Words of Hope During COVID-19
Jacqui King of Discipleship Ministries invites us to spend time with God, pray for others, and check on people during the COVID pandemic.
The great mystery of God becoming one of us is God’s way of showing us just how much God desires our friendship. We experience the life and love God offers us when we open our hearts to a friendship without pretense or secrets. This sacred time is an invitation to a renewed friendship with the God who loves us—no matter who we are, where we come from, or what we have done or failed to do. Let’s embrace the season of Lent as a time to rekindle our relationship with God.
—Anthony Egan, Trevor Hudson, and Russell Pollitt, Divine Friendship: Reflections for Lent (Upper Room Books, 2018)
What helps you open your heart to God’s love? Join the conversation.
So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
—1 John 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.
Praying as you color, or contemplative coloring, is a great practice for calming anxious minds during times like these. Read Still by Sharon Seyfarth Garner and download a free, printable mandala at UpperRoom.org.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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