LIFe with God: October 6-7, 2012

Posted on October 6, 2012

Scripture

Psalm 82

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Observation

What does God have to say to earthly rulers/judges (1-4: the word translated here as “gods” with a lowercase ‘g’ is the same Hebrew word for judges)? What is Asaph’s prayer (8)?

Application

Do I vote for those candidates who will judge justly, showing no partiality and provide for the underprivileged and oppressed? Do I pray for God to intervene when wicked men are in power?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:

Dear Father in Heaven, As we near another major election, may we set aside petty squabbling and minor issues and party biases in order to uphold righteousness and justice. I ask that Your Spirit would lead me and all of Your people in this nation to vote for those candidates who will uphold Your Word. Give us leaders who will not judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked, but who will provide justice for the needy and the fatherless, uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute, and rescue the poor and needy. Save us from the hand of the wicked. Rise up, God, judge the earth, for all the nations belong to You. In the Name of 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)

SATURDAY

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries.

  • Chris & DeAnn Smith (Sasha, Noah, Gavin, Natalie)
  • James Williams
  • Danielle Youngblood (Kayla, Kendra)

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 the relationship between generations–parents, children, grandparents

  • That the true Christian faith of older generation would be clearly communicated and passed down to children
  • That saved children in unsaved families would clearly exhibit and communicate the faith to their parents and grandparents
  • A harvest of souls of all ages
  • Good, nurturing relationships

SUNDAY

  • Jenn Austring
  • Sher Brodoski
  • Debbie & Amy Brueggemann
  • Chris Carlton

Ministry:

  • Provenance

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 single adults…

  • To embrace Christ as their best friend and lover of their souls
  • To more fully grasp the family heart of God
  • That God will bring them Godly friends to care for and support them
  • That God will give them a peace and drive away lonliness
  • That God will provide them with meaningful work & ministry in which to use their gifts

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
No one undergoing a trial should say, “I am being tempted by God.” For God is not tempted by evil, and He Himself doesn’t tempt anyone. But each person is tempted when he is drawn away and enticed by his own evil desires. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. – James 1:13-15 (HCSB)

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