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This series of devotionals was written by Lutherans in the U.S. and LWR staff around the world reflecting on their faith, which calls them to proclaim hope for those in need. If you’d like to receive devotionals by email as they are published, you can sign up to receive them using the button below.
By Rev. David Lose
“…if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday.” – Isaiah 58:10 (NRSV)
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
by Janice Wendorf
“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.” — Matthew 6:20 (NRSV)
by Eduardo Contreras
“I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.” — Genesis 9:15 (NRSV)
by Pedro Veliz
“But the angel of the LORD called to [Abraham] from heaven, and said, ‘Abraham, Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’” — Genesis 22:11 (NRSV)
1 Corinthians 1:18-25
by Rev. Adam Copeland
“For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:18 (NRSV)
by Emma Graeber Porter
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” — Ephesians 2:8-9 (NRSV)
John 3:14 – 21
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” — John 3:16 (NIV)
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit.” — Psalm 51:10-12 (NRSV)
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