Week of November 20th

Daily Spiritual Guidance is for anyone who is part of the Pasadena City Church community and desires to participate in a daily rhythm of prayer and scripture.

Daily Spiritual Guidance is the first step toward a more ordered life by participating in this ancient pattern of daily prayer. For an example of this pattern, see the office below.

 

become aware of god’s presence

almighty god, father, son, and holy spirit, the bible says you are the one who “holds our souls in life (ps. 66:8), which means i am alive now because because you chose me to be alive. jesus, you said, “behold i stand at the door and knock…” (rev. 3:20). i’m here because i hear your knock and i come to you. you always pursue us because you love us.

 

first prayers

o lord, open our lips and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

glory to the father, and to the son, and to the holy spirit.

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. amen.

o god, make speed to save us. o lord, make haste to help us.

glory to the father, and to the son, and to the holy spirit.

as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. amen.

 

jesus prayer

lord jesus christ, son of the living god, have mercy on me (a sinner).

 

confession of imperfection

most merciful god. we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word and deed by what we have done and by what we have left undone.

we have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

we are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

for the sake of your son jesus christ have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways to the glory of your name. amen. 

 

 

apostles’ creed

i believe in god, the father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

i believe in jesus christ, his only son, our lord.

he was conceived by the power of the holy spirit,

and born of the virgin mary.

he suffered under pontius pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

he descended to the dead.

on the third day he rose again.

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the father.

he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

i believe in the holy spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. amen.