February 13 Devotional
Come to Stillness: Take a few minutes to allow your mind and heart to be still before God.
Opening Prayer: Our Father, giver of all gifts, You love and choose us, your least ones. Increase our humility so that we might rejoice in the generosity of Your love and be mindful that the good in us comes from You, Creator, Redeemer, and Giver of Life, now and forever. Amen. - Macrina Wiederkehr
Scripture Reading for the Day: Isaiah 55:6-13
Reading for Reflection: Celebration gives us the strength to live in all the other Disciplines. The other Disciplines faithfully pursued bring us deliverance from those things that have made our lives miserable for years, which in turn evokes increased celebration. Thus is formed and unbroken circle of life and power. (Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster)
Reflection and Listening: silent and written
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself
Dan and Shelly Owens live in Atlanta where Dan works with Sixty Feet. This organization focuses on ministry in Uganda in three categories: relief, rehabilitation or development. The Owens have recently left Atlanta and moved to Uganda. Pray today for their family as they adjust to their new home.
The Bible Society of Egypt is the largest Arabic Bible publishing operation in the world. They are publishing the Scriptures in a variety of formats and media (print, audio, visual), with each product designed for a particular social, economic, age, and cultural interest group. Pray today for the staff as they perform the day to day tasks required to publish the Bibles.
Closing Prayer: O Lord, our God, may we, this day, join the mountains and hills as they burst into a song of praise to you. May we, with the trees of the field, clap our hands in celebration of your unfathomable greatness. In the name of Jesus. Amen.