Battle Ready: Birds of Pray | #917

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Lent 2 – Have you been falling asleep on your Lenten resolutions? Peter, James, and John were falling asleep at the Transfiguration. Abraham chased away the vultures of fear. If you want to win the big battle, you have to fight the daily battles.

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Filled with the Spirit | #828

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Pentecost – God’s Spirit fills us with love, shapes us in His image, and restores us to Communion with one other. Ask to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Pray for others in the Spirit. The gift of the Spirit grows to the degree that we give it away.

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Your Gift Fit for a King (#808, Epiphany)

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The Magi respond to God’s love with their own gifts of love. At Christmas we receive God’s gift of love; at Epiphany we give back our own gift of love. Let us open our treasures and give God the gift of almsgiving, prayer, and sacrifice. [AUDIO]

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A Prayerful Heart is a Watchful Heart (#801, Advent 1)

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What are we watching for? Christians should be ready for the coming of Christ, not only at the end of the world but every day of our daily. Making time to pray every day will help you be more watchful. This Advent pray for a watchful heart. [AUDIO]

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The Savior Asks You, a Sinner, For a Drink (#717, Lent 3)

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Jesus comes into our daily life and invites us, “Come to Me. I can satisfy you.” Only when we find God do we find True Love. We can also read this passage in another way. Through the eyes of the lonely Jesus says, “Give me a drink.” [AUDIO]

Listen to Him and be Transfigured (#716, Lent 2)

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Moses and Elijah taught the people to listen to God. But now we only need one booth because Jesus is everything. Do you really believe that? Then start spending 10 minutes a day in prayer. Listen to Him and you will be transfigured. [AUDIO]