A Prayer for the Week

Heavenly Father, thank you for a new week.

All the fragile, vulnerable, needy parts of me – I offer to you, Lord as a sacrifice. Knit together my fractured parts. Be the balm that shields me in weakness, meet every longing. All of my desires are met in you. Not in any one person, social media, distraction, or possession, but in you and you alone.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Sharing Anguish: A Response to the Las Vegas Shooting

When three of Job’s friends heard of the tragedy he had suffered, they got together and traveled from their homes to comfort and console him. Their names were Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite.

When they saw Job from a distance, they scarcely recognized him. Wailing loudly, they tore their robes and threw dust into the air over their heads to show their grief.

Then they sat on the ground with him for seven days and nights. No one said a word to Job, for ...  read more