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James H. Daughdrill, Jr.

This Week's Prayers
Monday, November 23, 2015
(Meditation: John 12:26)
God, I pray for my company. Give us joy in our work together and justice in all our dealings. Give us fairness in compensation and concern for each other. Give us balance among stakeholders and stockholders as we allocate our budget. Give us appreciation for the contributions of others. Help us to deal fairly and honestly with employees, managers, shareholders, and regulators. God, may my company honor You. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
(Meditation: Matthew 11:28)
God, my plans, my hopes, my joys, my regrets, I lay them at Your feet. Take my relationships, my aspirations, my disappointments, my griefs. Accept my wishes, my needs, my choices, my intentions, my memories, my ups, my downs, for only in You is there meaning. Only in Your lead is there fulfillment. Only in Your grace is there balance. Only in You is there salvation. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
(Meditation: I Peter 4:8)
God, thank you for the anticipation of our family's coming for Thanksgiving, for the anticipation of the comforting smells of favorite foods cooking in the kitchen, for the anticipation of joy in being together and sharing memories. And Father, we pray for those who have no family, and those who have very little food. May our thanksgiving lead us to serve others. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Thursday, November 26, 2015
(Meditation: Psalm 100)
Almighty God, You have given the people of this nation the great heritage of Thanksgiving. You led people to leave their homes to come to these shores because of their religious longings. You led them to love freedom, and faith, and opportunity. You led them to celebrate with a feast of thanksgiving for Your providence and care. You led them to found a great nation under God. Ours is a great heritage because of them. But we thank You most of all for a greater heritage, an eternal heritage, for You count us as righteous because of the suffering and death of Christ on the Cross. So, for our nation and for those who shaped it and protected it, we offer to You our thanksgiving. And for the One who died to set us free, we humbly offer You our thanksgiving, and ourselves. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Friday, November 27, 2015
(Meditation: Psalm 121:1-8)
God, this is YOUR day, whether it holds storms to overwhelm me or sunshine to guide me in the valley of peace. This is YOUR day, whether my cries for help go unanswered or whether I feel Your nearness all the day through. It is YOUR day, for EVERY day is Your day, and You will see me through to the end. I praise You, in Jesus' name. Amen.

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