Monday, August 22, 2016

Our Heavenly Burden

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
With sacred truth's eternal laws
all your commands agree.
I'm persecuted without cause;
O Lord, my helper be.
 —Psalm 119:86
Suggested tune: Detroit (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
—Luke 14:27
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
I would have true Christians remember that this is one article of the agreement which we make with Christ when we become his disciples. It is taken for granted that when we enter the service of Jesus we by that act and deed undertake by his help to follow his example. If we love Christ, we must follow him. When we took Christ’s cross to be our salvation we took it also to be our heavenly burden.
—Charles Spurgeon
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
When I find the burden of faith to be too heaven, O God, help me to remember that this burden has already been carried for me by your Son. Grant me faith to come to Jesus and learn from him how to be your child in this world. And in all things, may my final prayer be, Not my will, but yours be done...
 
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

No comments:

Post a Comment