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Mission Devotional - August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018 Aflame Opening Prayer: O living flame of love That tenderly wounds my soul In its deepest center! Since Now you are not oppressive, Now Consummate! If it be your will: Tear through the veil of this sweet encounter! O sweet cautery, O delightful wound! O gentle hand! O delicate touch That tastes of eternal life And pays every debt! In killing you ...

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Mission Devotional - August 12, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Meditate Opening Prayer: Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose lea...

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Mission Devotional - August 11, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 2018 Peace Opening Prayer: Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you're on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute! Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shap...

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Mission Devotional - August 10, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018 Making Space 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 to...

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Mission Devotional - August 9, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Inner Space Opening Prayer: Every time your name comes up in my prayers, I say, "Oh, thank you, God!" I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus, which brims over to other believers. And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, and that people recognize Christ in all of it...

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Mission Devotional - August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Return Opening Prayer: O Lord, our God, forgive us from turning away from your love and chasing less wild lovers who can never satisfy the deepest longings of our souls. Help us, O Lord, to return to you, our one true love. Amen. Scripture: Jeremiah 3:1-14 Journal: Who, or what, is God's main competition for your love and affection these days?...

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Mission Devotional - August 7, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Managing Opening Prayer: Jesus, help me to learn what it means to truly abide in you every second of the day. For then, and only then will I live the fruitful life you created for me. You are the vine, Lord Jesus, and I am just a branch. Help me never to forget that. In your name I pray. Amen. Scripture: 1 John 5:4-5 Journal: How have you been t...

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Mission Devotional - August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018 Wells Opening Prayer: Open me up, O God, to the flow of your life and your Spirit within me. Help me to make space and time for you, that I might have room to flourish. Amen. Scripture: Genesis 26:17-22 Journal: What is blocking the wells of your soul these days? What is stopping up the flow of the life of the Spirit within you? What would it loo...

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Mission Devotional - August 5, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018 Confession Opening Prayer: Forgive us, O God, for we have sinned against you, both corporately and individually. Give us the courage to stand where we are and fully admit - and confess - our failures and our shortcomings and our refusals to love. For until we do that, we will never be able to move forward in our lives with you. Lord, have mercy on ...

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Mission Devotional - August 4, 2018

Saturday, August 4, 2018 Affection Opening Prayer: Forgive me, O God, when I offer my affections to things that are not worthy of them. Forgive me when I set out in search of affirmation and attention from others, when you are the only true source of both. Set my affections, O my God, on you first, for only then will they be rightly ordered. Amen. Scripture: Hosea 1:1-1...

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