Renew Us Lord in Your Spirit

Blessed be Christ our Saviour. In him we become a new creation, the old order passes and all things are renewed. Let us pray in living hope.

– Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.

You promised us, Lord, a new heaven and a new earth; renew us in your Spirit, that we may come to the new Jerusalem and rejoice in you for ever.

– Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.

Let us work with you to fill the world with your Spirit; let us perfect our earthly city in justice, charity and peace.

– Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.

Grant that we may put aside our apathy; help us to recognize with joy the power you have given us.

– Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.

Set us free from all evil; show us in the confusion of our lives the things that really matter.

– Renew us, Lord, in your Spirit.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end.

Creator of the Earth and Skies

Hymn from the Stanbrook Hymnal

Creator of the earth and skies,
To whom the words of life belong,
Grant us thy truth to make us wise;
Grant us thy power to make us strong.

Like theirs of old, our life is death,
Our light is darkness, till we see
The eternal Word made flesh and breath,
The God who walked by Galilee.

We have not known thee: to the skies
Our monuments of folly soar,
And all our self-wrought miseries
Have made us trust ourselves the more.

We have not loved thee: far and wide
The wreckage of our hatred spreads,
And evils wrought by human pride
Recoil on unrepentant heads.

For this, our foolish confidence,
Our pride of knowledge and our sin,
We come to thee in penitence;
In us the work of grace begin.

The Lord Looks on the Heart

“Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Love Your Enemies

“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be subs of your father who is in Heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good and send the rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:44-45

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