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Blog Archives: February 2018

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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 13:12-14 12After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?13You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am.14So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. Pray Today, pray for City Hope as they work to build a community of healing in the Tenderloin. Ask Jesus to serve our neighbors in the Tenderloin through the relationships that are formed at the City Hope ...
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 13:6-8 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 8Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” Pray Ask Jesus today for the grace to accept his service and self-sacrifice. Sit quietly, and imagine Jesus washing your feet. Feel what it is like to let the son of God serve you. If you are able, share your love and gratitude with him.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 13:3-7 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Pray Thank God for this ...
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 13:3-7 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” Pray Ask Jesus to help ...
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February
2018

Individual Scripture Meditation Guide : Feb 25

Each day, find a quiet place, take five deep breaths, and invite the Spirit to be your guide. Read the passage slowly, out loud if possible. Engage it through the lens of the day, taking notes if helpful. To close, always return to deep breathing and rest for a few quiet minutes in God’s all-loving presence. WEEKLY SCRIPTURE: Feb 25 - Mar 3   Peril (John 13:1-17) 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he ...
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:40-44 40Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” 41So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. 42I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” 43When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus ...
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:32-35 32When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved. 34He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”35Jesus began to weep. Pray Thank Jesus for this story. Thank him for showing us that he knows what it’s like to lose someone. Thank him for sharing our grief, and ask him ...
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:25-26 25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, 26and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Pray Listen to Jesus’ words and sit with them. Thank Jesus for bringing life out of death. Thank him for his words of comfort, and for making those words true by his own death and resurrection.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:20-22 20When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary stayed at home. 21Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him.” Pray Pray for people who have lost loved ones and are grieving. Pray that, like Martha, they would be able to bring their disappointment to Jesus — and that, like Martha, they would not lose all hope.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:3 3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” Pray Pray for people who help the sick and the sad: for doctors & nurses, for the City Church Counseling Center, for Leland House and for the Beatles Choir at Laguna Honda. Ask Jesus to give them love and strength as they walk with people who are grieving.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:3 3So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” Pray Jesus knows the pain of having a sick loved one. Pray for those who are sick, naming them and telling Jesus: “Lord, the one you love is ill.”
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 11:1-2 1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. Pray This is a story about someone who is sick and then dies, and the people who love him. Ask God to help you notice people who are grieving this week, and to give you compassion for them. If you are sad, ask Jesus to be close to you in your grief.
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February
2018

Individual Scripture Meditation Guide : Feb 18

Each day, find a quiet place, take five deep breaths, and invite the Spirit to be your guide. Read the passage slowly, out loud if possible. Engage it through the lens of the day, taking notes if helpful. To close, always return to deep breathing and rest for a few quiet minutes in God’s all-loving presence. WEEKLY SCRIPTURE: Feb 18 - Feb 24  Grief  John 11:1-44 1Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her ...
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 10:17-18 17For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. 18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again. I have received this command from my Father.” Pray Today, thank Jesus for being a Savior who chooses to go into death and back out again for us. Ask God to help you come close to Jesus and learn to love him more during Lent.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 10:16 16I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. Pray Pray for everyone who hasn’t heard Jesus calling their name. Pray that all people will find rest and peace and life in God’s love.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 10:9-10 9I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. Pray Pray for yourself and for all people: that we would find Jesus as the source of unending, abundant life and rest.
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February
2018

Lent Daily Prayer

Read John 10:3-4 3The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. Pray Ask Jesus to teach us to hear his voice during Lent. Thank him for calling us by name, and ask him to help us follow him as he leads us.
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February
2018

Love Under Pressure

Human beings are under a lot of pressure. This has always been the case, but especially now, at the beginning of the 21st century, we can find ourselves living in a city full of unique pressures, and at a time when the world around us seems to be constantly buckling under pressure, and we eventually end up internalizing that pressure and carrying it with us everywhere, all the time. What does love look like under pressure? In Matthew 11, Jesus tells the gathered crowd to learn from him, “for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Did ...