November 5 Devotional

Come to Stillness: Take a few minutes to allow your mind and heart to be still before God.

Opening Prayer: O Lord, help me to really believe. Help me to really believe that your heart for me is good. Help me to really believe that nothing can separate me from your love. Help me to really believe that you will do what you say you will do. Help me to take you at your word. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Reading for the Day: Hebrews 11:29-40

Reading for Reflection:
Faith as it ripens turns into an almost insatiable appetite, and the awake lion must prowl for God in places it once feared. - John of the Cross

Faith is the yes of the heart, a confidence on which one stakes one’s life. - Martin Luther

Reflection and Listening: silent and written

Prayer: for the church, for others, for myself

H. & L. serve in Asia by providing strategic leadership for colleagues serving in several major urban centers in Asia. Their role involves encouraging and coaching these co-workers in their ministries, as well as networking with others to make sure they have the resources and training that they need for their respective ministries. H. & L. ask that you pray today for the church in Hong Kong that they will know how to respond to recent demonstrations and turmoil in that city.

KDEC or Kasr El Dobara Church is the largest evangelical church in the middle east. Started in 1948, it has grown to a membership of 8,000 members. Pray today for the ministry leaders of this church.

Closing Prayer: Lord, I am yours; I do yield myself up entirely to you, and I believe that you do take me. I leave myself with you. Work in me all the good pleasure of your will, and I will only lie still in your hands and trust you. Amen. (The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith)