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Weekly Moravian Message, October 16, 2016

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

Prayer

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

10/21/2017

Saturday, October 21 — Psalm 119:49–56
Ezekiel 25:15–27:11; James 5:1–12

And now, O Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” Luke 8:48

Lord, we are able to face the obstacles of life because of hope in you and your peace that passes all human understanding. Help us in our times of trouble to wait patiently on you to show us the direction we ought to go or the path we need to take. Thank you for caring for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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