LIFe with God: May 12

Posted on May 12, 2011

Scripture

Mark 7:1-30

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

For what did Jesus rebuke the Pharisees (6-8)? What did He teach about being “defiled”?

Application

Do I sometimes place human tradition on a level with God’s Word? Am I more concerned with the appearance of godliness than with a heart that follows after God?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Lord God, I never want to be someone that honors You with my lips while my heart is far from You. Help me never to set the traditions of humans anywhere near the level of Your holy and eternal Word. May I always be more concerned with the state of my heart than with outward appearances. I ask this in the Name of the Lord Jesus, 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)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Pat & Hannah Kelley
  • Fred & Shirley Leonard
  • Mark & Michelle Morgan (Cody, Kyle)
  • Michael Morgan

Ministries:

  • Provenance
  • Genesis World Mission

CLF:

  • That we will devote ourselves to prayer, individually, in small groups, and as a church.

Community: Pray for the poor & imprisoned

  • Salvation
  • That they will trust in God’s provision
  • For sound financial management by city officials
  • That they will have hope
  • For godly mentors in the prison/jail system

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:18

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