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Series 2 - The Available Life

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The Available life introduces us to the practice of daily “reminding” ourselves that Christ works through us and others.  As workers in the Kingdom, our job is pretty simply:  Love our neighbors as our selves.   Thus, each day we consciously make ourselves available to God’s work because we are disciples of Jesus the Christ.

Remember that whatever you are able to do each week will be perfect.

Week 1

Try for 3 days: Download and print the Welcome Prayer. Place it where you will see it and pray it.

Welcome Prayer

Welcome, welcome, welcome. I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it’s for my healing. I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations, and conditions. I let go of my desire for power and control. I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure. I let go of my desire for survival and security. I let go of my desire to change any situation, condition, person or myself. I open to the love and presence of God and God’s action within. Amen. ~ Father Thomas Keating

Instead of 3 days a week, as suggested,

+ Try doing the Work of the Week (WOW) every day this week.

+ Continue to read one of the Bible verses from Series 1.

+ Add a prayer that your family/friends will experience God

+ Take the WOW with you everywhere: Put this prayer in your phone or the card in your wallet or purse then take it out to read a few times throughout the day.

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Week 2

Try for 3 days: Pray the Lord’s Prayer as the last thing before you go to bed.

Instead of 3 days a week, as suggested,

+ Try doing the Work of the Week (WOW) every day this week.

+ Continue asking God to show you where he is active in your life.

+ Continue to read one of the Bible verses from Series 1.

+ Invite people in your house to pray the Lord’s Prayer with you.

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Week 3

Try for 3 days: Download and print this Prayer. Place it where you will see it and pray it.

Prayer

Dear Lord, I pray today that I will yield my spirit completely to You, that You may use me as You please. I pray that You will provide me opportunities to show people how much You mean to me. Give me discretion to know what to say and how to say it. Make me bold enough that I may proclaim salvation cheerfully and joyfully. I pray that the seeds You allow me to plant will grow and mature. I am forever grateful for the cross; may I proclaim it in a contagious way today. Amen.

Instead of 3 days a week, as suggested,

+ Try doing the Work of the Week (WOW) every day this week.

+ Try praying the Lord’s Prayer every day this week.

+ Continue asking God to show you where he is active in your life.

+ Continue to read one of the Bible verses from Series 1.

+ Think about what makes it hard for you to see where God is active in your day.

+ Think about how praying the Lord’s Prayer opens you to seeing God’s presence in your life.

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