This week we will be complimenting the Prayer Guide of the Fellowship of Presbyterians.
Today we are asked to pray for leadership- using Psalm 19:Matthew 24:3-7, 12-14
Here is a complimentary passage from Joshua 1
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Thoughts: Moses had died, and there was a whole people wandering around like a bird looking for a place to land. But they had many obstacles in their way- walled cities, giants, equipped and trained armies. They did not know what would happen. Their economy was surely suffering- they had no way of making food, no standing army, no industry, no cities. But they had faith. God chose a leader-- raised him up. In fact, God had been training and raising him up all along- under the tutelage of Moses.
Prayer: Help us, O Lord to be strong and courageous. Help us to have your Book always on our lips, meditating on it every day- every night. In a fluid, changing, precariously perched world- help us to find you as our solid rock from which we go forth. Increase our witness for you, Lord, at home and abroad. Raise up leaders for your Church.
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