Lent Reading Week 6

Lenten Readings: Week 6—Prayer For Our Community
Wednesday, April 10, 2019     Living in Unity    Psalm 133: 1
 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity
Write your reflections and pray to God for unity in the community.
Thursday, April 11, 2019     Help One Another     Eccl. 4: 9-12
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. If two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Write your reflections and pray to God for strength to help others.
Friday, April 12, 2019     Justice, Mercy & Humility     Micah 6: 8  
 And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
Write your reflections and pray to God for a desire to live justly, love mercy and to walk humbly.
Monday, April 15, 2019     Love One Another     John 15: 12-13
 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
Write your reflections below and pray to God for a sacrificial love for others.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      Love in Action     Romans 12: 10, 13, 16-20
Be devoted to one another in love. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice  hospitality. Live in harmony with one another. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath,    for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. On the contrary: “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
Write your reflections and pray to God for a love that is harmonious and sincere for all...even enemies.

Lent Reading Week 5

Lenten Readings: Week 5—Prayer For Our Church Ministries
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Study and Do Your Best 
2 Timothy 2: 15 (AMP)
Study and do your best to present yourself to God approved, a workman having no reason to be ashamed, accurately handling and skillfully teaching the word of truth.
Write your reflections and pray those working in ministries will seek God’s approval.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 
Work for the Lord
Colossians 3: 23
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.
Write your reflections and pray those working in ministries will serve to glorify God.
Friday, April 5, 2019
One Body, Many Gifts
Romans 12: 4-8 (NCV)   
Each one of us has a body with many parts, and these parts all have different uses. In the same way, we are many, but in Christ we are all one body. Each one is a part of that body, and each part belongs to all the other parts. We all have different gifts, each of which came because of the grace God gave us. The person who has the gift of prophecy should use that gift in agreement with the faith. Anyone who has the gift of serving should serve. Anyone who has the gift of teaching should teach. Whoever has the gift of encouraging others should encourage. Whoever has the gift of giving to others should give freely. Anyone who has the gift of being a  leader should try hard when he leads. Whoever has the gift of showing mercy to others should do so with joy.
Write your reflections and pray for God to fill us with the knowledge of our gifts.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Go Out & Compel
Luke 14: 23
And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.
Write your reflections below and pray for ministries to draw and fill God’s house.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Value Youth
1Timothy 4: 12
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
Write your reflections and pray that our ministries value and encourage youth.

Lent Reading Week 4

Lenten Readings: Week 4—Prayer For Our Church Leaders
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Pastors With God’s Heart
Jeremiah 3: 15
Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
Write your reflections and pray for God to reveal His heart to the pastors who shepherd our souls.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Confident Submission
Hebrews 13: 17
Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Write your reflections and pray to God for grace and wisdom to submit to our leaders’ authority.
Friday, March 29, 2019
A Servant Spirit
1 Peter 5: 2-3
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.
Write your reflections and pray to God to raise up leaders with humility and integrity.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Fearless Faith
Isaiah 41: 10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Write your reflections below and pray for leaders who walk by faith rather than lead by fear.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Strength To Serve
1 Timothy 1: 12
 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.
Write your reflections and pray for God to continually give strength to our leaders.

Lent Reading Week 3

Lenten Readings: Week 3—Prayer For Our Church
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Be & Make Disciples
Matthew 16: 24; 28: 19-20
Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me ... Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Write your reflections and pray for God to raise up disciples who make disciples.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Lord Send Workers
Matthew 9: 37-38
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Pray the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Write your reflections and pray for God to add those to our church who have a mind to work.
Friday, March 22, 2019
Living A Worthy Life...Pleasing God, Bearing Fruit and Growing in Knowledge
Colossians 1: 9-10
We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding   that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way:   bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Write your reflections and pray for God to fill us with the knowledge of His will.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Harmony—One Mind, One Voice
Joshua 24: 14-15
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify God.
Write your reflections below and pray for the same attitude toward one another.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Giving Everything
Mark 12: 44
 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.
Write your reflections and pray for faith to trust God—with everything and in everything.

Lent Reading Week 2

Lenten Readings: Week 2—Prayer For Our Families
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Make God the Head of My Home
Deuteronomy 6: 4-7
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. "You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Write your reflections and pray for God to be your first priority.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Make Me an Instrument
Acts 16: 31-32
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds, and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.
Write your reflections and pray for God to help you lead your family to Jesus.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Luke 15: 16
So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
Write your reflections and pray for God to fill your family with hearts of compassion for those who are lost.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Make Your Choice
Joshua 24: 14-15
Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth. And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Write your reflections below and pray for your family to choose to serve God.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
We Are In God’s Hands
Isaiah 64: 8
Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Write your reflections and pray for God to continually shape and mold you and your family.

Lent Reading Week 1

Lenten Readings: Week 1—Prayer For Ourselves
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Show Me The Right Path
Psalm 25: 1, 4-5
In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.  Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
Write your reflections and pray for God to guide you.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Search My Heart
Psalm 139: 23-24
God, examine me and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
See if there is any bad thing in me. Lead me on the road to everlasting life.
Write your reflections and pray for God to examine you.
Friday, March 8, 2019
Singing With Joy
Psalm 59: 16
But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.
For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.
Write your reflections and pray for God to fill your heart with sing.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Seeking God
Psalm 63: 1-3
You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land where there is no water.     I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
Write your reflections below and pray for a deeper longing for God.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Let Your Light Shine
Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Write your reflections and pray for God to use you for His glory.