Verse of the Day
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.– Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)
Dearest Abba Father, I come to You today with an open and humble heart. I thank You for the victory that You have in store for me even when I can’t see it. I choose to trust You and Your goodness, knowing that You are faithful. Abba, thank You for declaring victory over my life. We thank you for all that you have given us, grace upon grace, blessings upon blessings. Thank you most of all for the gift of eternal life, life with you, for you, and in you, now and forever.
Abba, how awesome You are! I choose to trust Your Word, even when I don’t understand. I trust that You are good and that my end shall be in victory. Yet, we confess that often we are not content with your gifts. We see what we don’t have and want more. We see what others have and want still more. We are not content and we’re certainly not grateful. We end up pursuing that which we don’t need, often choosing to sin both in motivation and in action. Forgive us, Lord. Help us to be content with you and your generous gifts.
Father, we’re reminded today to pray for those who do not have even enough, for millions who are lacking food and shelter, for those who don’t have freedom or opportunity. We pray for those who are out of work or don’t have much hope of finding decent work. We lift before you the lonely and the oppressed. Meet their needs, we pray. And help us to learn to share generously with others what you have given to us. May we also use the gifts and opportunities you have given us to help shape a more just world. To you be the glory. In Jesus’ mighty name, I Pray, Amen
Bible Promise of the Day
I give power to the exhausted and I strengthen the weak. God Promises He gives strength to the weak and helps the weary.
The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. (Isaiah 40:28-29)
Prayer Quote of the day
The answer of our prayers is secured by the fact that in rejecting them God would in a certain sense deny His own nature.
Author: John Calvin