April 7, 2022

God of Our Forebears


It is your father's God who helps you, the Almighty God who blesses you. 

Genesis 49:25 (GNT)
God of our forebears,
the strength of all peoples and nations,
gladly we come
to thy presence with true adoration,
seeking thy face
trusting thy love and thy grace,
thou art our health and salvation.

God of all mercy,
for pardon and peace we implore thee,
humbly confessing
our faults and our failures before thee:
Women and men,
falling and rising again,
still give us grace to adore thee.

God of the poor
and the weak, to our prayer now attending,
teach us to follow
the Master of all people, blending
worship with deed,
praises with service to need,
all folk in his Name befriending.
 Winfred E. Garrison (alt.)

By this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
 1 John 3:19-20
Prayer after thinking about today's devotion:
God of all peoples,
let justice and peace like a river
flow through the world
until all, in one common endeavor,
build on the earth
one Realm of heavenly birth:
Thine be the glory forever!
 Winfred E. Garrison (alt.)
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After your own thanksgivings & petitions, close with the Lord's Prayer.

Today's poem may be sung to this tune:
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