I pray today Lord, for property salesmen and women. Help them to remember that truth is important and much of their reputation for integrity depends on their honesty. Help them to advise their clients with wisdom and sincerity. Help them not to get too despondent when deals fall through. In Christ’s name I ask it. AMEN
Lord, I pray today for schools and particularly for the principals and teachers. As they try to encourage children in their education, help them in the difficult task of controlling the violence, the disrespect and the rebellion that are so common. Give them infinite wisdom and patience, strength and composure. I ask in Jesus Christ’s name – AMEN
Today Lord, I pray for the parents of teenagers. Give them immense amounts of patience, wisdom and love to guide without dominating, to encourage without manipulating, and to support without controlling. Help them to remember that Jesus was a teenager himself and knows their ups and downs. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.
“My salvation comes from (God)”.
Psalm 62:1 NIV
In the late nineteenth century the Salvation Army took as their catchy slogan, “SOUP, SOAP AND SALVATION”. And the degraded people who were the main target of their mission in the slums of London needed all three. It was a very effective strategy.
Originally salvation was the state of being victorious in battle and had the idea of being rescued from defeat, dangerous illness, or serious loss. It came by virtue of strength, the strength God used and the strength he gave to his people to overcome enemies. It was also the fruit of deliverance from captivity and therefore included the idea of freedom and security. Implicit in the meaning of salvation is the fact that we are in many respects unable to help and redeem ourselves, and therefore salvation comes from God. It is a divine accomplishment. It involves a new and deeper relationship with God, and in the New Testament this means know- ing Christ, following him, and benefitting from his love, grace and reconciliation. It is never something we can accomplish ourselves.
In a broader sense it embraces all we receive from God, the annulling of guilt, the forgiveness of sins, the peace of heart, Holy- Spirit imparted joy and hope. But since we are still beset and hampered by the limitations and weaknesses of this earthly existence, salvation also means the future culmination of God’s work in our lives beyond this world. It has a strong sense of a future work God will complete in our souls and hearts. Christ accomplished our salvation on the cross. The Holy Spirit works God’s saving work in our hearts, beginning a work he will eventually complete.
Lord, help me to find peace in you.
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