Scripture Readings: Psalm 62, Numbers 31, Acts 25:23-26:11
Reflection Verses: Acts 26:6-8
Prayer: Lord God, Paul testifies that he is on trial for the hope of the promise that all Jews, all 12 tribes, are looking for. This promise is the resurrection of the dead and life in the world to come. He declares that You are the God of the possible and that You have already resurrected the dead. The “hoped-for” Messiah who the Jews are looking for has come. The “hoped-for” resurrection from death to new life is here. I believe, Lord, in Jesus, the Messiah. He was who You resurrected from the dead and who is now living. He is my hope and savior. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 63, Numbers 32-33:13, Acts 26:12-32
Reflection Verses: Acts 26:28-29
Prayer: Lord God, Paul was a Christian. As he was giving his defense to King Agrippa, the king was being persuaded by Paul’s testimony to seriously consider becoming a Christian himself. Paul responded by telling the king that this was his mission that everyone would become a Christian. This is our mission also – to tell our testimony so that people will come to Christ as a result of hearing it. Any time I am given an opportunity to share Your work in my life, Lord, I take it. May what I share be received by any and all so that they may respond to You and come to salvation in Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 64, Numbers 33:14-34:15, Acts 27:1-26
Reflection Verse: Acts 27:11
Prayer: Lord God, the centurion liked Paul and allowed him great freedom as a prisoner, but when it came time to make a tough decision regarding sailing the seas he chose to trust and listen to those who were more experienced in sea travel. Most of us would have followed that counsel, unless we were tuned into Your frequency to hear something different. Who gives me excellent advice during my tough times as well as my quiet times? Lord, help me hear Your voice through whomever it will come. May I trust those who I know listen to You and heed their counsel in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Readings: Psalm 65, Numbers 34:16-35, Acts 27:27-28:10
Reflection Verses: Acts 27:34-36
Prayer: Loving God, Paul demonstrated by example in the middle of a ship wreck how much he trusted You. Because of this, those on the ship with him (276 in all) were encouraged and followed him in his lead. As he gave thanks, they also gave thanks and began to calm down and see clearly. May I demonstrate in practical ways my trust in You so others will see in me the confidence I have in You, and be encouraged to have faith also 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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