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Joe’s Opening Prayer at the Colorado House


Our Joe delivered the opening prayer at the Colorado House of Representatives last week and has shared it with us:

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Lenten Devotional, April 10

Focus Scripture: “I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act,” says the Lord. Ezekiel 37:14

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Lenten Devotional, April 9

After I retired from IBM in 2006, I became more involved in First United Methodist (FUMC) by becoming a part of the church’s Care Ministries team. Visiting older or sick church members has enriched my life.

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Lenten Devotional, April 8

Focus Scripture: If the Spirit of God who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, God who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through God’s Spirit that dwells in you. Romans 8:11

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Lenten Devotional, April 7

Focus Scripture: But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” John 11:4 Reflection Statement: “Never doubt that

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Lenten Devotional, April 6

The Rev. John Jenkins, a retired United Methodist pastor in Arizona, sent me a copy of a meditation booklet he put together. In it is this “Prayer for Compassion” by the Dalai Lama:

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Lenten Devotional, April 5

Focus Scripture: You prepare a table before me      in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil;      my cup overflows. Psalm 23:5 Lenten Practice: Reflect on Psalm 23:5, then reflect on the gifts that God’s Spirit has

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Lenten Devotional, April 4

First United Methodist Church has made a statement in the heart of downtown Boulder since 1859. The congregation has worshipped on the corner of 14th and Spruce Streets since 1872. The church building has many interesting features, including the bell tower and the face of a child carved on the west side, just north of the entrance.

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Lenten Devotional, April 3

Focus Scripture: For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light… Ephesians 5:8 Lenten Practice: Reflect on Ephesians 5:8. Light a candle during your quiet time and rest in its peace.

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Lenten Devotional, April 2

First United Methodist Church (FUMC) is a peaceful, calm place where people can gather and be with God. I think of FUMC as a place where everyone can belong, including me. FUMC is:

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