April 12 Devotional

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to never be content living with less of you, when you desire so much more for me and from me. Give me the courage and the strength to move out of the shallow and comfortable places, to those of true depth and trust. This can happen only by your power, so Lord, have mercy on me. Amen. 

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:9-16

Journal: How would you describe your spiritual life these days? Where have you grown complacent or comfortable? How does God want more for you? How does God want more from you?

Refection: Our only desire and our one choice should be this: I want and choose what better leads to God’s deepening His life in me. - St. Ignatius

Hymn for the Day

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself 

Paul and Dori Pittman currently serve as area directors for United World Mission’s Latin America region. Paul is also project coordinator of UWM’s Cuba Partnership Project. Pray today for them as they travel to visit missionaries and partners throughout Central America and the Caribbean, meeting and getting to know ministry and prayer needs better.

IFES (Middle East) is reaching college students in the Middle East with the gospel through a ministry based in Dubai. Pray today for the leaders of IFES that they may boldly continue their work with the students.

Closing Prayer:From the desire for life to be easy and comfortable, O Lord, deliver me. From the temptation to live on the surface of things, O Lord, defend me. From the tendency to be lackadaisical and complacent in my life with you, O Lord, protect me. Give me a yearning, O Lord, for a deeper, richer, and fuller life with you. And then give me the courage and the strength to move in that direction. Amen.