The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:149-150

The Morning Devotional for July 10, 2020: 149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your justice give me life. 150 They draw near who persecute me with evil purpose; they are far from your law....

Daily Prayer for July 9, 2020

Prayer: We bless your Name today, our God in heaven. You are holy, and we adore your beauty. There is no God like you. You are "the LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness." We thank you that you do...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:147-148

The Morning Devotional for July 9, 2020: 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. 148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise. https://youtu.be/RxNN4T27ySw Previous Editions...

Daily Prayer for July 8, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we gladly humble ourselves before you today, knowing that we are your adopted children. As our Father, you stand ready and able to help us in all of our needs and concerns. We praise you for your kindness and for demonstrating your...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:145-146

The Morning Devotional for July 8, 2020: 145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes. 146 I call to you; save me, that I may observe your testimonies. https://youtu.be/40EDvHdNxa0 Previous Editions of The...

Daily Prayer for July 7, 2020

Prayer: Our great God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we adore you as the only true God of heaven and earth. We are humbled at our kindness and compassion. We thank you for not treating us as our sins deserve. You have taken our sins and buried them in...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:143-144

The Morning Devotional for July 7, 2020: 143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight. 144 Your testimonies are righteous forever; give me understanding that I may live. https://youtu.be/U4YFoCJYsoE Previous...

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Daily Prayer for July 9, 2020

Prayer: We bless your Name today, our God in heaven. You are holy, and we adore your beauty. There is no God like you. You are "the LORD,...

Daily Prayer for July 8, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we gladly humble ourselves before you today, knowing that we are your adopted children. As our Father, you...

Daily Prayer for July 7, 2020

Prayer: Our great God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we adore you as the only true God of heaven and earth. We are humbled...

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The Morning Devotional

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:149-150

The Morning Devotional for July 10, 2020: 149 Hear my voice according to your steadfast love; O Lord, according to your...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:147-148

The Morning Devotional for July 9, 2020: 147 I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. 148 My eyes...

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:145-146

The Morning Devotional for July 8, 2020: 145 With my whole heart I cry; answer me, O Lord! I will keep your statutes....

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:143-144

The Morning Devotional for July 7, 2020: 143 Trouble and anguish have found me out, but your commandments are my delight....

The Morning Devotional: Psalm 119:141-142

The Morning Devotional for July 6, 2020: 141 I am small and despised, yet I do not forget your precepts. 142 Your...

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