Tuesday, August 13 — Psalm 97:1–6
Jeremiah 8:1–9:9; 2 Thessalonians 1
August Thirteenth Festival† — Joshua 24:16-24; Psalm 133
1 John 4:1-13; John 17:1-2,6-19
He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. Psalm 23:2-3
Jesus said, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Heavenly Guide, although we have come so far over many years, we know there is much yet to be done. Diversity throughout peoples and nations is a testament to your creativity and awesome power. Carry us forward, serving every unique member of your worldwide congregation. Amen.
† On this date in 1727 in Berthelsdorf, Saxony (now Germany), a group of quarreling Christians experienced their unity in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. This new Pentecost marked the revival of the Unity of the Brethren, begun in 1457, and the beginning of the Renewed Moravian Church.