Day Four - 40 Day Prayer Pledge

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Posted on February 29 2020

DAY 4

 

READ

If God is for us, who can be against us?... Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31, 34-39

 

REFLECT

When we were baptized, we became children of God – forever. And so, no matter how hard things may get, God is always at our side. When have you felt God’s presence most in your life? Why is it so easy to forget that God is on our side? Read the passage again, slowly, maybe out loud; let it strengthen your faith in God’s love for you.

 

RESPOND

(Make the Sign of the Cross)

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

Reinhold Niebuhr

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