Prayerimages (5)

Dear Lord,

As we sit here, the day before we launch The Story, we give thanks.   We give thanks, Lord, for all the ways that you have already blessed us in life.   We give thanks for your church and for the people you have placed in our lives to guide us in the way of faith.  And we give thanks for the opportunity – are we ready to seize it? – to encourage others in the study of your Holy Word as we grow in faith together.   Amen.


Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.  Be hospitable to one another without complaining.  Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.  Whoever speaks must do so as one speaking the very words of God; whoever serves must do so with the strength that God supplies, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ. To him belong the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.   – 1 Peter 4:8-11