Wednesday, November 5, 2008

From the Didache

We give you thanks Holy Creator, for your holy name which you have caused to dwell in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality which you have made known to us through Jesus your servant; to you be the glory forever.

You are almighty, you created all things for your name's sake, and gave food and drink to men to enjoy, that they might give you thanks; but to us you have graciously given spiritual food and drink, and eternal life through your servant [Jesus]. Above all we give thanks because you are mighty; to you be the glory forever.

Remember your church, Lord, to deliver it from all evil and to make it perfect in your love; and gather it, the one that has been sanctified, from the four winds into your kingdom, which you have prepared for it; for yours is the glory forever.

May grace come, and may this world pass away. Hosanna to the God of David. If anyone is holy, let them come; if anyone is not, let them repent. Maranatha! Amen.

(Tweaked for gender inclusive language)

1 comment:

Mary Beth said...

Ruby at The Blue Window asks for prayers for her partner Lisa, who has thyroid cancer and will have the thyroid removed today. Survival rate is good (97%) but the surgery and treatment will not be fun.

Please keep them and their family in your prayers.