We do not presume to come to this your table, merciful Lord. Trusting in our own righteousness, but in your manifold and great mercies, We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbes under your table. But you are the same Lord whose nature is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ and to drink his blood, that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen
Im so desperate for God. Im looking to quench my spiritual thirst. You know when you start feeling thirsty, your body is already dehydrated...that's the way it is with me. I went to church on sunday and that's what the pastor talked about.....if you're yearning God desperately, you're past the point where you really need him. I stepped out on faith with the purchase of my home...and now I know that I have to step up in every area of my life. I have felt a similar desperation.it was in college...my last year. I had just come back from Nigeria..and I was determined to graduate that semester...at that point I didnt care what grade I got....as long as it was a C or better. I hated school...I felt I was in prison with the bars closing in on me...tighter and tighter and I had to break free. Imagine one of my professors telling me I should consider a double major and it would only add an extra year....she loved my art and thought I should get a degree in it....I smiled at her but inside there was something in me that wanted to break free and run....and just run. I know this year will require me to rely on my faith more than ever. This year will require that I expand on my knowledge of God. I just dont think I know him intimately enough and somehow I dont know if Im doing enough....laziness plays a role in this as well. I find myself reverting to the way I was brought up...reciting the prayers I was taught in church...listening/singing hymns..they relax me...this is where I find comfort....something I never thought I'd say. I guess there's something to be said about tradition. I miss my home church. ... Maybe I need to find someone that will kinda be my guide...will check up on me...make sure Im reading the bible like I should...following God's word like I should....
The prayer of humble access is one that is commonly said before the communion....and below is the nicene creed..I love to recite them....years and years of repeating them and they just kinda stayed with me...wanted to share it with you
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. AMEN..