Lenten Prayer: Week 1, Day 2

“since friendship unfolds in the context of daily life, it can hardly be expected to fit into neatly engineered rules. Friendship has more to do with desire than with design. It is a grand thing, but it flourishes in common places, and often in unlikely ones, like the flower that blooms through a crack in the asphalt.” – Dr. Ellsworth Kalas, ‘Longing to Pray’

Our friendship with Jesus is formed not from rigorous attention to detail but from a growing desire to be near him.

Mark 1:16-20″16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him. 19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.”

Prayer prompt: Draw near to Jesus with a prayer to grow in your desire to meet with, and follow Jesus no matter what may be getting in the way.

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