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August 12, 2020

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  • August 12, 2020

How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Ask God to help us proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and salvation, that all who hear will believe, be saved and enjoy the blessings of being a sibling in Christ with believers throughout the world.Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, August 12, 2020 I Love to Tell the Story ELW #661 1 I love to tell the storyof unseen things above,of Jesus and his glory,of Jesus and his love.I love to tell the story,because I know it’s true;it satisfies my longingsas nothing else would do. RefrainI love to tell […]

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August 11, 2020

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Pray that we will listen carefully to God and be receptive to the ways God speaks to us each day, especially when we least expect it or are slow to recognize God’s voice amid the noise and competing voices in the world.                                           Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, August 11, 2020 Gracious and holy God, give us diligence to seek you, wisdom to perceive you, and patience to wait for you. Grant us, O God, a mind to mediate on you; eyes to behold you; ears to listen for your word; a heart to love you; and a life that proclaims […]

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August 10, 2020

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  • August 10, 2020

Freed in Christ to love and serve the neighbor. Dear church, We are living in uncertain and difficult times. Amid the pandemic of COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic of racism and xenophobia, our communities and world are ravaged by illness, death and injustice. Fear, grief, anger and strife are within and around us. We are tempted to turn inward in despair. Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther wrote a treatise titled The Freedom of a Christian. In it, he offered his most compelling summary of the Christian life: In Christ we are completely free and at the same time completely […]

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July 30, 2020

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  • July 30, 2020

In Memory of John Lewis Though I may not be here with you, I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe. In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate that the way of peace, the way of love and nonviolence is the more excellent way. Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.                                                      New York Times, July 30, 2020 Let Justice Flow like Streams                                                                ELW# 717 1    Let justice flow like streams      of sparkling water, pure,      enabling growth, refreshing life,      abundant, cleansing, sure. 2    Let […]

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July 29, 2020

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  • July 29, 2020

“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). Prayers We pray for school administrators, teachers, staff and students who are preparing for a new year of learning.We pray for those with heavy hearts and anxious minds. We pray for meaningful conversations and the ability to listen. We give thanks for state parks, walking trails, lakes and conservation areas that point to the beauty of God’s creation. We give thanks for scripture and reading Bible stories together. We give thanks for the experiences of summer: campfires, fireflies, playing catch […]

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July 27, 2020

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  • July 27, 2020

Pray that we will continue turning to and prayerfully studying Scripture—individually and together. Pray that doing so will strengthen and deepen our faith, comfort and encourage us, guide us in loving our neighbor, and be a source of joy and thanksgiving.                               Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, July 27, 2020 Let us pray: Blessed Lord God, you have caused the holy scriptures to be written for the nourishment of your people. Grant that we may hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, comforted by your promises, we may embrace and forever hold fast to the hope of eternal […]

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July 26, 2020

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  • July 26, 2020

How do you envision and understand the kingdom of heaven? Pray that we might stay well-rooted in Scripture and the teachings of Christ to better understand the kingdom of heaven, and to be cautious in embracing cultural myths, traditions handed down and false promises about the kingdom of God.                                          Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, July 26 45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; 46on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.                                           Matthew 13: 45-46 Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God                                                           WOV #783 […]

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July 24, 2020

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Pray that we will be filled with and led by the Spirit so that our actions, words and faith reveal who we are ― children of God, followers of Christ.                               Prayer Ventures, Living Lutheran, July 24, 2020 1See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.                                                       1 John 3:1 Come, Holy Spirit, and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created […]

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July 23, 2020

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  • July 23, 2020

13b Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing.                             Joel 2: 13b Discernment is faithful living…       From Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life, Henri Nouwen The prophets routinely called Israel back to faithful living. Luther links this constant call to our new life in Christ through the sacrament of Holy Baptism: What then is the significance of such a baptism with water? It signifies that the old person in us with all sins and evil desires is to be drowned and die through […]

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