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Lord My Rock

day29Blessed be the Lord my rock!

who trains my hands to fight and my fingers to battle

My help and my fortress,

my stronghold and my deliverer,

my shield in whom I trust.

O Lord, what are we that you should care for us?

mere mortals that you should think of us?

We are like a puff of wind.

our days are like a passing shadow.

—-Psalm 144


Question- What are some ways that I can trust you today?


Prayer-

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me bring love.

Where there is offense, let me bring pardon.

Where there is discord, let me bring union.

Where there is error, let me bring truth.

Where there is doubt, let me bring faith.

Where there is despair, let me bring hope.

Where there is darkness, let me bring your light.

Where there is sadness, let me bring joy.

O Master, let me not seek as much

to be consoled as to console,

to be understood as to understand,

to be loved as to love,

for it is in giving that one receives,

it is in self-forgetting that one finds,

it is in pardoning that one is pardoned,

it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.

—Francis of Assisi

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Who Is it?

Day 28  March 28

After this he said to him, ‘Follow me.’

Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; he was the one who had reclined next to Jesus at the supper and had said, ‘Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?’

—John 21:19-20


Question- Have I always been faithful to Jesus?


Prayer- Lord, in difficult times it is easy to turn our backs on you. Please spare me of such times, but when they come, prepare me to stand with you. Let me be faithful. Amen

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The Turning

Day 26the burning sand shall become a pool,

and the thirsty ground springs of water;

the haunt of jackals shall become a swamp,

the grass shall become reeds and rushes.

—-Isaiah 35:7


Question- What changes are you making in your life?


Prayer- LORD, you can change any situation. Help me to see the things in my life that need to be transformed, and make me ready for the totality of transformation that comes when you are truly involved. Amen


Change Day 26

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Elusive Purity

Day 25The plans of the mind belong to mortals,

but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes,

but the Lord weighs the spirit.

Commit your work to the Lord,

and your plans will be established.

—–Proverbs 16:1-3


Question– Do I use the wisdom that God offers?


Prayer- Lord, I acknowledge that a special purity comes you and that I am merely a vessel that carries what you have given. Let me have the understanding to be able to put your spirit to work in me. In doing so, I can achieve the purity of heart that so eludes me. Amen


Day 25-1

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Call Upon the Lord

Day 24I call upon you, O LORD; come quickly to me;

give ear to my voice when I call to you.

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,

and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice

—-Psalm 141:1-2


Question- Do I call upon the Lord and believe he will come?


Prayer- Lord, I call upon you this day with the faith that you will carry me through. I acknowledge you as my strength I times of trouble, my shield in times of danger and my deliverer in times of panic. Please be me this day and be my friend. Amen


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Who are You?

day 23

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ He asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.

—Acts 9:4-6


Question- Do we sometimes forget who Jesus really is?


Prayer- LORD, let me never forget that I am called to be a follower of you. Help me to act in a way that people may see you when they see me. Amen

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From the Beginning

Day 22In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.

—John 1:1-3



Question- Do I trust that God has always been with me?


Prayer- LORD, your scripture says that your love for me has always been in your plans. Let that assurance lead me to live a life that honors you. Amen


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The Divine Shepherd

day 20

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

—Psalm 23


Question – Have I looked to the divine shepherd today?


Prayer – LORD, we are so accustomed to counting on ourselves that we often forget that we have a shepherd to guide us in difficult times. Enlighten me to see that you are there when I feel so alone. You are there when the world has abandoned me. You are the divine shepherd who guides me through troubled waters. Amen.


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Rules for the New Life

Day 19      March 18

Day 19Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.

—Ephesians 4:26-29


Question- Do I take the time to really work on my anger?


Prayer- LORD, your peace surpasses all my understanding. When anger rises within me, please calm my mind and soothe my heart with your gentle words. Fill my whole life with your perfect peace. May my personality be shaped by your peace rather than my frustration. Amen

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The Burden Lifting God

Day 18

“I lifted the burden
from your shoulder
and took the heavy basket
from your hands.
When you were in trouble,
I rescued you,
and from the thunderclouds,
I answered your prayers.

—-Psalm 81:6-7


Question – When did God lift a burden from you?


Prayer- LORD, you are a burden lifting God.

I know that you are with me when I am weak:

you are with me when my needs are great:

you are with me when all others abandon me.

Let me live with the knowledge of your faithfulness. Amen


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