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Lenten Challenge: Luke 1

This Lenten season, I am reading Luke and Acts along with Margaret Feinberg. And I know that God is going to show up, plunging me deeper into His Word and His will, guiding my path.

This morning I read Luke, chapter 1. My heart and head are so full of insights I can’t seem to express them in words. So I’ll simply leave you with this prayer.

Heavenly Father, Jehovah God Almighty –

Praise be your name! May worship and blessing and praise to You always be the first words out of my mouth, as they were for Zechariah (Luke 1:64).

I am your servant, Lord. Let my life be what you intend for it to be, according to your word. Help me to surrender wholly to you and to your will for me (Luke 1:38).

I can’t imagine how difficult it was for Elizabeth to live with, make love to, and bear & conceive a child with a man who was struck silent by an angel of God. May I live as bravely and as blamelessly as Elizabeth did in her husband’s silence (Luke 1:18-64).

May I believe that you will fulfill all of your promises (Luke 1:45), because nothing is impossible with you (Luke 1:37).

May I walk blamelessly in all your commandments and statues, Lord (Luke 1:6). May I serve you without fear, and in holiness & righteousness all of my days (Luke 1:74).

May I be constantly aware that because of your tender mercy, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, to give light to those of us who sit in darkness, and to guide our feet into the way of peace (Luke 1:78-79).

Guide me please, Jehovah, in doing your will today, in surrendering my life and this day to you. I praise you forever and believe your promises. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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  1. Beautiful, Kendra, and just what I needed today!

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