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The Holy Innocents (2020)

Today we remember the slaughter of the holy innocents by King Herod. We pray our gracious God to receive all innocent victims into His arms of mercy, and that He would mightily frustrate evil tyrants and establish His rule of justice, love, and peace. The Holy Innocents (December 28), from …

Saint Stephen (2020)

We thank our Lord of glory for the example His servant, Stephen–the first martyr–who confessed his faith as he looked up to heaven and prayed for his persecutors (see Acts 7:54-60). Saint Stephen (December 26), from The Book of Common Prayer. http://media.blubrry.com/sacredmeditations/p/sacredmeditations.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Saint-Stephen-Dec26-BCP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts …

Taking Comfort in God’s Omnipotence, Part 3

We have heard Johann Starck’s exhortation for the afflicted person to take comfort in God’s almighty power—that is, His omnipotence. We have also prayed with Starck that God would rescue us from our affliction. In today’s meditation, we conclude Starck’s prayer and find comfort in some powerful hymn verses. Prayer …

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