I call upon you, O LORD; come quickly to me;
give ear to my voice when I call to you.
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice
Question- Do I call upon the Lord and believe he will come?
Prayer- Lord, I call upon you this day with the faith that you will carry me through. I acknowledge you as my strength I times of trouble, my shield in times of danger and my deliverer in times of panic. Please be me this day and be my friend. Amen
He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?’ He asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ The reply came, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Question- Do we sometimes forget who Jesus really is?
Prayer- LORD, let me never forget that I am called to be a follower of you. Help me to act in a way that people may see you when they see me. Amen
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.
Question- Do I trust that God has always been with me?
Prayer- LORD, your scripture says that your love for me has always been in your plans. Let that assurance lead me to live a life that honors you. Amen
Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. Now therefore, I pray, pardon my sin, and return with me, so that I may worship the Lord.’
—1 Samuel 15:24-25
Question- What voice are you following today?
Prayer- LORD, I seek your forgiveness for the many times I have ignored you. I implore you to speak loudly to me so that I may hear you above the voices of the world. Attune my ears to your words so that I may follow your path to the glorious life you have in mind for me. Amen
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Question – Have I looked to the divine shepherd today?
Prayer – LORD, we are so accustomed to counting on ourselves that we often forget that we have a shepherd to guide us in difficult times. Enlighten me to see that you are there when I feel so alone. You are there when the world has abandoned me. You are the divine shepherd who guides me through troubled waters. Amen.
Day 19 March 18
Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not make room for the devil. Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labour and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy. 29Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give grace to those who hear.
Question- Do I take the time to really work on my anger?
Prayer- LORD, your peace surpasses all my understanding. When anger rises within me, please calm my mind and soothe my heart with your gentle words. Fill my whole life with your perfect peace. May my personality be shaped by your peace rather than my frustration. Amen
“I lifted the burden
from your shoulder
and took the heavy basket
from your hands.
When you were in trouble,
I rescued you,
and from the thunderclouds,
I answered your prayers.
Question – When did God lift a burden from you?
Prayer- LORD, you are a burden lifting God.
I know that you are with me when I am weak:
you are with me when my needs are great:
you are with me when all others abandon me.
Let me live with the knowledge of your faithfulness. Amen
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do…
Question – What does it mean to be in Christ Jesus?
Prayer – LORD, let me discover the meaning of being in you. This world throws out so many definitions of what it means to be a Christian, that it causes confusion. Let me fully accept you and allow you live in me. Amen
Sing joyful songs to the Lord!
Praise the mighty rock
where we are safe.
Come to worship him
with thankful hearts
and songs of praise.
The Lord is the greatest God,
king over all other gods.
He holds the deepest part
of the earth in his hands,
and the mountain peaks
belong to him.
Question– How will I sing a joyful song to the Lord today?
Prayer – LORD, I long for the safety that you offer to me. There are times when the world is so threatening that I feel quite alone. In those times I look to you to be my rock. Let me never forget that you are always there for me. Amen.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you. Discipline yourselves; keep alert. Like a roaring lion your adversary the devil prowls around, looking for someone to devour.
Question – How can my humility keep me alert to the evil one?
Prayer – LORD, the world teaches me that humility is weakness, but you teach that it is strength. Give me the courage to be humble as a way of being aware of the evil that is all around me. In that humility, you give me strength. Amen