Day 215 | Tuesday, 2O October 2020
“Out of the blue God comes to us. In the midst of turmoil Jesus walks toward us. As darkness closes in the Spirit lights a way for us. Out of the blue Jesus comes through. When times are tough God can be enough. As questions arise the Spirit is wise. Let us raise our voices; may our praise be loud and strong.”
“Oh God, you are always close to us: help us draw close to you in prayer. Oh God, you are always willing to hear from us: help us to listen for your word. Oh God, you are always loving us: help us so to pray and so to hear your word that we may learn to live for you. In the name of him who lived for you and died for us and conquered death for us, even Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen”
A Prayer of Confession:
“Awesome and disturbing God, you breathed life into us, and each day fill us with the power of your Spirit. We are filled with your courage and yet act with caution and timidity. We know your intentions for justice yet keep silent too often or yield to the complexity of issues and do nothing. We are overwhelmed with your love yet are hesitant to mention your name to another. We have been forgiven much, yet harbor old resentments, hold on to past hurts and turn away from reconciliation. Wondrous God, restore us to clear thinking, give us compassionate hearts, and lead us to bold actions. Let your forgiving love cleanse fear and timidity from us. Set us on your path with your wind at our backs. Amen.”
An Affirmation of Faith:
“We believe in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, who for our sake shared human life and human death, even death on a cross.
We believe in the love of God, who is the source of all life and whose power raised Jesus from the dead.
We believe in the community of the Holy Spirit, who works without ceasing to unite believers of every time and place in their one Lord, Jesus Christ. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be. Amen.”
“Live each day aware of God's presence.
Live in the power of the risen Christ.
Live in the joy of the ever-present spirit.
As a beloved child of God, live without fear.
Live abundantly. Live faithfully. Live. “
A Quote for the day.
“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman
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