Devotionals
 

Devotionals are short essays written by GSLC members and staff that explore the ways the Holy Spirit works within our every day lives.  There are several ways we invite you to use these devotionals:

  • Make them a part of a prayer practice - read a devotion and consider the ways that Christ has worked similarly in your life or works in unexpected ways.
  • Make them a part of a journaling practice - read a devotion and journal about what the Holy Spirit is stirring in you as you reflect on the essay.
  • Use them as a reminder that God works in all things, the bad and the good.

With over 400 available devotions, you can use these daily, weekly, or monthly.  It's up to you!  We just hope that by reading these inspiring stories provided by Good Shepherd's flock you are able to better see where Jesus is present in all things!  Thank you to all of our members that have provided devotionals throughout the past couple of years!

 
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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