Friday, April 15, 2016

Worthy Is the Lamb

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
God, hear my prayer, my cry attend.
From ends of earth to you I cry
with fainting heart; O lead me to
the rock that higher is than I.
 —Psalm 61:1-2 (LM)
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!
—Revelation 5:12
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
He did not die a natural death. He was slain. Nor did he fall, like a hero, by an honorable wound in the field of battle—such is the case with a famous general who conquered for his country, though it cost him his life. Not so, the Lamb of God. He died the death of a slave or a criminal. Cruelty, malice, and contempt combined to give his sufferings every possible aggravation. And after he was slain, very few mourned him. The world went on as it did before, as though nothing extraordinary had happened. But on the shadow of his death, the perfections of God were displayed in their fullest luster. And they are the perfections of the great Redeemer, and therefore distinctly ascribed to him by the angels in the words which follow: power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.
 —John Newton (alt.)
TODAY'S PRAYER
You are worthy, Lord; and you are my power and my treasure, my wisdom and my strength, my honor, my reputation, and the very blessing of God...
 —mmmm
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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