Monday, March 21, 2016

Who Are My Adversaries?

CALL TO PRAYER
 Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
For many slanders I have heard;
on every side is strife.
Against me they have all conspired—
they plot to take my life.
But as for me, O Lord, in thee
I trust for my defense;
and unto thee, 'Thou art my God,'
I say with confidence.
 —Psalm 31:13-14
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who are my adversaries? Let them confront me
—Isaiah 50:8
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Had the prince of this world found anything of his own in his Antagonist, he would have conquered. Could he have succeeded in making him diverge, in the minutest degree—in act, in word, in thought, in feeling—from the execution of the will of God—that by the sacrifice of himself he should accomplish our salvation—our redemption would have ceased for ever, and the prince of the world would have sat on a higher and securer throne than ever before.
 —John Brown, Discourses & Sayings of Christ
TODAY'S PRAYER
Jesus, you spoke with passion, you acted without fear, and we remember. Help us when we have to speak out, to speak the truth, and without malice to speak...
 A New Zealand Prayer Book
YOUR OWN PRAYERS
 Allow the above to help guide your own confession, praise, thanksgiving, and/or petition.

THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil; for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
 —Matthew 6:9-13

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