Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.
Today's Daily Prayer
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father. John 16:27, RSV Dear Father in heaven, we thank you that with our poor, faulty, sinful, and death-ridden lives we may find shelter in your love. We thank you that we are your children. We thank you that whatever we are, however depressed we are about ourselves and the inadequacy of our own nature, we are still your children. Give us your Spirit, we pray. Give us your Holy Spirit, penetrating our whole nature, our flesh and blood, keeping us firm in faith under all temptation and distress. Give us your Spirit to fill us with hope as we look to the future, to fill us with certainty in our Lord Jesus Christ, who was, and is, and is to come, whose victory is before our eyes so that we never waver or become afraid. Give us your Spirit so that we may live in this certainty and prepare ourselves more and more for your coming into the world. May we come to know that your loving-kindness is at work today, that in the end your deliverance will come quickly, to the glory of your name. Amen. Recent articles on Plough Child of the Stars: Le Petit Prince Lands in Bolivia River Claure A photography project reimagines Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince as an Aymara fairy tale. Read now. Canarian Crossroads Diego Gómez Pickering Are the Canary Islands paradise or hell? A trickle of tourists come for the scenery, but no one can stop the migrants who cross the “Atlantic Route,” or the rising deaths of those washed overboard. Read now. PloughCast #17 Christian Nationalism Russell Moore, Susannah Black, and Peter Mommsen What is Christian nationalism, and what should the relationship of church and state be? Read now. Mapping the Evangelical Mind Abigail Storch Abigail Storch reviews Reading Evangelicals by Daniel Silliman, a book that looks at five bestselling novels to investigate the deep story of White American evangelicals. Read now. The Disaster Girl Guide to Selling Online Assets in a Global Market Anthony M. Barr Building bigger storehouses to contain wealth, comes at the expense of sharing with our neighbors. Read now.
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Today's Bible Verse
9With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. - Jeremiah 31:7-9
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God Pause Daily Devotion
15Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: "I am going to make them eat wormwood, and give them poisoned water to drink; for from the prophets of Jerusalem ungodliness has spread throughout the ...read more, click here Luther Seminary - God Pause