Scripture for Thursday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent 2013

34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had discussed with one another which of them was the greatest. 35 Sitting down, He called the twelve and said to them, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” 36 Taking a child, He set him before them, and taking him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one child like this in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me does not receive Me, but Him who sent Me.” ~ Mark 9:34-37 (NASB)

Lord, in the world, I want to be first, important, the one who is served. Yet Jesus taught for me to put myself last, to consider myself least important, to serve rather than to be served. Guide me in Your way as a servant who does Your will to the least of Your children. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

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