Friday, May 11. Read Psalm 98. Write a song or poem about your sense of God’s movement in your life.
Words from The Word: Jesus said, “My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them.” -John 15:12-13, GNT
Audio Lectio: Pray the words of John 15:9-15 with us this week.
Pray for: the people and countries of Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.
Spiritual Tools: Revisit The Examen as a powerful tool for discerning the call of God in your life.
Gracious Lord, who called your church to witness that you were in Christ reconciling all people to yourself: gather all of your children around your table for the gospel feast and shape me in such a way by your Spirit that your invitation might be extended to all through me. Amen.
-Paul Wesley Chilcote
A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit
From p. 121 of A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2008 by the author. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.
Prayer: Lord God, transform me into the crispest of apples, the juiciest of peaches or the sweetest of berries. Use my fruitiness for you. Amen.
Art Credit: Lyre (Golden Gate Park), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
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