by Beth Richardson on June 21, 2012 · 5 comments

Peace Be Still

Thursday, June 21. In 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Paul describes threats to the early church. How do those same things threaten today’s church?

How does your call relate to those threats of the world?

Words from The Word: The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. -Psalm 9:9, NLT

This Week…

Lectionary Texts:

Audio Lectio: Hear and pray the words of Mark 4:34-41.

Pray for: the people and country of Brazil.

Spiritual Tools: This week, try the Ignatian Method as a process of discerning God’s call to you.


Sooner or later, Christian spiritual growth puts you right up against the conflict between your voracious desire to stay in control and your call to surrender more deeply. Not all control is detrimental, of course, but you do need to give up trying to control the uncontrollable and learn to trust that all is in God’s hands.

-Tilda Norberg
Gathered Together: Creating Personal Liturgies for Healing and Transformation

From p. 50 of Gathered Together: Creating Personal Liturgies for Healing and Transformation by Tilda Norberg. Copyright (c) 2007 by Tilda Norberg. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

Prayer: God of stillness, hush my fears so that I can hear your voice above the roar of the storms that batter my small boat. Amen.

Art Credit: He Qi – Peace Be Still from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.

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