"Drawing from a deeper well with a broader bucket"

 

TOOLS FOR SPIRITUAL HEALTH:

FEAR INVENTORY

RESENTMENT INVENTORY

HARMS INVENTORY

 

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us,

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

Amen.

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sermon (on Lord's Prayer)

sermon (on fasting)

 

Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;

Courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time; enjoying one moment at a time;

Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace.

Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it.

Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will;

That I may be reasonably happy in this life

and supremely happy with Him forever in the next.

Amen.

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sermon (on serenity)

 

Woven Prayer of Examen

God, I am grateful for today. *

As I review my day, what should I take notice of? *

Please shed your light and show me what I really need. *

Where was I resentful, selfish, dishonest, or afraid? Do I owe an apology? *

Have I kept something to myself which should be discussed with another person at once? *

Was I kind and loving towards all or was I thinking of myself most of the time? *

Forgive me for my harms and show me what corrective measures I should be taking. *

This I do, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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sermon (on Prayer of Examen)

 

MEDITATIVE PRAYERS

I believe help my unbelief

(Mark 9:24)

Thy will not mine be done

(Luke 22:42)

My God my God why have you forsaken me

(Matt 27:46)

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner

(Luke 18:13)

(“The Jesus Prayer” - a “breath prayer”)

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sermon (on meditation)

 

Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master,

grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

to be understood as to understand;

to be loved as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive;

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

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sermon (on praying for your spouse)

 

A PRAYER FOR MY SPOUSE

God, please show me how to keep

my spouse’s happiness utmost in my mind today;

As I try, by your grace, to make this relationship right.

Please protect my spouse from all of my wrongs.

Help me to seek to console than to be consoled,

to comfort than to be comforted,

to understand than to be understood,

and to love than to be loved.

For it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

Amen.

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sermon (on praying for your spouse)

 

AA Third Step Prayer

God I offer myself to Thee,

to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.

Relieve me of the bondage of self that I may better do Thy will.

Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness

to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy love & Thy way of life.

May I do Thy will always.

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sermon (on surrender)

sermon (on repentance)

 

Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

I bind unto myself today

The strong Name of the Trinity,

By invocation of the same,

The Three in One and One in Three.

 

I bind this day to me for ever.

By power of faith, Christ's incarnation;

His baptism in the Jordan river;

His death on Cross for my salvation;

His bursting from the spicèd tomb;

His riding up the heavenly way;

His coming at the day of doom;

I bind unto myself today.

 

I bind unto myself today

The power of God to hold and lead,

His eye to watch, His might to stay,

His ear to hearken to my need.

The wisdom of my God to teach,

His hand to guide, His shield to ward,

The word of God to give me speech,

His heavenly host to be my guard.

 

Against the demon snares of sin,

The vice that gives temptation force,

The natural lusts that war within,

The hostile men that mar my course;

Or few or many, far or nigh,

In every place and in all hours,

Against their fierce hostility,

I bind to me these holy powers.

 

Against all Satan's spells and wiles,

Against false words of heresy,

Against the knowledge that defiles,

Against the heart's idolatry,

Against the wizard's evil craft,

Against the death wound and the burning,

The choking wave and the poisoned shaft,

Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.

 

Christ be with me, Christ within me,

Christ behind me, Christ before me,

Christ beside me, Christ to win me,

Christ to comfort and restore me.

Christ beneath me, Christ above me,

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,

Christ in hearts of all that love me,

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

 

I bind unto myself the Name,

The strong Name of the Trinity;

By invocation of the same.

The Three in One, and One in Three,

Of Whom all nature hath creation,

Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:

Praise to the Lord of my salvation,

Salvation is of Christ the Lord.

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sermon (on praying for your children)

 

A PRAYER FOR MY ENEMY

May you be happy, May you be free,

May you be loving, May you be loved,

May every fiber of your being resonate to the glory 

To which God calls you,

May you be successful in every endeavor,

May you experience the fullness of peace in body and soul,

May you know the Lord in all his goodness,

May you forgive every transgression,

I forgive you with all my heart and soul,

May you know what it means to be a child of God,

May you experience the glory of possessing the kingdom of God,

May you live and walk in peace and fellowship

With all of God’s creatures,

May every blessing be yours,

May goodness and love show itself in everything,

That you do and all that is done to you,

May you be one with all of God’s creation,

May you experience the blessings of God’s grace for all eternity!

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sermon (on praying for your enemy)

 

 

52-week Bible Reading Plan

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY