Author Archives: Tom Brainerd

Congregational Prayer 20190113

Our Holy Father and our God, we give You thanks for this day You have given us. The Sabbath is indeed a delight, a blessing given by Your hand, and we thank You for giving us a day of rest. … Continue reading

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Collect: Second Advent…

Originally posted on Livin' in the foothills:
ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy…

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By What Means God Is Made Known unto Us…

“We know him by two means: first, by the creation, preservation, and government of the universe; which is before our eyes as a most elegant book, wherein all creatures, great and small, are as so many characters leading us to … Continue reading

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The Best and Most Stable Realm…

A word for today from words of the past… “In short, the realm of him is best and most stable who rules in the name of God alone, and his is worst and most unstable who rules in accordance with … Continue reading

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The Prayers You Left Behind…

In 2011 I was still early in my days of pastoring a mission church in the East Mountains of New Mexico, about 20 miles east of Albuquerque. The pastor of our sponsoring church commended blogging to me, as a way … Continue reading

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Prayer of Petition: April 2, 2017

Strengthen the weak hands, And make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.” Isaiah … Continue reading

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Prayer of Thanksgiving: February 12, 2017

Our Holy Father and our God, we give You thanks for this day, and each day that You give us. We give you thanks for the beauty of the place you have set us in, for the productivity of the … Continue reading

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