Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
For God, who hears the suff'ring poor,
and their oppression knows,
will soon arise and give them rest,
in spite of all their foes.
 —Psalm 12:5
Suggested tune: Stracathro (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
—Isaiah 11:6
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. Then shall the fables of a golden age, which faith invented, and unbelief threw into the past, unfold their essential reality, and the tale of paradise prove itself a truth by becoming a fact. Then shall every ideal show itself a necessity, aspiration although satisfied put forth yet longer wings, and the hunger after righteousness know itself blessed. Then first shall we know what was in the Shepherd’s mind when he said, ‘I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.’ [John 10:10]
—George McDonald
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
Give me a heart that hungers after righteousness, O Lord, and help me to trust all my ways to your Son, for whose coming I prepare even now...
 
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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