I John 4:13-16)
God, through the eyes of faith I can tell what is temporary and
perishable and what is eternal. Through the eyes of faith I can
see You in the beauty of nature. Through the eyes of faith I can
hear celestial music through tumult, weeping, and bewilderment.
Through the eyes of faith I can see that the world is not dead and
demonic, but Yours alone. O God, my God, thank You for giving me
the eyes of faith! Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
June 28, 2016
(Meditation: Matthew 11:28-30)
God, may I rest in trust until You come, for You never come too
late. When impatience churns my heart and waiting is a torment,
in Your time, You come. When my vain thrashing seems endless, in
Your good time, You come. God, grant me the patience to wait upon
You, for in Your perfect time, You come. Through Jesus Christ, my
June 29, 2016
(Meditation: I Kings 8:57-58)
God, ours is the land of cities and skyscrapers in the east . .
. of plains and waves of grain in the heartland . . . of majestic
mountains and crashing ocean waves in the west. We thank You for
our homeland. It is not perfect, but it is a place of freedom and
opportunity, of brotherhood and sisterhood. It is a place of laws,
and liberty, and justice. God, we are grateful that our nation was
founded by those who believed in You and who were grounded in the
teachings of Your Word. Grant, O God, that we will not turn from
You to other gods or from Your Word to groundless whims of popularity.
God, keep us loyal to our motto: "In God We Trust." In Your name.
June 30, 2016
(Meditation: Matthew 19:4-6)
God, I pray for wives and husbands who do not have emotional intimacy
in their marriage . . . for those who do not share their deepest
thoughts, their deepest feelings, their deepest needs. God, teach
them how to forgive, how to trust, how to serve rather than to be
served, and how to become one in You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
July 1, 2016
(Meditation: Romans 12:3)
God, dismantle my perceived power, unravel my pride, and unwind
my hubris, for they take Your place in my heart. In Jesus' name.