Friday, February 10, 2017
2017 02 10
Prayer request: I am scheduled to have my left hip replace March 17th.
But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." Mark 10:42-45 (NKJV)
Jesus, please give me a servant's heart like yours.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:1-5 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please give us discernment of such people and hearts to turn away from them.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me read Scripture in a way that equipts me to do your will.
"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV)
Father, raise up witnesses to the poor and broken hearted who will comfort them.
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Psalm 51:6 (NKJV)
Father, please give me an inward heart of truth.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart-- these, O God, You will not despise. Psalm 51:17 (NKJV)
Lord, give me a broken and contrite heart.
A word received: You are in my care; remember that.