“You are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.” (Ephesians 2:19-20)
God, source of our courage and strength, help us today and each day to draw close to you in prayer, to take up our shield of faith, and to resist all things that compromise your Gospel and its message. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
"then will you stand outside knocking and saying, ‘Lord, open the door for us.’ He will say to you in reply, ‘I do not know where you are from.’ And you will say, ‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets". (Lk 13:26)
Seek the kingdom of God in all things and you will be amazed by the power of God's creation where you will be blessed and find your own place in the kingdom.
Loving God, help us to respond to the needs we see at this moment. Give us the courage and strength to do what we can to relieve the sufferings of others. We ask this through Christ our lord
“Thank you that I am not like this tax collector.” (Lk 18:12)
Lord, May I not misuse the grace and forgiveness you shower up on us on our weaknesses. May every act of my repentance be an opportunity to come closer to you and your kingdom
Father, we thank you for all that you have taught us and allowed for us to learn in this life. We ask that you motivate us to seek out your forgiveness and follow the path that your son has given us. We ask all this with the help of your Holy Spirit, in Jesus name. Amen.
"Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing!”
“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.” (Lk 12:40)
“The harvest is abundant but the laborers few,” he tells them. “So ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest!” (Lk 10:1-9)
“But God said to him, “You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong? Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.” (Luke 12:20)
I lift my eyes up to the mountains,
where does my help come from;
My help comes from you
Maker of heaven.
Creator of the earth.
"'Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.'" (Luke 12:10)
Dear Jesus help us to be open and pure with one another, that your love will help us to be truthful with you, ourselves and others
“Woe to you who build the memorials of the prophets whom your fathers killed. Consequently, you bear witness and give consent to the deeds of your ancestors, for they killed them and you do the building” (Luke 11:47-48).
"Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of Life." (John 8:12b)
“ the greatest among you should be the servant of all. ( Matt: 23:11)
Lord help me to be filled with thanks for everything that happens in life. Thank you for the blessings.
This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah.” (LK 11: 29)
All generations will call me blessed (Luke 1:48)
“I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart in the company and assembly of the just. Great are the works of the Lord, exquisite in all their delights!” PS111:5-6
“ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (LK 11:9)
" 'Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.' ” (Luke 11:2b-4)
Lord please give me the courage to not depend on material things but to depend on you. Amen.