When I connect my wholehearted prayer life with action, I move beyond the paralysis of despair into an action-oriented outlet for my prayers. We are called to embody Christ, to be Christ’s hands, feet, and heart in a broken world. May we consider how we are called into action through our prayers.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness: Seeking God During Lent (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters shall not reach them.
—Psalm 32:6 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Holy One, my body, soul, and spirit hunger and thirst for you. Here in this barren wilderness, fill me with your living water. Shape me into the one you would have me become. Amen.
—Beth A. Richardson, Walking in the Wilderness
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