LIFe with God: January 22-23

Posted on January 22, 2011

Scripture

Hebrews 13:15-25 (NET)

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What kind of sacrifices please God? How are we to interact with our leaders?

Application

Do I continually praise God? How can I “do good and share what I have” today? Am I obeying and submitting to my spiritual leaders?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Through Christ may I continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to You, that is, the fruit of my lips, acknowledging Your name.  May I not neglect to do good and to share what I have, for You are pleased with such sacrifices. Remind me to obey my leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over my soul and will give an account for their work. I want to let them do this with joy and not with complaints, for this would be no advantage for me. I pray for them, that they would have a clear conscience and desire to conduct themselves rightly in every respect.  Now may You, the God of peace who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, equip me with every good thing to do Your will, working in me what is pleasing before You through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin)
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)
  • Janeth & Moy

Ministry:

  • Chapel Mission India

CLF:

  • That we would be devoted to thanksgiving and praise to our Lord–for what He has done, for what He is doing, for what He will do, and for who He is–in good times and bad.

Community: Pray for Star and Eagle

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

SUNDAY

  • Franceine Anderson
  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski

Missionary:

  • Lito Dictican, Port of Tacoma

CLF:

  • That we will be devoted to evangelism and growth; that the Lord will add to our numbers those who are being saved.

Community: Pray for Ontario…

  • That city leaders would submit to God
  • That people can find and keep gainful employment
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • For the mayor, city council members, and public works officials

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:

For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them. – Ephesians 2:10 (NET)

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