26.2 Bible Verses For Marathon Running

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(Editor's Note: With the NYC Marathon less than a week away, we'll be featuring some of our favorite posts from runners in the BlogHer Network. Whether you're a newbie looking for inspiration, a veteran looking for advanced training trips or a spectator interested in following your favorite runner, check back for posts on Marathon Mania. The first in the series is from Dorothy Beal of Mile Posts and it's one of the most popular posts on her blog. She quotes a favorite bible verse for every mile in a marathon providing motivation for runners and non-runners alike.  Here are some of her favorites. ~js)

Marathon Runner Dorothy Beal

Photo courtesy of Dorothy Beal/Mile Posts

Mile 1: Be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of age. Matthew 28:20

Mile 2: The Lord will work out his plans for my life. Psalm 138:8

Mile 3: I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as the mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it would move. Nothing would be impossible. Matthew 17:20

Mile 4: To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given. Luke 19:26

Mile 5:I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13


Mile 6: Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we can not see. Hebrews 11:1

Mile 7: 'I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope.' Jeremiah 29:11

Read more from 26.2: Bible Verses For Running & Racing at Mile Posts


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