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Prayer Tip: Messengers of Help, Comfort and Hope

November 26, 2023
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Daily Scripture

Genesis 16:6b-11, 13 (NIV)

Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. The angel of the LORD found Hagar near a spring in the desert… And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” “I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. Then the angel of the LORD told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.” The angel of the LORD also said to her: “You are now pregnant and you will give birth to a son. You shall name him Ishmael, for the LORD has heard of your misery”… She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me.”

Daily Reflection & Prayer

This week we are focusing on the messengers of help, comfort, and hope. We live in a chatty world. We are persistent in using our words to articulate ourselves. We can’t help it! We browse our social media feeds and look for powerful tweets and quotes to help us through our situation. We also use words to express our disappointments and distress.

Words are powerful, but often what is more powerful is the silence in between. Instead of calling, texting or sending that email, just wait. Allow the moments in between to grow. God is with us all of the time and especially in those pauses.

In a short time of silence, take a moment to review our Scripture and focus on one word. Bring that word to life by meditating on it. Allow the Holy Spirit into your heart and mind. Slow down with God. Reflect quietly on that word. Then simply thank God for being with you.

 

 

Prayer

Dear God, thank you for being with me during the in-between moments. I pray that as I move into the busy Advent season I can find help, comfort and hope in stillness with you. Be with me as I strive to serve you each day in the in-between moments of pause, meditation and reflection. I pray all of this in the mighty name of Jesus, Amen!

GPS Insights

Jessica Lovell

Jessica Lovell

This week's prayer tip is by Jessica Lovell, who serves as a Connection & Care Pastor at Resurrection Overland Park.

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