Words of Hope During COVID-19
Migdiel Perez, manager of The Upper Room Prayer Center, talks about how he has adapted his daily time with God while staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The devastating suffering of poverty causes God to weep. Sharing God’s grief means we act in whatever ways we can to bridge the gap between the rich and poor. In this way, we can embody Jesus’ good news for the poor.
Lent challenges us to examine how we relate to those who are impoverished. We can ask ourselves, Who do I know personally who suffers from poverty?, What can I learn from the poor?, and How is God calling me to help in efforts aimed at alleviating poverty? Questions like these lead us into greater faithfulness to God whose heart is always turned toward the poor.
—Trevor Hudson, Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days (Upper Room Books, 2015)
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“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free.”
—Luke 4:18 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Our Father, who is in heaven, give me the bread I need today.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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