Monday
 
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
How can I not forgive a brother for whom Christ died, when I know what God paid to forgive me?
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Holy Father, I commit today to release any grudge or bitterness that I have against one of your children. I am
sorry for not reflecting your grace and mercy which you lavished on me. But Abba Father, I need the help of your Holy Spirit to relinquish my claim on the wrongs committed against me and to treat those who have hurt me as full siblings in your family. Empower me as I commit to follow your example in forgiving, even when it is hard. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
 
Tuesday
 
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
History tells me it has been true! Faith trusts it will be true eternally! Reverent silences, a pause in the hectic rush of our lives, reminds us that it is true today.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
O Father in heaven, may your name be revered and held holy in my life and my world today. Your will be done, your reign on earth come with power and might and finality, just as it has already come in heaven. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
 
Wednesday
 
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
God's voice is always speaking. His witnesses give testimony to his glory, majesty and creative grace. The universe shouts with joy because behind it's intricate beauty and power is the One who gave it life, purpose, and intention.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
O Great God and Creator of the countless heavens and our own small, blue planet, thank you for noticing the heart cries of one so small in a universe so large. I love you, admire you, trust you, and worship you with wonder.  Be exalted in my life, by words, and my deeds this day. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
 
Thursday
 
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to our children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask for him.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Think of all the great gifts you've been given. Next to Jesus, the gracious sacrifice for our salvation, the greatest gift we can receive is God's abiding presence in the Holy Spirit! He is ours if we ask. In fact, when we ask, he is already there interceding for us!
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Abba Father, through the precious Holy Spirit I come before you asking you to empower me, my loved ones, and my church through the power of the Holy Spirit. I pray for renewal to sweep my country and this world led by your Spirit of grace, power, and love. Through Jesus, the giver of this great gift I pray. Amen.
 
Friday
 
Our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
No matter what your passport says, if you are a Christian, there is no earthly country that can hold you, no borders that can claim you and no flag that flies above you but Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven. You have more in common with the believing aboriginal tribesman of Indonesia, the Christian refugee in Africa, or the Bedouin brother in Egypt, or the high-rise business person in Hong Kong who bows to pray in Jesus name, or the Spirit-filled Brazilian housewife, than you do your next door neighbor if they don't know Christ as Lord and Savior.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Glorious God and Almighty Father, I look forward to the day when people from every language, tribe, nation, and language join the angels and elders around your throne and worship you in joy forever. Make us one, if not here, then soon, we ask you Lord, please come. Amen.
 
Saturday
 
The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
The greatest gift I can give my father, and my Father, is to be righteous in my heart and life.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Holy and righteous Father, may my life please you and bring honor to my father and his name. I know that if I please you, it will make his heart glad. Help me as I seek to know you and serve you in ways that show your character in my life. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.
 
Sunday
 
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.
New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
 
Compassion. Not pity, not anger, not shame, not impatience, not intolerance, not rejection, but compassion is what God, my Father, gives to me. He cares for my pain enough to enter into my world and share it in Jesus.
 
MY PRAYER...
 
Father of Mercies and God of all Compassion, thank you for not only knowing and caring about my struggles and problems but sending me help in Jesus and the Holy Spirit. By one I know your love and mercy and by the other I know your might and power. May your Spirit of compassion be found in my relationships. Through the grace of Jesus I pray. Amen.