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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Pain and Struggle – 9th April 2018

Lord, I bring to you the world in all its pain and struggle today. Its problems seem insurmountable – drug trafficking, terrorism, poverty, war, ideological conflict, crime and human abuse. As you put your finger on all manner of evil in Galilee two thousand years ago, so bring healing and hope today. Jesus, in your name I ask it – AMEN.

Aware of others – 8th April 2018

Lord, help me today to think more of other people and less of myself. Where someone does something worthy of it, help me to praise them. Keep me from whining and indulging in self-pity, and from drawing attention to myself. Help me to be aware of others. Through Christ – AMEN.

Control my thoughts – 7th April 2018

Lord, control my thoughts today. If I feel I am getting angry, help me to restrain myself. If I feel envious of others, make me thankful for what I have and who I am. If I am tempted to do wrong, hold my impulses in check. Direct me to be positive and creative. In Christ I ask it – AMEN.

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

LEARNING FROM THE LAW

“I, the Lord, have spoken to you from heaven”.

Ex 20:22 GNB

“What does God want to teach us today from the Ten commandments? Some talk as if there is nothing for modern people to learn from them, but that is not so. Though more than three thousand years old, this ancient piece of divine instruction is a revelation of God’s mind and heart for all time.

The Commandments show what sort of people God wants us to be. From the list of prohibitions, we learn the behaviour he wishes and loves to see. What does God in the law say “No” to? Unfaithfulness and irreverence to himself, and dishonour and damage to our neighbour. And who is our neighbour? Jesus, asked that question, replied, in effect, everyone we meet. So what does God want us to be? Persons free of these evils; persons who actively love the God who made them and their neighbours, whom he also made, every day of their lives; persons, in fact, just like Jesus, who was not only God’s eternal Son but also his perfect man. A tall order? Yes, but it should not cause surprise that our holy Creator requires us to reflect his moral glory. What else could possibly please him?

Rightly, those who rethought the Christian faith at the time of the reformation four hundred years ago, did not separate God’s law from God himself, but thought of it personally and dynamically, as a word that God is continually publishing to the world through Scripture and conscience, and through which he works constantly in human lives. The law of God is given to us to maintain order in society, to convince us of sin, and to spur us on to obedience” (J.I. Packer, Keeping the Ten Commandments, p109).

PRAYER THOUGHT

Lord, help me to keep your law.


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