Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Our Greatest Weariness

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
My eyes, alas! begin to fail,
in hopeful waiting held;
till thy salvation they behold,
and righteous word fulfilled.
 —Psalm 119:123
Suggested tune: Marlow (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
I will satisfy the weary, and all who are faint I will replenish.
—Jeremiah 31:25
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Perhaps our greatest weariness is weariness of ourselves. The one person that troubles me most is the one from whom I cannot get away as long as I am here. There is, I expect, a troublesome person who worries and bothers you a great deal—that is, yourself. Well, dear friend, when you are weary of self, you will find it a blessed thing just to look away to Christ and say, "Lord, I am empty, but you are my fullness. I am weakness itself, but you are my strength. I am a mass of sin and misery, but you are my righteousness and my salvation. I am less than nothing, but you are all in all to me." It is when we are most sick of self that we are most fond of our Savior—and it is when we get most weary of sinning that we find the sweetest repose in our sin-conquering Redeemer!
—Charles Spurgeon
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
I am tired, Lord; be my strength. I am bored; engage my mind and spirit. I have lost confidence in myself; help me to place my trust in you...
 
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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