Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Compelled

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
To me, since I'm the workmanship
of your Almighty hands,
a heav'nly understanding give
of all your just commands.
 —Psalm 119:73
Suggested tune: Stracathro (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled.
—Luke 14:23
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The sheep which is compelled is driven where it would not wish to go, but after it has entered, it feeds of its own accord in the pastures to which it was brought.
—Augustine of Hippo
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Lord, I do not desire to quibble with you about whether my salvation was foreordained or my own choice. I only desire to thank you that I my seat at your heavenly table has been promised, and there I may feast in complete freedom with all your saints...
 
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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