Lay Pastors Weekly 03-13-16

Praise, Love and Glory to God!
 
…the whole multitude of disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for the mighty works they had seen. Luke 19:37
 
I recommend reading Luke 19.
 
On the first anniversary of his conversion to Christ, Charles Wesley wrote an 18 stanza hymn describing his praise to the Lord It was titled “For the Anniversary Day of One’s Conversion” in 1939 based on the above verse. Charles found a fruitful ministry in the Newgate Prison. He allowed himself to be looked up with condemned men on the nights before their executions. He witnessed to them and brought them comfort in their final hours. Verse seven began with O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing.” John Wesley compiled his Collection of Hymns in 1780 he chose this hymn “O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing” for the first hymn in the book. Congregations today usually sing verses seven, eight, nine and ten.
 
My prayer for the week:
Dear Lord we often concentrate on our faults and weaknesses. Help each of us to let Your love work from inside our soul. Your love helps us to kneel and pray to help a friend thus helping us to stand tall in our faith. Praise God. Amen