At the Threshold – Discipleship: Real Talk, episode 3
The third episode in Discipleship: Real Talk brings Rev. Dr. Bruce Emmert, Forge CMC, Retired Elder; Rev. Maria Campbell, pastor of Heritage UMC in Overland Park, KS; and Rev. Rueben Langat, pastor of Clay Center UMC, Clay Center, KS. Rev. Emmert mentions a prayer in the video.
Prayer by James Martineau (1805-1900), referenced by Rev. Dr. Bruce Emmert:
Eternal God, who commits to us the swift and solemn trust of life: since we know not what a day may bring forth, but only that the hour for serving You is always present, may we wake to Your instant claims, not waiting for tomorrow, but yielding today. Lay to rest the resistance of our passion, indolence, or fear. Consecrate the way our feet may go, and the humblest work will shine, and the roughest places be made plain. Lift us above unrighteous anger and mistrust into faith and hope and charity, through steady reliance on You. So may we be modest in our time of wealth, patient under disappointment, ready for danger, serene in death. In all things, draw us to Yourself that Your lost image may be traced again, and we may be at one with You.