Remember the prisoners as if chained with them--those who are mistreated--since you yourselves are in the body also. Hebrews 13:3
O GOD, who spares when we deserve punishment, and in your wrath remembers mercy; We humbly beseech you, of your goodness, to comfort and succour all prisoners [especially those who are condemned to die]. Give them a right understanding of themselves, and of your promises; that, trusting wholly in your mercy, they may not place their confidence anywhere but in you. Relieve the distressed, protect the innocent, awaken the guilty; and forasmuch as you alone bring light out of darkness, and good out of evil, grant to these your servants, that by the power of your Holy Spirit they may be set free from the chains of sin and death, and may be brought to newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. [For Prisoners adapted from 1928 BCP.]
And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, "Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother." Matthew 12:49-50 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me recognize and receive my family in the church.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV)
Help us enter this life of godliness. Thank you.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, but the LORD tests the hearts. Proverbs 17:3 (NKJV)
LORD, refine me; remove the dross in my life.
He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. Proverbs 17:15 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help me abhor what is evil.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)
Jesus, I put my trust in you; I trust you to direct my life.
LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; Psalm 15:1-2 (NKJV)
Father, please help me walk uprightly.
In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; he who swears to his own hurt and does not change; Psalm 15:4 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me keep my word, whatever the cost.
A Word Received: Look to me for help and guidance.