Day 36

Call to Prayer

Organize my days, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my midst. Organize my thoughts, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my mind. Organize my emotions, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my inmost heart. Organize my desires, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my will. Organize my relationships, I pray, by the working of your Spirit in my labor, home, and leisure. Illuminate this life, God, illuminate me.

from “Canyon Road: A Book of Prayer” by Kari Kristina Reeves

Silence

Psalm 52:1–4

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man?
The steadfast love of God endures all the day.
Your tongue plots destruction,
like a sharp razor, you worker of deceit.
You love evil more than good,
and lying more than speaking what is right.
You love all words that devour, O deceitful tongue.

Read Acts 14

Prayer of Response

Lord, give us your words to speak. When we are afraid, give us boldness. When we are restless, give us rest in you. Your Spirit dwells within us and will help us when we don’t know what to do. Give us expectation and joy as we proclaim Christ. Amen.

Prayers of Supplication

For boldness to speak truth.
For those we are resistant to the gospel.
For one person in your life to receive Christ.

Paul Adams