A Prayer for Rachel Held Evans

Rachel Held Evans

Almighty God,

we grieve the loss of Rachel and we pray for her family,
and so we remember before you today your faithful servant Rachel;

and we pray that, having opened to her the gates of eternal life,
you will receive her more and more into your joyful service,

that, with all who have faithfully served you in the past,
she may share in the eternal victory of Jesus Christ our Lord;

who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God,
for ever and ever.

Amen.

BCP (edited by Scot McKnight)

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3rd Sunday of Advent – Joy


ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now ever. Amen.

(source, here)

1st Sunday of Advent

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A Prayer for the 1st Sunday of Advent

Good and gracious God,

It is never easy to wait…
that may be
why Advent
is so hard for us.

But Loving God,
it is not so hard for you.

You wait for us
to turn from our old ways
toward the life you desire for us.

You wait for us
to admit what we have done,
and what we have failed to do,
so we might be freed
toward the life you know
we can have here on Earth.

But our fears and our failures
get in the way.

We lose sight of hope
and find ourselves
stuck in what we see
as impossibilities.

We lose sight of joy
and wallow in
what is wrong.

We lose sight of love
and focus on the things
that frustrate and anger us.

We lose sight of peace
and bind ourselves up
in the things that divide us.

This Advent season
give us pause to rest,
to wait,
to be still
and know that you are God.

Lend us perspective
this Advent
and call us back to be the people
you created us to be.

As we wait
for Hope Come Down
may we learn to practice hopefulness
and may that hopefulness
teach us to fear less
and love more.

May it strengthen us
and encourage us
as we ourselves
strive to be a people of hope
in a far too fearful world.

Amen.

(Source, HERE)

IX. Crezul creștin – Biserica

Teologul Danut Jemna se apropie de finalul seriei lui de scurte meditatii despre crez, abordind in aceasta tema Bisericii.

via IX. Crezul creștin – Biserica

VIII. Crezul creștin – Persoana și iconomia Duhului Sfânt

Comentariul teologului protestant Danut Jemna la Crez abordeaza aici sectiunea de pneumatologie a textului patristic sinodal.

via VIII. Crezul creștin – Persoana și iconomia Duhului Sfânt

VII. Crezul creștin – Kenoza Fiului lui Dumnezeu și iconomia crucii

Aceasta noua meditatie cristologica continua seria de comentarii ale dr. Danut Jemna pe tema Crezului.

via VII. Crezul creștin – Kenoza Fiului lui Dumnezeu și iconomia crucii

VI. Crezul creștin – Întruparea Fiului lui Dumnezeu

Un nou articol despre Crez pe situl domnului Danut Jemna. De data asta despre sectiunea cristologica a Crezului.

via VI. Crezul creștin – Întruparea Fiului lui Dumnezeu