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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Translations of the Bible – 13th January 2019

I thank you Lord for the modern translations of the Bible that open the Word of God to millions of today’s readers. Help those who are interpreting the Bible message today to do so with skill and simplicity and to make it plain for ordinary people. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.

Final farewells – 12th January 2019

I pray today Lord, for those families who will be saying farewell to a loved one in funeral or memorial services. Help them to cope with the strain and grief of their loss and to commit their loved one to you in faith and hope. Give them strength. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.

College and University Students – 11th January 2019

I pray today Lord for students starting their college or university courses this year. Help them to raise the standard of their studies to the new level they are moving onto. Help them to feel excited and stimulated by the things they are learning, and to grow. I ask it in Christ’s name – AMEN.

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

GOD IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE

“The God of the Arrow shoots! They double up in pain, fall flat on their faces in full view of the grinning crowd. Everyone sees it. God’s work is the talk of the town”.

Ps 64:7, 8, 9 EHP

One of the unique features of the Bible is its persistent emphasis that God favours goodness and righteousness. He is an ethical God. It is possible at times to get the impression that he is so favourable towards the Israelites that he might turn a blind eye to their moral failures. But that is not so. Their moral failures are a big problem to God precisely because he is so uncompromisingly ethical. He wants goodness. He approves of goodness and deplores evil wherever it comes from.

The psalmist tries to stay on the side of righteousness and truth but the constant enmity of evil people towards him becomes a fixation that tends to warp his thinking. But in the end he comes round to this deep conviction, that God is on the side of right – and God loves him so he will deal with the evildoers who make themselves his enemies. People in the Old Testament had no difficulty thinking of the spiritual warfare that God waged with evil people.

Some Christian disciples have such a wishy-washy idea of God that they cannot bring themselves to think of God opposing anything. But John’s Gospel constantly emphasises the conflict between light and darkness, truth and falsehood, God and evil. Do not minimise this aspect of truth and Christian belief. Be aware of evil in the world and the wrongness of it. It is alive and causing trouble today every bit as in the psalmist’s day two and a half or three thousand years ago.

PRAYER THOUGHT
Lord, help me to recognise evil in your world today.


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