Give us patience, O God, in the hour of trouble; humility in the hour of success and constancy in the hour of temptation. Grant us thankfulness for your benefits, fear of your judgement and hope in your enduring mercy; now and for ever. Amen.
John Cosin (1594-1672)
Prayer for Artists God, you are the ultimate creator and yet you share this gift with human hands and minds.
We thank you for artists,
for their work that enriches our lives and your world,
partners in creating,
makers of beauty and speakers of truth.
Let inspiration flow like a roaring river.
Let artists flourish.
Let art light up the world. Amen.
“The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.”
"We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek." (vv. 19-20)
"In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered, and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him, having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek." (vv. 7-10)
"Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.' Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad, so the wedding hall was filled with guests." (vv. 8-10)
“Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness” (v. 16)
“The word of God is living and active” (v. 12)
“Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest” (v. 11)
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (verse 7)
2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
1 Timothy 1:1-20
1 Timothy 2:1-15
1 Timothy 3:1-16
1 Timothy 4:1-16
1 Timothy 5:1-25
1 Timothy 6:1-21