Friday, June 16, 2017
2017 06 16
Jesus, you are weeping over our city as well.
saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. Luke 19:42 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us recognize the time of Jesus' visitation.
For days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation." Luke 19:43-44 (NKJV)
Father, we are surrounded by enemies: drugs, the casino, lotteries that delude people, militant secularism, etc. Have mercy on us.
Then He went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in it, saying to them, "It is written, 'My house is a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' " Luke 19:45-46 (NKJV)
Jesus, come and cleanse your church in our community and make it a house of prayer for all peoples (see Isaiah 56:7).
And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him, and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him. Luke 19:47-48 (NKJV)
Jesus, come through your Holy Spirit and teach daily in our churches; and let the people be attentive to hear you.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. Psalm 40:1-2 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for pulling me out of the miry clay and establishing my steps on the rock.
A word received: Take pleasure in my love for you.