1 John 3:18-20 (NKJV) "My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth"
Words are, of course, the most powerful tool used by mankind. Lord, give me the strength to work for You, when and wherever You call me. I want to respond with practical deeds and not with idle words. Amen.
John 19:5 (KJV) "Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!"
The cross is a way of life; the way of love meeting all hate with love, and evil with good; all negatives with positives. God, give me grace to see only Jesus, my Savior before me at all times, and to serve Him to the best of my ability and with all my strength. Amen.
Luke 2:11 "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord"
Christ is a jewel more worth than a thousand worlds, as all know who have Him. Get Him, and get all; miss Him and miss all. Savior, thank You that I can boldly come to You with all my troubles because You have a willing ear and a loving heart. Amen.
1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) "Be sober, be vigilant; because[a] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour"
Little by little, with patience and fortitude, and with the help of God, you will sooner overcome temptations than with your own strength and persistence. Saviour, I trust in Your power and strength to help me watch and pray in every temptation against powers that threaten to overcome me. Amen.
Luke 15:21 (NKJV) "And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight, and am no longer worthy to be called your son.’"
A confessed sin is a new virtue that is added to one's character. Saviour, every time I remorsefully and shamefully confess my sins before You I pray that You will give me strength to be strong in times of temptation. Amen!
Matthew 27:22 (ESV) "Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Let him be crucified!”
I choose goodness...I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness. Gracious Jesus, help me to always keep in touch with You so that I will be sensitive to Your will. Amen.
Acts 1:8 (ESV) "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The world is far more ready to receive the Gospel than Christians are to hand it out. Mater, true to Your command, I will witness for You with my words and deeds every day. Grant me the grace to remain true to my intentions. Amen.
1 John 2:17 (ESV) "And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever"
Money makes a good servant, but a bad master. God, Keep me from becoming attached to this temporary world and so detach myself from Christ and eternity. Amen.
Psalm 124:2 (NKJV) “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, When men rose up against us,"
When You are our strength it is truly strength, but when we do things in our own strength it is nothing but weakness. God, grant me the grce to always remember that I can do anything through Him who gives me strength, but that without Him everything is in vain. Amen.
Luke 1:78-79(NKJV) "Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited[a] us; 79 To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.”
Noticing your darkness is proof that there is a great light. Guide me to walk in Your light so that I can also be a light to the world. Amen.