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Day 1 - Called by God

“You did not choose me but I chose you” (Jn 15:16a)

Join Murray for midday prayers as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Today's prayers have been prerecorded and will be available to watch below at noon.

The order of service is also available to download.

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  1. Abram begins his journey in Genesis 12 with a call from God: “Go to the land that I will show you.” He is given a description of the future that would seem impossible if it was not God declaring it. Do you or your community speak of a future that seems almost impossible? What is that future?
  2. Abram cannot enact this future alone. He relies on support from God, from friends, from family. What would your community need to enact your brighter future: courage, wisdom, patience? Make a list of what is needed, whether large or small, practical or abstract.
  3. The dream that God offers both Abram and the disciples in John 1 is not a short-term goal, but a generations-long creation. When is a time that you worked on a long-term goal, and how did it feel at the beginning, middle, and end?