Prayer for October 29, 2020

Prayer for October 29, 2020: Please pray with me. God of unity, you are a God who brings people together. We divide and separate of our own accord, sometimes over you though. But it is not you that causes the division, it is us. Why do we get caught...
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Prayer for October 28, 2020

Prayer for October 28, 2020: Please pray with me. God of calm, you bring order out of chaos. But your order is not like human order. While we think of order as equal to being in control, your ways are different. Too often we lose sight of this. We...
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Prayer for October 27, 2020

Prayer for October 27, 2020: Please pray with me. God of mercy, why do we have such a difficult time with this title of yours? Why do we have a difficult time receiving and giving mercy? Why are we inclined to harshness and judgement? Why are we more concerned...
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The days are surely coming…

(I preached the following sermon on Oct. 25, 2020, Reformation Day. It was in response to Jeremiah 31:31-34.) A couple of weeks ago, I included part of a synod council report from Pastor Richard Jorgenson, our Synod Director for Evangelical Mission, the person who focuses on new mission as...
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Image is Everything…

(I preached this sermon on Sunday, October 18, 2020. It was in response to the Gospel Matthew 22:15-22. You can find the entire service including the sermon on this link.) In 1989, the camera company Canon released one of the most memorable commercials ever made.  It featured a then 19-year-old...
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Prayer for October 15, 2020

Prayer for October 15, 2020: Please pray with me. God of grace, God of mercy, you hold us in your tender care. Lead us down the path of righteousness. Set us on the path of discipleship. Empower us to live as you would want us to live. And when...
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Prayer for October 14, 2020

Prayer for October 14, 2020: Please pray with me. Holy God, come to our aid. Open our hearts to being transformed. Open our minds to being vulnerable. Open our hands to embrace those around us. Lord, we have difficulty accepting those around us who are different from ourselves. Often,...
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Prayer for October 13, 2020

Prayer for October 13, 2020: Please pray with me. God of truth, so often we think we are the bearers of truth. We think we are the measure of truth. But this is not so. You are the measure of truth. We get wrapped up thinking we know all...
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