The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)
Jesus, take away my sin.
This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who is preferred before me, for he was before me.'” (John 1:30)
Holy Spirit, help me to give preference to Jesus in all parts of my life.
“I did not know him; but that he should be revealed to Israel, therefore I came baptizing with water.” (John 1:31)
Father, we pray that whatever ministry you give us to do will reveal Jesus to the world.
And John bore witness, saying, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and he remained upon him.” (John 1:32)
Jesus, help me bear witness to the work of your Holy Spirit.
“I did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.'” (John 1:33)
Father, as you did with John, help us to recognize the work you are doing now through Jesus.
“And I have seen and testified that this is the Son of God.” (John 1:34)
Holy Spirit, help us testify faithfully and effectively that Jesus is the Son of God.
Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as he walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” (John 1:35-36)
Jesus, you are the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. (John 1:37)
Holy Spirit, help us to be disciples who follow Jesus.
Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are you staying?” (John 1:38 )
Jesus, help us seek out all that you have for us.
A word received: Pray for my little ones who are being destroyed by the sin of others. Pray for repentance for the drug dealers and the prostitutes and their pimps. Pray for the youth who are caught up in gangs that destroy them.
Wednesday: 119:1-24 * 12, 13, 14; Gen. 4:1-16: Heb. 2:11-18: John 1:(29-34 )35-42
Thursday: 18:1-20 * 18:21-50; Gen. 4:17-26: Heb. 3:1-11: John 1:43-51
Notes from the Front Line
***** Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012
From: Nigel Mumford
Subject: Daily Quote…
Do you really “Win” playing solitaire? Bring Jesus along and see how your day brightens.