Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nations Shall Be Blessed

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
He will not always chiding be,
though we be full of strife;
nor keep our faults in memory
for all our sinful life.
 —Psalm 103:9
Suggested tune: Glasgow (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
If you return, O Israel, says the Lord, if you return to me, if you remove your abominations from my presence, and do not waver, and if you swear, 'As the Lord lives!' in truth, in justice, and in uprightness, then nations shall be blessed by him, and by him they shall boast.
—Jeremiah 4:1-2
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
God desires sincerity of heart in those that profess religion.
—Jonathan Edwards
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you...
—Psalm 86:11 (NLT)
 
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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