DAY 2 Theme: Changed through patient waiting for the Lord. Readings: 1 Samuel 1: 1-20 Hannah's trust and patient waiting. Psalm 40 Patient waiting for the Lord. Hebrews 11: 32-34 Through faith they conquered kingdoms , administered justice. Matthew 3: 13-17 Let it be so now, for it is proper to fulfil all righteous. Prayer: Faithful
God, you are true to your word in every age. May we, like Jesus, have patience and trust in your steadfast love. Enlighten us by your Holy Spirit that we may not obstruct the fullness of your justice by our own hasty judgements, but rather discern your wisdom and love in all things; You who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.
Questions for reflection: 1. In what situations in our life should we have a greater trust in God's promises? 2. What areas of church life are particularly at risk from the temptation to act hastily? 3. In what situations should Christians wait, and when should they act together?