Daily Devotion for November 27, 2009
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.
Prayer for the Morning
Oh Lord, most heavenly Father, Almighty and everlasting God, who has safely brought me to the beginning of this day; I give you thanks for my creation, preservation, and all the blessings of my life. Grant that this day I fall into no sin, neither run into any kind of danger; but that all my doings, being governed by your will, may be righteous in your sight. Through Christ our Lord, I pray.
Prayer for Grace and Strength
Lord God, I pray that you will fill my heart with the blessing of your Holy Spirit. Grant me this day the strength to be temperate in all things, diligent in my duties, and patient under my afflictions. Direct me in all my ways. Give me grace to be just and upright in all my dealings; quiet and peaceable; full of compassion; and ready to do good to all people, according to my abilities and opportunities. For the sake of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
Community of Prayer
Heavenly Lord, I know I am not alone saying these prayers or reading your Word this morning, but many people unknown to me, from all stations of life, have joined together in this brief moment of devotion. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be among the community of all who pray in the name of Christ this morning, and remain among us always.
Think of the day ahead in terms of God with you, and visualize health, strength, guidance, purity, calm confidence, and victory as the gifts of His presence.
Greater love has no man
Just as the Father has loved me, I also love you: abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things I have told you, that you may have my joy and be filled with it.
This is my commandment: Love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that he lays down his life for his friends.
You are my friends, if you keep my commandments. No longer do I call you servants; for the servant doesn't know what his master is doing. Rather, I have called you friends; for everthing that I heard from my Father, I have told to you.
You did not choose me. I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go forth, and bear fruit, and that your fruit would live and endure. Therefore, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he would give to you.