Post Tagged as ‘Daily Message’

October 24, 2020

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  • October 24, 2020

People have told me that how they vote is entirely their own business. I get that, but don’t be surprised if another voice whispers reminders of his advice, as Lord of heaven and earth, to disciples like me and you: Blessed are the poor (Luke 6:20). Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44). You cannot serve God and wealth (Matthew 6:24). I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35). Contrary to popular belief, Christians do not enter a voting booth alone. Excerpted from Jesus and the election: Grounded in grace;  Living Lutheran, November 2020; Frank G. Honeycutt October 23, 2020; Frank Honeycutt is a […]

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October 23, 2020

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  • October 23, 2020

Lutherans throughout the world gathered [in 2017] to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It’s in moments like these that I believe we have the opportunity to look both inward and outward, finding ourselves drawn to questions surrounding identity and purpose. We ask ourselves questions about our journey as a global Lutheran family: Where have we come from, and what does God have in store for us next? For 500 years, our journey of inquiry has been reflected in the liberation we find in Christ, recipients of God’s abundant love and grace, which have been poured out freely for all […]

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October 22, 2020

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  • October 23, 2020

4Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death — even death on a cross.                             Philippians 2: 4-8

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October 21, 2020

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  • October 21, 2020

Give thanks to God for one another and pray for our siblings in Christ, that we will be steadfast in our faith, proclaim the gospel in our daily lives and serve as examples of God’s mercy and love in the world.                                     Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, October 21, 2020

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October 20, 2020

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  • October 21, 2020

Pray that we will experience God’s love, encouragement and unity in the body of Christ through worship and the sacraments—in person, online or however we gather.                                                               Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, October 20, 2020 God Is Here!   ELW# 526 4    Lord of all, of church and kingdom,       in an age of change and doubt,       keep us faithful to the gospel;       help us work your purpose out.       Here, in this day’s dedication,       all we have to give, receive;       we, who cannot live without you,       we adore you! We believe! Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 […]

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October 19, 2020

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  • October 19, 2020

Ask God to help us provide comfort, support and hope to our neighbors who feel helpless and overwhelmed amid the pandemic, natural disasters, economic struggles and social unrest.                         Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, October 19, 2020 Hide me now under your wings.Cover me within your mighty hand,When the oceans riseAnd thunders roar,I will soar with you above the storm;Father you are king over the flood.I will be still and know you are God.             Still, Hillsong, by permission CCLI 2956376

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October 16, 2020

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  • October 17, 2020

All of life would become a prayer…. If we knew how to listen to God, if we knew how to look around us, our whole life would become prayer. For it unfolds under God’s eyes and no part of it must be lived without being freely offered to him….                                                 Prayers, Michael Quoist Morning Offering I offer all the prayers, works, joys and problems of this day to the Father, through the Son, my Lord and brother, in union with the Holy Spirit. I unite myself in spirit and prayer with all the Christians throughout the world. May the people […]

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October 15, 2020

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  • October 16, 2020

Psalm 23  1The Lord is my shepherd;  I shall not be in want. 2The Lord makes me lie down in green pastures  and leads me beside still waters. 3You restore my soul, O Lord,  and guide me along right pathways for your name’s sake. 4Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil;  for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.  5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;  you anoint my head with oil, and my cup is running over. 6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,  and […]

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October 13, 2020

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  • October 13, 2020

Pray that we, too, will hear Paul’s assurance to the Philippians in difficult times, that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Ask that the Spirit fill our lives with peace, love and mercy that will shine brightly in the world.       Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, October 13, 2020   O Day of Peace                   WOV #762 1    O day of peace that dimly shines       through all our hopes and prayers and dreams,       guide us to justice, truth, and love,       delivered from our selfish schemes.       May […]

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