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Mission Devotional - September 15, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018 Walk Opening Prayer: Late have I loved you, O Beauty, so ancient and so new, late have I loved you! And behold, you were within me and I was outside, and there I sought for you, and in my deformity I rushed headlong into the well-formed things that you have made. You were with me, and I was not with you. - St. Augustine Scripture: Jeremiah 6...

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Mission Devotional - September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018 True Community Opening Prayer: Heavenly Father, may we be one as you are one. May we continually pour precious oil on each other's heads. Teach us how to love each other fully and freely. In the name of Jesus. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 133:1-3, Genesis 2:18-3:13 Journal: What is true community marked by? What inhibits or opposes it? Reflection:...

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Mission Devotional - September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018 Humility Opening Prayer: O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermor...

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Mission Devotional - September 12, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Spiritual Practice Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to live in such a way that we will recognize you when you come and walk along with us. Amen. Scripture: Luke 24:13-35 Journal: What things help you be more aware and attentive to the presence and movement of God in your life? How often do you practice those things? How can you intentio...

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Mission Devotional - September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Follow Me Opening Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, I am still so divided. I truly want to follow you, but I also want to follow my own desires and lend an ear to the voices that speak about prestige, success, popularity, pleasure, power, and influence. Help me to become deaf to those voices and more attentive to your voice, which calls me to choose th...

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Mission Devotional - September 10, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018 Dying to Self Opening Prayer: O God, this call to die is so scary and unnerving; no wonder I try to control it. The truth is that I can't possibly die to self if you do not give me the courage and the grace. Yet, that is exactly what you call me to. So help me to surrender myself completely into your hands and trust you, wherever it may lead. I...

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Mission Devotional - September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018 Determine Opening Prayer: Forgive me, O God, when I allow my circumstances, or the conditions of my life, to determine me. You want way more for me than that. Your love is really better than life. And you, the God of all creation, are my help. Let those be the things that determine how I live. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 63 Journal: What are your c...

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Mission Devotional - September 8, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018 Glorify Your Name Opening Prayer: Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. (Psalm 115:1) Scripture: John 12:23-28 Journal: What do your prayers look like these days? How do these verses challenge that? What does "Father, glorify your name" look like in your life right now? Reflection...

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Mission Devotional - September 7, 2018

Friday, September 7, 2018 Follow Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that life with you is really not that complicated. You call us to listen to you and to follow you, even as you head toward the cross. Give us the strength and the grace and the courage to do just that. Amen. Scripture: John 10:25-30 Journal: What does following Jesus look like for you these days? Wh...

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Mission Devotional - September 6, 2018

Thursday, September 6, 2018 Savor Opening Prayer: Eternal One, let me understand my end and how brief my earthly existence is; help me realize my life is fleeting. You have determined the length of my days, and my life is nothing compared to You. Even the longest life is only a breath. In truth, each of us journeys through life like a shadow. We busy ourselves accomplish...

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