Lenten Devotional

DAY 20

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Submitted by Lynn and John Walton

Prayer: Thank you God for knowing me and loving me. Let me feel your presence in both good times and bad and give me the faith that I need to live your very special plan for my life.

Scripture: Psalm 102

DAY 19

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Submitted by Martha Harriz

Prayer: Dear God, open my heart and open my lips to share the good news that when we sincerely confess our sins we are forgiven and restored to new life. Help me to be an example of your mercy and grace. Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 51

DAY 18

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Submitted by Nikki Passante, Associate Pastor

Prayer: Lord, grant us great luminosity and depth of seeing. Open up our opinionated heads, our closed-down hearts, and our defensive and defended bodies. -Paraphrased from Breathing Under Water by Richard Rohr

Scripture: Mark 6:1-13  

DAY 17

Monday, March 24, 2014

Submitted by Rich Erickson, Deacon

Prayer: Lord I thank you for the Psalms of Ascent. I pray that as we ascend toward Holy Week that I can feel you with me on the journey. Help me Lord to hold your word in my mind and thoughts so that they can lift me up. Amen.

Scripture:  Psalm 121

DAY 16

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Submitted by Sherry Zajaczkowski, Deacon

Prayer: Dear God, you don’t give us what we deserve. You mercifully give us what we need from you. Help us be an example of your mercy and grace. Amen.

Scripture: Genesis 43:16-34

DAY 15

Friday, March 21, 2014

Submitted by Becky Bailey, Elder

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please forgive me for not trusting in the promise of your eternal love. Strengthen my faith and take control of my life. See me through the storms of life and guide me to safe shores. I know that you are there to take care of my needs and I thank you Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen

Scripture: Mark 4:35-41

DAY 14

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Submitted by Kate Meehan, Elder

Prayer: Holy Father, there is so little about you that we are able to understand, but thank you for providing us with evidence of your past, present, and future faithfulness to us. Thank you that you are there in our hurts and trials, that you know how to wipe away our tears, and that your ways are dependable and your promises sure. We praise your holy name as we draw closer to you this Lenten season. Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 126

DAY 13

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Submitted by Rich Graham, Deacon

Prayer: May our Father in heaven be where our children turn - and where we turn - in times of uncertainty. May the promises of our Lord and Savior be a refuge for us all.

Scripture: Genesis 42:18-28

DAY 12

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Submitted by Sharon Riley, Deacon

Prayer: Heavenly Father, some days the pounding of life is just too loud and drowns out your love. Help me see the rays of your love so I can focus on all you have done and all you are. Thank you for taking us in our messy form, broken and imperfect. Give me wisdom to understand and see all the blessings I have. Amen.

Scripture: Psalm 34

DAY 11

Monday, March 17, 2014

Submitted by Susan Young, Elder

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to approach our lives, in times of sorrow and in times of joy, with the faith to believe your promises. Help us to rely on your might to uphold us, your wisdom to guide us, your Word to speak to us, and your shield to protect us. Allow us to rise each day relying on your strength to pilot us through whatever we face, living so that others may see your faithfulness in our lives.

Scripture: Psalm 119:73-80

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