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Monday, June 14: Scripture – Isaiah 49:1a

Posted: June 14, 2021

1 Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! Prayer Focus: Pay attention. We live in a world often described as “continuous partial attention.” Our attention is on one thing, but we are constantly scanning other people and things, with the risk of being pulled away. So our attention is always… 
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Sunday, June 13: Scripture – Isaiah 42:9

Posted: June 13, 2021

9 See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.   Prayer Focus: We do not hope that all will return to the way things were. We do not hope that things will remain as they are today. No, we hope… 
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Saturday, June 12: Scripture – Isaiah 42:8

Posted: June 12, 2021

8 I am the Lord, that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to idols.   Prayer Focus: We all place our hope and our trust in something or someone. It may be ourselves, our resources, any number of other “idols,” or it may be in the Lord. Only… 
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Friday, June 11: Scripture – Isaiah 42:6-7

Posted: June 11, 2021

6 I am the Lord, I have called you in righteousness, I have taken you by the hand and kept you; I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations, 7 to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison… 
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Thursday, June 10: Scripture – Isaiah 42:5

Posted: June 10, 2021

5 Thus says God, the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people upon it and spirit to those who walk in it.   Prayer Focus: So far this week we have talked about putting our hope in… 
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Wednesday, June 9: Scripture – Isaiah 42:4

Posted: June 9, 2021

4 He will not grow faint or be crushed until he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his teaching.   Prayer Focus: The work of justice is not an occasional task. It is not a momentary burst of energy. It is a life-long, steady quest and climb. It is easy… 
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Tuesday, June 8: Scripture – Isaiah 42:2-3

Posted: June 8, 2021

2 He will not cry or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street; 3 a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.   Prayer Focus: We seem to live in a world where the ones who shout… 
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Monday, June 7: Scripture – Isaiah 42:1

Posted: June 7, 2021

1 Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.   Prayer Focus: The Isaiah scripture texts included in our summer series, “A Word of Hope,” come from what is known as Second Isaiah. These… 
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Sunday, June 6: Scripture – Isaiah 40:29-31

Posted: June 6, 2021

29 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. 30 Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; 31 but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk… 
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Saturday, June 5: Scripture – Isaiah 40:28

Posted: June 5, 2021

28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.   Prayer Focus: The word that comes to us in our despair is not a word to try harder. It is… 
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