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Daily Devotional Prayer

Evening Devotion for June 21, 2018


Window from The Huguenot Church, Pelham, NY, illustrating James 1:17 — “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.”
Window from The Huguenot Church, Pelham, NY, illustrating James 1:17:
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.”

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.

Prayer for Holiness

All provident Lord, place Your holy fear as a guard before my eyes so they may not look lustfully; before my ears so that they may not delight in hearing evil words; before my mouth so that it may not speak any falsehoods; before my heart so that it may not think evil; before my hands so that they may not do injustice; before my feet, that they may not walk in the paths of injustice; but so direct them, that they may always be according to all Your commandments. Have mercy upon Your Creatures and upon me, a great sinner.

Amen.

Confession

Have mercy on me, Oh Lord, for I am a humble and miserable sinner. [At this point, pause to remember specific sins you have committed during the day and speak or think them.] I renounce all of these sins, heavenly Father, and repent of them, and I promise to make every effort not to repeat them.

Have mercy on me, pardon me for these offences and any I might have omitted from forgetfulness or ignorance; in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, I pray for forgiveness. And I pray that your Holy Spirit may dwell with me in the coming day, to comfort me, to give me strength against temptation, and to guide me into the path of righteousness.

Amen.

Prayer for Those with Harmful Obsessions

Heavenly Father, I remember today all the many people who damage or destroy their lives with one of the thousand obsessions that can plague the human mind: The alcoholic and addict; those with eating disorders; those with sexual compulsions; those who are driven to obsessive gambling; the superstitious; those who hoard obsessively and live in squalor; those whose only concern is their appearance, or wealth; or any of the myriad, baffling, and often bizarre behavioral disorders that may affect and burden the lives of your people.

Romans 8, Nothing can separate you from His love

Help me first to remember, when I am shocked by their behavior or critical of them, that they are your beautiful children whom you love. Give them the strength to seek help, guide them to people who can help them, and flood them with the power of your Holy Spirit, that they may control their disorders and find peace and contentment on this earth, and the eternal joy that awaits the faithful. I pray this in the name of Christ, who loved beyond all love and was always pleased to heal those who came to Him in faith.

Amen.

Benediction

Into your hands, O Lord, Jesus Christ, my God, I commend my spirit. Bless me and all those who pray in faith of You this day; save us and grant unto us everlasting life.

Amen.

Gordon Mote, a talented pianist and baritone vocalist and a mainstay of the Gaither organization, was born blind.


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Scripture

John 7:37-38 (ESV)

If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.


Blue Latin Cross

2 Samuel 15:1-12 (NLT)

Absalom Conspires against David


fter this, Absalom bought a chariot and horses, and he hired fifty bodyguards to run ahead of him. He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city. When people brought a case to the king for judgment, Absalom would ask where in Israel they were from, and they would tell him their tribe. Then Absalom would say, “You’ve really got a strong case here! It’s too bad the king doesn’t have anyone to hear it. I wish I were the judge. Then everyone could bring their cases to me for judgment, and I would give them justice!”

When people tried to bow before him, Absalom wouldn’t let them. Instead, he took them by the hand and kissed them. Absalom did this with everyone who came to the king for judgment, and so he stole the hearts of all the people of Israel.

After four years, Absalom said to the king, “Let me go to Hebron to offer a sacrifice to the Lord and fulfill a vow I made to him. For while your servant was at Geshur in Aram, I promised to sacrifice to the Lord in Hebron if he would bring me back to Jerusalem.”

“All right,” the king told him. “Go and fulfill your vow.”

So Absalom went to Hebron. But while he was there, he sent secret messengers to all the tribes of Israel to stir up a rebellion against the king. “As soon as you hear the ram’s horn,” his message read, “you are to say, ‘Absalom has been crowned king in Hebron.’” He took 200 men from Jerusalem with him as guests, but they knew nothing of his intentions. While Absalom was offering the sacrifices, he sent for Ahithophel, one of David’s counselors who lived in Giloh. Soon many others also joined Absalom, and the conspiracy gained momentum.

Notes on the Scripture

I don’t know about you, but I was keenly disappointed when the handsome and gallant Absalom went bad in today’s reading. He is not simply disloyal to his king and father, but he is so sneaky—a radical shift in character from the brash young man we had come to know. Worst of all, of course, is that David is the anointed of God, so Absalom’s rebellion is, in effect, against God Himself.



Daily Inspiration

“ Run to God! ”


<i>Religion Enthroned</i> by Frederic and Charles Lamb, ca. 1900.
Religion Enthroned by Frederic and Charles Lamb, ca. 1900.

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Memory Verse

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.



Comments (6)

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Jeanna (US) says...
Laughlaughter is good.to every season there is A Reason For Under This bounty of Love and care. Bless this land and Keep it safe in your Arms.! I love you!
Today 11:55am
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Linda (Waxhaw, US) says...
Why is it that I have no problem believing Jesus walked on water, through a stormy sea, but cannot grasp Jeremiah 29:11.
Today 8:08am
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Mason says...
Psychology is weird! Whatever it is, you have something good to meditate upon and pray about. I'm guessing you would be happier and the Spirit flow more freely through you if you allowed yourself to bask more in the sunlight of God's love.

Thanks for the comment, I need work on this myself.
Today 9:14am
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Francy (US) says...
Loved this morning’s song “Mercy Walked In”. Thank you. A beautiful reminder of God’s grace.
Today 7:23am
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Silvana says...
Thanks Jenny...daily inspiration is absolutely beautiful!!
Today 7:10am
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Pat Betterton (Qatar) says...
Thank you. Everything today, the teaching, the daily inspiration, spoke to my heart.
Today 12:43am
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REV. LEROY KEENEY (HAYS, US) says...
PRAISE THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. SOMETIMES WE CHRISTIANS SORTA NEGLECT OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. WE GET SO BUSY WITH OUR EARTHLY LIVES, WE NEGLECT OUR ETERNAL LIVES. YOU KNOW, OUR SALVATION WILL NOT BE COMPLETE UNTIL WE STAND BEFORE GOD THE FATHER WITH GOD THE SON AT OUR SIDE ON JUDGEMENT DAY. WE MUST PUT ALL FAITH IN JESUS 24/7 AND ALL ELSE WILL BE A OKAY MY FRIENDS. WE HAVE TO KEEP JESUS AT OUR SIDE DURING THIS LIFE, THEN HE WILL BE AT OUR SIDE FOR ETERNITY. LET'S GIVE JESUS PRAISE AND ... Read More
Yesterday 10:42am
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Paula toltzien (Fitchburg, US) says...
I would like to try joining this prayer group. Daily prayer is so powerful. I find it to be very comforting especially during difficult times. When I pray I'm never disappointed. There is always an answer from the Lord.
Today 12:22pm
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Doris (Niagara, Canada) says...
Excellent teaching on anger in today's Inspiration. I'm going to save this so I can remind myself that anger is a real "hell on earth". Thank you.
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