Reformation Day Invocation: Wesley
For our Reformation Day service on Thursday October 30, we highlighted several different liturgical elements, including prayers and writings from both John Wesley and Martin Luther. Our guest speaker, Dr. Marva Dawn, constructed her message around the fullness of the gospel as witness through both of these great reformers’ experiences.
Here is the prayer we used for invocation, written by John Wesley. I chose to tag the end of the prayer with the Gloria Patri as a simple means of inviting the congregation into trinitarian worship:
O Lord, let nothing divert my advance towards you, but in this dangerous labyrinth of the world and the whole course of my pilgrimage here, may your heavenly dictates be my map and your holy life be my guide.
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.
About the Author
Kevin Cook is a 4th year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and an Aspirant for Ordination in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). After graduating, Kevin hopes to plant a contemporary three-streams Anglican Church. He and his wife Nicole attend Wilmore Anglican Church in Kentucky.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University. Kevin enjoys playing music and leading worship, reading fiction and spiritual classics, drinking coffee, and spending time with family and friends.
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