Friday, August 19, 2016

Even for You

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
Reject not then thy servant, Lord,
when I with age decay;
forsake me not when, worn with years,
my vigor fades away.
 —Psalm 71:9
Suggested tune: Manoah (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God. Indeed, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.
—Luke 13:29-30
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Be content to come last rather than first, for sometimes last is best and "some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last." Poor as you are, you shall not always be forgotten! There is a portion in reserve for you—even for you.
—Charles Spurgeon
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Grant me patience, Lord, when I feel that my prayers go unheard or my contributions unnoticed. Reassure me that, last or first, I will be welcome at your table...
 
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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