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Welcome to the COUNTDOWN: FORTY DAYS of DEVOTIONS to prepare for your mission in

Pontiac this summer. This mission that you have already chosen to accept is most definitely
possible with the love, grace, and guidance of Almighty God, Creator of the Universe!
We suggest that you take four minutes (yup, thats it!) each day to read the scripture, ponder
the words of the saints as it might connect to our mission, and spend some time in prayer.
THIS WEEK WERE REFLECTING WITH THE SAINTS!

T-minus THIRTY-FIVE days until the MISSION Mon., June 23
rd


SCRIPTURE: John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his
friends.

PONDER: "Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is
doubt, faith."
--Saint Francis Assisi

PRAY FOR: The staff and congregation of Advent Episcopal Church who is helping to lead our
mission.



T-minus THIRTY-FOUR days until the MISSION Tues., June 24
th



SCRIPTURE: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do
not see.
PONDER: "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."
--Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

PRAY FOR: The Baldwin Center and their ministry in Pontiac.




T-minus THIRTY-THREE days until the MISSION Wed., June 25
th

SCRIPTURE: 1 Thes 1:3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work
produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance
inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
PONDER: "It is not the actual physical exertion that counts towards one's progress, nor the nature
of the task, but by the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken."
--St. Francis Xavier

PRAY FOR: The parish of Nativity Episcopal Church who will be hosting the mission for dinner on
Tuesday night.


T-minus THIRTY-TWO days until the MISSION Thurs., June 26
th


SCRIPTURE: Psalm 139:14

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are
your works; that I know very well.
PONDER: Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
--St. Catherine of Siena

PRAY FOR: All children who dont know where their next meal will come from today.



T-minus THIRTY-ONE days until the MISSION Fri., June 27
th


SCRIPTURE: 1 Thes 5:16-22 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the
Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold
fast to what is good; abstain from every form of evil.

PONDER: Prayer is nothing more than being on terms of friendship with God.
--Teresa of Avila
PRAY FOR: Those searching for employment today in Pontiac and beyond.



T-minus THIRTY days until the MISSIONSat., June 28
th


SCRIPTURE: Matthew 28:20 And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

PONDER: Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside
me, Christ to win me.
-- St. Patrick
PRAY FOR: Those who do not know the love of Christ in their lives.



T-minus TWENTY-NINE days until the MISSIONSUNDAY, June 29
th


SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:19-20 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and
gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this
in remembrance of Me." And in the same way He took the cup after
they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new
covenant in My blood.

PONDER: From the Eucharist comes the strength to live the Christian life and the zeal to share
that life with others.
--Blessed John Paul II
PRAY FOR: Your own parish and community of faith.