Monday, July 10, 2017
2017 07 10
Jesus, there is a darkness over this region, for people do not know of your resurrection.
And when Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, He said, "Father, 'into Your hands I commit My spirit.' " Having said this, He breathed His last. Luke 23:46 (NKJV)
Father, I commit my spirit into your hands.
So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, "Certainly this was a righteous Man!" Luke 23:47 (NKJV)
Jesus, I pray that my death will bring glory to God.
But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things. Luke 23:49 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the women who ministered to Jesus. Bless the ministry of the Sisters of St. Mary. Please call other women into this ministry of service to you.
Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man. He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting for the kingdom of God. Luke 23:50-51 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help those good and just people you have even in wicked assemblies.
This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. Luke 23:52-53 (NKJV)
Help me, like Joseph, give what I have to you, Jesus.
And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit." Acts 9:17 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us, like Ananias, go at Jesus direction to those who have been our enemies.
And when Saul had come to Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, and did not believe that he was a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. Acts 9:26-27 (NKJV)
Help us welcome into our fellowship all you send us.
Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied. Acts 9:31 (NKJV)
Father, help us walk in the fear of the Lord and the comfort of your Holy Spirit.
So Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king." 1 Samuel 15:22-23 (NKJV)
LORD, help me obey your word and not be let into rebellion against what you have said. Don't let me be swayed by the opinion of others as Saul was.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You. Psalm 9:9-10 (NKJV)
LORD, you are my refuge and I put my trust in you.
The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Psalm 9:17 (NKJV)
O God, this nation has forgotten you; have mercy on us.
For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Psalm 9:18 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us remember the needy and the poor among us.
Arise, O LORD, Do not let man prevail; Let the nations be judged in Your sight. Put them in fear, O LORD, That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Psalm 9:19-20 (NKJV)
LORD, do not let man prevail; help us know that we are but men.
A word received: Give your burdens to me. I can carry them when they are too heavy for you.