Jeremiah 18: 5, 6 Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.”
Prayer: Lord God, we are ever as clay in your hands.
Thought for the day: Diamonds are formed under pressure.
Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death.
Prayer: Lord God, when we feel as though we were dried out pieces of pottery give us strength.
Thought for the day: Some forgetful gardeners should stick to silk flowers.
Isaiah 29:16 You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, “He did not make me”?
Prayer: Lord God, we humbly acknowledge that we are your creation.
Thought for the day: In time their predators learn how to outsmart genetically modified grains.
Isaiah 64:8,9 Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand, Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord; do not remember our sins forever. O, look upon us, we pray for we are all your people.
Prayer: Lord God, as your creation we always exist at your mercy.
Thought for the day: Where do discontinued cars go?
Psalm 40:2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Prayer: Lord, deliverance is from you.
Thought for the day: Before there was a PlayStation 2 there was the mud puddle.
Romans 9: 20, 21 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? ‘Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’ Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for noble purposes and some for common use?
Prayer: Lord God, you have molded our characters and hearts according to your divine purpose.
Thought for the day: If the best china had feelings, it would feel very lonely.
John 9:6, 7 Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. “Go,” he told him, “wash in the pool of Siloam” (this word means Sent). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, touch us that we may be healed.
Thought for the day: To find life in the desert just add water.
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