MWM: loving the opportunity

Following a singularly unusual Sunday in which there was no worship in my heart or experience (owing to travel and sickness), I retreat to a book for inspiration to pass along:

Father in heaven, teach us to love to assemble with our fellow  Christians;
And when we assemble, may we not lose ourselves in the crowd,
But may we lose ourselves in Thee and help others to do so.
Help us, too, O Lord, to feed our souls at Thy spiritual table
More often than we feed our bodies with the daily bread which Thou dost provide.
And O Thou God of power and of passionate concern for all mankind,
Give us fellowship with Thy concerned servants,
And the peace and victory made possible when we join with them in adoration of Thee.

– Andy T. Ritchie, Jr. (my grandfather), Thou Shalt Worship the Lord Thy God (1969), p. 42


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