Thursday, May 18, 2017
2014 05 18
Lord, so many live in their tombs; set them free and bring them to new life.
"Return to your own house, and tell what great things God has done for you." And he went his way and proclaimed throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. Luke 8:39 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us share with our families the great things Jesus has done for us.
For none of us lives to himself, and no one dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living. Romans 14:7-9 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for being Lord for Jean. Be my Lord as well day by day.
"Thus says the LORD: 'Again there shall be heard in this place--of which you say, "It is desolate, without man and without beast"--in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: "Praise the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for His mercy endures forever"--and of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,' says the LORD. Jeremiah 33:10-11 (NKJV)
Father, restore joy to the streets of our community. Help us bring a sacrifice of praise into your house.
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5 (NKJV)
Be a father to all those children caught up in the foster care system or who have fallen through the cracks.
O God, You are more awesome than Your holy places. The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God! Psalm 68:35 (NKJV)
O God, I look to you for strength.
A word received: Turn to me with trust and expectation.