Sunday, March 06, 2016

Wonderful in Council

CALL TO PRAYER
 Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
O sons and daughters, come! Give ear
and learn from me the Lord to fear!
Who, seeking good, long life desires,
or who to many days aspires?
From evil make your tongues refrain;
from speaking lies your lips restrain.
From every wicked way depart;
do good; seek peace with all your heart.
 —Psalm 34:11-14 (LMD)
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
This also comes from the Lord of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in wisdom.
—Isaiah 28:29
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Let us not be dismayed at the prospect of future difficulties, but look to the One who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in working. God will do amazing and unexpected things to make his promises come true. On this we not only may depend, but on this we must depend, for where would our lives be and where would our lives be headed without him?
 —after Matthew Henry
TODAY'S PRAYER
I, a pilgrim of eternity, stand before thee, O eternal One. Let me not seek to deaden or destroy the desire for thee that disturbs my heart. Let me rather yield myself to its constraint and go where it leads me. Make me wise to see all things today under the form of eternity, and make me brave to face all the changes in my life which such a vision may entail...
 —John Baillie
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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