Tuesday, February 17

Opening Prayer: Almighty God, I am knocking to hear You open the door. Please tune my ears to hear Your answer. Amen.

Read: Revelation 3:14-22
Reflect: Jesus changes roles in this passage and becomes the one who knocks on the door. Does Jesus pursue all people, or just those who have turned away from him? Why was the church in Laodicea so important that Jesus would knock on the door for them? What is the goal of Jesus’ knocking?

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

Hymn: “Sweet Hour of Prayer”
Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
That calls me from a world of care
And bids me at my Father’s throne
Make all my wants and wishes known!
In seasons of distress and grief
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escapes the tempter’s snare
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
The joy I feel, the bliss I share,
Of those whose anxious spirits burn
With strong desires for thy return!
With such I hasten to the place,
Where God, my Savior, shows His face,
And gladly take my station there,
And waith for thee, sweet hour of prayer.

Sweet hour of prayer, sweet hour of prayer,
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness
Engage the waiting soul to bless;
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word, and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer

Closing Prayer: Almighty God, thank You for Your faithfulness to answer when I attempt to find Your presence. Amen.

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