Abide in Me

by Beth Richardson on May 4, 2012 · 2 comments

True Vine

Friday, May 4. The word “abide” is found in both John 15:1-8 and 1 John 4:7-21. As you read both passages, think about what a call to “abide” would be like.

What does it mean for you to “abide” in God’s love?

Words from The Word: Jesus said, “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you.” -John 15:4, The Message

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

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.

Quote:

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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