Friday, July 13

Opening Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, pour out your spirit upon your church so that she may faithfully and constantly serve you and your children. In the name of Christ. Amen.

Read: Psalm 24

Read: John 17:20-26

Journal:Which relationships in my life are helping me to grow more like Christ? What are the qualities of the relationships which are helping me? Can those qualities be applied to other relationships?

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

Hymn: “When the Storms of Life Are Raging”
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me;
When the storms of life are raging,
Stand by me.
When the world is tossing me
Like a ship upon the sea,
Thou who rules wind and water,
Stand by me.

In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me;
In the midst of tribulation,
Stand by me.
When the hosts of sin assail,
And my strength begins to fail,
Thou who never lost a battle,
Stand by me.

In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me;
In the midst of faults and failures,
Stand by me.
When I’ve done the best I can,
And my friends misunderstand,
Thou who knowest all about me,
Stand by me.

When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me;
When I’m growing old and feeble,
Stand by me.
When my life becomes a burden,
And I’m nearing chilly Jordan,
O thou Lily of the Valley,
Stand by me. Amen.

Closing Prayer: May grace, mercy, love and peace flow through your life and ministry all the day long. Amen.

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