Luke 24:13 – Jesus himself came near and went with them.

Christian takes a journey with Jesus as the primary character in Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.

Long ago I invited God in Christ to take this journey through life with me as my personal friend who sticks closer than a brother, and God has never yet disappointed me, though I have often disappointed my God.

During this journey with God, I've taken with me a special verse to be my very own: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13). And along with this verse, I have offered a special prayer which was sung as my ordination prayer just about 20 years ago, which we all know as the prayer of St. Francis.

Prayer: 1. Make me a channel of your peace: where there is hatred, let me bring your love; where there is injury, your healing pow'r, and where there's doubt, true faith in you.

2. Make me a channel of your peace: where there's despair in life let me bring hope; where there is darkness, only light, and where there's sadness, ever joy.

3. O Spirit, grant that I may never seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love with all my soul.

4. Make me a channel of your peace, It is in pardoning that we are pardoned, in giving to all that we receive, and in dying that we're born to eternal life.

(words from Songs for a Gospel People)

About the author:

Kenn Stright <kennethstright@yahoo.ca>
West Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, Canada

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