Lenten Devotional for February 22
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
Every day God waits for us to pray in gratitude and trust,
asking for what we and what others need.
Some days we ask for courage,
some days for healing,
some days for the ability to love,
some days for food and clothing,
some days for strength to get through a challenge we’d prefer not to face.
And God who hears our honest prayers responds.
There’s much that is sacred in every day,
and through these abundant small miracles God calls our name,
asking us to pay attention.
Praying for and offering “daily bread” is one way we show God we are listening.
—Mary Lou Redding*
Gracious Lord, you are the Bread of Life, who provides for all my needs and satisfies the deepest longing of my heart; graft me into the very center of your great tree of life; feed me, nourish me, and care for me like a tender vine that I might grow into Christ in all things. Amen.**
What satisfies your soul? How is Jesus the bread of life for you? What are your needs today? Ask Jesus to fill you and to satisfy your desires for something more.
Credits: *From The Lord’s Prayer: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray by Mary Lou Redding. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
**From A Life-Shaping Prayer: 52 Meditations in the Wesleyan Spirit by Paul Wesley Chilcote. Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
This and the other devotionals for this Lenten Series can be found at the following link: http://www.thegodwecanknow.com/category/50-devotions/page/4/.