Sunday, November 15, 2009

prayer to digest God's word for the assured hope of eternal life

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer


nannykim said...

hmmm, this may be a good explanation....Have to think on it....I wonder if there is a difference in how the Eastern Mind and Western minds think.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Nannykim, Good question. Of course this prayer was composed generations ago, even hundreds of years back I believe, though this is a contemporary version of it.

I do think this prayer reflects Scripture well, but it doesn't reflect our popular understanding or theology as well, as evangelicals.