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Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,  

  • God, I stand in awe of you. Regardless of where I’m at - YOU - are amazing. Everything that exists came out of you. Everything exists at your pleasure and for your purpose. You made me, you love me and I am yours. I am yours and you are mine and I worship you – forever.   ​

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.​   

  • Jesus, come back here and fix this NOW. Solve every problem and heal every hurt. Bring God’s best to every-one of us. Until you come back to reign physically; reign spiritually in us in greater ways. Fill us all with your grace and revelation.

  • God, send me ONE person today to share your love with.  

Give us this day our daily bread

  • ​God, I look to you for everything (physical, financial, emotional and spiritual). Give me all I need to be blessed & to be a Blessing.  (pray specifically for needs)  

  • All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.  When you hide your face, they are terrified; Ps 104:27-29

 

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us

  • God, it’s my sin I’m concerned about and no one else’s.  As I release others please forgive and release me from the consequences of my sins and failures. (Pray for those who’ve harmed you)  

Lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one

  • God, now that I’m free from all punishment, don’t let me use my freedom to walk into a trap.  Don’t let me go down destructive roads today, especially the ones that I want to go on. Lead me on the path of life today.  

  • To him who is able to keep you from falling and to bring you faultless and joyful before his glorious presence. Jude 1:24

                                                                      

BY HIS WOUNDS WE ARE HEALED​​ Isaiah 53:5

2 Corinthians Chapter 8


A Call to Generous Giving

Now I want you to know, dear brothers and sisters, what God in his kindness has done through the churches in Macedonia. 2 They  are being tested by many troubles, and they are very poor. But they are  also filled with abundant joy, which has overflowed in rich generosity.

3 For I can testify that they gave not only what they could afford, but far more. And they did it of their own free will. 4 They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem. 5 They  even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give  themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.

6 So  we have urged Titus, who encouraged your giving in the first place, to  return to you and encourage you to finish this ministry of giving. 7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.

8 I  am not commanding you to do this. But I am testing how genuine your  love is by comparing it with the eagerness of the other churches.

9 You  know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich,  yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make  you rich.

10 Here  is my advice: It would be good for you to finish what you started a  year ago. Last year you were the first who wanted to give, and you were  the first to begin doing it. 11 Now  you should finish what you started. Let the eagerness you showed in the  beginning be matched now by your giving. Give in proportion to what you  have. 12 Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have. 13 Of  course, I don’t mean your giving should make life easy for others and  hard for yourselves. I only mean that there should be some equality. 14 Right  now you have plenty and can help those who are in need. Later, they  will have plenty and can share with you when you need it. In this way,  things will be equal. 15 As the Scriptures say,

                 “Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over,
                  and those who gathered only a little had enough.”


Titus and His Companions

16 But thank God! He has given Titus the same enthusiasm for you that I have. 17 Titus welcomed our request that he visit you again. In fact, he himself was very eager to go and see you. 18 We are also sending another brother with Titus. All the churches praise him as a preacher of the Good News. 19 He was appointed by the churches to accompany us as we take the offering to Jerusalem—a service that glorifies the Lord and shows our eagerness to help.

20 We are traveling together to guard against any criticism for the way we are handling this generous gift. 21 We are careful to be honorable before the Lord, but we also want everyone else to see that we are honorable.

22 We  are also sending with them another of our brothers who has proven  himself many times and has shown on many occasions how eager he is. He  is now even more enthusiastic because of his great confidence in you. 23 If  anyone asks about Titus, say that he is my partner who works with me to  help you. And the brothers with him have been sent by the churches, and they bring honor to Christ. 24 So show them your love, and prove to all the churches that our boasting about you is justified.