Second Week of Lent – Monday
March 18, 2019
From Presbyterian Outlook Devotion
12 Now during those days he went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God. 13 And when day came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also named apostles: 14 Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, 15 and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Simon, who was called the Zealot, 16 and Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Jesus prays before calling the twelve disciples. He shows us that spending time with God is critical if we are going to do God’s work faithfully. Today, pray the simple, but challenging question: Lord, how can I serve you? Make note of any insights you receive.
God, we do not often have the ability to go to the mountaintop and spend hours in prayer. Nonetheless, we yearn to spend time with you, to listen and speak freely, to give thanks and ask questions. Throughout this day, we seek an awareness of your unfailing love and guidance. We ask with utter sincerity: How can we best serve you? Amen.