Week 22 Day 2
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
1 Cor. 15:26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.
Heb 9:27 Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, 28 so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Ps. 90:12 “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom”
We have already been saved by Christ, he has declared us “not guilty” We are being saved by Christ, he is making us into his image. We will be saved by Christ, he will transform us fully at death. Now, today, you live in the “already but not yet” reality of the victory of Christ over death. He has beaten death but the results of sin remain until he returns. You experience the Kingdom of God right now in part. You will experience the Kingdom of God in full in the future.
What aspects of the Kingdom of God are you aware of in your life today? Are you aware that as a Christian you are alive even now in the Kingdom of God? Do you know peace? Do you love God and feel that love growing? Do you find yourself loving others and wanting their good? Do you have hope that is growing? The Kingdom has come, the Kingdom is coming. Think of what you are experiencing now, think of what you will experience some day.
Reflect on Psalm 90:12
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:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’