Friday, December 12

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, open my heart and mind to hear Your voice, so that I may know Your will, and be empowered to act as You would lead. Amen.

Read: Acts 21:8-14
Reflect: Why does Paul say he is going to Jerusalem against the counsel of Philip’s daughters? When is appropriate to ignore good advice like this? How does Paul’s decision exemplify his faith?

Prayer: for the church, for others, and for myself

Hymn: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down!
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, Thou art all compassion;
Pure, unbounded love Thou art.
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.

Come, Almighty to Deliver;
Let us all Thy life receive.
Suddenly return, and never,
Nevermore Thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve Thee as Thy hosts above,
Pray and praise Thee without ceasing,
Glory in Thy perfect love.

Finish then Thy new creation;
Pure and spotless let us be.
Let us see Thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in Thee:
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before Thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

Closing Prayer: Lord, grant me the peace and joy that comes with obedience to Your word. Amen.

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