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36 Days Until - Countdown to Jubilee


FOR TODAY The week ahead is significant. On November 3 we will elect our president as well as other national, state and local leaders who will serve our common good. This is no ordinary year, and we are all in need of an extra share of strength for the coming days.  Just one month after the election, we will gather virtually for our Jubilee revival. We hope it will be a time that we are strengthened as the people of God. Asking for strength is a testament of our faith; strength is not merely of our own, it is a gift from God. It can be so easy for us to give into worry, fear or despair; yet with God we pray for strength and look forward to wonderful things like our upcoming revival. God gives and calls us beyond fear to strength as we find in these verses from Isaiah 43:1-3:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord you God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. FOR FURTHER REFLECTION What is the strength most needed in your life in order for you to be more fully who God wants you to be? Is it the strength to forgive, the strength to let go, the strength to move on, the strength to be brave, the strength to confront, or the strength to make peace?

In anticipation of the upcoming election, each day of this week we will invite you to pray an additional collect appointed from the Book of Common Prayer.


A Prayer for the Nation 

Lord God Almighty, you have made all the peoples of the earth for your glory, to serve you in freedom and in peace: Give to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with your gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 

STRENGTHEN


This third week focuses on the word strengthen. Soon we will gather virtually for our Jubilee revival. We hope it will be a time that we are strengthened as the people of God. Asking for strength is a testament of our faith; strength is not merely of our own, it is a gift from God. It can be so easy for us to give into worry, fear or despair; yet with God we pray for strength and look forward to wonderful things like our upcoming revival. Find all previous daily devotionals here


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