First Steps – January 22, 2018

 “It is only right with all the powers of our heart and mind, to praise you, Father, and your only-begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Dear Father, by your wondrous loving-kindness toward us, your servants, you gave up your Son.  Dear Jesus, you paid the debt of Adam for us to the Eternal Father by your blood poured forth in loving-kindness. You cleared away the darkness of sin by your magnificent and radiant resurrection. You broke the bonds of death and rose form the grave as a conqueror. You reconciled Heaven and earth. Our life had no hope of eternal happiness before you redeemed us. Your resurrection has washed away our sins, restored our innocence and brought us joy.  How inestimable is the tenderness of your love!

“We pray you, Lord, to preserve our servants in the peaceful enjoyment of this Easter happiness. We ask this thorough Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with God, The Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, forever and ever.  Amen”

Overcome with gratitude for sins forgiven, St. Gregory pinned this prayer.  How wonderful it is.


This week’s reading:
Monday – Colossians 1-4
Tuesday – 1 Timothy 1-4
Wednesday – 1 Timothy 5,6; Titus 1-3
Thursday – 2 Timothy 1-4
Friday – Philemon; Hebrews 1-4

Please Pray for:
For 2018 and all those who will grow in Christ this year
Our Nation and Leaders
Phase 2 (Renovation of Current Facilities)
Phase 3 (Construction of New Youth Building)