Tuesday, May 1. Read the quotes on p. 3. Which of these statements are most helpful in understanding the nature of God’s call?
Words from The Word: Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing.” -John 15:5, NRSV
Audio Lectio: Jesus says “I am the vine” – listen to and pray these words from John 15:5-7.
Pray for: the people and countries of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Spiritual Tools: Hearing the call of God is only half the struggle — we must also learn to discern that call in our lives. Let’s get started with Discerning God’s Will by Nicole Corlew.
O God, who calls those who will follow along with you, show us our duty today, and give us bread for our journey. Through Jesus Christ. Amen.
-Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck
A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People
From page 214 of A Guide to Prayer for All God’s People by Rueben P. Job and Norman Shawchuck. Copyright (c) 1990 by The Upper Room. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.
Prayer: God of constant love and grace, open my spirit to the gentle movement of your Spirit so I can more fully abide in you. Amen.
Art Credit: “True Vine” from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
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