Monday, December 05, 2016

Lean on the Lord

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
God is a constant sure defense
against oppressing rage.
His needful aids, as troubles rise,
in our behalf engage.
 —Psalm 9:9
Suggested tune: Capel (CM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
On that day the remnant of Israel and the survivors of the house of Jacob will no more lean on the one who struck them, but will lean on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
—Isaiah 10:20
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Self-examination should always precede confession, and in the nature and manner of it should be conformable to the state of the soul: the business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now treat, is to lay their whole souls open before God, who will not fail to enlighten them, and enable them to see the peculiar nature of their faults. This examination, however, should be peaceful and tranquil, and we should depend on God for the discovery and knowledge of our sins, rather than, on the diligence of our own scrutiny.
—Mme. Guyon
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
God, forbid that I should turn to the world for help or fulfillment in times of need, but let me instead lean on you in truth...
 
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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