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Mission Devotional - July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 "You Prepare A Table" Opening Prayer: You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Thank you! Scripture: Psalm 23:5 Journal: How is God preparing a table for you these days? What does that look like in your life? What does that knowledge do in your soul? Reflection: They say that you...

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Mission Devotional - July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 "Proactive" Opening Prayer: O Lord, how I long to be different. How I long to turn from my twisted and dysfunctional patterns and habits, in order to be more whole and holy. I long to be set free from my own self-consumed ways of being and seeing, and to become more and more like you. I long to be more loving instead of self-centered. I long to be...

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Mission Devotional - July 29, 2019

Monday, July 29, 2019 "The How Of Unity" Opening Prayer: Show us how, O God, to live together in unity. Otherwise, we will only be able to read about the benefits of doing so, without ever experiencing its reality. Help us, O Lord. Have mercy on us. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3 Journal: How do we live together in unity? Concretely, what does that look like? Reflect...

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Mission Devotional - July 28, 2019

Sunday, July 28, 2019 "Humble" Opening Prayer: My heart is not raised up, O Lord; my eyes are not lifted too high. I do not occupy myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me. Scripture: Psalm 131:1-3 Journal: What does being like a weaned child with its mother mean to you? How is it a step in the direction of humility? What is God saying to you through ...

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Mission Devotional - July 27, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019 "Mercy" Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner. Scripture: Psalm 130:1-8 Journal: Where and how are you crying out to God for mercy in your life? What is that producing in you? Reflection: Most often, the cry for mercy comes out of a deep sense of desperation and powerlessness. It comes when we finally realize that we ar...

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Mission Devotional - July 26, 2019

Friday, July 26, 2019 "Find Rest" Opening Prayer: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:5-8, NIV) Sc...

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Mission Devotional - July 25, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019 "Stilling" Opening Prayer: Be still, O my soul, and know that he is God. Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Journal: How still is your soul these days? How will you try to still it? Reflection: Contrary to popular opinion, being still and knowing that he is God does not happen overnight; it takes time and space, effort and intention. It takes the effort t...

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Mission Devotional - July 24, 2019

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 "You Prepare A Table" Opening Prayer: You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Thank you! Scripture: Psalm 23:5 Journal: How is God preparing a table for you these days? What does that look like in your life? What does that knowledge do in your soul? Reflection: They say that you...

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Mission Devotional - July 23, 2019

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 "Proactive" Opening Prayer: O Lord, how I long to be different. How I long to turn from my twisted and dysfunctional patterns and habits, in order to be more whole and holy. I long to be set free from my own self-consumed ways of being and seeing, and to become more and more like you. I long to be more loving instead of self-centered. I long to be...

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Mission Devotional - July 22, 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019 "The How Of Unity" Opening Prayer: Show us how, O God, to live together in unity. Otherwise we will only be able to read about the benefits of doing so, without ever experiencing its reality. Help us, O Lord. Have mercy on us. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3 Journal: How do we live together in unity? Concretely, what does that look like? Reflecti...

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Mission Devotional - July 21, 2019

Sunday, July 21, 2019 "Humble" Opening Prayer: My heart is not raised up, O Lord; my eyes are not lifted too high. I do not occupy myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me. Scripture: Psalm 131:1-3 Journal: What does being like a weaned child with its mother mean to you? How is it a step in the direction of humility? What is God saying to you through ...

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Mission Devotional - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20, 2019 "Mercy" Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner. Scripture: Psalm 130:1-8 Journal: Where and how are you crying out to God for mercy in your life? What is that producing in you? Reflection: Most often, the cry for mercy comes out of a deep sense of desperation and powerlessness. It comes when we finally realize that we ar...

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Mission Devotional - July 19, 2019

Friday, July 19, 2019 "Find Rest" Opening Prayer: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:5-8, NIV) Sc...

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Mission Devotional - July 18, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019 "Stilling" Opening Prayer: Be still, O my soul, and know that he is God. Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Journal: How still is your soul these days? How will you try to still it? Reflection: Contrary to popular opinion, being still and knowing that he is God does not happen overnight; it takes time and space, effort and intention. It takes the effort t...

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Mission Devotional - July 17, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 "You Prepare A Table" Opening Prayer: You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Thank you! Scripture: Psalm 23:5 Journal: How is God preparing a table for you these days? What does that look like in your life? What does that knowledge do in your soul? Reflection: They say that you...

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Mission Devotional - July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 "Proactive" Opening Prayer: O Lord, how I long to be different. How I long to turn from my twisted and dysfunctional patterns and habits, in order to be more whole and holy. I long to be set free from my own self-consumed ways of being and seeing, and to become more and more like you. I long to be more loving instead of self-centered. I long to be...

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Mission Devotional - July 15, 2019

Monday, July 15, 2019 "The How Of Unity" Opening Prayer: Show us how, O God, to live together in unity. Otherwise we will only be able to read about the benefits of doing so, without ever experiencing its reality. Help us, O Lord. Have mercy on us. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3 Journal: How do we live together in unity? Concretely, what does that look like? Reflecti...

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Mission Devotional - July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 14, 2019 "Humble" Opening Prayer: My heart is not raised up, O Lord; my eyes are not lifted too high. I do not occupy myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me. Scripture: Psalm 131:1-3 Journal: What does being like a weaned child with its mother mean to you? How is it a step in the direction of humility? What is God saying to you through ...

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Mission Devotional - July 13, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 "Mercy" Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner. Scripture: Psalm 130:1-8 Journal: Where and how are you crying out to God for mercy in your life? What is that producing in you? Reflection: Most often, the cry for mercy comes out of a deep sense of desperation and powerlessness. It comes when we finally realize that we ar...

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Mission Devotional - July 12, 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019 "Find Rest" Opening Prayer: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:5-8, NIV) Sc...

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Mission Devotional - July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 11, 2019 "Stilling" Opening Prayer: Be still, O my soul, and know that he is God. Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Journal: How still is your soul these days? How will you try to still it? Reflection: Contrary to popular opinion, being still and knowing that he is God does not happen overnight; it takes time and space, effort and intention. It takes the effort t...

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Mission Devotional - July 10, 2019

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 "You Prepare A Table" Opening Prayer: You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Thank you! Scripture: Psalm 23:5 Journal: How is God preparing a table for you these days? What does that look like in your life? What does that knowledge do in your soul? Reflection: They say that you...

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Mission Devotional - July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 "Proactive" Opening Prayer: O Lord, how I long to be different. How I long to turn from my twisted and dysfunctional patterns and habits, in order to be more whole and holy. I long to be set free from my own self-consumed ways of being and seeing, and to become more and more like you. I long to be more loving instead of self-centered. I long to be ...

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Mission Devotional - July 8, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019 "The How Of Unity" Opening Prayer: Show us how, O God, to live together in unity. Otherwise we will only be able to read about the benefits of doing so, without ever experiencing its reality. Help us, O Lord. Have mercy on us. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3 Journal: How do we live together in unity? Concretely, what does that look like? Reflectio...

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Mission Devotional - July 7, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019 "Humble" Opening Prayer: My heart is not raised up, O Lord; my eyes are not lifted too high. I do not occupy myself with great matters, or things too wonderful for me. Scripture: Psalm 131:1-3 Journal: What does being like a weaned child with its mother mean to you? How is it a step in the direction of humility? What is God saying to you through t...

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Mission Devotional - July 6, 2019

Saturday, July 6, 2019 "Mercy" Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner. Scripture: Psalm 130:1-8 Journal: Where and how are you crying out to God for mercy in your life? What is that producing in you? Reflection: Most often, the cry for mercy comes out of a deep sense of desperation and powerlessness. It comes when we finally realize that we are...

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Mission Devotional - July 5, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019 "Find Rest" Opening Prayer: Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:5-8, NIV) Scr...

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Mission Devotional - July 4, 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019 "Stilling" Opening Prayer: Be still, O my soul, and know that he is God. Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Journal: How still is your soul these days? How will you try to still it? Reflection: Contrary to popular opinion, being still and knowing that he is God does not happen overnight; it takes time and space, effort and intention. It takes the effort to...

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Mission Devotional - July 3, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 "You Prepare A Table" Opening Prayer: You prepare a table for me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Thank you! Scripture: Psalm 23:5 Journal: How is God preparing a table for you these days? What does that look like in your life? What does that knowledge do in your soul? Reflection: They say that you ...

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Mission Devotional - July 2, 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 "Proactive" Opening Prayer: O Lord, how I long to be different. How I long to turn from my twisted and dysfunctional patterns and habits, in order to be more whole and holy. I long to be set free from my own self-consumed ways of being and seeing, and to become more and more like you. I long to be more loving instead of self-centered. I long to be ...

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Mission Devotional - July 1, 2019

Monday, July 1, 2019 This month we start with seven new devotionals from Jim Branch that are in sync with the Psalms we are praying through with our Pastoral Search Team. We will rotate these devotional readings each week, although each day will feature new mission prayer requests. Our hope is that you will be inspired to reflect more deeply in the scriptures and let the...

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