Lenten Devotional

DAY 10

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Submitted by Kevin Hirt, Elder

Prayer: Dear Holy Lord, renew my love and commitment to you and your word. Remind me to make time for you in my every breath and every word. Help me realize your love and mercy with others, especially in their time of need.

Scripture: Mark 2:23-3:6

DAY 9

Friday, March 14, 2014

Submitted by Shirley Bishar, Elder

Prayer: Lord, please help us to understand, accept and obey your true purpose for our lives. Strengthen us to actively let go of the deceptions of the world and rely wholly on Christ. Amen.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23

Today’s Devotion: All that we earn in this world, be it reputation, rank or knowledge is mere folly in God's eyes.

Our thoughts and actions are vain and self serving.

DAY 8

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Submitted by Laura Kalemkarian

Prayer: Dear God, we thank you for your transformative power in our lives. Help us to be a blessing to others as you have so richly blessed us.

Scripture: Mark 2:1-12

DAY 7

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Submitted by Christian Belville, Elder

Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for being a constant presence in our life. Please help us to remember that you are watching, caring and loving us during all moments in our lives. Grant me grace that, if today I hear your voice, my heart may not be hardened. Amen.

Scripture: Mark 1:29-45

DAY 6

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Submitted by Karen Hirt

Prayer: Dear Amazing God, You provide us with the gifts to love, serve and obey. Remind us to walk by faith and to go about our day confidently with eyes wide open. Give us the courage to not shy away from opportunities to share your love and grace with others. In Jesus' name, amen.

Scripture Reference: Mark 1:14-28

DAY 5

Monday, March 10, 2014

Submitted by Andria Kaskey, Elder

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us to focus our hearts and our minds on you during this Lenten season. Forgive us and free us from the spirit of division, and help us to worship together as sons and daughters, united in our faith, love, and hope in you.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:1-19

DAY 4

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Submitted by Chris Davis, Elder  

Prayer: Lord, we are thankful for the “giving” opportunities you have in store for us. Help us to notice these opportunities and give of ourselves unconditionally. Reveal to us ways we can give and serve in your name. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.  

Scripture: Philippians 4:10-20  

DAY 3

Friday, March 7, 2014

Submitted by Robin Kauffman, Elder
 
Prayer:  Lord we thank you for setting the ultimate agenda and reminding us when we are straying from it.  Help us to be joyful, not to worry, to pray, to focus on what is true and to practice what we have learned through you.  Amen.
 
Scripture:  Philippians 4:1-9
 

DAY 2

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Submitted by Betsy Podrebarac, Elder

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us not to turn away from the sins of our brothers and sisters because it is uncomfortable. Help us to learn to love them in truth so that we can better love you.

Scripture: Luke 17:1-8

DAY 1

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Submitted by Robin Smith, Elder

Prayer: Dear Lord, as I approach each new day, please help me to recognize the pitfalls that keep me from living the life that you want for me. Open my eyes to your goals and your plans for me. Have mercy on me, a sinner.

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14

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