“Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary…” (Matthew 13:55)
“For we maintain that a person is justified by faith apart from the works of the law” (Romans 3:28)
Lord, we thank you for considering us worthy of being witnesses of your glory here on Earth.
"Lord, transform my life that I may produce what is good, worthy, and pleasing to you.”
The vine of the tree is Christ who sustains his people through every storm.
..say a prayer for those suffering.
Lord Jesus, make me a servant of love for your kingdom
Find a way to let people know that they are loved.
“But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” (Mt 13:16-17)
“Yet he commanded the skies above and the doors of heaven he opened; he rained manna upon them for food and gave them heavenly bread.” (PS 76: 23-24)
Lord, support me when everything seems to be falling apart. Reach out with the tender love of a father and mother a brother and a sister.
Loving God, help us to see you in the ordinary events of our lives. Be with us each day.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want!” (PS: 23-1)
“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,” (Hebrews 6:19)
I desire mercy not sacrifice. (Mt12:7)
"Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest" (Mt 11:28)
Lord, give me the child-like simplicity and purity of faith to gaze upon your face with joy and confidence in your all-merciful love.
Enlighten the darkness of our hearts and give us a true faith
Lord, we thank you for guiding throughout our lives, whether we are aware of your hand or not. We thank you for allowing us to tell stories about your love and grace and we ask that those that hear our stories may feel your peace and turn to you.
“God the Father chose us in Jesus Christ before the foundation of the world.” (Ephesians 1:4a)
“I am to be gathered unto my people,my soul must go to the spirits of just men made perfect and therefore bury me with my fathers, Abraham and Isaac and their wives.” (GN 49:31)
“As soon as Joseph saw him, he flung himself on his neck and wept a long time in his arms.” (Genesis 46:29)
Loving God, help us to recognize Joseph our brother in those of other faiths
Lord, help me to face the consequences of my sin. Help me to always remember, you are a forgiving and not vengeful God
it takes wrestling with God through the night to finally see the dawn and receive his blessing