I pray today Lord for people who are the victims of violent attacks and assaults. Help them to recover quickly from their injuries and shock. Help them to return speedily to their normal activities and associations. Strengthen them as they try to come to terms with their anger towards those who attacked them. I ask it in Jesus’ name. – AMEN.
I pray today Lord, for rescue workers and ambulance drivers who will have to go in to road crash situations. Where the smash is a really awful mess give them courage and enable them to keep cool, calm and collected. Help them to be respectful of human life and sensitivities, and caring towards victims’ relations. In Christ’s name I ask. – AMEN.
I pray today Lord, for those parents who have small children with severe illnesses or handicaps. However anxious they may feel, help them to believe in the doctors who are working with their children. Help them to trust you as well and deepen their faith through the crisis they are going through. I ask it in Christ’s name. – AMEN.
“The Lord said to Moses, ‘I have heard the grumbling of the Israelites. Tell them ‘At twilight you will eat meat, and in the morning you will be filled with bread. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God”.
Ex 16:11, 12 NIV
One of the major factors in life is food. It is a basic necessity and where people cannot get food they soon start to fret. The absence of food leads to immediate stress. And most peoples’ days are punctuated by meal times. Eating food is enjoyable – or should be. Life is hard and difficult without food, and we soon start to lose energy or interest if food is withheld or delayed.
It was a huge problem on the desert journey through the Sinai Peninsula for the Israelites. There sand stretches for miles and it is pretty empty. But God was equal to the challenge. Not only that, but they were going to find different kinds of food. The manna would be there on the ground in the morning Pressed down it would make a similar food to bread, providing carbohydrate. In the evening there would be meat, for quails would come and provide a varied diet.
Much attention is given today in affluent societies to the dietary needs of people. Professional dieticians can tell how much of each kind of basic need there is in different kinds of food. They can measure the amount of fat, protein and carbohydrate you need and match it to your height and weight. Be wise and take whatever advice you can get. Remember that you glorify God in your body, in your health and in your activities. So be disciplined, as a disciple of Christ will want to be.
Lord, help me to remain disciplined in my eating.
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