Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Precarious House of Cards

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
Now to the Lord all blessings be
ascribed forever then;
forevermore—so let it be!
Amen, and yes, Amen!
 —Psalm 89:52 (Tune: Capel CM)
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.
—John 14:27
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The world's way to get peace is to try to eliminate that which disturbs; God's way is to restore the unruly. The world's way to get peace is to say, 'Shut up, I don't want to hear it anymore.' The Lord's way is to say, "Be still, and know that I am God.' The world's peace is a precarious house of cards; God's peace is cosmic wholeness. How would you define peace?
 —Eugene Peterson, Praying with Jesus
TODAY'S PRAYER
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us;
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us;
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, grant us your peace...
 
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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