Washing feet

Lent 2013 Cover   John 13:1-17, 31-35

Question for reflection:
Whose feet do I need to wash today? Whose act of servanthood do I need to be prepared to receive?

Prayer for the day:
God, prepare me to wash the feet of my sisters and brothers in Christ, but also ready me to serve less familiar folks in uncomfortable places. Remind me that sometimes it’s just as important to humble myself for others to wash my feet as well. Orient my life through the power of the towel. Amen.

(follow this link for a musical meditation on washing feet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kSe0xbcAmo&feature=youtu.be)

~ 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, The Practice of Paying Attention, written by Dana Cassell, Minister of Youth Formation at the Manassas 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, Dana’s reflections, times of prayer, and conversations on this blog.