Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart
wait for the LORD!
—Pamela C. Hawkins, The Awkward Season: Prayers for Lent
(Upper Room Books, 2009)
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[God] will swallow up death forever. The Lord God will wipe tears from every face;
he will remove his people’s disgrace from off the whole earth, for the Lord has spoken.
They will say on that day,
“Look! This is our God,
for whom we have waited—and he has saved us!
—Isaiah 25:8-9 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
O loving Christ who waits for us all to move forward, to change inward, to love outward. Wait now with me as I long and learn to become more like you. Guide me to wait with the lost, to stand with the weak, to have a heart for the brokenhearted. Amen.
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