Nativity Devotion, January 8: We Have Seen the Light

Nativity Devotion, January 8: We Have Seen the Light

The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, towards the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death, Light has dawned.” From that time Jesus began to...

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The Children’s Word: A Great Light

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started to make everything light, even before you could really see it. Today, in the Gospel reading, we hear about where...

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Nativity Devotion, January 6: The Manifestation of God

Nativity Devotion, January 6: The Manifestation of God

And when Jesus was baptized, He went up immediately from the water, and behold, the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him; and lo, a voice from heaven, saying “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well...

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Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

Nativity Devotion, January 5: Live Right!

For the grace of God has appeared for the salvation of all men, training us to renounce irreligion and worldly passions and to live sober, upright and godly lives in this world, awaiting our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.  Titus...

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The Voice in the Wilderness

The Voice in the Wilderness

As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the Prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.  Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low, and the crooked shall...

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Nativity Devotion, January 3: A Spiritual Inventory

Nativity Devotion, January 3: A Spiritual Inventory

Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region about the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.  Matthew 3:5-6 (Gospel from Royal Hours of Epiphany)   Good morning Prayer Team! Saint John the Forerunner was known as the...

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Nativity Devotion, January 2: A Worthy Epitaph for a Life Well Lived

Nativity Devotion, January 2: A Worthy Epitaph for a Life Well Lived

As for you, always be steady, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.  For I am already on the point of being sacrificed, the time of my departure has come.  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. ...

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Nativity Devotion, January 1: Happy New Year’s Resolutions

Nativity Devotion, January 1: Happy New Year’s Resolutions

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart.  And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:51-52 (Gospel Reading-January 1)   Happy New Year Prayer Team!...

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The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

The Children’s Word: Prepare the way of the Lord!

What do you do when you get up every morning? When you have school, how do you get ready to go? What do you do first? You probably have a little routine. Maybe you get dressed, have some breakfast, brush your teeth, and so on (but maybe in a different...

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Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

Nativity Devotion, December 30: Promises Kept

But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Rise, take the Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the Child’s life are dead.” And he rose and took the Child and His...

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