Christ at the Center on 01.22.12

Here And Now
Glory to God Forever
Matt’s story
Christ Be With Me
Celtic Prayer
Center
Solid Rock

There was lots that I loved this past weekend: Wess Stafford’s message, the child dedication, the cello added a ton to our arrangements and I love the new song we taught.  This past weekend we spent time during worship reorienting our lives with Jesus at the center.  I think that’s a large part of why the church gathers every week.  There are voices in the world all week long telling us certain things are important.  In many ways, the church gathers to remind us of what is truly important.

During the worship set, we prayed a prayer together that is known as St. Patrick’s Breastplate.  It’s a prayer that was meant to be prayed for protection on a journey.  Together we prayed a short part of it:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

Since there are so many “voices” in the world telling us other things are important, I wonder if this week you might try something every morning to center yourself.  Begin each day this week by praying this prayer.  Everyday is a journey; let us always journey with Christ at the center.

Peace,
Matt

Posted by Aaron Niequist on 01.22.12 under Lead Worship, Weekend Experience.

2 Responses to “Christ at the Center on 01.22.12”

  1. who wrote the song Here And Now ???

    Posted by Bob on 12/13/09 January 23rd, 2012 at 1:07 am

  2. I absolutely love the song Here and Now. Who sings it and wrote it?

    Posted by Sarah on 12/13/09 January 30th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

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