Thursday, June 1         

Ode to Israel’s Faithful Judges                            

Hebrews 11:29-40 NRSV

And what more should I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions… (Hebrews 11:32-33)

How do you pay homage to leaders of the past?

In keeping with the 2017 Connectional theme “Criminal Justice”, let us pray during this month for those who are incarcerated, for their families from whom they are separated, and for those who have suffered as a result of their misdeeds. Pray that they will seek repentance and forgiveness from God and from those whose lives are negatively affected by their actions.  Finally, pray for those incarcerated who truly are innocent as well as those who are victims of an unjust justice system.