Master, Lord, God Almighty! Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We thank you for every situation, condition, and moment. You have sheltered and helped us; you have guarded us and accepted us as your own.
For your mercy’s sake, Lord my God, tell me what you are to me. So speak that I may hear, O Lord; my heart is listening; open it that it may hear you, and say to my soul: I am your salvation.
O Holy Spirit, Powerful Consoler! You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, O glory of the living and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be well-pleasing to you.
My sermon last Sunday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (#StNicholasFW).
How many times with your own hand have you held out to me your Body and your Blood, and I, though a miserable sinner, have received this Sacrament, and have tasted your love, so ineffable, so heavenly. Glory to you, O God, from age to age!
Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
Remember, my God, the fall of Lucifer, full of pride; keep me safe with the power of your grace. Save me from falling away from you; save me from doubt. Incline my heart to call upon you, present in everything. Glory to You, O God, from age to age!
How near you are in the day of sickness. You yourself bend over the sufferer’s bed; his heart speaks to you. Amid sorrow and suffering you bring peace, unexpected consolation. You are the Comforter, the love which watches over us and heals us. To you we sing: Alleluia!
Lots of people know John 3:16, but John 3:17 is equally important. When you read the two verse together, it’s clear that verse 17 completes the teaching:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
Does possessing wealth get us closer to God’s Kingdom, or does wealth keep us out of the Kingdom? Here’s what we learn from Jesus’ encounter with a rich young man in Matthew 19.
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