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Welcome to Good Shepherd’s Daily Devotions Page!

As we journey together for these 40 days of Lent may these daily devotions serve as Spiritual nourishment.  These devotions have been written by YOU, the members of Good Shepherd, may they serve to inspire, encourage and comfort us, even as they deepen our “knowing” of each other as siblings in this family of faith.  Thank you to all of our authors.  Your willingness to share your insights, joys and struggles around faith, with conviction and vulnerability, is a blessing as we all seek to grow closer to God.

Pastor Heidi Johns

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.

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