Wednesday, September 28, 2016

To Set a Prisoner Free

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
How shall we tune our voice to sing
or touch our harps with skillful hands?
Shall hymns of joy to God our King
be sung by slaves in foreign lands?
 —Psalm 137:5
Suggested tune: Abends (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
If the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back to you seven times and says, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive.
—Luke 17:4
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you..
—Lewis B. Smedes
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
You have forgiven me, Lord; help me to forgive others.
 
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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