Words of Hope During COVID-19
Lauren Burdette, author of This Life That Is Ours, tells how challenging the COVID quarantine has been for her and her family. She realized she doesn’t have to “hold it all together” for her family—that they—and we—can be strong with God’s help.
Forgiving does not require us to forget but to remember without rancor. To remember well is to hold both the victim and the victimizer in God’s grace, with prayer for every form of healing and blessing for both. God’s project in the world is to redeem all, heal all, bless all.
—Marjorie J. Thompson, Companions in Christ: The Way of Forgiveness (Upper Room Books, 2002)
Who can you remember in prayer today as you ask for God’s healing and blessing? Join the conversation.
“The LORD is merciful and compassionate,
very patient, and full of faithful love.
The LORD is good to everyone and everything;
God’s compassion extends to all his handiwork!”
—Psalm 145:8-9 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, your love, and your forgiveness.
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