Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SALVATION

ISAIAH 52:9 (ABP)
GOD has comforted his people. He has rescued you!

1 JOHN 2:8 (CEV)
You can see the darkness fading away and the true light already shining.

SUMMARY SENTENCE

Through Christ, God is already shutting down the darkness which has been stalking you.

PRAYER
God, the good news is that your salvation for the world is a done deal. The remnants of darkness don't stand a chance. Even so, I confess to feeding the darkness machine with my attention and energy. I allow it to overwhelm me at times. Help me to more fully grasp the completeness of your salvation and get on board with everything that you are doing. I'm going to move forward confident of your success. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

BY FAITH, TAKE A STAND

DANIEL 11:32 (CEB)
The people who acknowledge their God will stand strong and will act.

HEBREWS 11:24 (MSG)
By faith, Moses, when grown, refused the privileges of the Egyptian royal house.

SUMMARY SENTENCE

When faith is active in our lives we can take the necessary stand.

PRAYER
God, you are steady and strong. We can rely on you to do what needs to be done. Forgive us for our failure to do what needs to be done when we're not trusting you. Show me how to be bold and courageous. Encourage me with the stories of those who have by faith taken a stand. I am going to stand among them. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

Monday, September 26, 2022

START BELIEVING

JEREMIAH 31:18 (MSG)
Now put me, trained and obedient, to use.
   You are my GOD.


JOHN 20:27 (ABP)
Then Jesus said to Thomas, “Feel the wounds on my hands and in my side. Cancel your skepticism and start believing!”

SUMMARY SENTENCE

It's time to shift into gear and trust Jesus for where you're going.

PRAYER
God, you show up at just the right time with just the right information so that I can believe in you and what you're doing. Forgive my self-focused hesitation. I want to believe even more than I do now. That's my goal. Show me what that looks like in my life. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

STEADY

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

PSALM 121:3 (CEB)
God won’t let your foot slip.
Your protector won’t fall asleep on the job.


1 CORINTHIANS 1:7-8 (MSG)
God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus.

SUMMARY SENTENCE
Look to God to be the steadying presence in your life.

PRAYER
Lord, sometimes I feel as if I'm sleepwalking through life. Some days it seems like I'm just going through the motions, But you, God, are awake and alert at all times, in all places. Your grace secures each step I take. In you, my strength is renewed. Wake me up to your holy plans for me today. Amen. (Daily Texts, Ground Up Grace edition)

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name, your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

DAILYTEXTS.ORG

ABOUT THE
DAILY TEXTS

The Daily Texts have been published by the Moravian Church since 1731. In 2011 I started posting these Bible verses for my spiritual formation students at Pacific Islands University. In the process of responding to the verses, I found the rhythm of looking for a common thread and writing a prayer based on that key idea to be helpful for my own soul.

The prayers are more or less modeled on the TRIP method, which is what I ask my students to do in their journaling. ~ Brad Boydston

TRANSLATIONS

ABP = Authorized Boydston Paraphrase -- a freestyle biblical adaptation -- somewhere between paraphrase, commentary, and sermon

CEB = Common English Bible (©2011, the Common English Bible)

CEV = Contemporary English Version (©1995, American Bible Society)

EEB = EasyEnglish Bible (©2015, MissionAssist)

ERV = Easy-To-Read Version (©2006, World Bible Translation Center)

GNT = Good News Translation (©1992, American Bible Society)

MSG = The Message (©1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson)

NCB = New Catholic Bible (©2019 by Catholic Book Publishing Corp.)

NCV = New Century Version (©2005, Thomas Nelson Inc)

NIRV = New International Reader's Version (©1996, 1998, Biblica)

NIV = New International Version (©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011, Biblica)

NLT = New Living Translation (©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, Tyndale House Foundation)

NRSV = New Revised Standard Version (© 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.)

NTE = New Testament for Everyone (©2011 Nicolas Thomas Wright.)

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