Sunday, September 18, 2016

Contentment

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
Now I to thee, O King of kings,
 in joyful hymns my voice shall raise;
and instruments of various strings
 shall help me thus to sing thy praise.
 —Psalm 144:9
Suggested tune: Winchester New (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment.
—1 Timothy 6:6
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Discontent not only disquiets our own selves, but those around us. This evil spirit troubles both families and churches. If there be but one string out of tune, it spoils all the music. One discontented spirit jars others others and creates discord.
 —Thomas Watson (alt.)
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Through the struggles I face when contentment starts to fade, through the constant wondering when my doubt is crippling, this will be my, this will be my prayer: Let your song be the song I sing through the blessing and burdens this life will bring. In you alone I’m satisfied.
 —About a Mile, Satisfied
 
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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