Scripture Readings: Psalm 18:21-30, Genesis 39-40, Matthew 14:13-36
Reflection Verses: Matthew 14:28-31
Prayer: Father God, Peter is doing what he can’t do by walking on water. Then he becomes terrified as he realizes what he is doing and begins to sink. Little things disrupt our faith. Jesus rebukes Peter for his lack of faith by not staying focused on Him. I, too, desire to walk where Jesus walks. Then as I realize what I am doing, doubt that I can do it and then I begin to sink in the watery grave of circumstances. I can do great things as I have faith in You, Lord, but one little doubt in my faith sends me sinking. Reassure me, Lord, as You did with Peter, to continue to have faith in Jesus name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 18:31-40, Genesis 41, Matthew 15:1-28
Reflection Verse: Matthew 15:6
Prayer: Lord God, the religious leaders invalidated Your Word by their traditions. Their intentions may have been good to start with, but the reality was that what they set up cancelled Your Word. How often do we do this, Lord? Are there rules or things we do that make Your Word invalid in our lives? Yes, there are? Show me, Lord, as Jesus pointed out to the religious leaders how I am doing that. Open my eyes to see clearly so I may not be blind to Your Word and ways. Open the eyes of others to see clearly also that they may not go blindly following their own ways but seeing clearly the truth of Your Word in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 18:41-50, Genesis 42-43:14, Matthew 15:29-16:12
Reflection Verses: Matthew 15:34-37
Prayer: Holy God, Jesus wanted to feed the crowd of people who had been with Him for 3 days in the middle of nowhere. The disciples gave Jesus what was available (7 loaves and a few fish). Jesus gave thanks to God, broke it into pieces and the disciples gave it to the people in an orderly fashion. All ate and were satisfied. Much was left over. What is available is always sufficient to meet my needs when I give it to You, Lord. You then bless it, give it back to me and I am satisfied. Thank You, Lord, for Your provision for me, my family and others as well 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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