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Daily Devotion for January 10, 2018


Last Supper by Luini
The Last Supper by Bernardino Luini, c. 1530.

Prayers

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Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

Amen.

A really beautiful worship video from Shelly Nirider.



For a Christian Life

O  Christ, you came so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly,
grant me, throughout this day, power in my love,
strength in my humility,
purity in my zeal,
kindness in my laughter,
and your peace in my heart at all times.

Amen.

A Prayer of Abandonment to the Holy Spirit:

Holy Spirit, God of Love, be present to me; accept the offering of myself which I make to you. Receive these hands, these feet, these eyes, this tongue, and all my senses. Receive my memory, my will, my understanding, my desires, my sighs, the longings and the aspirations of my soul. Receive my every hour, my every moment, and all the happenings of my life. Holy Spirit, God of Love, knit my soul to you. Let your love possess my whole being - my senses, my powers, my affections, my very life. Let your love rule my labor and my rest, my going and my staying, and move me as it pleases. Let your love disquiet or comfort me, humble or exalt me, and burn away all my faults.

Holy Spirit, God of Love, draw me to yourself. Do with me what you will. Nothing will cause me fear if only your love enfolds me. I ask confidently because your desire to give is greater than mine to receive. Transform me into yourself, so that I may no longer know myself, nor find myself, except in you.

Amen.

Doxology

And now let me go forth praising you, O Lord, with all my heart, telling of all your wonders, with my words and in my actions. I will be glad and rejoice in you this day. I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

Amen.


(Additional prayers may be found at Prayers for All Occasions.)
God be with you 'til we meet again.

Today’s “Remember the Bible” Question

What Bible verse tells us not to quibble over secondary issues with people, especially if their faith is shaky?

Answer: Romans 14:1
This week’s Memory Verse! “Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.”



endless knot

Proverbs 16:8 (NKJV)

Better is a little with righteousness,
Than vast revenues without justice.

Blue Latin Cross

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (ESV)

The Lord’s Supper [2]

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


Notes on the Scripture

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aving chewed out the members of the Corinthian church in the preceding verses for their selfish, headstrong, and self-indulgent behavior when celebrating the Lord’s Supper, Paul now adds a carrot to the stick. He reminds the Corinthians of the beautiful moment that they are celebrating.

The passage will be very familiar to some people even if they did not know where it came from, for it is so profound and eloquent that it has been copied into a number of communion services. Christ Himself told us to remember Him when we break our bread for supper and drink our wine, which hold true when we have pizza and Coke or burgers and beer. Most Christians will say some sort of remembrance before meals, although we do not always recall the crucifixion. Usually, at meals we give thanks and reserve the remembrance for a collective, symbolic meal of bread and wine or grape juice. (If you want to sample a wide variety of blessings, we have a large collection on the Prayer Before Meals page.)

Protestant communion bread and wine

This moment is central to worship in more liturgical churches, and many believe in transubstantiation, that is, that the bread and wine become the actual body and blood of Christ during the liturgy. But it is so critical that even very non-sacramental denominations will celebrate it. Baptists and some others, for example, call it an “ordinance of Christ.” But the theology hardly matters; for the Bible is silent on the subject, and theology is the product of the human mind. The most important point is that we do it, as Christ asked us to do.

So Paul stops chiding the Corinthians and sets them back on the course toward Christ, by eloquently reminding them of the holy mystery of the occasion they celebrate.



Crucified With Christ
Crucified With Christ (Galatians 2:20), by Rev. Earl Jackson, contemporary.

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Today in Daily Prayer


Memory Verse

Romans 14:1: Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.


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Pat Betterton (Qatar) says...
I join with all our members to hold you in our prayers Mason. This too will pass.
10th January 2018 10:50pm
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crystal hemphill (greenville, US) says...
praying to get thru this storm amen
10th January 2018 1:05pm
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T M G (San Antonio, US) says...
Please pray for me. I am at my wits end.
10th January 2018 12:34pm
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Mike (Ringtown PA) says...
May God bless you TMG.
10th January 2018 12:41pm
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Bobbie (San Antonio) says...
TMG, I have watched the Lord bless this Daily Prayer community in countless, amazing ways. I saw this just by reading these comments from members for the last few years. You are in a place that honors His truth and strength. I believe He will send you comfort. I will pray for you.
10th January 2018 1:31pm
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Chrissy says...
Amen. We are praying for you both. We serve a good God. He will not suffer the righteous to lack any good thing. I recently needed prayer and through the encouragement and faith of those here, God has brought deliverance to me. He will for you also.
10th January 2018 1:50pm
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Mason Barge says...
I am praying for you. The crisis will pass! I am feeling frantic as well. My mother was admitted to the hospital, 500 miles away. She is in "poor" condition and I can't get news of her today. I don't know whether to fly down there - there is a very real chance she won't make it. I have a new intestinal issue and I am cramping and in pain. Etc.!! Blessed Holy Spirit, come to TMG and myself and all of us who suffer today. Comfort us in the knowledge of your good plans for ... Read More
10th January 2018 5:27pm
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Chrissy says...
Lord, please be a very present help to your people who are calling out to you right now. Comfort is so that we may be a comfort to others. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen
10th January 2018 5:52pm
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Jane Eastlake (Bristol, UK) says...
Dear Mason, sorry to hear about your Mother and that you too are suffering with health issues. In the name of Jesus I lift you up into the care of our loving Father; I pray for Him to hold you in the palm of His hand, protected from the travails of this world: so that His breath may fill you anew; restoring you to the wholeness that He created you in in your Mother’s womb. May the living water wash over you and your mother, taking away all disease and sickness cleansing and renewing you ... Read More
11th January 2018 2:14am
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Linda (London, UK) says...
Mason, my prayers are with you and your mother. May you both be blessed with God's healing gifts.
11th January 2018 6:39pm
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Jane Eastlake (Bristol, UK) says...
TMG:-
May the peace of God that transcends all that this world can create, fill your heart, mind and soul. Rest in the Lord and know that He is there; that His angels are encamped around you; that He has gone before you, is by your side and is your rear guard. Shelter under His wings and let Him strengthen you. For His plans are to prosper you and not to harm you. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
11th January 2018 2:20am
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Ann Brock (US) says...
F.B. Meyer stated: Beloved, whenever you are in doubt as to which way to turn, submit your judgment absolutely to the Spirit of God, asking Him to shut every door but the right one. Say to Him, "Blessed Spirit, I give to You the entire responsibility of closing every road and stopping every step that is not of God. Let me hear Your voice behind me whenever I 'turn aside to the right or to the left' (Deut. 5:32)"
10th January 2018 8:37am
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Mason says...
Wonderful quote!
10th January 2018 9:34am
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Chrissy says...
Great wisdom
10th January 2018 9:49am
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Talica Rasake (Melbourne, Australia) says...
Thank you so much for this page,Now I have something to follow daily and share with my children ❤️❤️❤️❤️
9th January 2018 4:09pm
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Joanie Welch (Anchorage AK, US) says...
Thank you, Mason, for today’s devotional. The chosen prayers are so uplifting. Thank you for sharing the inspiring words of Jenny Calvert. May we receive the same courage from Jesus to follow the seeds God plants in our lives. Also, thanks for the beautiful music you chose today. This site is a blessing to wake up to every morning.
9th January 2018 12:58pm
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Ann Brock (US) says...
Harriet Beecher Stowe stated: "When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
9th January 2018 7:57am
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