Commentary on this Week’s Prayer
We often misunderstand the verb “to repent”. We mistake it for the act of confession where we admit that we have done something wrong. Repentance begins there, but truly the word means that we change our lives so that we walk in the way of God’s will. So we begin by admitting our sin, but then change our lives so that we are less likely to fall away again. As you pray through this week, may you be empowered to change what needs changing in your life.
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 the Director of Mission Engagement for the Board of World Mission of the Moravian Church in North America. I am also privileged to serve as a Bishop of the world wide Moravian Unity. Please visit our website at www.moravianmission.org to see more about what I do. I live in Bethlehem, PA with my wife Tina. Our daughter, Martha, is married to Matt, and they are blessed to be caring for their first child, Ruthie, born on September 8, 2018. We also love being grand-parents to Addison (an inquisitive 9-year old) and Michael (an active and mathematically gifted 6-year old) and a precious 3-year old, Riley, who belong to our son Andrew and his wife Amy who live not from us in Bethlehem.
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