Ezekiel 14:19,20 Or if I send a plague into that land and pour out my wrath upon it through bloodshed, killing its men and their animals, as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in it, they could save neither son nor daughter. They would save only themselves by their righteousness.
Prayer: Lord God, we pray for the salvation of our generation.
Thought for the day: You may be the only Bible some persons read today.
Genesis 18:32 The he [Abraham] said, “May the lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?” He [God] answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”
Prayer: Lord God, we pray for the salvation of our community.
Thought for the day: You may be the last, best person to pray for your community.
Exodus 32:12,13 Why should the Egyptians say, “it was with evil intent that he [God] brought them out of, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth?” Turn your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by our own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.”
Prayer: Lord God, may we find the shelter in your promises to your saints.
Thought for the day: Not until a will is executed can an heir become a benefactor.
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Prayer: Lord God, we humble ourselves before you so that you may hear our prayer for our generation.
Thought for the day: Proceed with caution when you invite someone to pray for you.
Daniel 9:18-19 Give ear O God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy. O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hear and act! For your sake, O my God, do not delay because your city and your people bear your Name.
Prayer: Lord God, in prayer like Daniel we plead for your mercy because you are merciful.
Thought for the day: We cannot pray aright, if we do not know the nature of the person to whom we pray.
James 5:16-,7 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of ta righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.
Prayer: Lord God, in this season of confusion and depravity may you hear the cries of your saints for mercy and favor.
Thought for the day: Many are the grandchildren who were saved thanks to the prayers of a grandmother who would not stop praying.
Luke 23:33,34 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified him, along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, for all the prayers you have offered for our salvation we give our thanks.
Thought for the day: Hebrews 7:25 reminds us that Jesus intercedes for us even now.
Adult Bible Study – Ezekiel 14: 12-20
The righteous are a F-O-R-C-E for good in their generation.
Faith – The righteous live by faith.
Oblivion – The righteous often live in a generation in spiritual and moral oblivion.
Righteous – The righteous practice what they believe. They are faithfully obedient.
Care – The righteous care for the welfare of their generation.
Entreaty – The righteous become mediators for the salvation of their generation.