Chosen and Precious

A Community of Love   1Peter 2: 4-10

Prayer for the Day:
Thank you, Lord, that my heart and my feelings matter to you.  They always have . . . but now it’s beginning to sink in. It’s one thing to believe it in your head – quite another to discover this is true.  Thank you that I can invite you into the midst of any upsetting situation and you quiet me with your presence and affirm our relationship together.  Remind me that I am loved and accepted even when I’m upset. Your comfort allows me to see things from Your perspective and not the pain-clouded perceptions of my distress. I am overwhelmed by your goodness!

Question for reflection:
Have there been times when you felt that God disregarded your pain and your struggles? How did you feel?  What is God calling you to do in difficult situations?

~ Randi Rowan, Program Assistant, 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.

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