Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, "If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:25-26 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us accept Jesus' priorities.
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. Luke 14:27 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help each of us recognize the cross you have for us, and help us bear it faithfully.
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it-- lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' Luke 14:28-30 (NKJV)
Lord, there is no "cheap grace" that will carry us through life's troubles. Help us count the cost of following you.
After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, "Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! Revelation 19:1 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us join in that great chorus.
Then a voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, both small and great!" Revelation 19:5 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us praise you and your Father by the power and help of your Holy Spirit.
And I heard, as it were, the voice of a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of mighty thunderings, saying, "Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Revelation 19:6 (NKJV)
God, come rule and reign in my heart and in this diocese.
Then he said to me, "Write: 'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' " And he said to me, "These are the true sayings of God." Revelation 19:9 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for your call.
Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me. Psalm 86:6-7 (NKJV)
Thank you for hearing me, LORD.
A Word Received: Wait on me. Look to me for true and righteous judgments.