Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Not by Working, but by Hearing

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
The Lord's foundation has been set
upon the holy hills;
he loves the gates of Zion more
than homes where Jacob dwells.
 —Psalm 87:1-2
Suggested tune: Capel (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.
—Luke 10:41-42
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
A person becomes a Christian not by working, but by hearing. The first step to being a Christian is to hear the Gospel. When a person has accepted the Gospel, let them first give thanks unto God with a glad heart, and then let them get busy on the good works to strive for, works that really please God, and not human-made and self-chosen works.
 —Martin Luther
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Help me find balance in my life, Lord, time to both sit at your feet and serve my neighbor; and help me discern when to do which...
 
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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