Spirit of the Living God, make us one.

Spirit of the Living God, give us hope.

Spirit of the Living God, show us grace.

Spirit of the Living God, be with us now.

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Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together.

Ephesians 4:1-3

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Our lives are filled with voices calling us in different directions, dividing us in multiple ways. These voices pull us toward a variety of paths that can lead us astray because they are often muffled or unclear. However, the calling we receive from God is quite clear: we are to live as Jesus lived. But if we allow ourselves to listen to these other voices, they might distract us from the voice of God. Thus, it necessary for us to seek out the calling of the Lord that is inviting us into unity with Christ.

What does this unity look like? It is oneness in Christ found in love, humility, gentleness, and patience, better known as the fruit of the Spirit. To be found in unity with Christ is to share this fruit with those around us, gifts that the Spirit has given each one of us in order to unite us together.

Can you hear the voice of God calling you to unity in Christ today?

Anna Beth Mann

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Spirit of God, speak to me in a clear voice today allowing me to put aside the distracting voices that try and pull me away. Help me to answer the call to unity in Jesus Christ in whom love abides. Amen.

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Even while we are apart, we are still united in Christ Jesus.

Go today, reaching out to those you can, showing grace to those you encounter.

Go today, with hope in a neighbor, faith in a friend, and love for a stranger.

Go today, a member of the body of Christ, in which we are called to Be One.

Anna Beth Mann

Anna Beth Mann is a third-year Master of Divinity student at Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas. She has served as a Passport Summer Staffer and is currently a Summer Intern in the Passport National Office. After graduating next May, she will continue to pursue her ministry calling, hoping to serve in youth or nonprofit ministry.

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