Psalm 139:13 (John the Baptist…)

24 Jun Psalm 139:13 (John the Baptist…)

Let’s welcome God every morning by reflecting on this short Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which is based on Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

Truly you have formed my inmost being. Psalm 139:13 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “Elizabeth had waited so long for a child of her own, and now here he was [John the Baptist]. She must have been thrilled to hold this tiny baby in her arms for the first time. As she held him, did she wonder who this child would be, how his life would unfold? His journey took him in paths that undoubtedly worried and alarmed Elizabeth. All parents can identify with both Elizabeth’s marvel at her newborn and her concerns about how her child would grow and mature. In each situation, so much trust in God is required. Each of us, whether we have children or not, are asked to give our concerns for those we dearly love into the care of the One who guides and guards.” by Sr. Joyce Rupp

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* NEW: Let’s strive to “give our concerns for those we dearly love into the care of the One who guides and guards.”

* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images)…#1 cause of death in America. Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth (John 14:6) to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16) and setting the unborn free!

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas in footnote below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/ despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, natural disasters, addictions, Carla Neal (Jonathan Barlow, Margaret Solms, Dan, Joe and Becky)
* NEW: Church job interview for Steve Castle on Saturday.

Faith Quote: “The believer must, like the Baptist, become a voice that proclaims the Lord’s salvation, by fully adhering to the Gospel and witnessing to it visibly in the world.” by John Paul II

Through Christ our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, bitterness, being so critical, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully invite others to join our LIFE Group…Rich or Pat will gladly add them to the devotions distribution list (Mark 16:15)!

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