Thursday, May 3. National Day of Prayer. Pray for the needs of our nation—for its people and for its leaders. Pray to discern the ways you can respond to the needs of others.
Words from The Word: Royal power belongs to the Lord. He rules all the nations. -Psalm 22:28, NLT
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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