November 6 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: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10
Reading for Reflection: Faith is the word that describes the direction our feet start moving when we find that we are loved. Faith is stepping out into the unknown with nothing to guide us but a hand just beyond our grasp. (The Magnificent Defeat by Frederick Buechner)
Reflection and Listening: silent and written
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. They have recently returned from Cuba where they visited and encouraged pastors. Pray today for the many needs expressed as they visited these Cuban colleagues who are serving on the “front line.”
The goals of Kentucky Mountain Mission (KMM) and Youth Haven Bible Camp are two-fold: to reach the children and adults of southeastern Kentucky with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to train/disciple those that receive Christ for Christian leadership in their churches and communities. Pray today for these ministries and their leaders as they reach families during the holiday season.
Closing Prayer: Father and God, you know the work, the worry, and the weariness which, day by day, even week after week, weigh so heavily upon my life. So often I grow fain and fearful, disturbed and doubtful. I long for real peace and full assurance of faith. May I so wait upon you in daily prayer and be renewed with spiritual might that I shall fight the good fight and keep the faith. For Jesus’ sake I pray. Amen. (Daily Prayer Companion by Orien W. Fifer)