Meditation for Preparation: February 11

Posted on February 8, 2018.

Posted by: Zach Mullis

 

1 Samuel 3:1-4:1a --"Call & Response"

 

 From The Valley of Vision: "A Minister's Bible"

 

O GOD OF TRUTH,

 

I thank You for the holy Scriptures, their precepts, promises, directions, light.

 

In them may I learn more of Christ,

     be enabled to retain His truth,

     and have grace to follow it.

 

Help me to lift up the gates of my soul that He may come in

     and show me Himself when I search the Scriptures,

     for I have no lines to fathom its depths, no wings to soar to its heights.

 

By His aid may I be enabled to explore all its truths,

     love them with all my heart,

     embrace them with all my power,

     engraft them into my life.

 

Bless to my soul all grains of truth garnered from Your Word;

     may they take deep root,

     be refreshed by heavenly dew,

     be ripened to heavenly rays,

     be harvested to my joy and Your praise.

 

Help me to gain profit by what I read,

     as treasure beyond all treasure,

     a fountain which can replenish my dry heart,

          its waters flowing through me as a perennial river on-drawn by Your Holy Spirit.

 

Enable me to distill from its pages faithful prayer

     that grasps the arm of Your omnipotence,

     achieves wonders, obtains blessings,

     and draws down streams of mercy.

 

From it show me how my words have often been

     unfaithful to You,

     injurious to my fellow-men,

     empty of grace, full of folly,

     dishonoring to my calling.

 

Then write Your own words upon my heart

     and inscribe them on my lips;

 

So shall all glory be to You

     in my reading of Your Word!

    

 

This is a beautiful prayer as we anticipate what the Spirit might desire to teach us this week. See y'all Sunday!

 

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Here is a Spotify playlist for our worship music this week: 

 

 

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We will also be rehearsing Question 31 of the New City Catechism. If you haven't already, download the app and begin looking at it now!
 
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • Ongoing-- New Adult Sunday School Bible Study of James at 9:38 a.m in Fellowship Hall
  • February 11-- Preschool Pancake Breakfast @ 9:00 a.m.
  • February 11-- Women's Bible Study at 4:00 p.m. (contact KB Thomas, Emillie Mullis, or Catherine Christian for more information)