Lenten Devotionals

Not Just My Feet, John 13:9

9 “Then Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and head as well”. Daily Reflection Think of a time when you sat down with a friend and shared a cup of coffee and some quiet conversation. The sharing of your time and the enrichment of your relationship were what was important; the […]

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My Love May Be in Them, John 17:25-26

25“Righteous Father, the world does not know you, but I know you; and these know that you have sent me. 26I made your name known to them, and I will make it known, so that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” Daily Reflection These verses mark […]

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Waiting for Divine Redemption, Psalm 130:2-3

Out of the depths to Thee I raise… the voice of lamentation; Lord, turn a gracious ear to me, and hear my supplication.  If thou should count our every sin, each evil deed or thought within, O who could stand before thee?    From a hymn by Martin Luther Daily Reflection O God, tonight I […]

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Return to Me with All Your Heart, Joel 2:12-13

12“Even now”, declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning”. 13 Rend your heart and not your garments.  Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. Daily Reflection I’m sure […]

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As a Deer Longs, Psalm 42:1

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. Daily Reflection As the deer longs for flowing streams, don’t we all yearn for “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”? Daily, sometimes hourly, we all call upon the Almighty to right our […]

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Same Mind and Love as Christ, Philippians 2:1-2

1Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Daily Reflection The dynamic of our […]

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Let Us Lay Aside Every Weight, Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, Daily Reflection When I think of a cloud of witnesses, I imagine the massive group of on-lookers […]

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Search Me God and Know My Heart, Psalm 139:23-24

23Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts;24and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way. Daily Reflection God knows me best.  He knows what is in my heart; my anxious and calming thoughts; my tears and laughter; my joys […]

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April 8

Disturbing God, your generosity of grace knows no bounds, it is unfathomable in depth, immeasurable in breadth. You disturb me, provoke me, challenge me to do the same— to offer my resources, my gifts, my passions to make right relations, to feed the hungry, to resist evil, to stand for justice, to work for dignity […]

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