Saturday, December 31, 2016

Purpose & Providence

CALL TO PRAYER
Repeat and or meditate on this verse until your thoughts are centered on God.
 
Let ev'ry creature jointly bless
the mighty Lord: and thou, my heart,
with grateful joy thy thanks express,
and in this concert bear thy part.
 —Psalm 103:22
Suggested tune: Rockingham (LM)


 
SCRIPTURE OF THE DAY
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.
—Ecclesiastes 3:1
 
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Purpose and providence exactly tally and answer to each other; the one is the fulfillment of the other.
—John GIll
 
TODAY'S PRAYER
You have brought me, gracious God, through the year. Accept my dep and loving thanks. I trust you for what you have withheld as I bless you for what you have given. May goodness and mercy bring me to the many mansions you have prepared, and may you be near me until the end...
—F.B. Meyer
 
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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