Something to Think About 10-5-20 Devotion


By Rev. Keith E. Lawder, GUMF President/CEO

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” - Philemon 1:3 (NRSV)

Paul’s short letter asks his friend to give freedom to a slave named Onesimus. The reality is that the things we hold on to are often the things that hold us captive. Paul’s greeting, therefore, is a prayer for his friend. What would happen, if when each of us begins to pray, we prayed first for God’s grace and peace for others before lifting up our own petitions? Hmmm. Something to think about.

Rev. Keith E. Lawder
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Dr. Laudis H. "Rick" Lanford
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