Meditation on the 3rd anniversary of Jean's death, August 25, 2015
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Peter 1:3a (NKJV)
Father, I bless you.
who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope 1 Peter 1:3b (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the hope we can live in.
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3c (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, thank you that I can live in the hope of the resurrection.
to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled 1 Peter 1:4a (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for making me clean again and taking away my defiling corruption.
and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 1 Peter 1:4b (NKJV)
So much of my life has faded away, Jesus. Thank you that my hope is reserved in heaven for me.
who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation 1 Peter 1:5a (NKJV)
Father, thank you for your power which is great enough to save me.
for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 1 Peter 1:5b (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for that there is much more to come.
The Jews then complained about Him, because He said, "I am the bread which came down from heaven." John 6:41 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help me join in this heavenly feast.
And they said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How is it then that He says, 'I have come down from heaven'?" John 6:42 (NKJV)
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. 1 Corinthians 13:12 (NKJV)
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44 (NKJV)
Father, draw me to yourself.
It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me. John 6:45 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, teach me.
I am the bread of life. John 6:48 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for giving yourself to me.
Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." So the Lord said to him, "Arise and go to the street called Straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus, for behold, he is praying. Acts 9:10-11 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help each of us respond with "Here I am, Lord."
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)
LORD, turn our adversaries into brothers as you did with Ananias and Saul.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and full of compassion. Psalm 111:4 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us remember all of your wonderful works in our lives.
A Word Received: Look to me for hope that does not disappoint.
CITY MISSION PRAYER TABLE, Torre Bissell and Chuck Rinaldo, August 23, 2108
+ received cross
1. Jordan – Gave thanks for his strength and energy. Prayed he would be a role model for the volunteers.
2. Torre took 10 crosses for Calvin to pass out at AA.
3. + Sean – PTL for his father-in-law, Deacon Rick, that he would be able to sell his house.
4. ++ Peter gave his life to Jesus for the first time. He has stage 4 cancer. Pray for God's HOLY healing.
5. Paul – Thanks the Lord for the good weather. Also we pray that the volunteers will be good role models to the community and the residents.
6. Carleaf - Thanks the Lord for all that is going on in his life; for the people who have come along side him to teach him about Jesus and to pray for him and his family.
7. Ken – Pray for a co-worker, Sharon. Her daughter had a heart attack and we pray for healing and full recovery. Also for strength for Sharon as she tends to the care of her daughter. We also asked for prayer for all those at the Mission, that they will recognize how blessed they are and that they will give thanks to the Lord.
8. Justin – Pray he makes Godly choices, that he seeks God daily and gives Jesus praise.
9. Chuck – PTL for God's protection on Theresa in that she didn't get seriously hurt from a fall.
10. Dan – Asked for prayer of protection for his grandson, Jackson, who is 2 years old and is traveling with his other grandparents to New Jersey for a family reunion.
11. Torre – PTL he had a wonderful visit with his son Brereton, and that he taught him what to look for when cooking chicken so he won't be fearful of not knowing if the meat is done due to his color blindness.
12. + Horace – Pray for healing of his right hand that was hurt when an elevator shaft pulled his hand.
13. + Shameeka – Pray for better health. We gave her a Gospel of John so she can begin to have a better understanding of Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit open her heart to receive God's message of hope in Jesus.
14. +++ Carlos – General provision from the Lord.