Doing and Being

by Beth Richardson on June 13, 2012 · 7 comments

Creation II

Wednesday, June 13. Read “Doing and Being” (p. 14) and consider how your experience of call is similar to or different from that of the author.

Have you always known your call? Or do you struggle for clarity?

Words from The Word: Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed David in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. -1 Samuel 16:13, NRSV

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

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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