2019 Daily Devo 7.29.19

By July 29, 2019Daily Devotional

Week 30 Day 1

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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

Read:

Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just Genesis 18:25

Reflect

In this prayer, Abraham intercedes (pleads on behalf of) for the city of Sodom. It was a city known for its wickedness, but Abraham asks God to spare the city if righteous people are found within it. The fact that God is wholly just is a given for Abraham. He doesn’t question if God is just— he knows God is just — and on that basis, he pleads for God to act justly. For God to “do right” in this situation would be to show mercy and compassion on those in the city. Surely, the God of all the earth will justly show mercy, even amid such wickedness.

Respond

Abraham’s prayer did not question God’s character, it was a faith-filled prayer of trust in God’s character. Are you questioning God or trusting God? If you’re struggling with trusting, ask him for faith to trust in his goodness. 

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:

Philippians 4:4-8
Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.

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