Monday, November 21, 2016

He Should Be It

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
How straight to God's indulgent ear
do we our mournful cry address,
who graciously vouchsafes to hear,
and frees us from our deep distress!
 —Psalm 107:28
Suggested tune: Abends (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
—John 6:35
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
You cannot separate what Christ gives from what Christ is. You can take the truths that others proclaim with no regard of them or their personalities. For personality is but a nuisance, and the sooner it is got rid of, the firmer and the purer our possession of the message for which the human being is only the medium. You can take Plato’s teaching and do as you like with Plato. But you cannot take Christ’s teaching and do as you like with Christ. His personality is the center of his gift to the world. ‘I am that Bread of Life.’ That He should give it is much; that he should be it is far more.
—Alexander Maclaren
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Forgive me, Lord Jesus, when I receive your word only as an inspirational quotation. Help me more deeply to understand that to hear your word is to receive you in my heart...
 
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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