Scripture Readings: Psalm 131, Ezra 2, Luke 10:25-42
Reflection Verses: Luke 10:41-42
Prayer: Lord God, most of us have far too much on our plate to deal with effectively. We get caught up in the details of doing stuff and then get involved more than we would like with whatever is next on our agenda. We generally don’t take time to rest, relax, listen or ponder and we do not have much regard for those who do these things. I ask for balance in my life, Lord. I seek You for times of refreshing and rest. I also seek You in my busy times to find rest, to slow down my pace and be more selective in my activities in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 132, Ezra 3-5, Luke 11:1-28
Reflection Verse: Luke 11:8
Prayer: Lord God, good friends are important to us. Real friends are those who will help us in time of need. Really close friends will help us no matter what even though they are not required to do so. So. when I hear a friend express a need to me, I try to do all I am able to do to help my friend. Lord, this is what You are to me. You are my friend who will provide for me in my time of need. I can count on You to be there no matter what. All I have to do is ask You to help me and it will be done in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 133, Ezra 6-7, Luke 11:29-36
Reflection Verse: Luke 11:33
Prayer: Lord God, light dispels darkness. This is its purpose. Nothing can hide the light. It does its own thing – shines and illumines. We let the light of the world, Jesus, shine in us also to dispel all the darkness in us, replacing it with His light. Shine Jesus, shine! Fill me with Your light so that I might be a light to show others the way with Your light in Jesus’ name. Amen
Scripture Readings: Psalm 134, Ezra 8-9, Luke 11:37-54
Reflection Verse: Luke 11:52
Prayer: Father God, there is a judgment for any who would seek to hinder people coming to know Jesus, Your Son. The people who don’t want anything to do with Him also don’t want anyone else to know Him either. Yet, Jesus is all truth because He is Your Son. Lord, allow me to use the key of knowledge You have given me to open the door for others to come to Jesus. This is the most important decision of everyone’s life. Help me to seek those who would come to You and provide them access. What a privilege to do this in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 135:1-14, Ezra 10, Luke 12:1-21
Reflection Verse: Luke 12:15
Prayer: Lord God, my material possessions are what You have given me to use. They are not a gage that measures my life accurately. They are the world’s measure of success. You have called me to view success through the lens of Your Word. Help me, Lord, to loosely hold anything that comes my way materially and to share what I have with others in need. My possessions I only have for a short time, but I have You, Lord, for eternity. May I hold fast to You in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 135:15-21, Nehemiah 1-2, Luke 12:22-40
Reflection Verse: Luke 12:35
Prayer: Father God, a lamp when lit illuminates the darkness, and Your Word when followed illuminates where my feet will walk without hindrance. Help me, Lord, to be ready! Give me a willingness to prepare and stay prepared so that when You need me I am available on time and in time. Give me wisdom and understanding as I study and search Your Word as it illuminates and directs my path in my walk with You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
About The Author
Rev. Dr. Allen Tyndall is an ordained EA pastor. Allen serves as a Regional and Executive Director of Pastor Care, is Dean of Mount Carmel Academy – Lexington, and has served as pastor of local congregations in Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina. Allen is the author of the book, My Prayer With You Today. He and his wife have four grown children and 10 grandchildren.
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