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Mission Devotional - September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018 Wait Opening Prayer: I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his words I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. (Psalm 130:5-7) Scripture: Psalm 130:5-...

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Mission Devotional - September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 Stop Opening Prayer: Stop us, O God, when we go running off in a-million-and-one directions instead of being still and quiet and allowing your voice to speak to us and direct us. For when we do not stop, look, and listen, there's a good chance we are following ourselves rather than following you. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 46:10 Journal: What or ...

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Mission Devotional - September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 131 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 forevermore. (P...

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Mission Devotional - September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Low Opening Prayer: From the heights we leap and go To the valleys down below Always answering to the call To the lowest place of all From the heights we leap and go To the valleys down below Sweetest urge and sweetest will To go lower, lower still (Hinds' Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard) Scripture: Matthew 18:1-4 Journal: W...

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Mission Devotional - September 18, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Being and Doing Opening Prayer: O Lord, my God, I get so busy doing all of the things that I "need" to do every day, that sometimes I lose touch with who you have called me to be. Help me, O Lord, to only do that which helps me to become more and more who you want me to be. Amen. Scripture: Psalm 37:3-8 Journal: What is the tension between d...

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Mission Devotional - September 17, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018 Must Opening Prayer: Compel us, Lord Jesus, by your great love; that we might follow you with glad and joyful hearts, wherever you may lead. Amen. Scripture: Luke 9:21-25 Journal: How are these verses taking shape in your life these days? How do you think Jesus wants them to take shape in your life? What does that look like? Reflection: If a...

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Mission Devotional - September 16, 2018

Sunday, September 16, 2018 One Thing Opening Prayer: One thing I ask of you, O Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in your house all the days of my life. That I may gaze on your beauty, O Lord, and to seek you in your temple. Amen. (Psalm 25:4) Scripture: Luke 18:18-25, Luke 10:38-42 Journal: What is the one thing you lack? What is the one thing for you? How wi...

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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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