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Praying with Art: The Return by Jim Janknegt

Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Sit three to five minutes in silent meditation paying close attention to the breath. Study this painting, The Return, for three to five minutes.  Envision this time to be a visual … Continue reading

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Joshua 24: Choose this day whom you will serve

JOSHUA 24:1-3A, 14-25 1Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 34-46 Which commandment in the law is the greatest?

GOSPEL MATTHEW 22:34-46 34When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37He said to him, “You … Continue reading

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Psalm 99:1-9 Worship at his footstool

PSALM 99:1-9 1   The LORD is king; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake! 2   The LORD is great in Zion; he is exalted over all the peoples. 3   Let them praise your great and awesome … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 1-14 The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy

GOSPEL MATTHEW 22:1-14 1Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to … Continue reading

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Matthew 21:33-46 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone

Matthew 21:33-46 33 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. 34 When … Continue reading

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Philippians 3:4b-14 Christ has made me his own

Philippians 3:4b-14 If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the … Continue reading

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Exodus 20: 1-21 Moses approached the thick darkness where God was

Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 (NRSV) 1 And God spoke all these words: 2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt,out of the land of slavery. 3 “You shall have no other gods before me. 4 “You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of … Continue reading

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Matthew 21:31 Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done

Matthew 21:31  31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”    Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you. Allow your … Continue reading

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Philippians 2:5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus

Philippians 2:5 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,  May the Mind of Christ My Savior Lyricist Kate B. Wilkinson, 1925 May the mind of Christ, my Savior, Live in me from day to day, … Continue reading

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