Daily Devotions
 

We are thrilled to once again be sharing a daily devotion with you for the season of Advent. These inspiring devotions have been written by YOU the members of Good Shepherd.  A sincere “thank you” to everyone who opened their hearts to share a small piece of their faith journey with us.   As we journey toward Bethlehem in this season, take time each day to walk with God and experience the stirrings of the deep love that took on flesh to walk with us.  

During the four week Advent season, each Wednesday our devotion will be a video reflection by Dr. Kevin Seal, Director of Worship and Music at Good Shepherd, as he shares a teaching about the Words and Music of Advent.

Each new day’s devotion will go live directly on our webpage, goodshepherd.com at 6am, (look under the worship tab at the top right of the front page) or you can follow the link that will be sent out later each morning in an email from Good Shepherd.  


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Daily Devotion

Faith5: Pray

I will admit that prayer is something I struggle with when there isn’t an already established rhythm.  Saying grace, praying the Lord’s prayer in the evening before going to sleep, praying whenever our staff gathers to discuss ministry matters at GSLC… these are the typical, rhythmic, and natural places where I pray.

However, making space to practice the kind of prayer where I spend time reflecting on my day and truly connecting with God--that never really found a solid rhythm. That is another reason I have been grateful for the Faith5 in my house. After sharing our joys and struggles with someone, reflecting on some scriptures, and talking to one another, this kind of prayer feels so much easier. I am primed for a real conversation with God about the challenges the people around me are experiencing and also encouraged to give thanks for the good things we have experienced in the day. To give thanks for friends. To give thanks for moments where the spirit gave me new life throughout the day. And to ask for God’s comfort, or healing, or guidance in challenging times. 

In these moments I feel like our family is making space to “draw near” to God. 

Hebrews 4:16
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Today’s invitation:  SHARE, READ, TALK, and PRAY.   Video

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