and a hunger for your word.
Give us a hatred of sin and not just a hatred of the consequences.
Lord, give us a greater realization of Jesus’ sympathy and his help in our struggles with temptation.

Thank you, Lord Jesus,
that in the gospel,
we are blessed with the profound mystery
that although we are more sinful than we could ever imagine,
we are also loved more than we could ever dare hope.
In Jesus name, Amen.