Scripture Readings: Psalm 86, Judges 19-20:18, Mark 8:27-9:13
Reflection Verse: Mark 8:33
Prayer: Father God, Peter often “put his foot in his mouth” when he spoke. He did not think before he spoke. I, too, have that same inclination. Sometimes I just don’t know what I am saying. It sounds good, but it is not of You. I, too, need to be rebuked when I am not operating in Your faith. I, too, need to be reminded that as I follow You that it is about You and not about me or what I desire. I desire to follow You, speaking Your Words of truth with clarity and purpose so others hear that truth and respond in Jesus’ name. Amen
Scripture Readings: Psalm 87, Judges 20:19-21, Mark 9:14-32
Reflection Verse: Mark 9:29
Prayer: Lord God, Jesus’ disciples are confronted with a situation in which they can’t get results. Jesus tells them it takes prayer to do what they are wanting to do. Obviously, this is not just any prayer, but serious, believing prayer – prayer that seeks You for results beyond where they are. Help me, Lord, to enter into this kind of prayer in which I seek You and then believe in Your ability to bring forth miracles and healings as I speak them forth in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 88, Ruth 1-4, Mark 9:33-50
Reflection Verse: Mark 9:41
Prayer: Lord God, even the smallest act of kindness given to me because I am a Christian is remembered by You and rewarded as such in Your Kingdom. Reveal my heart, Lord, as to how much I love You by the compassion I show to others. May I receive with gratitude any act of kindness shown to me in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 89:1-8, I Samuel 1-2:26, Mark 10:1-31
Reflection Verse: Mark 10:10
Prayer: Lord God, Jesus encouraged His disciples to ask Him questions. These times helped them gain a fuller understanding of Your Word. You encourage me to have a dialogue with You and ask the questions that would help me gain understanding of Your Word also. I thank You for those opportunities. May I take full advantage of these opportunities so that You can teach me to teach others about 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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