Transcendent Peace

Day 34And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

—–Philippians 4:7-10


Question- What must I do to find the peace of God on this day?


Prayer- LORD, your peace is what we seek. The peace you offer frees us from the tyranny of this world and the uncertainty of its achievements. We are surrounded by frightening and disturbing things right now and we seek your peace with all our heart. Amen


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Acknowledge Him

Day 33Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

—-Proverbs 3:5-6


Question- What ways must I surrender to God’s path today?


Prayer- LORD, I trust you with all that I am and lean to you for the wisdom needed to carry me through this day. It is sometimes difficult to just let go and allow you to lead the way.  My goal today is to allow you to ease my burden and carry my load for I am exhausted. Amen


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In the Midst of Trouble

Day 32On the day I called, you answered me,
   you increased my strength of soul.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
   you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies;
you stretch out your hand,
   and your right hand delivers me.

—–Psalm 138: 1-2&7


Question– Am I calling on God today?


Prayer – LORD, I call upon you on this day as I dwell in the midst of trouble. There is no adversity that you cannot over come. There is no trouble you cannot remedy. Please be with me this day as I seek the path you have set for my deliverance. Amen.


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Humble Yourself

Day 31If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

—2 Chronicles 7:14


Question- How will you humble yourself today?


Prayer- LORD, you are teaching some new definitions of humility during this crisis that we are facing. Give me the courage to put myself aside and live for the greater good. I know that you will heal us in time and I acknowledge my helplessness as I wait and pray for that time to come. Amen.



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Strong and Bold

Day 30Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.’

—Deuteronomy 31:6



Question- How will I express my boldness in the Lord today?


Prayer- LORD, let me discover the boldness that you have planted in me. Make my heart and mind aware that you are the source of my strength and courage. Let me behave with the confidence that flows from that knowledge. Amen.


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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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No Other

Day 27You are my witnesses, says the Lord,

and my servant whom I have chosen,

so that you may know and believe me

and understand that I am he.

Before me no god was formed,

nor shall there be any after me.

I, I am the Lord,

and besides me there is no savior.

—–Isaiah 43:10-11


Question- How can I be a witness to the Lord today?


PrayerLORD, you have chosen us as your witnesses today. Help us to rise to the occasion as we walk through life. Give us the courage and the wise words to share your grace to those that you send our way. 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


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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


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