Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." Luke 11:1 (NKJV)
Lord, please teach us how you want us to pray in this diocese.
So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; James 1:19 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, guide my hearing.
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 (NKJV)
Jesus, help me do your word; help me live out your word.
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27 (NKJV)
Father, please guide me in visiting widows and orphans.
Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14 (NKJV)
Jesus, please bless the healing ministry in this diocese.
Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. James 5:19-20 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us bring the lost back to you.
Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so clothes the grass, which today is in the field and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will He clothe you, O you of little faith? Luke 12:27-28 (NKJV)
But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Luke 12:31 (NKJV)
Father, please help us seek your kingdom and trust in your provision.
A Word Received: Yield your life to me anew.