Preaching to the Choir

These are some sermons, but mostly lectionary discussions. It also has prayers for some Sundays.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Saturday Thought for the Day

2/17/2007 A true friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.

Prayer for the day
Lord, how many of us have experienced this when we have gone through something major, a death of a loved one, a divorce, a job loss, or miscarriage. The people who leave after awhile, either not knowing what to say or afraid of the depth of the pain. God thank you for the friends you have given us who do stay through it all. But God, sometimes we are the friend who walks away, can't stand the pain, don't know what to say. Forgive us when we do. Help us to be the one who stays when all have left. Help us to know we can trust you for how to be present, for after all you are present with us during our difficult times. Jesus you know what it was like to be left, after all most of your disciples abandoned you at your deepest need. Lord we tend to do the same thing to you, leave you, forgive us as you forgave Peter and the others. Grant us staying power God.

Scripture for the day:
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times

You might enjoy this poem Faithful Friends by Helen Steiner Rice
Lyrics to Friends are Friends Forever by Amy Grant

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