When we met in person, we shared our joys and concerns together. Take some time to think over your last week. What joys and concerns do you have? If you would like, you can share those as a comment so that the rest of us can pray as well. When you're ready, use the prayer below (from Woman's Day) to get started.
Lord, we lift our hearts to you. As the dawn breaks, may we carry the unity we share into every moment knowing that we are one with the risen Christ.
Lord, we lift our eyes to you. As the sun rises, may this moment stay with us, reminding us to look for the beautiful colors of promise in your word.
Lord, we lift our prayers to you. As the dew air falls, may we breathe this morning in and know that like the earth, you sustain us, keep us and work within us always.
And so, we lift our voices to you. We celebrate the greatest day in history, when Jesus rose from death, defeated darkness and bathed the world in stunning resurrection light. May we ever live to praise you!
Today's lesson is on Isaiah 53:4-11. The devotional reading is Philippians 2:1-11.
If you have any thoughts or observations on the scripture passages from today, you can share them in the comments.
Our benediction this week is from the Complete Jewish Bible.
Next week's lesson will be on Ezra 10:1-12.
We are a small, rural Presbyterian church in southwestern Pennsylvania.