Psalm 69:30 (giving & receiving help…)

14 Jul Psalm 69:30 (giving & receiving help…)

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

I am afflicted and in pain; let your saving help, O God, protect me. Psalm 69:30 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “A friend of mine lost her sight many years ago. She studied to become a spiritual director. She recently told me that one of the hardest things for people to do is to seek help, even with minor problems. She said that once a person opens up and sees that help is available, half the problem immediately dissolves, and the other half becomes much lighter. We need each other. And we want to be of help to each other. Big problems are created by our adherence to doing things alone. My blind friend feels her way down the hall when she walks. She is always smiling. She needs God to see. Lord Jesus, let me not be afraid to depend on others and especially on you.” by Fr. James Stephen Behrens

Faith Challenge: Let’s challenge each other to joyfully live out the Good News.
* NEW: We get blinded by the world and need God to see Truth. Let’s give and accept help today…bringing True sight to ourselves and others.

Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life
* 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, Nana Suzie (prayer of thanksgiving for each “good day” that JP experiences), Stephanie Spader (for a family with unexpected pregnancy), Carla Neal (Mandy & Craig have a family emergency)
* NEW: May the meeting between the Pope and Pres Obama (10 Jul) bless the born and unborn of the world.

Feast Day: St. Camillus de Lellis (patron of doctors)

Faith Quote: “People seek God because they realize that God is seeking them. The human heart yearns to meet God and to rest in God.” 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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