VERSE OF THE DAY
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Reference – THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS : Chapter 4 Verses 12, 13 ( NIV )
Abba father, we thank you for giving us one more day in our lives to praise you and worship you. Blessed be the name of our Lord. Hallelujah ! We , your children , are grateful for all the good things you have done in our lives , even when we chose to be lawless and disobedient. Abba, we are not worthy of this great love, for we have caused you so much pain , time and again . Yet , your love for us have prevailed upon all our selfishness and insincerity ; not because of our goodness, but only because of who you are ! You are agape – the divine love. Forgive us for our prodigal ways dear Father. Protect us from the deceptions of the evil one. Father, we thank you for your son Jesus, who is The Word , in whom was life – life which was the light of all mankind. Holy Spirit , please guide us and give us the wisdom to understand the Word of God. May your Word illuminate our hearts and make us wiser. May your Word cleanse us and keep us from sinning . Abba ,help us to be deeply rooted in your Word and grow in it. Help us to turn to your Word in times of troubles and challenges. Father, help us to understand that your Word has so much power in it, that it is sharper than a double edged sword ; one that could pierce through, dissect and judge the innermost thoughts and attitudes of our heart ; one that could slice open and help us differentiate what that is weak and strong in us , that which is noble and filthy , honourable and dishonourable .Lord, please help us to use your Word to differentiate between the desires of the world and the needs of the spirit within us . Help us to use the Word effectively against any demonic oppression or spiritual battle we face in our lives , for our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Father, may the power of the Word heal us and deliver us . Help us prosper and become fruitful by diligently following your Word. May the Word help us to understand your character and decrees , dear Father. May it help us to reflect on the undeserving love and unending mercies we have received from you ; may it cause us to repent and become right with you , through Jesus Christ. Abba, nothing in our hearts or in our lives is hidden from your sight. Strengthen our weak disposition , give us the faith and hope to run this race that is set in front of us , that we may receive the crown of life and enter your rest. Abba, your love has made provision for every need of ours through our faith in your beloved son Jesus . May we live a life in accordance with your Word , which gives us freedom and salvation in Christ . May the Word , through the Holy Spirit , guide us to live a life ,which is pleasing in your sight. We thank you Father for your grace and mercy . Forgive us . Bless us . In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
TODAY’S BIBLE READING
- The Old Testament – GENESIS : Chapter 11 . 10– 32
- The New Testament – MATTHEW : Chapter 8 . 1 – 17
- The Book of Psalms – Chapter 18