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Pray with Me for Justice: Amos 5:21-24

Focus Scripture: Amos 5:21-24 21 I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies. 22 Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the offerings of well-being of your fatted animals I will not look upon. 23 Take away from me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. 24 But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

Unity, Justice, and Peace

My Reflections on Today’s Scripture

Find a quiet place to sit still for a time. What are the thoughts, concerns, and challenges you are struggling with today? How is God speaking to you through Scripture? Reflect briefly on your feelings.

 

 

 

 

 

My Prayer Response

Using scripture and your reflections as a guide, write a prayer. Let your requests be made known to God. Speak back to God the truth and promises found in God’s word. Pray on anything you want to talk to God about.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Prayer for Wisdom

Focus Scripture: Ephesians 1:17 (NRSV)
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him.

God of Wisdom, we pray that you will guide us in all of our ways today. There are so many opinions and voices telling us what they think is right from man’s point of view. Help us to hear from you and to discern what is wise and true. Help us to interpret what we see through a lens of love and righteousness. We thank you for this day of life. We thank you for all the ways you continually bless us. Help us to be still in times of trouble so we can feel your peace and joy. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.


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Spiritual Unity in the Body of Christ

In this time of social distancing many people are wondering about the impact of all this on their life in the church. They’re concerned that they will no longer have a place of sanctuary to go to, a place of peace, a place of fellowship. Some are concerned that if they miss church, they will be missing out on an opportunity to experience the Kingdom of God. To those people, I say, let’s look at this thing with
fresh eyes.

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus told his disciples that the Kingdom of God is among us (Luke 17:21). It resides in the hearts and souls and minds of each and every believer. The Apostle Paul referred to the church as the body of Christ. He told the church
in Ephesus that we are all one in the Spirit. One body. One spirit. One faith. One Lord. One baptism. One God the Father of all, who is above all, through all, and in all and all (Ephesians 4:3). In other words, God is everywhere. And God is  with you. And God is in you, even now as you shelter in place.

So while we are not able to worship in a brick-and-mortar building because we are ordered to maintain our social distancing, there will be no spiritual distancing among us. The church is still vibrant. Today, we come together to touch and agree, spirit to spirit.


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