Peace by piece

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Luke 24:36-49

Question for reflection:
How will you carry the peace and promise of this Easter celebration into your daily living this week? Who do you know that needs you to represent the living Christ to them?

Prayer for the day:

God, thank you for making me a witness to the resurrection. Help me carry the hope and promise of Easter into the dark and doubting places of the world. With gratitude for the gift of your presence and your peace, I pray. AMEN

~ Jonathan Shively, Executive Director, Congregational Life Ministries

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Lenten Devotional written by Duane Grady, pastor of Cedar Lake Church of the Brethren (Available from Brethren Press in print and E-Book formats). Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, Duane’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.

I have seen the Lord!

A Community of Love    John 20:1-18

Prayer for the Day:
Revealing God, open my eyes that I, like Mary, may see the risen Jesus. Receive my joy at your victory over death. Guide me in giving witness to the risen Savior. Lead me in the light of this miraculous day. Thank you for your persistent companionship through the days of Lent to this Easter day. Alleluia. Alleluia. Jesus Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

Question for reflection:
What is your testimony on this day of bearing witness?  Where have you seen Jesus? What are the words you will use to describe your joy? How will your actions be impacted by what you have seen and know?

~ Jonathan Shively, executive director, Congregational Life Ministries

Congregational Life Ministries of the Church of the Brethren is offering these simple prayers and questions in connection to this year’s Lent devotional written by Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford. (Available from Brethren Press) Join us as we look and listen for the coming of the Word through the reading of scripture, Cheryl’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.