Question for reflection:
What is an issue about which you hold a strong opinion? As you approach the love feast, are you ready to lay the issue, and your opinion about it, before God for scrutiny and wisdom?
Prayer for the day:
God, you know how I feel about [issue]. At times I can be consumed by my own opinion. Help me set aside my own agenda and listen carefully to you. Through your scriptures, in humility within my church family, and by the presence of your Holy Spirit, give me patience and grace to hear anew your will about [issue]. In the name of Jesus, servant first and savior forever, 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.