Prayer Tip: Choosing the Better Part

Posted Mar 22, 2020

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Daily Scripture

Luke 10:38-42

While Jesus and his disciples were traveling, Jesus entered a village where a woman named Martha welcomed him as a guest. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his message. By contrast, Martha was preoccupied with getting everything ready for their meal. So Martha came to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to prepare the table all by myself? Tell her to help me.”  The Lord answered, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things. One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part. It won’t be taken away from her.”

Prayer Tip

"People don’t light a lamp and then put it in a closet or under a basket. Rather, they place the lamp on a lampstand so that those who enter the house can see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is full of darkness." (Luke 11:33-35)

Recently I have had days where my light is feeling dim. Fear, anxiety and discouragement have been blowing towards it and it feels hard to stay lit right now. What has helped is reaching out to people that are encouraging, reading encouraging posts or listening to encouraging stories, connecting over face time with friends and family and watching funny videos.

The world always needs our light. Even when it’s just coming from the internet or lit up in our windows. Now more than ever we must think about what brings fuel to our proverbial lamps. Make a list of things that bring you joy and then do those things. Add in some encouraging scripture and connect with God in prayer. Let’s keep our lights shining brightly.

Dear God,

Some of us are finding ourselves scared right now. Please help guide and encourage us so we can keep our lights going on dark days. Let us turn to you to fuel our lamps and comfort our hearts.

 - Ashly Cooley, Counseling & Support Ministries

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Ashly Cooley

Ashly Cooley

Ashly supports the Congregational Care ministry at Resurrection Leawood. She works primarily with our Counseling and Support ministries.

"People don’t light a lamp and then put it in a closet or under a basket. Rather, they place the lamp on a lampstand so that those who enter the house can see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body is full of darkness." (Luke 11:33-35)

Recently I have had days where my light is feeling dim. Fear, anxiety and discouragement have been blowing towards it and it feels hard to stay lit right now. What has helped is reaching out to people that are encouraging, reading encouraging posts or listening to encouraging stories, connecting over face time with friends and family and watching funny videos.

The world always needs our light. Even when it’s just coming from the internet or lit up in our windows. Now more than ever we must think about what brings fuel to our proverbial lamps. Make a list of things that bring you joy and then do those things. Add in some encouraging scripture and connect with God in prayer. Let’s keep our lights shining brightly.

Dear God,

Some of us are finding ourselves scared right now. Please help guide and encourage us so we can keep our lights going on dark days. Let us turn to you to fuel our lamps and comfort our hearts.

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