Commentary on this Week’s Prayer
Jesus had options. A closer reading of John 10 shows us that Jesus knew that his life was in danger, and that he willingly chose the path of the cross. This is a loving shepherd dedicated to protecting his flock even at great sacrifice. What are we willing to sacrifice out of thanksgiving for the gift of love?
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
My 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 in Minnesota. She is married to Matt. We also love being grand-parents to Addison (an inquisitive 8-year old) and Michael (an active 5-year old) and a precious 2-year old, Riley, who belong to our son Andrew, and his wife Amy.
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