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Today, April 6th, 2020

Pausing for Prayer:

You’re invited to meditate on the Bible passage for today, and then join others at 12:00 p.m. for silent prayer or whenever you can.

Bible Passage for the Day: Genesis 18:1-3 

The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 3 He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord,[a] do not pass your servant by. 

Praying Together: 

As you meditate on the Bible passage for today, notice that Abraham uses the term Lord (singular), but describes the Lord as three persons (Father, Son & Holy Spirit). Later in the passage the Holy Spirit promises to come back in bless Sara with a child. When the Lord comes to Abraham he offers hospitality – he welcomes the Lord into his home and blesses him. Every day the Lord desires to come to your home, but how can you practice hospitality? Pray that the Lord will prepare your hearts to receive him each day, and show you how you can practice hospitality to those around you

April 4th, 2020

Pausing for Prayer:

You’re invited to meditate on the Bible passage for today, and then join others at 12:00 p.m. for silent prayer or whenever you can.

Bible Passage for the Day: 1 John 4:7-11

7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 11 Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

Praying Together: 

As you meditate on the Bible passage for today, think back over your life. How has God shown His love for you? How has God shepherded you through times when life was overwhelming? What does it mean to you that God has forgiven all your sins? Give thanks to God. We are also called to love others as God loves us, but sometimes we still hold on to anger or grudges against others. Ask God to help you forgive those who have hurt you or those whom you still harbor resentment and anger towards.

April 3rd, 2020

Pausing for Prayer: 

You’re invited to meditate on the Bible passage for today, and then join others at 12:00 p.m. for silent prayer or whenever you can. 

Bible Passage for the Day: John 10:27-30 

27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all[c]; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

Praying Together: 

As you meditate on the verses for today think about Jesus words for you, “I know them…I give them eternal life…they shall never parish…no one will snatch them out of my hand.” Thank God and praise God for who Jesus is and what he had done for you. Ask God to help you to recognize the voice of Jesus today. Ask God to send the Holy Spirit to guide you through this day and help you to make choices that draw you closer to God and are a blessing to others.  

April 2nd, 2020

Pausing for Prayer:

You’re invited to meditate on the Bible passage for today, and then join others at 12:00 p.m. for silent prayer or whenever you can.

Bible Passage for the Day: Ephesians 5:1-2

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Praying Together:

As you meditate on the Bible passage, spend some time thinking about what it means to “walk in the way of love.” How did Jesus demonstrate this love by what he said and did for you and the rest of the world? Give thanks for the people in your life that have modeled what it looks like to walk in the way of love. Who are they? How is God calling on you to walk in the way of love today.

April 1st, 2020

Pausing for Prayer:

You’re invited to meditate on the Bible passage for today, and then join others at 12:00 p.m. for silent prayer or whenever you can.

Bible Passage for the Day: Ephesians 4:29

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 

Praying Together:

The words we choose to speak are powerful in that they can either build others up or tear them down. When we are experiencing a lot of anxiety and stress it is easy to react to those emotions and say things we may regret and that can be hurtful to others. Pray for those in positions of leadership that they will be quick to listen, slow to speak and the words they use be laced with honesty and love. As you pray, think of someone that you can call, email or write a letter to, and use your words to bless and build them up.  

 

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