You are a part of the body of Christ
This week we build on our “Prayer of Examen.”
– We add our Lord’s Prayer.
– Two confessional affirmations.
– And a prayer to be part of the body of Christ.
I encourage you to stop and recite these, preferably out loud, twice a day.
Begin with the Lord’s Prayer:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?
A. That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with His precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by His Holy Spirit He also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for Him.
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Close with a prayer reminding affirming that you are a part of the body of Christ:
You are a part of the body of Christ-
Christ loves you.
Christ died for you.
Christ rose for you.
Christ is coming again for you.
Without you Christ’s body is broken.