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Spiritual Direction: Week of June 30
I hope you are doing well and are able to use some of the prayer suggestions that I have been sending.  Check this week’s issue of the Good Word or the church’s website for more information about some great small groups that have started up.  I’d love to have you join us on the front lawn at 10:00 am on Wednesdays for our Lectio Divina prayer time.  It’s a wonderful way to hear the scriptures and have them become even more meaningful to you.  If you are able to join us please bring a mask and a chair and, if you’d like, your Bible and journal.

Here are this week’s prayer suggestions--

Day 1: Pray 1 Thessalonians 5: 12-28. 
Pray without ceasing?  That doesn’t mean 24/7… it means never cease to develop good prayer habits and make an effort to notice God in all things and in all people throughout the day.  Journal or meditate on this: Do you believe that developing a good spiritual discipline of prayer during the good times helps prepare us to stick with it in our difficult times?

Day 2: Pray Psalm 22 (all or part of it). 
Do you ever feel angry toward God?  Do you pray differently when you are angry, or hurting or happy or confused? If so, think about how God enters into those times with you…  Or, is your prayer time often the same regardless of your emotions?  Why is this the case?  Or do you want to ‘take a break’ from praying at these times?

Day 3: Pray Mark 4: 35-41.
Have you experienced prayer as an anchor when your world is in chaos?  Meditate on or journal about a time like that.

Day 4: Pray Luke 18: 1- 8.
Do you hesitate to bring a prayer to God over and over again?  Do Jesus’ words in this parable bring you comfort?

Day 5: Pray Jeremiah 29:1-14.
Do you feel assured that God is indeed listening to you?

Day 6: Pray Isaiah 40: 27-31.
What prayers are you waiting for God to answer?  Be bold in your prayer life!


I hope you have an incredibly blessed week!

Stay well,

Jenny


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Director of Christian Education