Each month's Offertory Prayers includes an "Invitation to the Offering" (see below) along with a digital image for those who might want to use it. We hope you will find this a helpful way to remind the people in your pews that their offering travels to many places to make a powerful difference in the lives of people they may never meet. You can find great stories of the difference our giving makes at http://umcgiving.org.
Invitation to the Offering
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A Prayer for Protection, a Reflection on Psalm 16
Verse 4 of Psalm 16 reminds us that choosing another god doesn't work out well for people. Verses 5 and 6 are a reminder that the Lord has shown us the way to life, to fullness of joy, and eternal happiness, as well as an expression of appreciation for all that.
We've read Mark and Daniel this week warning of what's coming. While we are waiting for the apocalypse, we need to remember the rest of the psalm, as well.
The psalmist is not afraid. He trusts the Lord to continue to care for the faithful (10-11).
For more, go to Working Preacher to read commentary on this psalm by Hans Wiersma or an earlier commentary by Mark Throntveit