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Oct 22, 2017

Yours, Mine and God's

Passage: Matthew 22:15-22

Preacher: Rev. Daniel Christian

Series: Stewardship

Category: bible


Thought for Meditation

"A young girl named Jill finds herself lost in the land of Narnia, frightened and dying of thirst. Soon she discovers a cool stream of water, but her way is blocked by the imposing form of the huge lion, Aslan. The great lion invites her to drink. Terrified, the girl politely asks the lion to go away before she drinks. The lion responds with a low growl. Then she bargains, 'Will you promise not to –do anything to me, if I do come?' Aslan replies, 'I make no promises.' Desperate for water, but too fearful, Jill despairs, 'I dare not come and drink.' 'Then you will die of thirst,' says the lion. 'Oh dear,” said Jill, 'I suppose I must go and look for another stream then.' And the lion answers, 'There is no other stream.'"

- Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis

Household Prayer: Morning

God of justice, you are at work this very day on behalf of those who struggle, with those on the margins. Fill me with the power of Your Holy Spirit so that I can begin this day praying for the many faces of justice and mercy. Give me the eyes to see and the ears to hear.  I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen 

Household Prayer: Evening

God of Mercy, I come to you now with my energy running low as the lights of the evening.  Like the stars in the darkness, I send out my prayers for justice to you.  May this small effort send a ray of hope to someone facing the darkness and terror on this night.  I pray this night for peace among all people, in the name of him who came to bring peace unlike any the world can give, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen