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Day 1 of 21 Days Of Prayer

April 8, 2024 - the Solar Eclipse Day in Vermont

Monday, April 8 begins our 21 day prayer journey for 2024. We begin it in the dark of a total solar eclipse to remind us that much of the world remains in the spiritual dark - in need of God's light. But it also reminds us that we, too, will have periods of darkness, where we have allowed various things to cloud our vision of God and his purposes. As such, we also need renewal and refreshment on our journey into the full light of Jesus' resurrection and Lordship.

This refreshment is the purpose, in part, of our 21 Days of Prayer. With this in mind, consider our first day's prayer inspiration.

Day 1 – April 8

Contributed by Kristin Watson

Psalm 37: 5

Commit thy way unto the Lord;

trust also in him;

and he shall bring it to pass.


We all have plans and agendas. For some of us, it's a packed schedule of activities. For others, our long-range dreams and aspirations occupy our thoughts.

And when we take our plans before God and trust in Him, He works in us to conform our ways to His, and our plans to His, so that His purpose in us may be fulfilled.


Father, I commit my dreams,

goals, and plans to You.

Lord, help me to let go of the ideals that

You are asking me to leave behind

and conform my heart to Yours.

Make Your thoughts my thoughts,

and Your ways my ways,

so that I may walk faithfully

in Your purposes for Your glory.

In Jesus' name,


Looking Ahead

Our 21 Days Of Prayer will culminate in our annual observance of the National Day Of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, 2024. One of the thematic verses for this year's observance is:

II Samuel 22: 29

You are my lamp, O Lord;

the Lord turns my darkness to light.

May God bless our journey together.

Board of Deacons

United Church of Colchester

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