Week 6 Day 1
I. Prayer to enter the Lord’s presence:
Be still for a moment. “Lord, I give the day that is now past to you. It is yours. I give the day that is to come to you; help me to see where you are working and to join you there. Speak to me during these moments. I commit them and myself to you.”
II. Prayer of Confession:
“Lord, you are faithful to forgive me and cleanse me of my sin when I confess it to you. I confess my sin(s) of ______________. Thank you for forgiveness.” (1 John 1:9)
III. Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Choose to be thankful, speak out loud of what God has done.
“Thank you, Father, for _________________. Fill my heart and my mouth with gratitude throughout this day.”
IV. Scripture Reflection
Judges 17:6 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.
Judges 18:1 In those days Israel had no king.
Judges 19:1 In those days Israel had no king.
Judges 21:25 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.
Consider the repetition here. It is not because the author was forgetful but it was because he was intentional. What do you think was his point? Read the book of Judges this week. But as you read remember these verses and don’t get lost in the bloody strangeness of the story. These verses tell the real story of this book and they tell the story of the human condition.
It’s okay to be sad about the condition of the world. The world is not as it is supposed to be or was originally intended to be. Everyone does as they see fit still. Do you? Do you do as you see fit, or do you do as you know God sees fit? Will you repent now of any attitudes or actions that make you King of your own life. Will you start this day with King Jesus on the throne of your heart?
V. Prayer for others:
Pray specifically for the concerns of your life and the lives of others.
VI. Prayer of commitment:
“Lord God, I commit to love you with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my strength and with all my mind and to love my neighbor as myself. Empower me today to love you and others with everything that I am.” (Luke 10:27)
This Month’s Scripture Memory:
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.