Especially when there is so much negativity and stress, and we are overwhelmed by all that’s going on in the world, we need to hear the good news over and over and over again. We need to
hear the story of God’s salvation, grace, mercy, and compassion. We need to be reminded that there’s a God who is bigger than whatever I’m going through, who hears and sees and knows my
struggle. God’s got me. God’s going to give me what I need.
—Junius B. Dotson, Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to Wholeness (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
the righteous run into it and are safe.
—Proverbs 18:10, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
God of new beginnings, help us to reset and reorder our lives around your love, grace, and goodness. Amen.
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Join us for the next online Academy Day Apart retreat, Praying the Psalms in Lent and Beyond: Shaping a Justice Imagination, with Gabby Cudjoe-Wilkes and Andrew Wilkes. On March 18, 2023, we will focus on the spiritual practices of silence and contemplation as we journey intentionally through this Lenten season. Learn more and register here.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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