Archive: 2014 ()

A Prayer for Religious Freedom for Saeed Abedini

Saeed Abedini remains imprisoned in Iran, and in his recent Christmas letter, he noted that his jailers threatened him, and made him take down his lone Christmas decoration: A paper cross. We’d like to show him, and his wife, Nagheh, and kids, that he is not forgotten. So how about putting your own

Posted 12/20/2014 05:12 PM

Saturday of the Third Week of Advent-God-with-Us Changes Everything

“The Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

Jesus, help me be more ready to celebrate your presence with us.

Posted 12/20/2014 03:57 PM

Friday of the Third Week of Advent-We Are Called to Be God's Community

“God chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.” (Ephesians 1:4)

Jesus, help me participate more fully in my church community.

Posted 12/19/2014 01:47 AM

Thursday of the Third Week of Advent-We Have So Much to Give.

“Do not bother me; the door has already been locked, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up and give you anything.” (Luke 11;11;7)

Jesus, help me open myself to others and their needs.

Posted 12/18/2014 01:35 PM

Happy Birthday Pope Francis- Wednesday of the Third Week of Advent

Nothing Can Take Away Our Joy

“Very truly, I tell you, you will weep and mourn, but the world will rejoice, you will have pain, but your pain will turn into joy.” (John 16;22)

Jesus, help me trust you to face the challenges that help me grow.

Posted 12/17/2014 03:50 PM

Tuesday of the Third Sunday of Advent-Let Your Joy Go Out to Others

“I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud, and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeem you.’(Isaiah 44:22)

Jesus, help me return to your embrace.

Posted 12/17/2014 03:37 PM

Monday of the Third Sunday of Advent-God's Faithfulness Gives Joy

This day is holy to our LORD; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)

Jesus, help me begin again to live as you want me to.

Posted 12/15/2014 01:13 PM

Third Sunday of Advent-Rejoice, the Lord Is Near

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances:for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5;17-19)

Jesus, help me share my joy with others.

Posted 12/14/2014 02:44 PM