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Prayer Journal for First Sunday of Lent February 18, 2024 Holy Moments Sermon and Small Group Series "Out of the Wilderness!"

The Gospel Lesson for Sunday February 18, 2024

The First Sunday of Lent is Mark 1:9-15.

Prayer Journal for February 18, 2024


We are in the wilderness.  As much as we have tried to map, domesticate, and routinize every inch of our planet and every moment of our lives,

we know our maps do not tell us where we are with you, O God,

and our schedules often serve to distract us from the realitythat we ourselves and so many of our neighbors on this planetare in the wilderness, too. 

And so we pray:Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

With all persons kept in poverty or slavery,all who are in fear from abusers, terrorists, and oppressors,all who face addiction of any kind,and all who are targeted for unjust treatment because of who they are;

Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

With leaders in religious, political, economic, and social life;with our families, friends, and neighbors;and with all who work to sustain and protect our livesas military, civilian workers, and first responders;

Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

With all who need your healing power,and with all who offer healing through their skill and presence;with all who have harmed us,and all whom we have harmed by our action or inaction;Silence

Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

Receive the prayers of your people, most merciful God. In your compassion, forgive our sins, and free us for lives of joyful obediencethrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

In the name of Jesus, you are forgiven.People:In the name of Jesus, you are forgiven. 

Glory to God! Amen!


Read: Mark 1:9-15


Apply:  How will you apply today’s message to your daily life?


Yield:  Yield to God and God will provide the yield.


Engage:  Say yes to God’s call everyday engage your hands and feet in loving God and loving others.


Remember:  Write down where you have experienced “Holy Moments in your daily life. Praise God and Be Thankful!

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