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Monday Morning Prayer June 25, 2007

Posted by larrylaz in Prayer.

34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.36 And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37 Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39  Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:34-39)

Help us, Father, to love You more than even our best gifts on earth.  Nothing is more precious in this world than our earthly families, but whoever loves family more than You is not worthy of You.  The gate is narrow that leads to life, and only few find it.  Guard us from veiling the truth about You for the sake of keeping peace in our families, for You came not to bring peace, but a sword.  Nevertheless, may we display a humility, tenderness, patience and love with the lost so that our character would not nullify the truth that we proclaim.  Use us, O God, as instruments of Your glory by carrying our cross today, knowing that ‘to live is Christ, and to die is gain.’



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