Moravian Church in North America

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Moravian Church in North America
North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Weekly Moravian Message, October 16, 2016

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost


Will Jesus find faith when he comes again
to gather his people on earth?
Will he find sure proof that we prayed with zeal
for justice and peace and rebirth?

Though fairness seems fickle and hope long gone,
Christ wants his disciples to know
the power to change life lies in our reach.
Through patience and prayer we will grow.

Consider the widow who pled and begged
and pestered the judge of ill fame
that justice be done for the wrong she bore.
Persistence restored her good name.

So pray without ceasing. Never give up.
Keep asking and pleading your case
to God, who is just and faithful and good.
Then Christ will find faith in this place.

Sandra Benson, retired pastor,
Chaska, Minnesota

Moravian Daily Texts


Friday, March 23 — Psalm 38:9–16
Exodus 29:1–30; Matthew 26:1–13

The commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes. Psalm 19:8

Jesus said, “The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63

Dear Lord, we ask your blessing upon our churches today. The week ahead is a special one that provides the opportunity to remember the story of Holy Week—the journey Jesus took to the cross. Help us draw close to you to remember. Amen.

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