Monday, September 26, 2016

The Lord Knows Those Who Are His

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
Then let me make the Lord my trust,
and practice all that's good;
so shall I dwell among the just,
and he'll provide me food.
 —Psalm 37:4 (Isaac Watts paraphrase)
Suggested tune: Marlow (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who calls on the name of the Lord turn away from wickedness.”
—2 Timothy 2:19
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Here is a sovereign elixir of unspeakable comfort to those who are the called of God. Their salvation rests upon God’s purpose. Our graces are imperfect, our comforts ebb and flow, but God’s foundation stands sure. They who are built upon this rock of God’s eternal purpose need not fear falling away; neither human power nor the violence of temptation shall ever be able to overturn them.
—Thomas Watson (alt.)
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Father, imprint upon my heart that because I belong to you, no one can pluck me from your hand, and because I fear you I need fear no other...
 —NZ: Anglican (alt.)
 
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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