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Mission Devotional - September 29, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me ears to hear, and a heart to receive, whatever you might have to say to me today. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 28, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord God, our Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of Jesus, your beloved Son, with whom you are well pleased. Thank you for his life and his death. Thank you for his heart of love and mercy that will not break the bruised reed or quench the smoldering wick. Thank you that in him we have hope. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 27, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, you know the truth of what lives and lurks deep down in our hearts, even when we try to hide it from you. And more than anything else you long for us to come out of hiding so that you can heal us and make us whole. Give us the courage today, to stretch out our hand. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 26, 2016

Opening Prayer: When you choose to pull back the curtain, Lord Jesus, and show me a little bit of who you are and what you are up to, please let me be paying attention, so I don't miss any of what you are trying to reveal to me. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 25, 2016

Opening Prayer: Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts that cannot be dragged down by false loves; give us courageous hearts that cannot be worn down by trouble; give us righteous hearts that cannot be sidetracked by unholy or unworthy goals. Give to us also, our Lord and God, understanding to know You, diligence to look for you, wisdom to recognize You, and a faithfulness that...

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Mission Devotional - September 24, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to be merciful, as you are merciful. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 23, 2016

Opening Prayer: I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit. Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. (Psalm 30:1-4)...

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Mission Devotional - September 22, 2016

Opening Prayer: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, and by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our fathers trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them. To you they cried and were rescued; in you they tr...

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Mission Devotional - September 21, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, by your wounds we are healed. Thank you for your willingness to be wounded, in order that you might raise our woundedness to new life, and make us a source of healing for others. Give us the courage to go there this day. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 20, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 19, 2016

Opening Prayer: O God, our Heavenly Father, thank you for those you have placed in our lives to nurture our faith and to give us guidance and direction; those who have been spiritual mothers and fathers to us. We are eternally grateful for them and recognize our great need for each of them. May we be a similar blessing to those in our lives and world today. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 18, 2016

Opening Prayer: Loving Father, teach me to love and care for those that need you today. Those who are passed over and do not feel love unless I love them for you. May Christ's love for others be felt through me today. In your name and by your power I pray these things. Amen. (Disciplines for the Inner Life by Bob Benson and Michael W. Benson)...

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Mission Devotional - September 17, 2016

Opening Prayer: O Lord, our God, the Father from whom all fatherhood derives its name, thank you that you are our Heavenly Father, and that you love us more than we can dream about in our wildest dreams. Thank you....

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Mission Devotional - September 16, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you came to earth and walked among us. Thank you that you still come to us each day through the power of your Spirit. May we always follow your example and go to those in our world who are so desperately in need of your touch and your love. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 15, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you that you are making all things new. Forgive me when I try to settle for bits and pieces of the new, while trying to hold on to a lot of the old. Help me not to let the old things, and the old ways of being, get in the way of the new you want to do in and through me. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 14, 2016

Opening Prayer: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! (Psalm 51:1-2)...

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Mission Devotional - September 13, 2016

Opening Prayer: Jesus, help me to step inside your story today, so that you might tell me my own. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 12, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help us to come to know you more deeply each day. Help us to see who you really are, and let that knowledge transform us back into the people you dreamt us to be. For your kingdom and your glory. Amen...

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Mission Devotional - September 11, 2016

Opening Prayer: Father, I abandon myself into Your hands; do with me what You will. Whatever You do, I thank You. I am ready for all, I accept all. Let only Your will be done in me, as in all Your creatures, I ask no more than this, my Lord. Into Your hands I commend my soul; I offer it to You, O Lord, with all the love in my heart, for I love You, my God, and so need to g...

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Mission Devotional - September 10, 2016

Opening Prayer: Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you had the courage to leave the crowd behind when it was necessary. Give us the ability and the desire to do the same. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 9, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, give us the courage, this day, to live real, authentic lives. Lives that flow directly from you and what you are doing deep in our hearts and souls. Give us the courage to be open and vulnerable with each other, and with you. Give us the courage to put ourselves out there, whatever that may mean. Give us the courage to live for your kingdom rath...

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Mission Devotional - September 8, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, give me faith this day. Faith in your hand and faith in your heart. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 7, 2016

Opening Prayer: O Lord, may your hand be upon us, and with us, this day. In every way possible. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 6, 2016

Opening Prayer: Jesus, help us not to avoid the hard way, but help us to have the faith and the courage to follow you in it. Whatever that may mean. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 5, 2016

Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, as I come to you today, fill my heart and my whole being with the wonder of your presence. Help me to be open to you for this time as I put aside the cares of this world. Fill my mind with your peace, your love. Amen. (Sacred Space 2016)...

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Mission Devotional - September 4, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, give us a heart of discernment this day, that we might clearly see who and what you are calling is to. And then give us the courage and the grace and the willingness to do it, whatever it may be. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 3, 2016

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, what lives in me that hinders me from living and loving the way you desire for me to live and to love? Whatever it may be, help me to remove it, that I may be more like you, a beautiful reflection of your grace and mercy. Amen....

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Mission Devotional - September 2, 2016

Opening Prayer: O my God, teach me to seek you, for I cannot seek you unless you teach me, or find you unless you show yourself to me. Let me seek you in my desire, and desire you in my seeking. Let me find you by loving you, let me love you when I find you. - St. Anselm of Canterbury...

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Mission Devotional - September 1, 2016

Opening Prayer: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Ch...

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