Sunday, May 13. Mother’s Day. Sixth Sunday of Easter. Remember your mother or mothers of the faith. Consider the women who taught or modeled for you seeking God’s call.
Words from The Word: Jesus said, “You did not choose me, no, I chose you; and I commissioned you to go out and to bear fruit, fruit that will last.” -John 15:16, NJB
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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