Scripture Readings: Proverbs 19:13-23, Ezekiel 5-7, John 16:17-33
Reflection Verse: John 16:24
Prayer: Father, because I believe in Jesus I am able to ask and receive when I ask in Jesus’ name. This gives me joy to know that this is even possible. On the other hand, when we ask nothing we also receive nothing. We are to ask. It is a great joy, Lord, to ask in Jesus’ name and see what You do with my request. I am always truly amazed at what You do when I ask in Jesus’ name – miracles, help for others and people’s lives being changed. Increase my asking and my dependence on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 19:24-29, Ezekiel 8-10, John 17
Reflection Verse: John 17:26
Prayer: Loving Father, the love that You have for Jesus, Your Son, You also have for His disciples and all believers. Jesus came to reveal You to the world. Your love extends to all people, but when they come to believe in Jesus this love becomes real and operative in their lives. Thank You for loving me, Lord, and enabling me to love others with Your love through Your Son, Jesus, who manifested and modeled Your love on this earth. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 20:1-7, Ezekiel 11-12, John 18:1-27
Reflection Verse: John 18:6
Prayer: Father God, the power of Jesus’ words is demonstrated to those who come to arrest Him. He speaks and those who come to arrest Him fall to the ground. They are powerless before Him. He gives Himself up to them, otherwise they could not have arrested Him. Jesus’ words still have the same power today and are greater than any other power in heaven and earth. In His name I can speak His words to bring healing, encouragement and salvation to those who would hear them. I praise You, Lord God, for Your marvelous, powerful words that bring life everlasting in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 20:8-15, Ezekiel 13-15, John 18:28-19:16
Reflection Verse: John 19:11
Prayer: Lord God, Pilate’s authority is given by You, not man. Pilate is a pawn for the Jews in this farce of a trial. Pilate begins to recognize that he has been duped and is being used as an instrument in something much greater than he expected. Jesus lets him know that the Jews have the greater sin in this event than he does. Protect me, Lord, from those who would use me, even trick me, for their benefit against my will. Give me insight and understanding to side step the traps set for me to do me harm 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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