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Mission Devotional - October 9, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017 Opening Prayer: O Lord, our God, thank you that you are always doing a new thing within and among us, whether we can perceive it or not. Work your good work in us and through us, both this day and every day. Amen. Scripture: Isaiah 43:18-21 Journal: What new thing is God doing within or around you these days? Reflection: The life of faith is not...

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Mission Devotional - October 8, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017 Opening Prayer: Thank you, O Lord our God, for planting eternity in our hearts. Thank you for birthing the Divine Life in our souls. May it well up within us and pour forth from us to all who cross our paths today and every day. Amen. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11 Journal: How has he made everything beautiful in its time for you? How have you witn...

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Mission Devotional - October 7, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017 Opening Prayer: Satisfy us in the morning, O God, with your unfailing love, that we might sing for joy and be glad all our days. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 90:12-17 Journal: Who or what determines how you number, or arrange, your days? What would it look like to allow God to determine that? Reflection: Annie Dillard once wrote: "How we spend our d...

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Mission Devotional - October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017 Opening Prayer: O God, train us to pray with others who have prayed, and are praying: put our knees on the level with other bent knees; lift our hands in concert with other lifted hands; join our voices in lament and praise with other voices who weep and laugh. Thank you that the primary use of prayer is not for expressing ourselves, but in becomin...

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Mission Devotional - October 5, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017 Opening Prayer: Lord, teach me to listen. The times are noisy and my ears are weary with the thousand raucous sounds which continuously assault them. Give me the spirit of the boy Samuel when he said to Thee, "Speak, for thy servant heareth." Let me hear Thee speaking in my heart. Let me get used to the sound of Thy voice, that its tones may be f...

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Mission Devotional - October 4, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Opening Prayer: O God, full of compassion, I commit myself to you, in whom I am, and live and know. Be the goal of my pilgrimage and my rest by the way. Let my soul take refuge from the crowding turmoil of worldly thought beneath the shadow of your wings. Let my heart, this sea of restless waves, find peace in you, O God. Amen. - St. Augustine ...

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Mission Devotional - October 3, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your abundant grace. May I receive it this day, and may it well up within me and overflow from me to all who come across my path. Amen. Scripture: John 1:16 Journal: What is your sense of God's fullness in your life, heart, or soul? How does that fullness (or lack thereof) manifest itself in the way you ...

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Mission Devotional - October 2, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017 Opening Prayer: O Lord, as we spend time with you and your Word this day, let us hear the words of your Ancient Song; and let us listen closely for the Song of God that rises in our hearts. In Christ. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 98:1-9 Journal: What song have you been singing to the Lord these days? What kind of song is it? What is the default song of...

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Mission Devotional - October 1, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017 Opening Prayer: O gracious and loving God, you work everywhere reconciling, loving, and healing your people and your creation. In your Son and through the power of your Holy Spirit, you invite each of us to join you in your work. We, young and old, lay and ordained, ask you to form us more and more in your image and likeness, through our prayer and...

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Mission Devotional - September 30, 2017

"Sing forth the honor of his name, make his praise glorious." Today's Devotional Reading Psalm 66:2 It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God's most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no comm...

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