I believe in one God, (Nicene Creed)
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for being one and thank you for your love for one another. Please help me, help your people live in the reality of your unity and love. Thank you.
13 Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 19:13-14 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, please show us how to receive and nurture the children and young people you send us. Help us change so that they are made welcome in your church.
20 The young man said to Him, "All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?" 21 Jesus said to him, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me." 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Matthew 19:20-22 (NKJV)
Father, help us let go of the things of this worold so that we can obtain life in the kingdom of heaven.
13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." 1 Peter 1:13-16 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us press on to holiness.
6 Who can stand before His indignation? And who can endure the fierceness of His anger? His fury is poured out like fire, And the rocks are thrown down by Him. Nahum 1:6 (NKJV)
LORD, turn your fierce anger from us.
7 The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
LORD, you are my stronghold in this time of troubles.
8 But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies. Nahum 1:8 (NKJV)
LORD, defeat the purposes of those who deny your gospel.
6 Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth. 7 Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; The snare is broken, and we have escaped. 8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:6-8 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us escape every snare of the evil one.
1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them." 3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad. Psalm 126:1-3 (NKJV)
Jesus, when we escape the snares of the evil one, then we will rejoice in you and say, "You have done great things for us."
1 Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1 (NKJV)
Jesus, unless we build on the foundation of the faith once for all given to us, we build on sand and in vain.
What Wonderous Love Is This
A Word Received: Look to me for hope that does not disappoint.