And in one Lord Jesus Christ, (Nicene Creed)
Father, guide us by your Holy Spirit so that every other "lord" in our lives is brought under the sovereign rule of Jesus and he becomes our one Lord. Thank you.
5 Then, as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and donations, He said, 6 "These things which you see--the days will come in which not one stone shall be left upon another that shall not be thrown down." Luke 21:5-6 (NKJV)
Lord, we are seeing your temple cast down before our eyes.
7 So they asked Him, saying, "Teacher, but when will these things be? And what sign will there be when these things are about to take place?" 8 And He said: "Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am He,' and, 'The time has drawn near.' Therefore do not go after them. 9 But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately." Luke 21:7-9 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, set us free from baseless fears. Jesus is our hope, not the power of men.
1 But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 (NKJV)
Father, keep us from all deception.
4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:4-5 (NKJV)
Jesus, help us walk as children of the light.
4 Thus says the LORD: "For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because they have despised the law of the LORD, And have not kept His commandments. Their lies lead them astray, Lies which their fathers followed. 5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem." Amos 2:4-5 (NKJV)
Father, there is a fire coming upon your people; have mercy on us.
12 I know that the LORD will maintain The cause of the afflicted, And justice for the poor. 13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name; The upright shall dwell in Your presence. Psalm 140:12-13 (NKJV)
Jesus, thank you that we can live in hope.
5 I cried out to You, O LORD: I said, "You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. 6 Attend to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than I. 7 Bring my soul out of prison, That I may praise Your name; The righteous shall surround me, For You shall deal bountifully with me." Psalm 142:5-7 (NKJV)
LORD, bring my soul out of prison.
A Word Received: Set aside your fears. I Am Lord and Savior, and I will deliver you.
J. S. Bach: Cantata Nº 208, 'Sheep May Safely Graze', BWV 208
London Philharmonic Choir - Once to Every Man and Nation