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Mar 02 2007

Lent: Day 12 – Prayer & Scripture

Week 2 (Day 12): Friendship and Love

To Do Today
Surprise a friend or family member with a small gift showing them your appreciation.

Today’s Prayer

But since your judgment, Christ God,
is much more lenient toward me
than toward Satan the forefather of evil,
and because of him, ?the Son of God was
revealed among us that he might destroy the works
of the devil,?
whereas for me, he came to restore my
worn-out image,
taking our image in its essence,
he united in himself the image of great God
in indisputable unity.
He graced Satan with none of this bounty,
and upon me he poured forth everything
in abundance.
He did not suffer on the cross for Satan,
but for me he is continuously sacrificed.
Satan does not partake in life,
but I am eternally favored with salvation.
Satan is not protected by the cross,
but I am fortified by this sign.
He is banished from the light,
but I am joined with glory.
God did not promise him peace even on earth,
but he made me an owner of heaven.
God cut off his guarantee of hope,
but continued mine forever.
God confined him to a herd of pigs,
but in me God dwells more firmly.
God compared him to a scorpion,
and he called me the light of the world.
God made him resemble a snake,
but he placed the seal of his name upon me.

Today’s Scripture (Reading)

Isaiah 40:9-17
Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings, lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”
Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.
He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance?
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or as his counselor has instructed him?
Whom did he consult for his enlightenment, and who taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed him the way of understanding?
Behold, the nations are like a drop from a bucket, and are accounted as the dust on the scales; behold, he takes up the isles like fine dust.
Lebanon would not suffice for fuel, nor are its beasts enough for a burnt offering.
All the nations are as nothing before him, they are accounted by him as less than nothing and emptiness.

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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