Temple United Methodist Church
"Healthy Temple"

1-415-586-1444

info@tumcpeace.org

65 Beverly St.

San Francisco, CA 94132

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Daily Practices
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Pray

Throughout Lent we will be praying the promises of the cross​.

Day 8

11 Corinthians 5:21

21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Day 9

Titus 2:14

14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Day 10

Romans 8:1

8 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,

 

Day 11

12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hopeand without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Day 12

Hebrews 2:14-15

14 Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— 15 and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Day 13

1 Corinthians 1:30-31

30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”[a]

Day 14

Titus 3:5

5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit,

Read it. Write it. Ponder it. Pray it.

Prayer for others
Please pray for our Bishop, Rev. Minerva Carcaño, our District Superintendent, Rev. Staci Current, Temple UMC and the United Methodist Church.
 
Please pray for your family and those you love.
 
Pray for those who are ill, hurting, grieving, alone or suffering in any way.
 
Pray for the homeless and the mentally ill.
 
And pray for your enemies - those who have hurt you and ask for release from the chains in which that hurt has kept you.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

Study Scripture

Mark 1:14-20

Jesus Announces the Good News

14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

Jesus Calls His First Disciples

16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,”Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.

19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

 

Journal 

This Week's Reflection

Lent 2: Blessing in the Round

Deep peace to you as we enter into the landscape Lent offers us. May it be a place where you can breathe deeply.

Blessing in the Round

This blessing
cannot help it;
it’s the way
it was designed.

Lay it down
and it rises again.

Release it
and it returns.

Give it away
and it makes a path
back to you.

There is no explaining
how it delights
in reappearing
when you have ceased
to hold it,
no hiding the sly smile
it wears
when it shows up
at your door,
no mistaking the wonder
when it circles back around
just at the moment
you thought you had
spent it completely,
had poured it out
with abandon
where you saw
the deepest thirst for it,
had put it entirely
in the hands
of those desperate
in their hunger.

But here it is,
the perfect circle of it
pressing into your hand
that curls around it
and then lets go,
receiving
and releasing
and receiving again,
like the breath
that does not belong to us
but sets us in motion.

—Jan Richardson