Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Present Life

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
But as for me, 'tis good and just
that I should still to God repair;
in him I always put my trust,
and all his wondrous works declare.
 —Psalm 73:28
Suggested tune: Abends (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah inheritors of my mountains; my chosen shall inherit it, and my servants shall settle there. Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, for my people who have sought me.
—Isaiah 65:9-10
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Here we see that the promises of God contain blessings not only of the future but also of the present life, that we may taste more and more his bounty and kindness; for by the latter we are invited to the greater and more excellent blessings of the heavenly life. When the Lord extends his bounty to flocks and herds, this ought to confirm us the more and make us more certain of his fatherly care and anxiety about us; for if he pays attention to flocks which were created for our sake, much more will he supply us with all that is necessary
—John Calvin
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Help me when I pray, Give us this day our daily bread, O Lord, to believe that you hear me, and that you will keep your promises.
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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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