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We hope that this contact will be the beginning of an ongoing relationship, whether through the printed word, the internet, via cellphone, or by e‐mail. By contacting us you become part of a world‐wide community of people who seek daily help from God in the running of their lives and understanding the Christian faith. The printed form of Faith for Daily Living is read by people in eighty countries. Some are looking for help, others for guidance, yet others for comfort and some for instruction. God has touched many people through its ministry. He may well meet you as well.
 
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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Forgiveness – 7th March 2016

Lord, I ask today that you will help me to forgive other people who have hurt me. Forgive me for harbouring the resentments I still feel and for dwelling on the desire to get even with them. Help me to put it all behind me and to move on. Thank you Jesus. I ask it in your name. AMEN

Worship – 6th March 2016

Lord, this is your day – the day of worship, joy and celebration of your resurrection. Through the worship of your people throughout the globe build up your disciples in faith, increase their love for you and each other and strengthen their hold on you. I ask this in Christ’s name. AMEN

Positive outlook – 5th March 2016

Lord, forgive me for the nasty habit I have got into of looking down on other people – those who are poorer than I am, those who have other views on life, those of other races and religions. Help me to think more positively and to treat them as your children. In Christ’s name I ask. AMEN

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

IN THE SHADOW

“In the shadow of your wings I find protection until the raging storms are over”.

Psalm 57:1 GNB

Storms come in many different forms. One of the aspects of normal adult life is that a person knows and expects that storms in one form or another are almost bound to come. A builder once said, “The trouble with this business is it’s never straightfor- ward. If there’s money to pay for it all, there’s a shortage of land to build on. If there’s land, there’s no bricks. If there’s bricks there’s no cement. If there’s cement there’s no labour”. Family conflict is one form of storm many of us experience. Unemployment is another. Sudden deterioration in health can floor us. Political crises come to many situations. Economic turmoil is a common enemy. Storms are normal. Even a great leader like King David had them – seemingly often.

But the shadow of God’s wings is as sure as the storms themselves. And David had learnt to use them to great advantage. He had not only learnt that they were normal – he had also found that they were of temporary duration. His place of refuge was a cave. Inside the cave he felt safe, protected by the surrounding rocks, impregnable and almost inaccessible. They spoke to him of the shelter and shadow of God’s protecting care, just as a mother hen’s wings do to her chicks.

One Christian believer said he had come to see that one of the great statements in the Bible was, “And it came to pass”. It all comes – uphill, down dale yes – but it comes to pass. It doesn’t endure for ever. The storm blows over and the fair weather returns. Learn to take refuge in the wings of God – until the storm is over.

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord, cause my present storm to pass.


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