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: Proverbs Chapter 24
17 Do not gloat when your enemy falls;
when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice,
18 or the Lord will see and disapprove
and turn his wrath away from them.
Today is a continuation of yesterday’s devotion. Remember that if we’re going to benefit from this time with the Lord, then we’ve got to pay attention. So, if you’re still sleepy and you’re doing this in the morning, rouse yourself, move to a different room to a chair where you’re upright, and position yourself to hear from the Lord today.
Now read Proverbs 24:17-18 and answer the following questions: What does the passage teach about God? What can I learn about people? What does the passage tell me about relating to God? What does it teach about relating to others? What does God want me to understand or think? What does God want me to believe, desire, and do?
Summarize what God spoke to you. Thank Him for speaking. Determine to walk in faithful obedience.
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 Week’s Scripture Memory:
One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.