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Above:  The River Jordan (1934-1939)

Image Source = Library of Congress

(http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/mpc2004005190/PP/)

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When Jesus Came to Jordan:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/when-jesus-came-to-jordan/

Prayer of Dedication for the First Sunday After Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/prayer-of-dedication-for-the-first-sunday-after-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord/

Prayer of Confession for the First Sunday After Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/prayer-of-confession-for-the-first-sunday-after-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord/

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the First Sunday After Epiphany:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/prayer-of-praise-and-adoration-for-the-first-sunday-after-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord/

Baptism of Jesus:  Prayers:

https://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2010/07/18/baptism-of-jesus-prayers/

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Posted January 12, 2012 by neatnik2009 in Epiphany/Ordinary Time 2000s

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When Jesus Came to Jordan   6 comments

Above:  The River Jordan

Image Source = Wikipedia

Hymn Source = The United Methodist Hymnal:  Book of United Methodist Worship (1989)

Words (1973) by Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000), British Methodist minister

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1.  When Jesus came to Jordan to be baptized by John,

he did not come for pardon but as the sinless one.

He came to share repentance with all who mourn their sins,

to speak the vital sentence which good news begins.

2.  He came to share temptation, our utmost woe and loss,

for us and our salvation to die upon the cross.

So when the dove descended on him, the Son of Man,

the hidden years had ended, the age of grace began.

3.  Come, Holy Spirit, aid us to keep the vows we make;

this very day invade us, and every bondage break.

Come, give our lives direction, the gift we covet most:

to share the resurrection that leads to Pentecost.

Prayer of Dedication for the First Sunday After Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord   4 comments

A 1925 Postcard Depicting the River Jordan

Image Source = Wikipedia

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

Source of all we have and are, you have sent Christ to save us.  We commit our lives to serve him.  Your Spirit abides with us as counselor and guide.  We offer our actions to be led by her wisdom.  The waters of baptism are a sign of your forgiveness.  We dedicate our talents as symbols of faithfulness.  May what we bring prove worthy of your benevolence to us.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-b/

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-a/

Prayer of Confession for the First Sunday After Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord   4 comments

The River Jordan from Outer Space

Image Source = Wikipedia

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA:  Geneva Press, 1985)

You, who in Christ have assured redemption, hear our confession and forgive our sin.  Christ proclaims your good will toward all people, yet we pursue vengeance.  Those who mourn go uncomforted, as warfare continues in the earth.  Captives without number await deliverance while we take freedom for granted.  The afflicted await some sign of good news.  Amid the ruin of cities and the clamor of protesting voices, we confess our disobedience.  Save your people, O God, and cleanse us of our sin, for the sake of your anointed one, Jesus Christ.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-b/

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-a/

Prayer of Praise and Adoration for the First Sunday After Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord   4 comments

River Jordan in 2009

Image Source = Wikipedia

Prayer Source = James G. Kirk, When We Gather:  A Book of Prayers for Worship, Year C (Philadelphia, PA: Geneva Press, 1985)

God of good tidings, you gladden our hearts with your favor.  Our ears are attuned to your words of mercy.  Wherever we look, we see signs of your presence:  Christ has truly come to set the captives free.  Washed clean by your grace and renewed by your Spirit, we put on the mantles of praise and raise our voices in glad adoration:  All glory be to you, O God of splendor and majesty, for in Christ we receive the gift of new life.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-b/

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-a/

Baptism of Jesus: Prayers   4 comments

River Jordan in an Old Post Card

Image Source = Wikipedia

From the Book of Common Worship (1993), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):

Eternal God,

at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan

you proclaimed him your beloved Son,

and anointed him with the Holy Spirit.

Grant that all who are baptized into his name

may keep the covenant they have made,

and boldly confess him as Lord and Savior;

who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns,

one God, in glory everlasting.      Amen.

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From the Book of Common Worship (1993), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):

Holy God,

you have sent your Son to be baptized among sinners,

to seek and save the lost.

May we, who have been baptized in his name,

never turn away from the world,

but reach out in love to rescue the wayward;

by the mercy of Christ our Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.     Amen.

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-b/

http://adventchristmasepiphany.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/first-sunday-after-the-epiphany-the-baptism-of-our-lord-year-a/