Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Wesleyan Resource for Lent

“I believe there is no liturgy in the world, either in ancient or modern language, which breaths more a solid, scriptural, rational piety, than the Common Prayer of the Church of England.”  John Wesley

With this in mind I wish to encourage all friends of JohnWesleyJournal to embrace the Book of Common Prayer, which JW turned to every day, as part of your discipline for Lent. You will find an extremely usable version at Daily Office.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Miraculous gift of money

I had been long desired to see the little flock at Norwich. But this I could not decently do till I was able to rebuild part of the Foundery there, to which I was engaged by my lease. A sum sufficient for that end was now unexpectedly given me, by one of whom I, had no personal knowledge. So I set out Monday 28 Feb 1757 and preached in Norwich on Tuesday evening, March 1. Mr. Walsh had been there twelve or fourteen days, and not without a blessing. After preaching I entered into contract with a builder and gave him part of the money in hand. On Wednesday and Thursday I settled all our spiritual and temporal business, and on Friday and Saturday returned with Mr. Walsh to London.