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“He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives.”
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Sunday | December 11

Ephesians 2:13 & Leviticus 26:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. / I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.


We were far off, and we were slaves. But by coming near, God has set us free. Consider that running away from the presence of God always lands us in slavery to some other master - a master who does not love us. But when we are near to God, he is the light burden, and the easy yoke. Under his gentle hand we are finally free to be who we were made to be. Put another way - in his presence, we finally become fully human. Fully alive. We finally walk with our heads held high. Pray that you would see that apart from him you are always enslaved, but in the nearness of God you are finally free.

Morning Kneeling Prayer

Father, I pray that I would

enter this day as your Son

entered the world, full of love

and hope.


Midday Kneeling Prayer

Jesus, I pray that I would be present in my work as you were present in this world, full of humility and service.


Evening Kneeling Prayer

Holy Spirit, I pray that I would be at peace in my rest knowing that you came to bring peace to the world, and will one day bring rest to all things. Amen.

The Common Rule - Advent Edition! is a seasonal version of The Common Rule which provides a set of daily and seasonal practices for celebrating the King that has come and waiting for the King that will come again.
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