Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Bike/Biker Blessing

Blessing of Bikes and Bikers

April 28, 2012

Woodstock Harley-Davidson
2050 S. Eastwood
Woodstock, Illinois

Pastor: “The Lord bless you and keep you.  The Lord make His face to shine upon you and
            be gracious to you.  The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.”

Bikers: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.  Therefore we will
            not fear.  The Lord Almighty is with us.  He is our fortress.”

Pastor: “I lift up my eyes to the hills.  Where does my help come from?  My help comes
            from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot slip.  He
            who watches over you will not slumber.  The Lord will keep you from all harm.
            He will watch over your life.  The Lord will watch over your coming and going
            both now and forevermore.”

Bikers: “Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me,
            for You are my rock and my fortress.  You have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord,
            my confidence since my youth.  From birth I have relied on You; You brought me
            forth from my mother’s womb.  I will ever praise You.  My mouth will tell of Your
            righteousness, of Your salvation all day long.  I will come and proclaim Your
            mighty acts, O Sovereign Lord.  I will proclaim Your righteousness, Yours alone.”

Pastor: “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship
            of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

            Father, we have gathered today to declare our dependence upon You for safety
            and security right now and forever.

            We surrender the ride to You – our bikes and ourselves – in complete trust of
            Your favor to enjoy the pleasures and overcome the challenges.

            We thank You for the friendships and fellowships of the open road; praising You
            for drawing us together into a great family of faith extolling the virtues of respect,
            loyalty, unity, and authentic freedom.

            As we trust Your graces for safe rides to new adventures, we ask You as Holy
            Spirit to keep us alert, courteous, patient with all others even in cages, and wise
            enough to yield to Your guidance that weathers the winds, storms, and unexpected

            Most of all, we thank and praise You for the certainty of eternal life through Jesus;
            fueling our confidence to live robustly and expectantly because the end of this
            journey will signal the start of the best to come through Jesus in whose Name we
            pray.  Amen!  Amen!  Amen!

Dr. Robert R. Kopp, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere, Illinois & Author of I Just Wanna Ride (FTW)

Appearances and bulk orders of book available for your event, club, church, or shop by calling 815-544-6402.
Call 815-544-3535 to leave prayer requests & click on  www.koppdisclosure.com for inspirations/indigestions!

I Just Wanna Ride (FTW)

Appearances and Book-Signings

May 3
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Plains Pub and Restaurant
37 E. Carey Street
Plains, Pennsylvania
"Lobster Night"

June 1-2
Noon - 5:00 p.m. on Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday

The Vintage Rally
(J&P Cycles)
National Motorcycle Museum
Anamosa, Iowa
(Details, Activities, Schedule, Lodging)

July 14
7:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Rock River Valley Blood Center
1740 S. State and Route 20
Belvidere, Illinois
"Buy/Read a Book While Giving Blood to Save a Life!"

August 7
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame
999 Main Street
Sturgis, South Dakota

Appearances can be scheduled and bulk orders of book available
for your event, club, church, or shop by calling 815-544-6402.

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