Monday, June 11. As you read the story in 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, reflect on the ways God has anointed you for ministry and service.
Words from The Word: The Lord said to Samuel, “I will show you what to do. You are to anoint for me the one I indicate.” -1 Samuel 16:3, NIV
Audio Lectio: Join in praying the words of Mark 4:35-41.
Pray for: the people and countries of Angola and Mozambique.
Spiritual Tools: Let’s pay some close attention to the listening process with An Exercise in Listening to God by Marjorie Thompson.
Restore us Lord. Once we prayed, knowing our help came from You. Once we defied injustice knowing that you were on our side. Once we prayed all night “’til our help came.” Once we apologized for calling someone a fool. Once we believed it was important to please you. Restore us as people who follow God even when no one is looking. Restore us Lord.
-Kwasi I. Kena
The Africana Worship Book: Year B
From page 147 of The Africana Worship Book: Year B, edited by Valerie Bridgeman Davis and Safiyah Fosua. Copyright © 2007 by Discipleship Resources. Used by permission.
Prayer: Anointing God, make me green and flowing with sap so that I may serve you as your new creation. Amen.
Art Credit: Creation II from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.
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