Sanctified in Truth

by Beth Richardson on May 15, 2012 · 6 comments

Word of Life mural

Tuesday, May 15. Read John 17:6-19 aloud. What does this prayer have to say to you as you seek to be a disciple of Christ today?

What is the prayer of your heart?

Words from The Word: This is the testimony: God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. -1 John 5:11, NRSV

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Hear and pray the words from John 17:6-10.

Pray for: the people and countries of Kenya and Tanzania.

Spiritual Tools: Journey alongside the Clearness Committee with the practice of Making Decisions.

Quote:

GOD KNOWS US and calls us by name. We are not strangers or aliens to God. We are each and all God’s beloved. We have as our lover the Creator and Master of all that exists. The One who calls us beloved is also the one who know us so intimately and well that even the number of hairs on our head is known.

-Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job
A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God

From pp. 95-96 of A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. Copyright © 2003 by Norman Shawchuck and Rueben P. Job. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission of Upper Room Books.

Prayer: Holy Spirit, as I await your coming, fill me with both stillness and action. Amen.


Art Credit: Millard Sheets – Word of Life mural, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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Buzz May 15, 2012 at 1:55 am

The prayer of my heart is also the prayer of my spirit.

O God,
GET ME OUT OF YOUR WAY!
Fill my mouth with Your holy words.
Amen.

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Buzz May 15, 2012 at 7:44 am

AUDIO LECTIO: John 17:6-10
Phrase speaking to me: “…everything that is mine is Yours….”
Phrase tells me: be really real revealing my self
Response: In the words of the Kairos Motto, I will “listen, listen; love, love”.

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Pat May 15, 2012 at 11:39 am

My prayer is: I FEEL that I am being led by Spirit to a “new calling” in this latter chapter of my life. I
am listening and seeking direction.

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linda marie May 15, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Protect me, God.
The world is fierce.
Your people cannot find unity.
Families are struggling.
In You, O Lord, is my only hope.

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Nancy C. Hardin May 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Make us one. One people in Your love. Do away with our refusal to accept one another as Your children and to realize that each of us is worthy of acceptance.

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Molly May 16, 2012 at 5:38 am

Lord, Give me the grace to be your person in whatever you bring into my day.

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