Saturday, January 18, 2014

Celebrating the Church Year: the Confession of St. Peter (January 18)

-something to ponder:
He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
   -Matthew 16:15-16.
-something to pray:
Grant, almighty God, that all who confess the Name of thy Son Jesus Christ may live always in his fellowship, and be guided beyond the terrors of evil and death even unto the home thou hast prpared for us, there to dwell in eternal light; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.*

-something to eat: fish, of course!

-something to listen to: Michael Card's "Walking on Water" - a great, cheery song from Peter's perspective. I love the refrain:
Jesus, you can see me
You know right where I am
Only you can save me
For I'm a sinful man.
I know that doesn't sound cheery, just reading it, but with the music, it is. And the music makes you realize just how cheerful a prospect it is not to be able to - and not to have to - rely on yourself.

And, of course, for more great ideas on celebrating the church year, pick up a copy of "Let Us Keep the Feast: Living the Church Year at Home".  

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

*Prayer is from the Revised Anglican Missal.

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1 comment:

Gabe Moothart said...

For songs from Peter's perspective, I like "Let it Rain" by the Newsboys.