A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them

O Father, may your salvation surround us who live and walk under the shadow of death. Draw near to your dying children. By simple faith in your undying grace may they have peace in the hour of their departing. Draw near to those caught up in the rawness of a new grief. Enable them to … Continue reading A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them

A Scripture Prayer based on Psalm 120

As the pilgrims ascended for worship in Your city, the city of peace, where you and your glory dwells, they longed to encounter You there. We too long to have a fresh encounter with You. We long for the day when the final door will open and we will ascend and pass into your glory … Continue reading A Scripture Prayer based on Psalm 120

When Life Overwhelms – A Simple Prayer for Pentecost Sunday

This coming Sunday we celebrate an important event in redemptive history... the time when Jesus sent the "other helper" who would live within us and empower us for service. Almighty Father we come to you in the blessed name of our Savior Jesus Christ. You have been sending your Spirit for a long time. You sent your … Continue reading When Life Overwhelms – A Simple Prayer for Pentecost Sunday

Praying for Our Church Family from Acts 15

Every Wednesday evening a band of brothers and sisters meet together to pray for our church. We take one chapter of the book of Acts and share a few thoughts about it. Then, we pray Scripture for our church family. If you need some specific prayer requests to pray for yourself, your family and friends, … Continue reading Praying for Our Church Family from Acts 15

Acts 15 – On Resolving Conflict

Acts 15 Devotional Guide - Resolving Conflict What was the nature of the conflicts in this chapter? A.    1st Conflict: Was circumcision required for Gentile converts to Christianity? This conflict centered on theology. It was a public conflict. We ought to ensure that we indeed have biblical warrant before we say, "Except you do so … Continue reading Acts 15 – On Resolving Conflict

Life and Health and Peace

The first to link these precious words together was Charles Wesley, in a classic celebration of the impact of Jesus Christ. This coming Lord’s Day we begin our worship service with his great hymn: O for a thousand tongues to singMy great Redeemer's praise,The glories of my God and King,The triumphs of His grace! Jesus — … Continue reading Life and Health and Peace