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Lenten Meditation - Friday, February 16

Lenten Meditations

Philippians 4: 1-9

“The Lord is near.”  Four small words that remind us of the presence of Jesus in every moment of our lives.  

If we go to the sea or to the mountains, you are near. If we are at work or at play, you are near. If we are at school, you are near. If we are at home or out in the neighborhood, you are near. If we are confused and lonely, you are near. If we are anxious and fearful, you are near. If we are in our darkest hours, you are near.

Lord Jesus, you are always near, ready to lift us up into those loving arms, and hold us close to your listening heart, to hear our every prayer, and to give us “the peace of God which surpasses all understanding.”

What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the everlasting arms;

What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

 

What have I to dread, what have I to fear, Leaning on the everlasting arms;

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near, Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;

Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

 Lift Every Voice and Sing 196

 

The Lord is near, so let us rejoice and give thanks. Amen.

 

FEB. 16 / FRIDAY

Psalm 31 / Psalm 35 
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

Philippians 4:1-9

John 17:9-19

 

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