Read along with the lectionary (pre-planned readings of the Bible) to help uncover the power of scripture in our life.
We currently use the Narrative Lectionary in worship.
For the next month, we will be looking at Creeds in the church: their importance, their basis in scripture, and how they give us common ground as believers. Take your time to prayerfully work through these readings as we take a closer look at Creeds.
We hope you enjoy the artwork that you’ll find here and that it will enhance your readings this week.
Below you will find three prayers that compliment the readings. The first follows the theme of the reading and the second is an intercessory (asking God for something) prayer.
Apostles’ Creed (The most familiar of the creeds used today in the Presbyterian church)
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic1 church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
1 The term “catholic” means “universal”, throughout all ages and generations.
Creator God, you call us to love and serve you with body, mind, and spirit through loving your creation and our sisters and brothers. Open our hearts in compassion and receive these petitions on behalf of the needs of the church and the world. Holy One, hear our prayers and make us faithful stewards of the fragile bounty of this earth so that we may be entrusted with the riches of heaven. Amen.