O my people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old — what we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. (Psalm 78:1-4)
A word received 8/5/12: Make this your prayer each day and make the choice to share my good news with the next generation.
A prayer received 8/5/12: Help us to recognize the opportunities you give us.
Holy Spirit, stir up our hearts to share the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection, of his cross and his blood shed for us with the next generation.
He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, (Psalm 78:5)
Father, we want to share our testimony with our children — help us do that.
so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. (Psalm 78:6)
Jesus, please help our children declare what you have done to their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. (Psalm 78:7)
Father, we pray for the generations which will follow us, that they will put their hope in you. Thank you and help us keep your commandments.
They would not be like their ancestors— a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him. (Psalm 78:8 )
LORD, help our generation repent of its rebellious ways. Thank you.
A word received: Seek my face.
A word received: Look to me for light. I want to guide your steps.
Tuesday: 78:1-39 * 78:40-72; 2 Kings 5:19-27; 1 Cor. 5:1-8; Matt. 5:27-37
Wednesday: 119:97-120 * 81, 82; 2 Kings 6:1-23; 1 Cor. 5:9-6:8; Matt. 5:38-48
Notes from the Front Line
***** There is an amazing film entitled FINDING A FAMILY which you can watch on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGDfv58aOhs Pray for the children who “fall through the cracks” of the social welfare system.