Prayer 556 - Week 2, Friday
by Kaitlyn Wood on March 4th, 2021
It's Friday! We've completed two weeks of this new morning rhythm. How are you feeling? What are you noticing? If you've fallen off a bit, maybe you're just skimming while you rush around pushing the snooze button a few too many times, don't stress! There's grace as you develop a new habit, and there are lessons learned along the way. Let’s press back in today!At the end of today's post is another...
Prayer 556 - Week 2, Thursday
by Kaitlyn Wood on March 3rd, 2021
We spend our days consumed with so many competing distractions and desires. Somewhere in our minds we understand that, when it all shakes out, God is the only thing that remains. Most of the things we chase after in life will pass away or be forgotten. This is true for the troubles that consume us as well. The writer of Hebrews gives us some perspective on this truth. Read.Hebrews 12:28-29"Theref...
Prayer 556 - Week 2, Wednesday
by Kaitlyn Wood on March 2nd, 2021
So many of the apostles write about trials and suffering, and it's easy to see why - they spent a lot of time in prison (and even exiled!) for preaching about Jesus! Monday's verses in Isaiah said "When you walk through the fire" and not IF. When. In this life we are not guaranteed easy - but in the passage we're reading today, Peter wants to help us look at trials with a new perspective.Peter des...
Prayer 556 - Week 2, Tuesday
by Kaitlyn Wood on March 1st, 2021
Sometimes we're walking through fires - circumstances that threaten to overwhelm us. But have you ever stopped to consider that, even in all of these things, you also have a fire within you? Today we're reading in the book of Acts.Resist the urge to skim over it if this is a passage you're familiar with! If you've got a journal handy, try writing it out to help yourself really consider what this w...
Prayer 556 - Week 2, Monday
by Kaitlyn Wood on February 28th, 2021
Good morning! It's Monday and I hope you're ready to dive back in for another week of quiet morning prayer and reflection. We're going to keep talking about fire this week, but we'll be looking at it in a few different ways.Some days are just plain overwhelming. I'm sure we're all familiar with the term "trial by fire." The trials and problems we carry make us wonder if we might not make it. Let's...
Prayer 556 - Week 1, Friday
by Kaitlyn Wood on February 25th, 2021
Friday! You made it through week one - even if you didn’t do these readings and reflections at 5 am, or if you had to catch up and read a couple in one day, I am hoping that you are beginning to see the outline of a daily rhythm. I am praying that these moments at the start of your day serve as an anchor for your soul!We’ve spent a lot of this week thinking about fire as cleansing, purifying, guid...
Prayer 556 - Week 1, Thursday
by Kaitlyn Wood on February 24th, 2021
We’re almost through our first week - pause for just a moment before you read today’s passage and give thanks to God. Can you name 3 things that you are grateful for? They don’t have to be anything big, just sincere. Tell God how grateful you are.This morning, we will move back into Genesis for the story of Abraham, his son Isaac, and the story of a sacrificial fire.Read. Genesis 22:1-8 & 14“God s...
Prayer 556 - Week 1, Wednesday
by Kaitlyn Wood on February 23rd, 2021
So far, we’ve talked about fire as something that purifies and as something that reveals. As you begin this morning, think back over your first two days - has anything shifted in your daily life? Are you beginning to look for God or listen for his voice throughout the day? Have you found yourself praying to the Holy Spirit more as you go about life? I am praying that this journey would be one tha...
Prayer 556 - Week 1, Tuesday
by Kaitlyn Wood on February 22nd, 2021
Yesterday, we thought about fire as something that purifies. As we think about the Holy Spirit and fire today, I want to look at fire as a way that God reveals himself to us. While we may not always get signs as awe-inspiring as a burning bush, we will notice God’s presence and revelation to us when we make ourselves aware.Read.Exodus 3: 1-4”Moses was keeping the flock of his father in law, Jethro...
Prayer 556 - Week 1, Monday
by Kaitlyn Wood on February 21st, 2021
FIRE - Week 1, MondayFor the first two weeks of this Lenten prayer journey, we will focus on FIRE. I am praying that these 6 weeks light a fire in your heart and spirit that cannot be contained! Each day we will read a passage of Scripture, feel free to read the chapter surrounding the passage that I give. Following that, I will list a few questions or prompts. You can use them to enter some quiet...