Words of Hope During COVID-19
Magda Velander talks about finding strength in God’s presence each day and what spiritual practices she is doing in this time of uncertainty.
Good friends are people who listen well. When we are in the midst of the collapse of a world as we have known it, we need to speak about it. No one can talk us out of our loss or pain. We must talk ourselves through our pain, our guilt, and our fear and talk ourselves into the new life growing in us. A good listener creates space for us to give voice to our loss and its meaning, and in so doing, helps us discover who we were in the journey toward who we are becoming.
—Dan Moseley, Lose, Love, Live: The Spiritual Gifts of Loss and Change (Upper Room Books, 2011)
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For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God.
—Colossians 1:9-10 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Loving God, gather us together and bring us comfort like a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
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