Lord, you remain very close to me.
Serving you is my greatest joy.
I say with a heart filled with gratitude,
“I thank you, God, whom I worship.”
I am going to spend plenty of time now
thanking you for many people and many things:
So many faithful ones have shaped me
to be the person I am today.
I pray carefully and lovingly for my family …
I pray for my many friends …
I pray for members of my community of faith …
I pray for others who are now on my heart …
Lord, help me to persevere in
this caring and praying.
Help me to run the race set before me.
I can do this in the grace of the Holy Spirit,
for the Holy Spirit is the power of courage,
the spirit of power, the spirit of love.
Holy Spirit, guide and strengthen me now
and all my days.
- Paul Wesley Chilcote
Changed from Glory into Glory
From page 96 of Changed from Glory into Glory: Wesleyan Prayer for Transformation by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2005 by Paul Wesley Chilcote. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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Today’s Scripture Reading
“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say–’ Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”
John 12:27-28, NRSV
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