The Lord’s Apprentice

September 2, 2014

Today’s Reflection

GRACIOUS LORD, rest of the weary and gentle guardian of the way: come alongside me and ease my burden, for I offer myself to you as the apprentice of your gentle and humble way that I might find repose in you in the course of my days and throughout all eternity. Amen.

- Paul Wesley Chilcote

A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit

From page 56 of A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2008 by Paul Wesley Chilcote. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

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Today’s Scripture

The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Exodus 2:13, NRSV

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Did You Know?

In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers, call 1-800-251-2468.

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember:  
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(September 13).

Lectionary Readings

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An Offering to the Lord

September 1, 2014

Today’s Reflection

GRACIOUS LORD, rest of the weary and gentle guardian of the way: come alongside me and ease my burden, for I offer myself to you as the apprentice of your gentle and humble way that I might find repose in you in the course of my days and throughout all eternity. Amen.

- Paul Wesley Chilcote
A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit

From page 56 of A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2008 by Paul Wesley Chilcote. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.

Today’s Question

Pray today’s prayer. Share your thoughts.

Today’s Scripture

They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.

Exodus 12:7, NRSV

This Week: pray for more faith. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.

Did You Know?

In need of prayer? The Upper Room Living Prayer Center is a 7-day-a-week intercessory prayer ministry staffed by trained volunteers, call 1-800-251-2468.

Saints, Inc.:

This week we remember:  
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
(September 13).

Lectionary Readings

(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)

Sponsored by Upper Room Ministries ®. Copyright © 2014, a ministry of GBOD | PO Box 340004 | Nashville, TN 37203-0004 | USA

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Fullness vs. Satisfaction

August 31, 2014

Today’s Reflection IN MY PRAYERS I frequently like to tell God what I want. I begin my day with list in hand: “Today, God, I need answers for this problem; I need resources for this issue; I need you to clear up this situation, change this person, resolve this crisis,” and so on. Real satisfaction […]

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We Are Loved

August 30, 2014

Today’s Reflection WE ARE LOVED before we can even utter the desire to be worthy. We do not earn the cloak of beauty that is wrapped around our souls or the wreath of love that God gives each of us. – Stephanie Ford Kindred Souls: Connecting through Spiritual Friendship From page 30 of Kindred Souls: […]

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The Jesus Prayer

August 29, 2014

Today’s Reflection FROM THE FIFTH CENTURY on, spiritual guides taught the use of the Jesus Prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” The Jesus Prayer comes from two scripture sources. One is the prayer of the tax collector in the Temple: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (Luke […]

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Jesus, Like a Mother

August 28, 2014

Today’s Reflection A MOTHER MAY ALLOW a child to fall sometimes and be distressed in various ways for its own benefit, but out of love can never allow any kind of danger to come to her child. And though our earthly mother may allow her child to perish, our heavenly Mother Jesus can never allow […]

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Listening to God

August 27, 2014

Today’s Reflection FOR FAITH TO GROW, we must be open and listening to God through scripture, prayer, worship, music, nature, people, and the circumstances of our lives. Then we must be obedient to God’s will and direction for us as we discern them. True Christian faith leads us to involvement with others and sensitivity to […]

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Turn Yourself Godward

August 26, 2014

Today’s Reflection LET IT BEthat you will everturn yourself Godward.In clarityand in confusion,in distressand in delight,may your mindfind its home and its restin the One whose thoughtsare ever stayed on you. –Jan L. Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women – Jan L. Richardson In the Sanctuary of Women From page 100 of In the Sanctuary […]

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Draw Aside

August 25, 2014

Today’s Reflection DRAW ASIDE tonight and look up to the heavens. You don’t have to say anything. You don’t have to pray. Think about the vastness of the universe, the way in which God set each star and planet in its place. Listen. Look. Marvel. Make time for silence and solitude. As you behold the […]

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Thank You and I Love You

August 24, 2014

Today’s Reflection FIVE SIMPLE WORDS expressed by and to a dying person can mean more than any others. Saying thank you can bring joy and peace to dying persons and their caregivers. Baptist preacher Joel Gregory writes that when members of the Masai tribe of West Africa express thanks, they sit on the ground in […]

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