The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. (Psalm 14:2-3; NIV).
1. This plague is not a punishment
For every selfish deed;
2. Instead, it is the consequence
Of all our careless greed.
3. This plague is not a penalty
For every foolish choice;
4. Instead, it is our reckoning,
For we’ve ignored God’s voice.
1. Why do you continue to invite punishment? Isaiah 1:5; NLT).
From the least to the greatest, their lives are ruled by greed (Jeremiah 6:13; NLT).
2. You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences (Isaiah 47:7; NLT).
You careless ones will will suddenly begin to care (Isaiah 32:10; NLT).
3. I will heap on their heads the full penalty for all their sins (Ezekiel 22:31; NLT).
They have chosen crooked paths and have forgotten the Lord their God (Jeremiah 3:21; NLT)
4. How strong and courageous will you be in my day of reckoning? (Ezekiel 22:14; NLT).
If only you would listen to his voice today! (Psalm 95:7; NLT).
Pray for all people. Ask God to help them;
intercede on their behalf
(1 Timothy 2:1; NLT).
I pray for all of us
2. Those yearning for a home,
3. Those thirsting for freedom
From fear, abuse,
4. Those longing for better health
5. And those who ache
For the presence
Of the dead.
6. Please strengthen us
To face each loss;
Console us when we mourn.
7. Help us to find
New hope in you,
And to rebuild our lives
8. By following your much-loved Son,
Who gave up all he had
Through his dear name,
1. Pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf (1 Timothy 2:1; NLT).
2. Forget not your servant but give her a son (1 Samuel 1:11; NIV).
3. The oppressed will be set free (Luke 4:18; NLT).
4. He will heal us (Hosea 6:1; NLT).
5. You have taken away my companions and my loved ones. Darkness is my closest friend (Psalm 88:18; NLT).
6. Even when I walk in the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).
7. “I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11; NLT).
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me!” (Matthew 4:19; NLT).
8. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being (Philippians 2:6-7; NLT).
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us (1 John 3:16; NLT).
The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8; NLT).
1. Please teach me, Lord, what you require,
So I may do as you desire.
2. “Love me, your neighbours, strangers, foes, And pray for all, till healing flows.
3. Make no show of faith, or prayer, But serve me gladly, everywhere.
4. Keep your temper, staying calm; Forgive all those who hurt and harm.
5. Say, ‘Sorry,’ when you grieve someone, And make peace, always, if you can.
6. Be honest, kind, and quick to care; Keen to lend, and give, and share.
7. Above all else, these words are key: Take up your cross, and follow me!”
8. Thank you, dear Lord; I hear your call; You are my way, my truth, my all.
1. What does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy 10:12; NLT).
I desire mercy, not sacrifice (Hosea 6:6; NIV).
2. You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength [and] love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:30-31; NLT).
You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbour’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:43-4; NLT).
3. When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others (Matthew 6:6; NIV).
Serve the Lord with gladness (Psalm 100:2; NKJV).
4. In your anger do not sin (Ephesians 4:26; NIV).
Don’t sin by letting anger control you. Think about it overnight and remain silent (Psalm 4:4; NLT).
Forgive those who sin against you (Matthew 6:14; NLT).
5. If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-4; NIV).
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God (Matthew 5:9; NIV).
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18; NIV).
6. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid (Luke 6:35; NLT).
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me (Matthew 25:40; NIV).
7. Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me” (Luke 9:23; NLT).
8. Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6; NLT).
Christ is all that matters (Colossians 3:11; NLT).