Israel

Morning Reading: Thu, 22 Mar – Jeremiah 1-6 ~ I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms

“Get up and prepare for action. Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say. Do not be afraid of them, or I will make you look foolish in front of them. For see, today I have made you strong like a fortified city that cannot be captured, like an iron pillar or a bronze wall. You will stand against the whole land—the kings, officials, priests, and people of Judah. They will fight you, but they will fail. For I am with you, and I will take care of you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” [Read more…]

Daily Reading: 31 May – The Prophets: Jeremiah’s Call and Message ~ Jeremiah 1:1—3:5 ~ they have abandoned me

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NLT)

Daily Reading: 10 May – The Rise of Israel: King Saul – 1 Samuel 8–10 ~ the focus of all Israel’s hopes

Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government. I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way. Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.

Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty. Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them. Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them, to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men. Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel, doing what is right in your sight.

Through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.

Daily Reading: 09 May – The Rise of Israel: Samuel Listens to God – 1 Samuel 1–3 ~ I will raise up a faithful priest

Father, I pray that I might be open to hear Your voice. May I be eager to hear what You have to say to me through Your Word and Spirit. Lord, there are some things in Your Word that are difficult to hear—warnings about the need for purity and the need for deep repentance from sin. Let me be willing to hear those words and, through the power of the Holy Spirit at work in me, obey them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.