Word of Encouragement (06/10/2022)

Pastor James
June 10, 2022

Another prayer  of John Baillie's to finish this week:

“O LORD, your eternal love for all people was most perfectly shown in the blessed life and death of our Lord Jesus. Enable me now to meditate so deeply on my Lord’s passion, that as I have fellowship with him in his sorrow, I may learn the secret of his strength and peace.

I remember Gethsemane;

I remember how Judas betrayed him;

I remember how Peter denied him;

I remember how all of them deserted him and fled;

I remember the scourging;

I remember the crown of thorns;

I remember how they spat on him;

I remember how they struck him on the head with a staff;

I remember his pierced hands and feet;

I remember his agony on the cross;

I remember his thirst;

I remember how he cried, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?’

We may not know, we cannot tell,

What pains He had to bear;

But we believe it was for us

He hung and suffered there.

Grant, O most gracious God, that as I kneel before you I may be embraced in the great company of those whom you have saved and brought to life through the cross of Christ. Let the redeeming power that has flowed from his sufferings through so many generations now flow into my soul. Here let me find forgiveness of sin. Here let me learn to share with Christ the burden of the suffering world. Amen.”