Sunday, June 24, 2018

Let's Pray

Daily Prayer for June 24

Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

I lift up my eyes to you, to you whose throne is in heaven. As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he shows us his mercy. Psalm 123:1–2, NIV
Lord our God, we lift our hearts to you, our help in every need. You do so much for us even in difficult times, letting us always see your light and giving us your help in the many things you want us to bear in your strength, O Almighty God. In the end you will help our age come to your light. Through your great mercy let us receive your Word. Bless it within our hearts, and help us to serve you everywhere we go and in everything we are allowed to do. Amen.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


The Books of the Bible Summary


June 20

Revelation 3:17
17 You say, 'I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.


Healing—The Children's Bread

But [Jesus] answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. —Matthew 15:26

The Syrophenician woman wanted healing for her daughter. Jesus called healing "the children's bread." If healing was the children's bread back then, it's still the children's bread today. Who were the children back then? The lost sheep of the house of Israel. Who are the children today? These Scriptures tell us: The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. Romans 8:16 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God…. 1 John 3:1 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. John 1:12 We are the children! Healing is our bread! We have been grafted into God's family through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Through the new birth, we are now new creatures in Christ, the children of God. Psalm 37:25 says, "I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread." We don't have to beg for bread, because the bread belongs to us through Jesus Christ. It's part of our redemption, our covenant, our inheritance in Christ. God doesn't want us begging for healing, because healing belongs to us.

Confession: Jesus called healing the children's bread. I qualify for that bread, for I'm a child of God. I don't beg for healing; I receive it now because it already belongs to me.

Let's Pray

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 5:8–9, NIV

Lord God Almighty, bring in the day, the day of Jesus Christ, through whom we shall be united. Then we shall recognize each other as fellow citizens, as brothers and sisters, and we shall have peace on earth. Give your Spirit anew, O Lord our God. Free and enlighten every heart so that each person can acknowledge the Word you have given and hold fast to all your promises, even in dark and troubled times. Be with us. Be with our people. Help us in our times, O Lord God. We wait for you. We await your peace, a new peace – not the old peace, not a return to comfort and selfish desires, but your peace – which shall bring us into the life of heaven, where we find Jesus Christ, the Living One, our Shepherd and Leader. Amen.

Casting All Your Care Upon Him

Casting All Your Care Upon Him
1 Peter 5:7