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Acts 1:12-26 Mathias Chosen to Replace Judas

Narrative Lectionary Key Verse for Today

Then they prayed and said, ‘Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen
— Acts 1:24

NL Daily Devotion for Wednesday, April 24, 2019

by Stefanie K. Fauth, Clergy Stuff


The disciples were trying to make a difficult decision after an even more difficult event had occurred.

They start with a prayer to ask God to help them with the decision.

And then they cast lots.

I know a lot of us have been there. That place where you are so worn out from the emotional toll life has taken, why not let the fates decide?

I still find it interesting that the disciples used divination devices.

Have you ever thrown up your hands and left things to fate? What’s the most interesting way a prayer has been answered for you?

Later Event: April 25
Acts 2:37-42, The First Converts