Prayers and Devotions

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"As people of faith, we know the powerful promise that God brings to water."
"Because of the grace of Jesus we are free to work so that all may be full."
Jonathan Ernst for LWR
"By helping people around the world access sustaining food, we both respond to and participate in God's word."
"Regretfully, we must accept the inevitability of disaster and human suffering. Evil is as real as it is often unexplainable. Yet, we are never satisfied to stand by idly watching people die."
Mother of Mercy Women's House
"To minister to the blind and broken, diseased and dying, lonely and lost, he chose a group of rural fisher folk, living on the shores of Galilee. And he chose women as his backers."
"The more we hear God talk to us through the Word, all the more will good works flow through our lives."
How does Jesus call us to respond to suffering in the world? Is ther anything about this call that surprises you?
Jonathan Ernst for LWR
"...And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8)
Photo by Jonathan Ernst/LWR/ACT Alliance
"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ ... For all must carry their own loads." (Galatians 6:2, 5)
Ollivier Gerard for LWR
"Amazement seized all of them, and they glorified God and were filled with awe saying, 'We have seen strange things today." (Luke 5:26)
Paul Jeffrey for LWR
"Sometimes, foot washing involves a basin and a towel. Other times, it could look like an LWR staff team spending months listening to a community in preparation for a new project."
"This promise of presence is often the greatest gift that can be given. I am with you. I am here. It is the promise that Jesus gives us every moment of every day."

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