LIFe with God: January 20

Posted on January 20, 2012

Scripture

Luke 18:1-27

Click here to read today’s passage on Bible Gateway

Observation

What is the point of the first parable in this passage? Of the second?

Application

Do I pray to God in faith? Is my heart more like the Pharisee’s or the tax collector’s?

Prayer

Dear Father, Help me to come to You in prayer with faith. I trust that You are a loving God who hears me when I pray. Keep me from any self-righteousness. I come to You aware that I am a sinner, and that it is by Your grace and mercy in the cross of Christ alone that has removed me from Your wrath and judgment. Give me a heart like a child to welcome Your kingdom. May I never let worldly wealth keep me from following You. I ask this for Jesus’ sake and in His name, 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.

  • Doug & Pam Patchin
  • Jared & Amanda Patchin (Alex, Luke)
  • Keith Rast
  • Andrea Rodriguez (Willie, Yulieta)

Ministry:

  • Boise Rescue Mission

CLF:

  • That we will be people who are devoted to giving to the Lord’s work and to anyone who has a need.

Community: Pray for Caldwell

  • 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:
yet I will triumph in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation! – Habakkuk 3:18 (HCSB)

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