Clarify Your CallingNew Every Morning | June 14, 2022
Fannie Lou Hamer had nothing else to lose. Born the last of twenty children to sharecropper parents, she grew up in dire Mississippi poverty. She began picking cotton on a plantation at age six, and she left school for good at twelve to help her aging parents work the fields. . . .
Enduring beatings in jail and gunfire from nightriders, she never wavered in her goal of helping Mississippi’s poor people—Black and white. She held audiences rapt with her down-home, courageous oratory: “I guess if I’d had any sense, I’d have been a little scared—but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.”
—Patricia Raybon, “Summer Epiphanies,” The Upper Room Disciplines 2022: A Book of Daily Devotions (Upper Room Books, 2021)
How often do you pray for God to clarify your calling? Join the conversation.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence.
Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
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Had a 404 error message but found a way to post. Have not prayed about my calling, but am quite convinced that helping my son find his way and being on church teams are what I’m most asked to do. There’s progress in both tasks. Walked yesterday with my up the street 89 year old Kentucky friend. He’s doing very well after heart surgery. Anneliese is home, Thankful it is livable despite the damage done by a falling tree, More estimates on repairs, more heart health attention , doctor visit and meds. Nearing the end of Adam Hamilton’s study of John’s gospel. Jenny receives her Drama Desk award at Sardis’ restaurant today. Must remember to catch up with all of you this afternoon.
Thank You, Lord
I have not ever done this but I have prayed for discernment regarding where I could be of service with my limited capabilities.
The plumber has been here already this morning and the new toilets and faucets should be installed by the end of the week. This is good as the toilet continues to leak. He was quite chatty until h left his room and started to have another meltdown. H also berated me about the money so please pray that he is accomodating this afternoon regarding transfering the money needed to the proper account.
Prayers for Ally as she seeks a new means of support. Prayers for April and her loved one. Prayers for Jill and her church’s tennis camp participants, may they learn of God as well as tennis. Prayers for Lou and her children. Prayers for Rick and Scott. Prayers for Robert and his friend, may both of them continue to walk and take all measures necessary to care for their hearts.
Prayers for Ally after her job ended so abruptly, may support come soon whether through disability or otherwise. May Jill’s tennis partner recover, other team members stay safe, all all go well with thet church tennis camp, and her friend find a way to church. Safety, wisdom, help from Alzheimers or dementia group, and patience as Julie deals with h and the means to fix toilets. Thankful for the good news from Lou, continued prayers for April’s caregiving to a loved one. A message with notes of the church meeting at CCUMC came today. Signs of progress, need for further discussion, the date for the next meeting, and the worship schedule for July were included.