Holy worship


Luke 4:5-8

Prayer for the day:
Almighty God,
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Help me to love them anyway.
If I do good, people may accuse me of selfish motives. May I do good anyway.
If I am successful, I may win false friends and true enemies. May I succeed anyway.
The good I do today may be forgotten tomorrow. May I do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make me vulnerable. May I be honest and transparent anyway.
What I spend years building may be destroyed overnight. May I build anyway.
People who really want help may attack me if I help them. May I help them anyway.
If I give the world the best I have, I may get hurt. May I give the world my best anyway.
God willing – I seek to do your will.

-inspired by a quote from Mother Teresa

Question for reflection:
If we think of worship as anything that glorifies God, where can you worship God in our every day, ordinary life?

~ Katie Cummings, National Youth Conference Coordinator

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.

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