Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2017 04 26
Jesus, thank you for those who brought me to faith through their words and actions.
"that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me." John 17:21 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, bring us to unity in the Body of Christ so that others will believe.
"O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:25-26 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for making your Father known to us.
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. 1 John 2:15-16 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, set me free from love of the world and its false treasures.
Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. Daniel 2:20 (NKJV)
Thank you, God, for giving us wisdom to face the challenges of life.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, and Samuel was among those who called upon His name; they called upon the LORD, and He answered them. Psalm 99:6 (NKJV)
LORD, we too call upon your name.
(Blessing adapted from the Anglican Christian community in Ceylon, Pakistan, and India:)
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, who is mightier than all the hosts of Satan, and more glorious than all the angels of heaven, abide with us in our going out and our coming in; by day and by night; at morning and at evening; at all times and in all places.
May the Name of Jesus, the Son of God, protect and deliver us from the wrath of evil persons; from the assaults of evil spirits; from foes invisible; from the snares of the Evil One; and from all low passions that beguile the soul and body.
May the Name of Jesus protect and deliver us.
And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with us this day and always. Amen.
A word received: Look to me, even when you are troubled.