May 26 Devotional
Opening Prayer: O Lord Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52
Journal: What do you want me to do for you?
Reflection: A possibility I would like to suggest is this: live with the questions the Lord asks. Take up a Bible and open to the Gospels. Look for the questions Jesus asks of us: Who do you say that I am? What do you want? Are you not worth more than many sparrows? Why do you not believe? Living with these, one after the other-and there are many in the Gospels - can bring us to wholly other, much richer perspective on our lives, maybe to seeing our lives the way God sees them, shot through with light, the joy, the fullness of the risen life of Christ. (Living in the Question by M. Basil Pennington)
Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself
Martyn and Elissa live in a Creative Access country as “Tent Makers.” Martyn’s work gives him unparalleled access to the local population. Pray today for growth of Martyn’s business so that it can better support us and so that it can open more doors for ministry.
Bethany Christian Services is a global organization caring for orphans and vulnerable children on five continents. They manifest the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by protecting and enhancing the lives of children and families through quality social services such as adoption, family support, foster care, pregnancy counseling, refuge services and infertility. Pray today for the staff who are dedicated to facilitating adoptions.
Closing Prayer: Look upon us, O Lord, and let all the darkness of our souls vanish before the beams of thy brightness. Fill us with holy love, and open to us the treasures of thy wisdom. All our desire is known unto thee, therefore perfect what thou hast begun, and what thy Spirit has awakened us to ask in prayer. We seek thy face, turn thy face unto us and show us thy glory. Then shall our longing be satisfied, and our peace shall be perfect. - St. Augustine