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Daily Prayer

Daily Prayer book

Keep us safe – 4th April 2016

Lord, I pray for all who will be involved in accidents today. Help them to recover from the shock they will experience quickly. Help those who are injured and bring assistance to them quickly. If they are critically affected, give them the will to hold on to life and to do what they can to assist those who are seeing to them. In Christ’s name.  AMEN

Focus on Christ – 3rd April 2016

Lord, another week is over and I’m glad to come to Saturday. Show me how to use it well, to get a few things done, to enjoy some recreation, to spend quality time with family members, and to relax constructively. Help me to not waste time just because my nose doesn’t have to be always at the grindstone. I ask it in Christ’s name.  AMEN

The end of the week – 2nd April 2016

Lord, another week is over and I’m glad to come to Saturday. Show me how to use it well, to get a few things done, to enjoy some recreation, to spend quality time with family members, and to relax constructively. Help me to not waste time just because my nose doesn’t have to be always at the grindstone. I ask it in Christ’s name. AMEN

Daily Devotion

daily-devotion

HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

“Don’t let anyone disparage (Timothy)”.

1 Cor 16:11 EHP

The Christian community is very given to gossip and rumours. Because of the interchangeability of professional workers, many people get to know, or know of, people in other places. Bad news spreads fast! Despite the questionable integrity of passing on mere rumours, often unsubstantiated, many people cannot resist the temptation to share “juicy” bits of news. There’s almost a feather in the cap for those who are the first to “let someone in on the news”. Few people can seal their lips with knowledge of weakness, mistakes or failure on the part of someone else. And not many people take the trouble to verify rumours.

We cannot say that there were any suspicions about Timothy with regard to bad behaviour. He might well have been very “raw” and “green”, young and inexperienced. This would have been very evident if he had come in Paul’s stead, Paul himself being strong and immensely competent.

We might well pick up on Paul’s advice and decide to keep “mum” on rumours, suggestions of inadequacy, incompetence and inexperience on the part of Christian workers, and especially young ones. By the same token, be the mature element in any such situation and advise others to stop spreading allegations and rumours. Even when you feel there is cause for concern, say, “Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and see how things work out. God must have some way of working through his positive skills and commitment. I think we should get behind him and pray for him, that the Holy Spirit will guide and strengthen him and make something of him. We never know how he will develop in the future”.

PRAYER THOUGHT
Lord, help me to be aware of the need to be positive.


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