This is our second annual Lenten Devotional. Last year’s booklet proved to be a great blessing for both those who contributed and for those who used it as a guide in preparation for Holy Week and Easter. Once again, we thank all who shared and the Spiritual Formation Committee for its work at recruitment and compiling all the offerings that follow.
When I first arrived at MPC in January of 2008, it was my intention to stay for a couple years and then move back into the world of cross-cultural missions. It has been five years now, a reflection of my love and respect for you all, as well as a renewed faith, especially that God loves the world through His church.
Submitted by Erin Schmitt, Director of Children’s Ministries
My Light and Salvation help me not to be afraid. When trouble comes, please give me hope to wait for You and lead me into Your rest.
Scripture Reference: Psalm 27
Submitted by Mindy Davis, Deacon
Dear Lord, Your loving-kindness is all around me; slow me down--open my eyes, my ears, my heart. I want to see, hear and feel Your tender mercies. I need Your help. In Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Reference: Psalm 40
Submitted by Rev. Craig Bean
Father, in time of distress in my life, give the comfort of forgiveness. In time of darkness give hope, in time of sickness give quiet courage; and when my heart is bowed down, and my soul is very heavy, and life is a burden, then may Your Spirit, the Comforter, come. By Your mercy, lift me up, through Jesus Christ the Lord – Amen.
Submitted by Andrew Kalemkarian, Deacon
Jesus, thank You for opening up the communication channels between God and ourselves by Your death and resurrection. Lord, today would You open my heart and my mind to speak my heart and mind to You.
Scripture Reference: Psalm 55
Submitted by Peter Zajaczkowski, Elder
Lord help me to take time to think about what You are trying to teach us, to be open to Your word and to be humble.
Scripture Reference: Mark 11:27-33 By What Authority?
Submitted by John Chaffee, Director of Youth Ministries
Heavenly Father, thank You for this day and the opportunity to experience Your mercies anew. Please keep me this day and continue to show me how to live and to love as You do. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Scripture Reference: Psalm 51
Submitted by Kevin McPeak, Elder
Heavenly Father. I know You know me with all my faults, fears and shortcomings and that You continue to reach out to me and love me regardless. Please grant me the strength, courage and resolve to receive and accept Your love, and help me to look for Your face in all that I see, say and do every day. This I ask in the powerful name of Your only son Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by Kim Schultz, Elder
Heavenly Father, I ask You to speak to my heart as I read Your Word today. Show me all You wish me to know about You, about myself and about how to serve You with my whole being. To Your name be all honor and glory forever.
Scripture Reference: II Corinthians 4:13-18
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