Lenten Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 3-26-20

March 26, 2020

Psalm 130:1-4
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

From the depths of despair, O Lord,
    I call for your help.

Hear my cry, O Lord.
    Pay attention to my prayer.

Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
    who, O Lord, could ever survive?

But you offer forgiveness,
    that we might learn to fear (reverence) you.
Pause in his presence

Lenten Reflection: Despair is the absence of Hope. We were never created to live in despair. God, the source of all Hope, wants to fill us completely with joy and peace as we trust him, but we must pray (Romans 15:13). Prayer connects us with Almighty God. Pray for God’s mercy and grace to flow over his children; the blood of Jesus to protect those marked by the Spirit. Pray for help and wisdom as you navigate through this time of isolation; may you listen to the Voice of the Spirit. Pray for God to impart wisdom to our national and state leaders. Pray for God to heal the sick and protect our medical and emergency teams. Pray for the world to turn to Christ for salvation. Pray, there is much more to pray about…God is listening!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the blood of Jesus and power outflowing his resurrection. I pray to see the manifestation of your miraculous presence in this world now! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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