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James H. Daughdrill, Jr.

This Week's Prayers
Monday, May 29, 2017
(Meditation: I Thessalonians 5:8-11)
O God, in our war against terrorism, I pray for peace. On this Memorial Day, I pause to give thanks for those who have served our country, either to gain our freedom, or to protect it. I pray for soldiers and sailors and marines and airmen, and for those in special services. Keep them safe. God, I pray for chaplains. Bless their work of spreading the gospel and healing the hurts of those in the armed forces. I pray for military doctors and nurses, for orderlies and Red Cross workers. Bless their work of healing and mercy. Especially I pray for the families of those who have been wounded or who have died for the cause of freedom. May they feel supported by the deep gratitude of our nation. O Prince of Peace, rule and overrule in our world. And grant us Your peace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
(Meditation: II Corinthians 3:18)
"In the beauty of the valleys, Christ was born across the sea. With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me. As He died to make us holy, let us live to make us free, while God is marching on. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Your truth is marching on." (from Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
(Meditation: Ecclesiastes 5:18-19)
God, wealth is a tricky thing. It can generate greed or generosity. May those who have wealth hold it with open hands, not clinched fists. Make them thankful for Your blessings, and faithful in their stewardship. Give them generous hearts to use Your gifts to spread the gospel, heal the sick, and help the poor, in Christ's name. Amen.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
(Meditation: Titus 2:11-14)
God, help me to give up a habit that isn't within Your will. Help me to ask, "Would Jesus approve of this?" Help me to "supplement faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love." (II Peter 1: 5b-7) In Jesus' name. Amen.

Friday, June 2, 2017
(Meditation: Luke 6:37)
God, I am too critical of others. It is so easy to judge others who look different, or think differently, or do things differently. God, forgive my low self-esteem, and my compensating for it by judging others negatively. May I rest in the glorious self worth of knowing that I am Your child, created in Your image, and loved by You! In Jesus' name. Amen.

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