Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Territories

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
Lord, vindicate me; I have walked
in my integrity;
and I have trusted in the Lord;
I've been unwavering.
Examine me and prove me, Lord;
test heart and mind, I pray.
Since I behold your steadfast love;
your truth has led my way.
 —Psalm 26:1-3
Suggested tune: Kingsfold (CMD)


SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
The disciples said, 'Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?' But he turned and rebuked them.
—Luke 9:54-55 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The difficulty with the disciples was not in love, or in power, but in spirit. The territory that yet has to be discovered in my heart sometimes amazes me! Did you ever feel that there is territory in you that has to be taken yet; possessed by him? Sure, there are territories in my being that I have not become conscious of, but God knows, and I know that he has to triumph in those fields. He has to go in and make conquest in the territories of this creature.
 —John Wright Follette
TODAY'S PRAYER
I am spiteful, Lord; make me more loving. I am vengeful; teach me how to forgive. In all my relationships, new or old, help me to see people through your eyes...
 
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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