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Prayer Tip-- The Meaning of the Crucifixion

March 24, 2024

Daily Scripture

Romans 5:6-11 (CEB)

While we were still weak, at the right moment, Christ died for ungodly people. It isn’t often that someone will die for a righteous person, though maybe someone might dare to die for a good person. But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us. So, now that we have been made righteous by his blood, we can be even more certain that we will be saved from God’s wrath through him. If we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son while we were still enemies, now that we have been reconciled, how much more certain is it that we will be saved by his life? And not only that: we even take pride in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, the one through whom we now have a restored relationship with God.

Daily Reflection & Prayer

Today begins a week that, before it is over, will hit just about any emotion you can name. Beginning with joy and Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem, moving through serious and challenging teaching, a gathering of the disciples for a meal with Jesus that we still remember and celebrate, betrayal, suffering, death and grief and fear, and then the joy of resurrection and the promise of eternal life. It seems like the perfect week for this sweet prayer: *

As the hand is made for holding,and the eye for seeing,You have fashioned us for joy.Share with us the vision thatshall find it everywhere.
And, when our song of joy dies down to silence,come, hold our powerlessness with love!Then shall our fear be gone,and our feet set on a radiant path.Amen.
*Where is Joy?  Flyleaf, Celtic Daily Prayer, Book 2. Copyright 2015. The Northumbria Community Trust

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Jennifer Creagar

Jennifer Creagar

This week's prayer tip is by Jennifer Creagar, who serves as the Community Assistance Coordination Director in Resurrection's Congregational Care Ministry. She is married and loves spending time with her family, and she enjoys writing and photography.

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