Lenten Devotional

DAY 40

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Submitted by Stu Ritter, Interim Pastor  

Prayer: On this Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, may Paul’s words inspire us to look beyond the physical world, embracing the new reality made possible by the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen.

Scripture: Romans 8:1-11

DAY 39

Good Friday, April 18, 2014

Submitted by Sarah Koch

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, please help us, your children, to remember that in good times and in bad, we belong to you. Our faith ensures this fact. You deliberately prepared a place, time, and journey for each of us in this world, and you prepare a place for us in eternity with you. We can rest in the comfort of this knowledge. Amen.

Scripture:  Lamentations 3:1-9

DAY 38

Maundy Thursday, April 17, 2014

Submitted by Taylor Buchanan

Prayer: Dear Lord, thanks for being our Dad. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to live in the light with you. We ask that during our suffering, you help us to remember your love, and give us the strength and the courage to face the darkness. Amen.

Scripture: Lamentations 2:10-18

DAY 37

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Submitted by Sherry Zajaczkowski, Deacon

Prayer: Dear God, we praise you because you have a plan for us to find you. Help us focus not on what we don’t know, but instead on what we do know about you. Amen.

Scripture: Mark 12:1-11

DAY 36

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Submitted by Louise Naismith

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are so grateful for your sacrificial love. Help us to embrace the authority of your son Jesus in our lives. Give us courage to live boldly with this knowledge and share the proof of the Good News with others who are still questioning. In His holy and powerful name. Amen.

Scripture: Mark 11:27-33

Today’s Devotion:

Prove it to me.

Really?

Prove it.

Are you sure?

Are we sure?

DAY 35

Monday, April 14, 2014

Submitted by Charlene Chapman

Prayer: I am so grateful for the solace I find when I turn to you for strength and the ability to endure what is in my path each day. Please help me to support others through their struggles as well. Amen.

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 1:1-7

DAY 34

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Submitted by Jim Gastner

Prayer: Lord give us courage today and every day to share your grace with others. Ease our fears and strengthen our faith. Amen

Scripture: Mark 10:46-52

DAY 33

Friday, April 11, 2014

Submitted by Ann Schoen

Prayer: Life can be excruciatingly painful, and oh so sweet when relief comes. May I never allow my heart to be hardened. May I always see your mercy especially in the midst of suffering. Lord, open my eyes that I may draw near to you in all times of my life.

Scripture: Exodus 9:13-25  

DAY 32

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Submitted by Amy Hofstaedter, Deacon

Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the abundant life you offer us through your Son. Please help us to become aware of the things we hold on to that may get in the way of accepting the gifts you offer to us. May we remember that you are the source of all blessings and that all things are possible with you. Amen.  

Scripture: Mark 10:17-31  

DAY 31

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Submitted by Steve Beckley, Deacon

Prayer: Lord God help us to know the difference between your law and direction for us and the deceptions of this world. Give us the tools we need to stay clear from the easy, corrupt way, and live the more difficult but more peaceful and rewarding life in the way of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture: Exodus 7:8-24

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