Today’s Prayer by Noel Pinnock:
Dear Heavenly Father, give us vision to see the opportunities You place before us to bless others and to share Your gospel of grace with them. Give us wisdom to learn from past mistakes so that we don’t stumble over the same things that made us fall. Grant us humility to endure pain and infliction as well as trust so that we lean not on our own understanding but in every way acknowledge You so that You will direct our paths. Patience is oh so important in waiting for what we need or want, give us a double portion in these last days. Finally Lord, teach us values as You guide us through the consequences of poor decisions and unselfishness as we learn “how” to deal with difficult people that we need to be at peace with just as You demonstrated during Your walk and ministry on earth. All these attributes: patience, trust, vision, value, wisdom, humility and unselfishness are transformative and will guide us in conforming into the image of Jesus Christ, as your Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Rome. We heed this clarion call to be like Christ and integrate and will not separate from the body of believers when we do…in Jesus’ name, we pray…conform us so that we may the first among many brethren…because those You have predestined, You have also called; and those You called, You have also justified; and those You have justified, You will also glorify, so what can we say about these things….if God is for us, who can be against us. He who didn’t spare His own son but delivered Him up for us…how can He with Him not freely give us all things…in Jesus’ name…amen.