Reading, Reflection & Prayer: Wed, 19 July – Proverbs 13-14 ~ accept discipline and practice godliness

Reading, Reflection & Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening(Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Reading: Proverbs 13-14 (NLT) – click here

Reflection & Prayer

Accept Discipline

Hebrews 12:11 (NLT)No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.

Father God: Thank you for your unfailing love for me. And thank you for caring enough to discipline me – to correct me when I’m wrong and to set me on the path of godliness.

+ Help me to swallow my pride and accept your discipline and correction.

+ Give me an open heart to welcome your criticism and life-giving instruction into my life.

+ And give me the wisdom to know when and how to correct my own adult children that they may remain on the path that leads to life – abundant and eternal.

Practice Godliness

1 Timothy 4:8 (NLT)“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

Lord God: Give me the personal discipline required to train for godliness; strengthen me, by the power of your Spirit, in prayer, reflection on your Word, worship and service.

By your grace, allow me to realize some of the benefits along the way, in this life –

+ honesty, integrity, and a good reputation;

+ a life filled with light and joy;

+ an inheritance of blessing for my children and grandchildren;

+ proper fear and respect for you Lord – my life-giving fountain;

+ confession of my guilt before you that I may receive your forgiveness and reconciliation;

+ and faithfulness to your good plan for my life – that I may live my life enveloped in your unfailing love.

Finally, I ask that my life might contribute in a small way to the godliness of my nation – that America may become great again – through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“All I Once Held Dear” – Robin Mark


Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

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