New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

The Miracles of Jesus

Meditations and Prayers for Lent

Wessel Bentley • October 2012

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What do the miracles of Jesus have to do with our lives today?

Wessel Bentley describes Jesus' miracles as complex events. Not only did they transform people's lives through healing, multiplication, or resurrection, but they also challenged attitudes and beliefs. This is what makes Jesus' miracles timeless: they can still touch our lives today just as they did the lives of people 2,000 years ago.

Each daily reading in this Lenten book begins with a scripture reading, followed by the author's reflections on that passage. Rather than being a scholarly verse-by-verse dissection of the text, Bentley's meditations invite you to listen to what God may be saying to you through the Bible passage.

The daily meditations include thoughtful reflection questions, a prayer, and a prayer focus that lifts up persons or situations needing the touch of Jesus. To make each day's reading further relevant to your life, Bentley challenges you to remember at least one aspect of the meditation as you go through your day.

This unique Lenten study helps you identify with the characters in the Bible stories. You will see yourself and others as persons who need grace and have the potential to be transformed by Jesus' love.

An excellent study for Lent, but this book can also be used anytime by individuals or groups wanting a deeper understanding of Jesus' miracles.

Categories: Lent
Wessel Bentley is a professor at the University of South Africa. He specializes in Science and Religion and Methodist theology. He is also an ordained minister in the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, where he continues to lead regular services and Bible studies. Wessel is the author of Facing Financial Struggle, Praying Through a Child’s Illness, and The Miracles of Jesus. He and his wife, Natalie, have two sons, Matthew and Nathan. They live in Pretoria, South Africa.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1113-2

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1121-7

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1172-9

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: October 2012

Trim Size: 5.5 in (w) x 8.5 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 112

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Holidays / Easter & Lent

BISAC1: REL034030