WE REQUIRE HEALING of the idea that God resides at church and/or that God only speaks and touches us in times and places of worship. When we dare believe that God follows us out of church and accompanies us wherever we travel, it may surprise us to see the hand of God at work in both the matters we regard as unimportant and in the issues that we believe lie beyond anyone’s control. … As you move from one place to the next, invite Jesus to travel with you and to touch the people and situations that need him most.
O God, we acknowledge that we often leave you behind at our place and time of meditation and devotion. Sometimes we even leave you at church. We invite you to join us at home and at work. Touch our lives and the lives of others in ways that we never expected. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
– Wessel Bentley
The Miracles of Jesus
From pages 18-19 of The Miracles of Jesus: Meditations and Prayers for Lent by Wessel Bentley. Copyright © 2012 by Wessel Bentley. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
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In you, O LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
Psalm 71:1, NRSV
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