called to ventures unknown

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St. Paul in Prison by Rembrandt via Wikimedia Commons

O Lord God,
who called your servants
to ventures of which we cannot see the ending,
by paths as yet untrodden,
through perils unknown;
Give us faith
to go out with good courage,
not knowing where we are going,
but only that your hand is leading us,
and your love is supporting us;
to the glory of your name.

Eric Milner-White (1884-1963) and G.W. Briggs (1875-1959) Anglican clergymen

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And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.
That is why I am suffering here in prison. But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.

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