Scripture Readings: Genesis 35-37
Reflection Verse: Genesis 37:11
Prayer: Lord God, there are two perspectives related to Joseph’s dream – jealousy and wondering. Because Joseph was Jacob’s favorite son, his brothers were jealous and could see nothing beyond that. Jacob wondered about the dream and how it related to Joseph’s future. You speak to me in dreams sometimes, Lord. I seek You for their meaning as they relate to me. Help me, Lord, not to let what I think about someone miss what You may be saying through them to me. Give me discernment and wisdom to listen in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Genesis 38-40
Reflection Verse: Genesis 39:5
Prayer: Father God, Your blessing was upon Joseph so this same blessing is also on all that Joseph does. As he does his work to honor You, You honor what he does and blesses those he works for. In all I do I desire to honor You, Lord. May those who I work for be blessed because I do my work to honor You. May they receive the benefits of Your blessing in my life because I work for them to honor You. I pray for this to occur because I have committed my life to You in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Genesis 41-42
Reflection Verse: Genesis 41:39
Prayer: Lord God, the wisdom that You give surpasses all other wisdom yet encompasses them all. Joseph was wise because he possessed Your wisdom. This wisdom was recognized by Pharaoh and as a result Egypt was saved and blessed. Your wisdom, Lord, is also in me. I pray that others will be saved and blessed as I use Your wisdom You have placed in me on their behalf. Thank You, Father, for Your insight and wisdom for the times in which I live. I praise You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Genesis 43-45
Reflection Verses: Genesis 45:5
Prayer: Father God, Joseph gives us a revelation of what true forgiveness looks like in a person’s life. It seems that You have given Joseph, at the time of dealing with his brothers, forgiveness for them and an understanding of everything he has gone through. You are directing my purpose in life also, Father God. For me to embrace the fullness of my purpose, I must be willing to forgive those who acted with evil intent in my life and fully embrace the present and my relationship with You. Through Christ this is possible. 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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