Words of Hope during COVID-19
Junius Dotson, author of Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness, reflects on this question and offers encouragement from Psalm 23.
In the prayer that Jesus teaches his disciples, he invites them to ask for daily bread. This request points us toward our utter dependence on God for sustaining our lives. This phrase emphasizes God’s provision—God offers us what we really need on a daily basis.
What are those specific things that we honestly need right now? To ask for these things is what beloved children do naturally when they turn to the one they call Father.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015)
How are you creating daily life with God during these times of uncertainty and isolation? Join the conversation.
Give us the bread we need for today.
—Matthew 6:11 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father, who is in heaven, give me the bread I need today.
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How do we stay centered in the midst of fears, grief, and stress? Here are some resources to help you keep—or create—spiritual wellness and wholeness in the midst of anxiety and stress.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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