Daily Lenten Prayer 4-4-2021
    We raise our Hallelujahs because the Suffering Servant is victorious. We raise our Hallelujahs because the Crucified is now the Risen Lord. We celebrate this day because you entered the [...]
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    Daily Lenten Prayer 4-3-2021
      Without knowing how the end would have been, I can imagine some had probably thought it was the end for Jesus. Some may have likened him to a "flash in [...]
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      Daily Lenten Prayer 4-2-2021
        Today is Good Friday! The journey of Lent has led to the cross. The entry into Jerusalem was just the precursor for what was to happen. We knew it when [...]
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        Daily Lenten Prayer 4-1-2021
          Entering into Jerusalem, Jesus is welcomed with shouts of praise by the crowd. They shout “Hosanna,” and some even place their cloaks on the path before him. But is he [...]
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          Daily Lenten Prayer 3-31-2021
            Jesus is on a mission. He journeys into Jerusalem. He knows what awaits him, yet he goes still. He willingly enters the arena, and squares off with the system of [...]
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            Daily Lenten Prayer 3-30-2021
              In the arena of life there is an ongoing battle between the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world, and we all participate in this ongoing battle. And [...]
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              Daily Lenten Prayer 3-29-2021
                As we enter into Holy Week, we will see Jesus as the ultimate risk-taker – although in his case the consequence was guaranteed. Here he is, as told in Mark’s Gospel, riding [...]
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                Daily Lenten Prayer 3-28-2021
                  Loving and All-Wise God, you created us, and you know our very nature, and the intent of our heart. Nothing about us is hidden for you, or is unknown to [...]
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                  Daily Lenten Prayer 3-27-2021
                    It seems we Americans are busier than ever. When we get busy, we often find ourselves shifting into autopilot. At that point, we’re often “going through the motions” without reallyfocusing [...]
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                    Daily Lenten Prayer 3-26-2021
                      Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, "Sir, we [...]
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                      Daily Lenten Prayer 3-25-2021
                        In this week’s scripture reading, God called out as a voice from heaven for all to hear. Some thought it thundered, while others thought an angel had spoken to him. [...]
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                        Daily Lenten Prayer 3-24-2021
                          We live in a result-driven society. In academia, professors need to “Publish or Perish.” Salespersons have monthly revenue targets. Executives are often measured by their company’s stock price. Does excessively [...]
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                          Daily Lenten Prayer 3-23-2021
                            The emperor Marcus Aurelius said, "For nothing should be done without an end in view." This comes from a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor, and follower [...]
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                            Daily Lenten Prayer 3-22-2021
                              With each passing day, it seems more and more difficult to remember a time before COVID-19. But I do recall a time when my wife and I loved to go [...]
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                              Daily Lenten Prayer 3-21-2021
                                God of all peoples, in your infinite and abounding love you have created us all, and have called each of us your own. You have extended the circle of your [...]
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                                Daily Lenten Prayer 3-20-2021
                                  God never leads us into temptation. God can use those times to teach us and to help us grow stronger, but temptations don’t come from God. We participate in a [...]
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                                  Daily Lenten Prayer 3-19-2021
                                    In the Gospel of John, we see the imagery and language of light from the very beginning. “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and [...]
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                                    Daily Lenten Prayer 3-18-2021
                                      Believe – you may not really think about this word much but it’s something we do nearly every moment of every day. We believe that when we get up in [...]
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                                      Daily Lenten Prayer 3-17-2021
                                        In 1747, Charles Wesley wrote these words, “Love divine, all loves excelling, joy of heaven, to earth come down, fix in us thy humble dwelling, all thy faithful mercies crown. [...]
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                                        Daily Lenten Prayer 3-16-2021
                                          For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. John 3:16
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