"Jubilee Cards" about Life
Combining verses, declarations, and prayers

Seven of the 50 "Jubilee Cards" help us catch onto the Life Rhythm. They clue us in to God's strategy to create life and preserve it in the beautiful world he created. The seven "Life" cards sign us up to become part of his strategy. Using them each day is like going back to a song you like and listening to it over and over, soaking it in. 
Each card has a verse, a declaration, and a prayer, arranged in a "Ready, set, go" sequence.
 
READY -- the daily Life Verse reminds you of the big idea of Life Season.  Each verse will tell you something about what group you belong to and what the purpose of that group is. The way you go through your day today should be spreading God's blessing any way you can. God gave it to you to give to them. 
SET -- the daily Life Declaration links the big idea of Life Season to your day. It pinpoints one game-changing act of God that has huge effects on everything. The Declaration defines your day for you, which means your pains and your enemies can't tell you who you are.  
GO! -- the daily Life Prayer invites God to SYNC you with the big idea and the Declaration. The Prayer is great to use as you are heading out the door to start your day and/or walking into the place where you spend most of your day. 
 
See/print Jubilee Cards (scroll down)
Seven "Roots Verses" - adapted for daily personal use (scroll down)
Roots Declarations - one-liners to set the tone for your day
Roots Prayers to SYNC you with the verses and declarations
FAQs
 
 

Jubilee Cards (default wording)

Put your name in the blanks below, or

see options to customize your own version.

Sundays 

SYNC Card 1 

 

Life Verse:  In the beginning, I created the universe, including planet earth. Remember _______, if I created it all, I own it all. 

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Genesis 1.1

 

Prayer:  Yes, Lord, it’s true. We are living on your property, breathing your air, eating food from your fields.

 

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

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Mondays

SYNC Card 2 

 

Life Verse:  Let the wilds go wild with joy. Let the animals dance. Put every tree of the forest 
in the choir, and join all nature, _______, as it welcomes me.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Psalm 96.12

Prayer:  Creator of nature and of us, we celebrate the way you have wired everything to know and praise you.

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

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Tuesdays

SYNC Card 3 

 

Life Verse:  It was me, ________. I breathed into Adam’s nostrils the breath of life, and he 
became a living being.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Genesis 2.7

 

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord for breathing life into Adam and passing it down to us. Help us share it today.

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

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Wednesdays

SYNC Card 4 

 

Life Verse:  My purpose is to give you, ________, and all my followers a rich and satisfying life. 

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of John 10.10

Prayer:  Yes, Lord, give us the rich and satisfying life you want to give us, and let us share it freely.

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

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Thursdays

SYNC Card 5

 

Life Verse:  ________, just as one person did it wrong and got us into all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of trouble, back into life.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Romans 5.18

 

Prayer:  Lord, thank you that when we forfeited the life you created, you still rescued us and restored us.

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

 

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Fridays

SYNC Card 6

 

Life Verse:  Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings 
and curses. Choose life, ________.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Deuteronomy 30.19

Prayer:  Yes, Lord, we choose life! Help us lead others to choose life too.

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

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Saturdays

SYNC Card 7 

 

Life Verse:  ________, there is a way ahead that seems right, but it ends in death.

     Adapted from The Message paraphrase of Proverbs 14.12

Prayer:  Lord, let us not get fooled today by a road to death that is disguised as a road to life and pleasure.

Declaration:  This is a day to remember that God created everything and to live like it matters.

Self-understanding:  We see ourselves in Christ as life-bringers.

Customizing the Jubilee Cards

SYNC is not about standardizing you. It is about encouraging you to SYNC with Jesus Christ, the master of creativity and variety. If creating your own version of the Jubilee Cards would help you more than the "default wording" version above, here are some options for starters:

1. Which Bible version?

The default wording uses personalized paraphrase format based on The Message. You may prefer the straight quotes from Scripture. For example, we showed the verses from the New Living Translation. Use that or any other translation of your choice to replace the "Vision Verses" on the Jubilee Cards.

2. Which form of the Declaration?

See three options

3. Which form of the Prayer?

See four options, including one that does not use the Jubilee Cards at all 

FAQs on personal use of Jubilee Cards

Why do these cards work? Where do the cards get their power to influence us?

 

​These tools SYNC us with Christ, the source of natural and full life. They remind us of his intentions, and those reminders have an almost magical effect on us. In SYNC with him, we experience life and have life to share. Out of SYNC, our quality of life would drop and eventually we would die.

 

Isn't it dangerous to add any words of our own into a Scripture verse?  

 
The biblical warning on this point, Revelation 22.18, is about adding or deleting things that change the meaning. The intention of these adjustments is to bring the truth of the Scripture home to you in order to move you to act on it.
 
That truth is already there, and we do not intend to change any of it or add to it. We do not think we have; however, you be the judge. If you think this version of the Cards is "putting words into God's mouth" that should not be there, then ignore our version and print the verse from the translation you prefer. 
BTW, the bigger danger about Scripture is that we will read it and not change our view of ourselves to SYNC with it. In that case we are hearers but not doers (James 1.22). Use whatever version best motivates you to get on with the doing of the Word.
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