Saturday, February 16, 2008

Direct my steps

"Lord, direct my steps as you have promised, and let no evil hold me in its power." (Psalm 119: 133)

Where God has promised to lead and guide me:

  • Psalm 58: 11
  • Psalm 23
  • Proverbs 3:5
  • Deuteronomy 31: 6

Step by step guidance

Moment by moment protection from evil

Thank you Father.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Forgiving our debtors

"Then Peter went up to him and said, 'Lord, how often must I forgive my brother if he wrongs me? As often as 7 times?' Jesus answered "Not seven, I tell you, but 77 times." (Matthew 18: 21-22)

If we forgive our debtors, God will forgive us our sins and answer all our prayers. Lord, teach me to forgive completely.



Thursday, February 14, 2008

Supremely Gentle and Merciful

"Do not abandon us to shame but treat us in accordance with your gentleness, in accordance with the greatness of your mercy." (Daniel 3: 42)

God is supremely gentle and merciful.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Our Whole Heart

"And now we put our whole heart into following you, into fearing you and seeking your face once more. " (Daniel 3: 41)

Lent is the time to put our whole heart into following God through:

  • Fasting
  • Prayer
  • Alms-giving

In Lent, we demonstrate a greater keenness in observing the commandments.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The call and the anointing

"Lord, you call us to your service and continue your saving work among us. May your love never abandon us….." (Mass Opening Prayer)

It is the Father who called me to serve Christ Jesus.

Father, bring what you have initiated to a successful conclusion. Grant success to the Enterprise.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Apple of God’s Eye

"I call upon you, God, for you will answer me; bend your ear and hear my prayer. Guard me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shade of your wings." (Psalm 17: 6,8)

Answer to prayer is certain.

Guard me as the apple of your eye: step by step guidance; moment by moment protection from all harms. Preserve me from every assault of the devil. Hide me in the shade of your wings.

If we open the eyes of our spirit, we see that we are engaged in continuous spiritual warfare. We need God's constant help in order to fight and keep standing. God promises us His guidance and protection. Faith gives us access to these promises.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hope in the Lord

"I hope in the Lord; I trust in his word; with him there is mercy and plenty of redemption." (Psalm 130: 5,7)

Yes, I trust in God's promise. I hope in the Lord. I wait on the Lord. Hope does not disappoint because it is built on faith in God's word. God honors his name and word/promise above all things.

Praise and honor to you, Lord Jesus Christ!