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Freedom through Trust

Today’s Reflection

may I trust the faithfulness of your Father
who feathers and feeds the birds.
In the people I meet,
the places I go,
the food that I eat,
help me to see and hear,
taste and touch
the abundance of your grace
within the landscape of your love.
Set me free from anxiety
and the burden of excess
so that I may share with others
the gifts I have received.

– Sam Hamilton-Poore
Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation

From pages105-106 of Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God’s Creation by Sam Hamilton-Poore. Copyright © 2008 by Sam Hamilton-Poore. 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

“‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.'”

Acts 2:17, NRSV

This Week: pray for the growth of new relationships. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.

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This week we remember: Isidore the Farmer (May 15).

Lectionary Readings

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  • robert moeller May 15, 2018, 6:22 pm

    Long awaited, it’s finally here. Thank You, Lord.

    Today’s reflection like the ones I consider among the best says a lot in a few precious words. Yes, I wholeheartedly agree and hope all of you experience the blessings this reflection describes.

    In addition to help from a model railroad club in Germany, my German is getting exercised. A good work out at the gym, wonderful meals, and the keep us on our toes actions of Pearl are among the blessings of the day. Thank You, Lord.

    For your faith, health, relationships, families, and friends I pray. May God’s wisdom, grace, love, and mercy be yours now and always. Thank you dear UR friends. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  • Lou May 15, 2018, 6:34 pm

    Trust in the Father- I ask him every morning to help me and He does.
    Thankful for the prayers of all offered here- prayers for all that come to this place – thankful for all that the Lord continues to provide – in a few days I’ll take my oldest and youngest to travel to my daughters graduation in Vermont- my mother and brother will meet us- prayers for my mother to be able to make it through the long days – she so wants to be a part of the celebration but it will be taxing on her. Prayers for my strength as I try to negotiate providing a nice time for my daughter as she is faced with sharing this experience with a “split”family… it will be challenging – help us negotiate this time Lord.

    • Andrea May 15, 2018, 7:33 pm

      Lou, I will pray for you, your children and your mother to share joy together at your daughter’s graduation. May you have a safe trip. God’s peace be with you. Blessings.

    • Mary Ng Shwu Ling May 15, 2018, 7:56 pm

      Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation, Lou!

      Keeping you and your family in prayer

      May you have a sweet and memorable time together


    • Francesca May 16, 2018, 5:54 am

      Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation! May your joy overcome any challenges. And, “may the abundance of God’s grace set you free from anxiety. “

  • Lou May 15, 2018, 10:43 pm

    Thank you for your words and prayers-
    Blessings and peace to all this evening.

    • robert moeller May 16, 2018, 8:08 am

      Congratulations to your daughter, you, your Mom, and all your family. Graduation from college is a great event, it means a lot of work went well. struggles were overcome. For a time your family and mine were all in the same state. Best wishes for a safe trip home.

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