Monday, September 05, 2016

Clay in the Potter's Hand

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
I'll praise thee, from whose hands I came,
a work of such a curious frame;
the wonders thou in me hast shown,
my soul with grateful joy must own.
 —Psalm 139:14
Suggested tune: Mendon (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Just like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
—Jeremiah 18:6b
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Faith indeed ought to be tranquil, nay, it ought to disregard whatever may bring on us any terror or anxiety; but faith, where does it have its seat? In heaven. Then courage is required in all the children of God, so that they may with a quiet mind disregard all the changes of the world. But we must see that the tranquillity of faith be well founded, that is, in humility. For as we cast our anchor in heaven, so also, with regard to ourselves, we ought always to be low and be humble. Those who proceed in vain confidence boast in vain of faith, and falsely pretend that they trust in God. Let it then ever come to our minds, and constantly recur to us, that our condition is not through ourselves safe and secure, but through the gratuitous goodness of God.
—John Calvin
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Have thine own way, Lord! Have thine own way!
Thou art the potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after thy will,
while I am waiting, yielded and still.
—Adelaide Pollard
 
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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