Matthew 19:13-15 (NKJV)
Then little children were brought to Him that He might put His hands on them and pray, but the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” And He laid His hands on them and departed from there.
Jesus, please touch the hearts of those parishes that make having a find music performance more important than having children there (with their noise) with these words.
Matthew 19:20-22 (NKJV)
The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Holy Spirit, give me generosity of spirit
1 Peter 1:22-23 (NKJV)
Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
Father, purify my soul by your Holy Spirit and your Word made flesh.
1 Peter 1:24-25 (NKJV)
because “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the word of the LORD endures forever.” Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you.
Jesus, let your word endure in me forever.
Nahum 1:7 (NKJV)
The LORD is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
LORD, you are my stronghold; help me daily put my trust in you.
Psalm 122:6-9 (NKJV)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the LORD our God I will seek your good.
LORD, I pray for the peace of Jerusalem.