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Mission Devotional - July 31, 2016

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, as I come to you today, fill my heart and my whole being with the wonder of your presence. Help me to be open to you for this time as I put aside the cares of this world. Fill my mind with your peace, your love. (Sacred Space, 2016)...

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Mission Devotional - July 30, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to receive you, and your kingdom, like a little child today. Give me the openness and the expectancy and the trust to empty my hands - and my soul - of whatever I am full of, in order to make room for you in my life. Thank you that you desire to give me the gift of yourself today, whatever that may look like. Help me to be willing and op...

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Mission Devotional - July 29, 2016

Opening Prayer: Disturb us, Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little, when we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. - Sir Francis Drake...

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Mission Devotional - July 28, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, make us more and more like you each day. Help us to live as you live and to love as you love. For the sake of your kingdom. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 27, 2016

Opening Prayer: O God, our heavenly Father, help us to lay our heads on your great heart of love and find our rest and contentment in your presence this day. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 26, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord God, thank you that you are doing a new thing within and among us, if only we can perceive it. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear exactly what this new thing is. Thank you that you are always making a way in the wilderness. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 25, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, what you really want from me is not some sterile, duty-filled perfection, but simply to be the beautiful creation that you intended for me to be from the very beginning. Continue to make me, by your grace, complete and whole in you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 24, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, continue to capture my heart. Continue to transform my life into the beautiful image you dreamt for me long ago, before the foundations of the world. Take hold of me and give me the courage and the grace to take hold of you and not let go. Continue to make me more and more like you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 23, 2016

Opening Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me, this day, to walk in the light of your presence and not in the darkness of my selfishness, insecurity, anxiety, and fear. For when I walk in your light, as you are the light, I become more like you. Then I am more able to live like you, and to love like you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 22, 2016

Opening Prayer: O gracious and Holy Father, give us wisdom to perceive you, diligence to seek you, patience to wait for you, eyes to behold you, a heart to meditate upon you, and a life to proclaim you; through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord. - Saint Benedict...

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Mission Devotional - July 21, 2016

Opening Prayer: Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:20-22)...

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Mission Devotional - July 20, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to listen to you this day, for listening to you brings life to our souls, and direction to our feet. Please remind us that listening to you should always come before speaking for you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 19, 2016

Opening Prayer: O Lord, my God, how you long for me to come to you, rather than running to the many places I try to feed my soul each day. You are the Living Bread, Lord Jesus. You are the bread that we can eat and never hunger again. And yet, so often we run to other things and other people to try and satisfy the deepest hunger of our souls. Forgive us. Help us to come to...

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Mission Devotional - July 18, 2016

Opening Prayer: Jesus, you want so much more for us. You long for us to be pure and holy. Help us to raise the standard in our lives, whatever that may look like. Whatever that may cause us to cut off or pluck out. Nothing is too much if it helps us to be more like you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 17, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for praying for us. Thank you for carrying us in your heart. Thank you for loving us enough to intercede on our behalf. Thank you that we are yours. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 15, 2016

Opening Prayer: O Jesus, thank you that you go to prepare a place for me. And thank you that since you go to prepare a place for me you will come back and take me to be with you that I may also be where you are. It is the deepest longing of my soul. May the hope of that day sustain me. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 14, 2016

Opening Prayer: O Lord our God, when we try to do it ourselves - whatever it may be - it is always in vain, regardless of how early we get up or how late we get to bed. No matter how hard we try, we just can't keep everything under control for long. We always end up feeding on the bread of anxious toil. And that is some of the worst bread there is. Give us the wisdom, O Go...

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Mission Devotional - July 13, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive us when we get ahead of you. Forgive us when we charge ahead on our own strength, full of our own agendas, without first waiting for your Spirit to lead and instruct us. Help us to have the wisdom and the patience to truly wait on you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 12, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to not pay too much attention of the things of this world, but help me, instead, to be fully attentive to you. Then I will not work so hard trying to belong, but will rest in the fact that I belong to you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 11, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to abide in you this day, that I might be the expression of your love and your grace and your truth that you desire me to be. Because only when I abide in you is it possible for me to bear the fruit of your life in me. That is the life I was created to live. All for your glory. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 10, 2016

Opening Prayer: O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of your presence, your love, and your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for, living close to you, we shall see your hand, your purpose, your will through all things...

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Mission Devotional - July 9, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you don't offer us just any peace, but you offer us your peace. Help us to fully receive it this day; that we might live fully and completely in you - untroubled and unafraid. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 8, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you do such great things within us and among us that we simply must tell the story. Help us to know how and where and when you want us to do that this day. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 7, 2016

Opening Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that your grace is sufficient for me. Help me to believe that truth and live in it today. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 6, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are all we need. It is not you plus anything else, it is simply you alone. Help us to live like that today. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 5, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me for always trying to climb. I am always trying, it seems, to ascend in whatever way I can. Remind me that there can be no ascent without first having a descent. Give me an openness to embrace the downward journey today, in whatever way you call me to take it. For only then will I truly be able to ascend with you. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 4, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you offer me freedom. Why, then, do I not claim that freedom and stand firm in that freedom more often? Lord, have mercy on my soul. Give me the strength and the power, Lord Jesus, to stand firm in your freedom. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - July 2, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, teach me to walk in the good way today. Slow me down and make me more aware of and attentive to you and your life within and around me. Forgive me when I start running aimlessly. Forgive me when I try to manufacture something that can only be organically grown by you. Forgive me for thinking too much of myself and my importance and my abilities....

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Mission Devotional - July 1, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord God, thank you that you have made a way for us, a good way. Help us each day to stand, and to look, and to ask what that good way is - your good way for us. For only then will we have any hope of knowing how and where to walk in this crazy and chaotic world. Without your guidance we will simply be spinning our wheels, walking (or running) around aimles...

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