Daily Bible Readings – Friday, February 22, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 95 Prayer Point. If God is our Creator, Shepherd and Savior then why do we struggle to trust him? Confess the areas of your life where you are failing to trust him and pray for the faith to rest in his goodness and faithfulness. John 3:22-36 Background. We are introduced to John the …

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Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, February 21, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 50 Prayer Point. We'd like to think that God reserves judgment only for irreligious bad people, but this psalm reminds us that “good people” (verses7-15) and “bad people” (verses 16-23) alike have reason to repent. Where do you see yourself in the descriptions of the wicked and the good? Confess those areas of …

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Daily Bible Readings – Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 119:49-72 Prayer Point. Walking God's path is not easy as this section of Psalm 119 reminds us. Scattered throughout the psalm are appeals to God for help. Pick one or two that resonate with you and make it your prayer this morning. John 2:23-3:15 Background. Nicodemus, as a member of the ruling council …

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Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 45 Prayer Point. Psalm 45 is a wedding song written for a royal couple, but it is best understood as the music of Jesus' wedding. We look forward to the day when he will return and marry his bride;  the church. Listen closely to what the world will like under this king's reign. …

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Daily Bible Readings – Monday, February 18, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 41 Prayer Point. God promises to bless those who have regard for the weak, but what hope is there if, like David, we have sinned and are undeserving of his mercy? We boldly cry out to God because there is a second voice in this psalm. In verse 9, David's voice gives way …

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Daily Bible Readings – Sunday, February 17, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 103 Prayer Point. Are looking for a reason to praise God? Psalm 103 gives you a number of options. Concentrate on two or three and offer your own prayer of praise. Mark 2:18-22 Background. Fasting was a normal part of religious life in Jesus’ day. The Pharisees (a particularly strict and dedicated sect of …

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Daily Bible Readings – Saturday, February 16, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 43 Prayer Point. The author of Psalm 43 believes God has abandoned him but notice how he prays: “Why are you so downcast, O my soul? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”  Pray this on behalf of someone you know who is going through …

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Daily Bible Readings – Friday, February 15, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 35 Prayer Point. There are two ways we can respond to injustice.  We can seek vengeance, or, as Psalm 35 encourages us, leave matters of justice in God's hands. Where do you see injustice in our world? Lift the victims of this injustice up to God in prayer and ask him to rescue them. …

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Daily Bible Readings – Thursday, February 14, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 37 Prayer Point. Anger at the unpunished evil in our world can easily derail our spiritual lives. Psalm 37 calls us to respond differently. Pray for the faith to: trust and commit your life to God, delight yourself in him, be still before him, wait patiently for him, to do good to those who …

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Daily Bible Readings – Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prayer Psalm: 39 Prayer Point. “Each man's life is but a breath … he bustles about, but only in vain, he heaps up wealth, not knowing who will get it.” Through David's eyes we see a true perspective of the world. The question is: will we bury ourselves in more busyness and wealth-building or will we …

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