Words of Hope During COVID-19
Max O. Vincent, author of Because of This I Rejoice, describes how praying a psalm at noon each day has given him an anchor during the uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through prayer, we enter more consciously into the rich, full, and free intimacy that Jesus shares with Abba. Through our conversational transparency with God, we open ourselves to receive more of God’s mercy in the broken spaces of our hearts and minds. We give God’s presence greater and more intimate access to our lives.
—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
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Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
—Hebrews 4:16 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
May this Holy Week be one of challenge, growth, and an ever-deepening friendship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
Let us join in prayer together with this Maundy Thursday Prayer.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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