Prayer

Disciples

Whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus (Colossians 3:17; NLT).

You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings (John 8:31; NLT).

Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples (John 13:35; NLT).

When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples (John 156:8; NLT).

 

Lord,
By everything
We say and do
Today,
May others know
That we are
Your disciples.

 

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Tough love

When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, “You brood of snakes! Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

Love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12:31; NLT).

But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you (Luke 6:27-8; NLT).


God’s love is tough –
He tells us straight,
And warns us
Of his wrath to come.

We need to listen
To his voice,
And try to follow
His dear Son;

To say we’re sorry,
And to change,
Love friends and neighbours
As our own;

Love those who hate us,
Those who harm –
Then he will save,
And lead us home.

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Life

“For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do” (Job 34:21; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36; NIV).

“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10; NLT).


Lord,
You create us in your image,
Then step aside,
To let us get on
With our lives.

But you watch –
To see if we will search for you,
Listen to your voice,
And seek your face.

You wait –
To see if we will follow your Son,
Who comes to set us free,
And give us life to the full.

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Prayer for the day

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24; NLT).

“And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:27; NLT).


Lord Jesus,
Please help me
To take up my cross,
And follow you today,
As your disciple.

Amen.

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Message

Message

“You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind” (Luke 10:27; NLT).

“This is my Son, my Chosen One. Listen to him”  (Luke 9:35; NLT).

Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you (Psalm 55:22; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple, “ Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

“Love you neighbour as yourself” (Luke 10:27; NLT).


Lord,
Your message is so simple –

All we need to do
Is love you,
Listen to you,
Talk to you honestly,
Follow your Son,
Forgive others,
And serve you
As best we can.

In Jesus’ precious name,
Amen.

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Sin

Sin

Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin (Psalm 51:2; NLT).

So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him  (Matthew 9:9; NLT).


Lord,
Please strip away
My sins,
Faults,
And weaknesses.

Wash away my guilt,
Restore me to your image,
And help me to follow
Your dear Son.

In his most precious name,
Amen.

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Tough love

Tough love

When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, “You brood of snakes! Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Mark 12:31; NLT).

“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you” (Luke 6:27-8; NLT).


God’s love is tough,
He tells us straight,
And warns us of
His wrath to come.

We need to listen
To his voice,
And try to follow
His dear Son;

To say we’re sorry,
And to change,
Love friends and neighbours
As our own;

Love those who hate us,
Those who harm;
Then he will save,
And lead us home.

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