9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose and followed Him. Matthew 9:9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me follow Jesus at his word.
10 Now it happened, as Jesus sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples. Matthew 9:10 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us welcome the tax collectors and sinners who come seeking you.
11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples, "Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?" Matthew 9:11 (NKJV)
Father, help us repent of being Pharisees.
12 When Jesus heard that, He said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Matthew 9:12 (NKJV)
'THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD'
Pray for widows, widowers, and those who walk alone.
ANDRÉ RIEU - YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." Matthew 9:13 (NKJV)
Jesus, in your mercy, help me, a sinner, repent.
6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not be partakers with them. Ephesians 5:6-7 (NKJV)
Father, many of your people have been deceived by empty words. Keep us from thoser words and works.
13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. 14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light." 15 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, Ephesians 5:13-15 (NKJV)
Lord, help people wake to new life in Christ Jesus.
31 "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah-- 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. 33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Jeremiah 31:31-33 (NKJV)
LORD, help me enter fully into this new covenant in your Spirit.
1 Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, Psalm 107:1-2 (NKJV)
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL
Thank you, Lord, for paying the cost of my redemption.
3 And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. Psalm 107:3 (NKJV)
J. S. BACH: CANTATA Nº 208, 'SHEEP MAY SAFELY GRAZE', BWV 208
Thank you, Jesus, for enfolding me in your flock.
A Word Received: Pray to fully enter the new covenant in my Holy Spirit. I long to enter your hearts.
BEST VERSION OF JESU, JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING BY BACH (WITH LYRICS)