Hope@Home – May 1, 2020

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL: Lilly

His Presence & His Promises are ever present! Our worship intern, Lilly Van Sickle, shares an encouraging devotional as she reads through Isaiah 43.

UNITED PRAYER:

Pray for the nations. As the world experiences the Coronavirus globally, pray for unity amongst believers. That we can encourage and pray for one another despite physical distance. Pray for the global Church and for those who are living in unsafe conditions around the world. Please pray that God would move mightily during this time of vulnerability and brokenness. Pray that He would bring healing to those who need it, and show Himself as Healer. Pray that He would reveal Himself to every nation and show them His goodness, faithfulness, His mercy, and kindness. Pray that they follow Him with all that they have, and devote themselves to Him. Pray that they would be able to find joy and freedom in the forgiveness of their sins. May they find peace, comfort and hope in Him and Him alone.

(John 3:16, John 14:27, Colossians 3:15) 

FAMILY RESOURCES:

THE CHOSEN | The first-ever-multi-season series about the life of Jesus Christ

By now many of you may have come across a new TV series called, “The Chosen”. If you haven’t seen it yet, we highly recommend it! The show follows the life of Jesus and His disciples through depictions of stories that we have all read in scripture. The Chosen is beautifully done, and truly brings each aspect of the Bible to life. No matter where you may be at with your walk with the Lord during this time, this show is for you. It will bring encouragement & a renewed sense of understanding of the Gospel!

You may be wondering, how do I watch? There are a few ways to watch that we’ll link below:
(Season 1 is available to stream online currently, with season 2 hopefully on its way soon!)

The App – Search “The Chosen” on your app store and download to your device. No subscription needed!

“The Chosen” YouTube Page – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXOFnNTULFaAnj24PAeblg

“The Chosen” Website – https://studios.vidangel.com/the-chosen

PRAYER AND FASTING RESOURCES:

As we fast and pray on Fridays, let’s meditate on this passage from the Psalms.

Psalm 103 (NLT):
 1 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2 Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3 He forgives all my sins
    and heals all my diseases.
4 He redeems me from death
    and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5 He fills my life with good things.
    My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
6 The Lord gives righteousness
    and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7 He revealed his character to Moses
    and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
    slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 He will not constantly accuse us,
    nor remain angry forever.
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
    he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
    is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
    as the east is from the west.
13 The Lord is like a father to his children,
    tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
14 For he knows how weak we are;
    he remembers we are only dust.
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
    like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
    as though we had never been here.
17 But the love of the Lord remains forever
    with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
18 of those who are faithful to his covenant,
    of those who obey his commandments!
19 The Lord has made the heavens his throne;
    from there he rules over everything.
20 Praise the Lord, you angels,
    you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
    listening for each of his commands.
21 Yes, praise the Lord, you armies of angels
    who serve him and do his will!
22 Praise the Lord, everything he has created,
    everything in all his kingdom.
Let all that I am praise the Lord.

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