Episode 237:

Hope in the Ordinary – Love and Acceptance

July 5, 2022

Hope in the Ordinary - Love and acceptance

Hope in the Ordinary

This series of devotions are meant to serve as a simple reminder of God’s presence in the ordinary moment of everyday life. This is the fourth devotion in the series. Throughout the summer, we’ll share a devotion each week to remind you of God’s presence and the power of hope. Every week, you’ll find the scripture, prayer, and reflection question on the website along with links to other devotions.


We always give thanks to God for all of you and mention you in our prayers, constantly remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 


Listen to the devotion above.


Gracious God, thank you for the experience of your everyday and ordinary acts of love. I am grateful for the way you reach out and accept me through the people around me. Help me to see you more clearly so that I may be shaped more into the person you have created me to be. Fill me with so much love that the people around me will experience your love and acceptance through me. In gratitude for your love that never lets me go, I offer myself to you and to the people entrusted to my care. Amen


At the end of the day, return to these questions: 

  • In whom did I experience God’s love today?
  • To whom did I extend God’s love today?
  • Give God thanks for the people you experienced today.

Return next week for another devotion on Hope in the Ordinary.

Listen to Episode 234 – Hope in the Ordinary – For the Birds

Listen to Episode 235 – Hope in the Ordinary – Notifications

Listen to Episode 236 – Hope in the Ordinary – Freudenfrede