Psalm 37:5 (give your best shot)

05 Sep Psalm 37:5 (give your best shot)

* Welcome God every morning before work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith ( All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

Commit to the Lord your way; trust in Him, and He will act. Psalm 37:5

Living Faith snippets: “Those moments when I have been willing to give myself over to Christ are pivotal times in my life, not one-shot promises. But they also can be a little scary. But the reward that comes from this commitment is almost too marvelous for words. You don’t have to be perfect to trust in me, He says, but give me your best shot.” by Steve Givens (associate vice chancellor at Washington Univ in St. Louis)

Sr. Francelle devotion: Read her devotion about “How do you see yourself?” at Here is the intro…”Dearest Ones, I once talked with a broken-hearted parent, whose young teen-age son had just run away from home. Tearfully, he told me,”The thing that hurts the most, is that he won’t let us love him.” Could God be saying the same thing about us? More than anything else, God waits for us to receive His love…”

* 40 Days for Life campaign (24 Sep to 2 Nov): Sign up for updates at
* American Family Association shared: “Send e-mails to your two U.S. senators and representative urging them stop using your tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood (the billion dollar corporate abortion provider) and its promotion of casual sex among our nation’s youth with a Web site like For example, one video on this new Web site depicts what appears to be a male teenager relegated to performing oral sex on [another] male teenager while an adult authority figure stands nearby giving instructions.

Our Prayers: Abortion, chastity, our enemies/our troops, natural disasters, depression/ despair, dementia, cancer, prisoners, integrity of our leaders, Robert Cox (discerning his career path), Mike Castle (for grandson Isaac and his caregivers)

Faith Quote: “We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love. If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.” Blessed Mother Teresa

Through Christ Our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Today’s Bible readings at Reflection on readings at
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” “If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.”
* 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. Prayer to End Abortion. Ask Blessed Margaret of Castello for her prayers to end abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (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 live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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