Scripture Readings: Proverbs 20:8-15, Ezekiel 13-15, John 18:28-19:16
Reflection Verses: Ezekiel 14:1-3
Prayer: Lord God, elders are supposed to be leaders in their cities. They are to give good advice and counsel. When they do not believe in You, they trust the idols they worship more than You. They are sinning and because of this they can’t receive from You. Yet, because of their position, they come to You for an outward show, acting like they are serving You when in reality they are not. May I speak forth Your words, Lord. May my inquiries to You be based on my desire to receive good counsel from You for myself and others. May I be faithful to You, Lord, with no pretense in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 20:16-22, Ezekiel 16, John 19:17-42
Reflection Verses: Ezekiel 16:9-10
Prayer: Lord God, You made a people who were no people Your people. You rescued them and made a covenant with them to be Your people. You washed them, anointed them with oil and clothed them in fine clothes. They were no longer a forgotten people but a loved, cared for and provided for people. Thank You, Lord, for rescuing me from my sin and making me one of Your people. I am not just any person but Your loved, cared for and provided for person. It is a privilege to be in Your family of those whom You have redeemed to be Yours in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Proverbs 20:23-30, Ezekiel 17-18, John 20
Reflection Verses: Ezekiel 18:5-9
Prayer: Lord, a man You have made righteous will live and be blessed by You. A righteous man does the works of righteousness and lives in this righteousness also. He is a man who is in tune with You and Your ways, seeking to live his life according to Your Word. I desire to be such a person who lives my life according to Your Word and ways. I desire to show Your mercy and kindness to all people, treating them with respect and care, helping them in tangible ways as I am able, as I engage them 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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