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September 7 Devotional

Opening Prayer: O God, restore our faith, revive our hope, rekindle our love, and hear our prayer; for we offer it in Christ’s name. Amen. - Brian McLaren

Scripture: Psalm 89:1-18

Journal: What words or images in this Psalm cause wonder to well up within you? What about God’s character stands out most to you? What about his creation takes your breath away? Where have you seen his wonder?

Reflection: What can we say beyond Wow, in the presence of glorious art, in music so magnificent that it can’t have originated solely on this side of things? Wonder takes our breath away, and makes room for new breath. That’s why they call it breathtaking. (Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott)

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

Martyn and Elissa live in a Creative Access country as “Tent Makers.” Martyn’s work gives him unparalleled access to the local population. Pray today for growth of Martyn’s business so that it can better support us and so that it can open more doors for ministry.

Homes of Love is an organization that cares for the long-term needs of orphaned or at-risk children in Southeast Asia. Homes of Love partners with local churches in various Southeast Asian towns to establish small, permanent, and family-structured homes for these children. Pray today for all of the children currently placed in these homes. 

Closing Prayer: O gracious and Holy Father, give us wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate on You, and a life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord. - Benedict of Nursia