DEPENDENCE ON GOD forms the foundation of true humility, and our experience of dependence – so easily forgotten – returns to us in our weaker moments. When I try to pray and my mind wanders, even this tiny setback can remind me of my humanity, my vulnerability, and my need for God.
- Sarah Parsons
A Clearing Season: Reflections for Lent
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What reminds you of your need for God? Share your thoughts.
“I will not enter my house or get into my bed; I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
Psalm 132:3-5 NRSV
This Week: pray for victims of natural disasters. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section below.
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This week we remember C.S. Lewis (November 12).
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