FAITH5 Plus 1 – 4/30/2017

Hey, Grace’rs,

Your Plus1 for this week: Intentionally pray every day this week for our country, state, and cities, and our elected officials. If so moved, send a note or two to let them know you are praying for them.

FAITH5: Tonight and every night before you head to bed spend some time with those you love and do this faith-building experience together (or, do it alone as a time of before bed devotions, keeping a journal and recording the following as an act of prayer):

01ShareIcon Share… 1 High and 1 Low from the day. What made it your high? What made it your low?
02ReadIcon Read…

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
(1 Corinthians 13:3-7, The Message)

03TalkIcon Talk… about what phrase stands out for you today. What one facet of love do you want God to mold in you tomorrow? Try replacing the word “Love” with “Jesus” and talk about how that changes the poem.
Pray… for each other.
Bless… each other by affirming one thing you like about the other person. Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each person, saying: The LORD bless you and keep you.