Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave-- just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
--Matthew 20:24-28 New International Version (NIV)
Heavenly Father, help me to remember that I am to cover life's journey, even though I may go the way carelessly and aimlessly. May I make an estimate of what I am losing, by waiting so long at the resting places, "For the road winds up hill all the way to the end, and the journey takes the whole day long, from morn to night." Amen.
CCLI Song Number: 72673
By: Richard Gillard
Words - 1977 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.)
Music - 1977 Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing (Admin. by Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
--Psalm 32:8 New International Version (NIV)
My Father, if I may be living in bad habits, help me to get out of them. If I may be neglectful of good deeds, help me to get at them. May I reach for the highest purposes as I search for the realities, and may I not delay, but start today. Amen.
Song: Wonderful Merciful Savior
CCLI Song Number: 106879
By: Dawn Rodgers, Eric Wyse
Copyrights: 1989 Dayspring Music, LLC, Word Music, LLC
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
--Proverbs 22:1 New International Version (NIV)
My Father, teach me the value of the possessions that can neither be handled nor seen; and may I not take them away from others. Help me to keep your commandment "Thou shalt not steal," and interpret it in all its relations to life. Amen.
Song: I Give You My Heart
CCLI Song Number: 1866132
By: Reuben Morgan
Copyright: 1995 Hillsong Music Publishing
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