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As we enter into a fresh work week, we pray that you will bless us in our vocations.  Whether we teach, sell, provide services, research, cook, write – help us to serve you in whatever we do.  And then in our off time, be it at lunch, on a break, or back at home, gather us for a time of quiet reading or study in your story, in your word.  Amen.

Scripture

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him . . . Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”    —  Colossians 3:23

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Dear God,

We pray for our families as we prepare to experience the story of the Bible together.  Help us to share the lessons and learn together as we make our way across the arc of the Bible.  Amen.

Scripture

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”  Deuteronomy 6:6-7

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Dear God,

On this Saturday, we pray that as we approach our time with The Story, that you would invite us to spend time with you in the quiet, relaxing parts of our week.  We look forward to unwinding on a weekend, grabbing a mug of coffee or tea, our copy of The Story, and settling down for some time with you in your word.  Amen

Scripture

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”    — Mark 6:31

Prayer

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Dear God,

We are grateful for all the different people who, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, are helping to bring the experience of The Story to BRPC – the Christian Education and Worship Committees, the volunteers who will teach, the church staff, the custodial staff who will keep our meeting spaces clean, the church members and visitors who will come to participate in the classes and worship services.   Use us all, we pray, to your glory.    Amen

 Scripture

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If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be?  But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose.  If all were a single member, where would the body be?  As it is, there are many members, yet one body.

1 Corinthians 12:17-20

 

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Dear God,

We give thanks for other congregations that have undertaken The Story and have provided resources and encouragement for other churches that follow in their steps.  Amen

Scripture

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.     — Galatians 3:27-28

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Dear God,

We pray that visitors, as well as our members, will be drawn into The Story.  And we pray that for those who may be new among us that  BRPC will be a place of great hospitality and warmth as we encounter The Story together.     Amen.

Scripture

Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.  Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.  Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.  Do not repay anyone evil for evil, but take thought for what is noble in the sight of all.  If it is possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.    — Romans 12:13-18

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Dear God,

As our congregation prepares for this special time of study, we pray that you will bless our children as they come to know your story and your love for them.   Amen

Scripture:

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”    — Matthew 19:14