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Feb 28 2007

Lent: Day 10 – Prayer & Scripture

Week 2 (Day 10): Friendship and Love

To Do Today
With your family, talk about how you would define a loving person. Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Then replace the word love in this verse with your name. Does it fit you?

Today’s Prayer

If he dares show his biting teeth,
may the silence of the mouth of our heavenly
Lord shut it.
If he causes desires to gnaw at my soul,
may the nails that pierced the creator hurt him.
If he tries to lead me astray along the path of
unjust thoughts,
may the nails in the feet of our Lord, beyond
understanding, hold him fast.
If he tries to make me drink a vile potion,
may the vinegar mixed with bile that was given
our Savior to drink, embitter him.
If he lures me into eating from the first wood, the tree of the forbidden fruit,
may the terrible spectacle of the second wood seize and completely vanquish him.
If he tries to teach me to rebel against
God?s commandments,
may the nod of the infinite Godhead destroy him.
If he tries to kill me by wounding and persecuting me,
may the lance that pierced the side of the creator of Adam cut him down.
If he envelops me in the pangs of hellish pain,
may the burial shrouds of the Lord who holds all
creation, wrap him up.
If he tricks me into gazing into the abyss of death,
may the living God who survived the stone
tomb kill him.
If he takes joy in my mortal errors,
may he, with his crooked will, die again,
when the immortal God, resurrected in glory,
renews all mortals.
If he is cheered by the prospect of release
from these small bindings after a thousand years,
may he tremble again for the later chains that will
bind him forever
in the place of unremitting torment without end.
If the first blow is bad news for him,
wait till he finds out about the inextinguishable
fires of hell that await him and
his angels at the Last Judgment.

Today’s Scripture (Reading)

Exodus 2:11-22

One day, when Moses had grown up, he went out to his people and looked on their burdens; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his people.
He looked this way and that, and seeing no one he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.
When he went out the next day, behold, two Hebrews were struggling together; and he said to the man that did the wrong, “Why do you strike your fellow?”
He answered, “Who made you a prince and a judge over us? Do you mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid, and thought, “Surely the thing is known.”
When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh, and stayed in the land of Mid’ian; and he sat down by a well.
Now the priest of Mid’ian had seven daughters; and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
When they came to their father Reu’el, he said, “How is it that you have come so soon today?”
They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and even drew water for us and watered the flock.”
He said to his daughters, “And where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.”
And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zippo’rah.
She bore a son, and he called his name Gershom; for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”

Daily Prayer and Scripture taken from the Armenian Church website

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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