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Ongoing Through the Stay-At-Home Order


Spending time in prayer and in His word is a way for us to engage in spiritual rhythms together while we wait to gather again. Here you will find a weekly prayer and a daily reading for Monday-Friday. Take time to be still in prayer and then to read, reflect, and respond to His word.

WEEK 1

Daily Opening Prayer
Be Still and Know That I am God
Be Still and Know That I AM
Be Still and Know
Be Still
Be....
Sit in silence and delight in the presence of Jesus.

Read. Reflect. Respond.
Read the daily scriptures below, then answer these three questions:

1. What do you see?
2. What does it mean?
3. What will you do?

Monday, April 13 Psalm 23, John 14:1-14
Tuesday, April 14 Psalm 13, John 14:15-31
Wednesday, April 15 Psalm 27, John 15:1-11
Thursday, April 16 Psalm 39, John 15: 12-27
Friday, April 17 Psalm 118, John 16: 1-15

WEEK 2
Opening Prayer 
 
The Jesus Prayer  
Say 5x Slowly: 
“Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” 
 
Sit in silence and delight in the presence of Jesus
 
Read, Reflect, Respond
Read the scriptures outlined below.
What do you see? What does it mean? What will you do?   
 
Monday, April 20 • Psalm 111, Luke 6:12-26
Tuesday, April 21 • Psalm 1, Luke 6:27-38 
Wednesday, April 22 • Psalm 42, Luke 39-49 
Thursday, April 23 • Psalm 34, Luke 7:1-17 
Friday, April 24 • Psalm 139:1-17, Luke 7:18-35 

 
WEEK 3
Opening Prayer 
 
The Welcome Prayer 
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! 
I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it is for my healing. 
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions. 
I let go of my desire for power and control. 
I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval, and pleasure. 
I let go of my desire for survival and security. 
I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person, or myself. 
I am open to the love and presence of God and God’s actions within.
Amen. 
 
Monday, April 27  • Psalm 100, Matthew 5:13-16 
Tuesday, April 28  • Psalm 143, Matthew 6:19-34
Wednesday, April 29  • Psalm 95, Matthew 7:7-14 
Thursday, April 30 • Psalm 90, Matthew 14:22-34
Friday, May 1 • Psalm 37:19-34, Matthew 19:16-30
 

WEEK 4 
Opening Prayer 

Jesus, from whom all good proceeds, inspire us that we may long for the renewal of all things; and by Your mercy and guiding, may we live for Your Kingdom always, on earth as it is in heaven, now and forever. Amen.

Monday, May 4 • Psalm 113, Mark 2:1-12 
Tuesday, May 5 • Psalm 91, Mark 2:13-17
Wednesday, May 6 • Psalm 107:1-16, Mark 7:1-23
Thursday, May 7 • Psalm 62, Mark 8:34-9:1
Friday, May 8 • Psalm 112, Mark 9:14-27 

 

Week 5 
Opening Prayer 

Let nothing disturb you, 
nothing affright you; 
All things are passing,
God never changes. 
Patience attains 
All that it strives for; 
Who possess God 
finds nothing lacking:
God alone suffices, Amen. 
-Prayer from Teresa of Avila 

Monday, May 11 • Psalm 3; 1 John 1:1-4
Tuesday, May 12 • Psalm 19; 1 John 1:5-2:2
Wednesday, May 13 • Psalm 40; 1 John 2:3-14
Thursday, May 14 • Psalm 93; 1 John 4:7-21 
Friday, May 15 • Psalm 96; 1 John 5:1-12 

 

Week 6 
Opening Prayer
 
God, whose Word has broken into the world, 
You are always with me 
to hear what I have to say. 
Quiet my mind so that I can 
hear Your Holy Word. 
Prepare my heart to hear our stories
Of call and return 
Failure and mercy, 
Hurt and healing, 
Peril and safety, 
Stories of when we have turned away, 
Stories of your steadfast love. 
And more than hearing Your Word, 
Write them on my heart. 
Give me the grace to know and live them. 
 
Read Psalm 23 each day. Then review a single verse highlighted each day of Psalm 23. 
 
Monday, May 18 • Psalm 23:1, John 10:1-18
Tuesday, May 19 • Psalm 23:2, John 4:4-15
Wednesday, May 20 • Psalm 23:3, Ephesians 2:1-10; 3:16-19
Thursday, May 21 • Psalm 23:4, John 14:15-27; Philippians 4:4-9 
Friday, May 22 • Psalm 23:5-6, Matthew 7:7-12
 
 

Week 7 
Opening Prayer 
Who protects you? 
Who provides for you? 
Who works for your requests? 
Who brings you justice? 
Who fights for you? 
You, Lord, I know it. 
Then why do you not live like you believe it? Why do you live for so many others, who are only your sisters and brothers, instead of seeking your Father? You show your trust with your time, your money, and your belief. 
How do I change? 
Close your eyes and see the truth. 
Repeat this in your heart: 
There is no army strong enough to protect you, 
No employer rich enough to provide for you, 
No leader kind enough to hear you, 
No servant sufficient to work for you, 
No judge fair enough to be just for you, 
No advocate willing to fight for you, 
No one, no one, no one worthy of your faith 
Can be found upon the earth or beneath it, 
In this or any other nation, 
In this or any other age. 
Only Me. 
Trust Me. 
Amen 

Read all of Psalm 23, then focus on the verse highlighted each day. 

Monday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:1; Colossians 1:15-23
Tuesday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:2; Matthew 11:25-30 
Wednesday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:3; Galatians 5 
Thursday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:4; 1 Corinthians 2 
Friday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:5-6; Luke 15 

 

Week 8
Opening Prayer
Prayer of Courage 
Give me the courage to face ______ (name difficulty or challenge)
Help me to overcome the fear that should not overtake me.
Help me listen to the fear that cautions me rightly. 
Give me the strength to do what I have to do. 
Help me to be brave, knowing that your hand is upon me. 
And if today is not the day to face this, 
Give me the courage to try again tomorrow. 
AMEN

Read all of Psalm 23, then focus on the verse highlighted each day. 

Monday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:1; James 1:1-8
Tuesday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:2; James 1: 9-18
Wednesday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:3; James 1:19-27
Thursday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:4; 1 Peter 2:18-25
Friday Psalm 23, Psalm 23:5-6; 2 Peter 2:4-10