Devotional for Saturday July 2, 2022
I don't know if it has happened to you, but many times we find out about the illness or problem of any person and we arrive at our homes, and we comment on it, even in the form of regret; and usually, we stop there, we don't take another step. However, if it is a sibling or family member, we usually pray from time to time for their situation.
My invitation to you today is that you include, not only in your comments, the situation of your neighbor who fell from grace, but also in your prayers. It doesn't matter that he isn't a Christian, it doesn't matter if he didn't ask you to do so; in the end, he didn't ask you to grieve for him either. Realize that complaining or commenting won't solve much, but praying can make a difference.
Those of Sodom and Gomorrah did not know of Abraham's intercession, but God remembered Lot and his family, and at least they were saved from destruction. So, the next time you know of someone who is going through a difficult process, talk about it with your mighty God, maybe that will be the solution to their problem.
Written by Natileydis González
Translated by Nelson Baires
Morning 1 Thimothy 2:1-3
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Noon Psalm 85
1 Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.
2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.
4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.
5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?
6 Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?
7 Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.
9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
12 Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.
13 Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
Evening Ephesians 6:18
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Prayer Guide: [El Salvador-Santana] and [Dominicana-Buen Hombre]
This month's challenge is: Talk to your family and show them your willingness to serve them with whatever they need. Talk to your pastor and tell him that you are willing to serve whatever is needed in your church. Tell your neighbor that they can count on you if they need it, etc.
Pray for this daily.