Commentary on this Week’s PrayerWe limit the power of Easter if it only points us to eternal life! The power of Easter has present day implications in calling us to a new birth and a living hope that make all things new in the relationships that we hold with those close to us, as well as to those who are most different (and distant) from us. What relationships in your life need an Easter miracle? What part of your life needs new life? Look at those relationships in a new way as you pray your way through this joyous season of Easter.
How to use these prayersGreetings Friends: These prayers are meant to be prayed either in community or in solitude. If done with a group this can be read as a responsive prayer with a leader reading the regular print and the rest of the group reading the bolded print. These prayers are posted at the beginning of each week and are based on the Watchword for the Week as found in the Moravian Daily Texts. To get more information and purchase your own copy of the Moravian Daily Texts, or to sign up to recieve them via email go to http://www.moravian.org/daily_texts/ You can find more information about the Moravian Church at http://www.moravian.org/ . Peace, Chris
About MeMy name is Chris Giesler and I am blessed to be serving as Pastor of the Emmaus Moravian Church in Emmaus, PA. I am also privileged to serve as a Bishop of the world wide Moravian Unity. If you are ever in the area I would invite you to drop by for a visit. Please see our congregation's church web site at www.emmausmoravian.org. I live in Bethlehem, PA with my wife Tina. Our daughter, Martha, is a Moravian College graduate now teaching high school math. She is married to Matt, and now living in Harrisburg, PA. We also love being grand-parents to Addison (an inquisitive 6-year old) and Michael (an active 3-year old) and a new-born, Riley, who belong to our son Andrew, and his wife Amy.
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The Watchword for the week: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. … Continue reading
(Portions of these prayers are adapted from the Easter Liturgy in the Moravian Book of Worship. Used by permission of the IBOC) The watchword for the week: So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are … Continue reading
(Portions of these adapted from the Palm Sunday Liturgy as found in the Moravian Book of Worship) We read the watchword for the week together: And being found in human form, Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the point … Continue reading
The Watchword for the Week: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. Psalm 130:5 Loving God, from the busyness of this day, Call us into your presence. From the distractions of our lives, … Continue reading
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The watchword for the week: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! Psalm 95:6 Christ invites us to come to worship To rest from the things that are troubling us To … Continue reading
The watchword for the week: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16 Incline your ear to the Lord … Continue reading