I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." Mark 1:8 (NKJV)
Jesus, please continue to baptize me with your Holy Spirit.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:2 (NKJV)
Father and Son, let the grace of your Holy Spirit come upon me.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Ephesians 1:3 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for your blessing.
having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, Ephesians 1:5 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for adopting me.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Ephesians 1:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you for the cleansing power of your blood.
Who has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand, measured heaven with a span and calculated the dust of the earth in a measure? Weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in a balance? Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or as His counselor has taught Him? With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him, and taught Him in the path of justice? Who taught Him knowledge, and showed Him the way of understanding? Isaiah 40:12-14 (NKJV)
LORD, these are the same kind of questions you asked Job (Job 40-41). Please help me respond in humility as Job did (Job 42).
But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me wait on you and your timing.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; the LORD abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. Psalm 5:4-6 (NKJV)
LORD, have mercy on the Federal workers who have been laid off. Please provide for them and their families, and bring our leaders to repentance. Lead us, O LORD, in your righteousness and make your way straight before us (see verse 8).
A Word Received: Do not build on foundation stones of hatred or contempt; build on my love.