LIFe with God: May 28-29

Posted on May 28, 2011


Mark 15:21-47

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway


What is the significance of the temple curtain being torn in two from top to bottom? What was the centurion’s response at seeing how Jesus died? Why did Joseph ask for Jesus’ body?


Do I take advantage of the access to God that has been granted me by Christ’s sacrifice? Do I sincerely say in awe, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”? Do I have the boldness that comes from looking forward to the kingdom of God?


Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father, Thank You for the atoning sacrificial death of Jesus. May I never take it for granted. Thank You for tearing the curtain covering the entrance to the holy of holies from top to bottom, signifying the open access to Yourself that You have given all who are in Christ. Help me never to take that for granted, either. May I always retain the awe of the centurion at the crucifixion, that truly Jesus is Your Son. Help me to keep my spiritual eyes fixed on Your kingdom, and give me the boldness for You that comes from that perspective. In Jesus’ name I pray, 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.

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


  • Chapel Mission India


  • 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 Media Industries (TV/Movies, Radio/Music, Print/Internet)

  • Godly themes/influences
  • Christian workers at all levels sensitive to God’s leading
  • Salvation for influential media leaders
  • Courage to share God’s message
  • Financial rewards for wholesome media


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


  • Lito Dictican, Port of Tacoma


  • 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 Teachers & Administrators & School Boards

  • Godly curriculum
  • God’s wisdom in teaching and leading
  • Salvation for unbelievers
  • Ability to inspire a love of truth and learning

Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour. – 1 Peter 5:8

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