This guide is a tool to help you give your attention to God throughout the week as you gather as a household.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.
All Saints Benediction:
O Lord our God, we thank you for the many people throughout the ages who have followed your way of life joyfully:
For the many saints and martyrs, men and women, who have offered up their very lives, so that your life abundant may become manifest. For your love and faithfulness we will at all times praise you. O Lord, we thank you for those who chose the way of Jesus Christ.
In the midst of trial, they held out hope,
In the midst of hatred, they kindled love;
In the midst of persecutions, they witnessed to your power; In the midst of despair, they clung to your promise. For your love and faithfulness we will at all times praise you. O Lord, we thank you for the truth they passed on to us: That it is by giving that we receive;
It is by becoming weak that we shall be strong;
It is by loving others that we shall be loved;
It is by offering ourselves that your kingdom shall unfold; It is by dying that we shall inherit life everlasting. Lord, give us courage to follow your way of life. For your love and faithfulness we will at all times praise you We ask and pray in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
1. Discuss the importance of diversity in the church.
2. How are spiritual gifts related to diversity?
3. Can there be unity in the church if there is diversity?