Thursday, May 23

Scripture:  1 Corinthians 15:58 and 16:13

Lord Jesus, help us to stand firm in our faith in You, to be courageous and strong in You.  Help us to be on guard against everything that is false and those things that would seek to undermine our faith.  Help us to help other believers grow in their faith and others to find true faith in You as it is revealed in the Holy Bible.  In Your holy name, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

Wednesday, May 22

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-6 and Romans 12:9-13

Father, we are called to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.  Help us always to forsake what is evil and cling to what is good in Your sight.  Help us to be humble, gentle and patient with one another remembering that love covers over a multitude of sins.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday          5-21

Scripture: Psalm 5:11-12

Gracious God, Creator of heaven and earth, in You we take our refuge through the shed blood of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Through His blood You have cleansed us from our sins and invited us into Your presence to abide there continually.  Spread Your wings of protection over all who love You and call upon You from a sincere heart.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

May 20

Scripture:  1 Peter 4:7-11

Father, You have told us that the end of this present world is coming soon so that we should be busy engaged in doing Your will for us on earth.  It does not matter how long this world will last.  For we know You will bring it to an end and bring to us a new heaven and a new earth in which no evil is present and righteousness dwells.  That will be our home forever.  In the light of eternity all mortal life is but a fleeting vapor.  Help us to use our time on this earth doing things that will matter for eternity.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

May 19

Scripture:  Romans 12:11-13 and Psalms 37:4-7a

Lord Jesus we delight ourselves in You, our Creator, Savior, Friend and God.  Give us a radiant joy in our service to You, that we may serve You with enthusiasm and zeal.  Give us strength for the tasks You have set before us.  Give us patient endurance so we never get discouraged and never give up.  As long as we have breath, let us speak praises to Your holy name and testify of Your wonderful grace to all.  In Your holy name, Lord Jesus.  Amen.

May 18

Scripture:  Ephesians 4:15-16 and 1 Corinthians 12:27

Father, in the Scriptures You emphasize that while we are one body in Christ each one of us has a unique role in that body.  The Holy Spirit has given us differing gifts as He sees fit that the body of Christ may function smoothly.  Help us to recognize the gifts You have given to us and to use them to build up others in Christ.  Help us also to recognize the gifts You have given to others and encourage them in the use and development of those gifts we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

May 17

Scripture:  John 3:16

God, help us to remember that You loved our world so much that You sent Your only begotten Son into it to be the sacrifice for our sins.  That by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ the sins of the whole world for all time have been atoned for.  Now, because that debt has been paid salvation is offered as a free gift to everyone.  All they need to do is repent of their sins, believe in what Jesus has done and receive Him by faith into their hearts.  It is a mystical experience, unbelievers do not understand.  Help people to see, understand and accept the free gift of grace that is offered to them through Christ.  We ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.