Elder's Prayer

Please find below the notes from the Elder's Prayer this past Sunday.

The heavens declare your glory, O God, and the firmament shows your handiwork. And by the things that are made, we clearly see and understand your eternal power and divine nature. 

So anyone who says that there is no God is a fool without excuse. Truly there is a reward for the righteous, and truly there is a God that judges on the earth, and in heaven too. We therefore come to you, believing that you are, and that you are the powerful and bountiful one. We praise you for this baptism of our sister, Kriste that has provided us with a clear declaration of your salvation. 

Who is a God like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? Who in the heavens can be compared to you? 

O Lord of Hosts, who is a strong Lord like you? Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord. And there are no works like your works. For you are great, and do wondrous things. You are God alone. No creature has an arm like God, or can thunder with a voice like yours. 

You are God, not human. You do not have eyes of flesh, and you do not see things as we do. Your days are not as our days. 

As heaven is high above the earth, so are your thoughts above our thoughts, and your ways above our ways. All nations before you are like a drop in the bucket, or a speck of dust on the balance. 

You are the King eternal, immortal, invisible. Before the mountains were brought forth, or you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting, you are God—the same yesterday, today, and forever. 

From of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. The created things will perish, but you will endure. All of them will wear out like a garment, but you are the same, and your years will have no end. 

You are God and you do not change. Therefore we are not consumed. Are you not from everlasting, O Lord our God, our Holy One? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, who does not faint or grow weary—there is no searching of your understanding.