What a joyful thing it is to serve You, O God our Savior
and Redeemer! What a wonderful time it
will be when You return and take Your rightful place as King over all
nations. Then people around the world
will know You and live in peace with one another! Let us live our lives here Lord Jesus with
joy knowing that You are bringing a glorious future. Amen.
29:8-14 and Matthew 7:15-23
Lord Jesus help us to be true disciples and to ignore false
teachers and prophets. Help us to
discern truth from falsehood that we may enter Your presence with joy and
assurance knowing that You have wonderful plans for us. Your plans are more wonderful than our minds
can imagine and such a wonderful gift that is freely given to us because of our
trust in You. Amen.
Father You have called us to faith and prosperity in the
midst of exile. We are citizens of
heaven who have not yet seen our true home.
But like the exiles in Babylon we are to work for the peace and
prosperity of our present world. Maybe
through this, others will see the love of Christ within us for them and come to
believe in You. Lord Jesus, help us to live
in this world with the view that our true home is heaven and we are called to
invite others to that home. Amen.
137 and Romans 12:14-21
Father God at times we express the same feelings as the
Psalm writer did because of the evil we see in our world. Let us not be conquered by evil but leave any
vengeance in Your hands. Help us to be
kindly calling people back to the forgiveness and grace found in Jesus,
encouraging them to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ. In His Name.
1:1-6 and Hebrews 12:7-9
Oh, heavenly Father, sometimes we wonder why we experience
hardship and trouble. Yet You taught us
to view hardship as discipline from You that You use it to train us to be more
like the people You want us to become.
When we face hard times help us to ask what You are teaching or trying
to tell us. In Jesus’ holy Name. Amen.
O God let us tell the story of Jesus with boldness even
in the face of opposition. What a
wonderful story we have to tell, that through Jesus the power of sin is broken,
and we can be free to be the people You created us to. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Lord Jesus You gave us the spirit of love, power and
self-discipline so that we can do all that You call us to do. Help us to live the Christian life with great
joy as we exercise these gifts in our lives.