For He taught His disciples and said to them, "The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day." But they did not understand this saying, and were afraid to ask Him. Mark 9:31-32 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us understand what Jesus is telling his disciples about the meaing of his death and resurrection.
And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all." Mark 9:35 (NKJV)
Father, raise up servants among your people.
Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, "Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me." Mark 9:36-37 (NKJV)
Jesus, bring forth ministry to children in every parish in this diocese.
Now John answered Him, saying, "Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us." But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. "For he who is not against us is on our side. Mark 9:38-40 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please help us find our unity in Jesus.
As many as desire to make a good showing in the flesh, these would compel you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. Galatians 6:12 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us to be willing to suffer persecution for the cross of Christ.
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us examine carefully what we boast in.
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Galatians 6:18 (NKJV)
For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Isaiah 57:15 (NKJV)
LORD, revive my spirit.
"I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," Says the LORD, "and I will heal him." Isaiah 57:19 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me know and live in your peace.
For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, nor shall evil dwell with You. Psalm 5:4 (NKJV)
Lord, have mercy on those who call good evil and evil good. Bring them to true repentance.
Lead me, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way straight before my face. Psalm 5:8 (NKJV)
LORD, lead me on your straight path.
A Word Received: Ask for my strength to endure.