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by April Cooper
Heavenly Father, thank you for giving each believer specific gifts to build up your kingdom. Thank you that as your disciples, we are all members of one body, and one spirit, even though we all have different gifts. As it is written in Ephesians, please also give us wisdom and revelation so that we may know you better. And, in knowing you better, help us to learn and understand your specific purpose for us so that we can glorify you. Please help us to be faithful stewards of your grace and use whatever gifts we are given to serve others for you. In these things, let our lights shine brightly so that others may see our good deeds and glorify only you. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.
by Janet Gehlhar
Dear Jesus, help me to focus on You in the midst of my crazy life. I want to keep You front and center while I carry out my daily responsibilities. Keep me from being distracted by all the activity around me that isn’t pleasing to you. Allow me to be aware of your presence in the details of my life. Guide me to choose opportunities where I can grow in my faith and lean on You. I know true peace is found only in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
The Gift of Life
by Christine Wentzel
Dear Giver of Life, we come to you in thankfulness for allowing us to see the work You are doing on behalf of the millions of babies you intended to be born but because of willful sin they are intentionally aborted. We beseech You to keep pulling back the curtain of Denial to reveal the horrific reality of the act itself. We, as a society, need to stop hiding our heads in the sand. In Your mercy, give us the words of love to talk to women we know who are contemplating ending their gift of a baby and to those who are suffering the pain of regret. Help us show them that there's a Creator who grants women the gift of life and the gift of providing for that life. Help us show them what forgiveness looks like. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.