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Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 27-29 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 30-33 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 34-37
Monday, January 14 Tuesday, January 15 Wednesday, January 16
Lev. 13:13 Then the priest shall consider: and, behold, if the leprosy have covered all his Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Nahum 1:12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet
flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague: it is all turned white: he is clean. thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will
Your seven sayings from the cross. Here I see you as my Mediator, interceding. afflict thee no more.
Jesus, My Helper and My Healer: Thank you for standing before the Father to plead for the guilty.
I am the leper! I can survey Moses’ law to see how these strange regulations Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with O Heavenly Father:
apply to my own spiritual condition. This is what led me to Christ. me in paradise. Thank you for placing a limit on pain. George Mueller said, while you smite
Help __________ and __________ see themselves as entirely lost, Here you are in regal power, opening a door no man can shut, letting through with one hand you support with the other. Sometimes I ask through my sighs,
completely ruined, totally covered with defilement by sin. Until they get saved no gates of glory a soul who confessed you as he died. Hail eternal King! “When will it end?” Help me remember you are,
part of them is free from bondage—not their mind, their heart, nor their intentions. John 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he † Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in
Their view of the past, who was at fault and why it happened, is skewed and biased, loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
blinding them. Help them disclaim all righteousness of their own so they can plead Now I see the gentleness of a son caring for a bereaved mother. Your last Help me quietly wait and patiently endure. If I wait but murmur I fail you. I
guilty before the cross and get cleansing through the blood of Jesus! thoughts were not for yourself. lose the reward for enduring. Likewise if I endure but show impatience, I have
The true leprosy is hidden, unfelt (and therefore unconfessed) iniquity. It eats Matt. 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, My God, my failed. I want your will instead!
away at all of us. But once it is seen and felt its cure is ready because you, Lord, God, why hast thou forsaken me? Prov. 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall
look with eyes of mercy on each such soul so afflicted. What a soul in anguish! Your deepest heart overwhelmed, not by my sin, but by drive it far from him.
Nothing is more deadly than prideful self-righteousness. Nothing is more the withdrawal of your Father’s face at the appearance of my sin. I thank you for removing the rod as soon as it serves its purpose. Maybe once
healthy than humble contrition. Help them confess they are “nothing else but sin,” John 19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the you drive away my foolishness these strokes will stop. Otherwise, the affliction is
because any confession short of that is not the whole truth. scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. sent for my testing so my responses might glorify God. In that case, do not
Holy Spirit do your work (John 16:8-11), convicting of sin. Grant them an I watch as the humanity responds to trauma in your body. Even your mortal flesh end the trial until my witness bears you praise!
acknowledgement of their true, lost condition. Sin mourned and confessed will trembled as it shared in the anguish of spirit. I want you to get out of me all the honor my life can possibly yield. Today
never keep a soul out of heaven. John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: there may be great calm. After winnowing, the wheat rests, and the whip is hung
Whoever comes to you will never be cast out (John 6:37). Though dishonest, The Captain of my salvation completes his mission and makes an end of sin. in the barn. In a few hours I may be as happy as I now am sorrowful, because it is
unclean, cruel or rebellious, your huge heart will be able to look on them with pity, Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I not hard for you to turn night into day.
as long as they look on themselves as someone with no soundness inside. Grant commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. You control the clouds and can easily clear my skies. Make me a blessing until
them grace to repent and confess Jesus Christ is Lord, for then (and only then) you In your death you bring all believers next to God. If my spirit is in your hand, no then. The way ahead is clearer still. Help me sing Hallelujah in anticipation. I ask it
will pronounce them clean. Bring them to trust in the crucified One. Amen. one can pluck me out of it. I love you, Lord Jesus! Amen. all for Jesus’ sake, Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 38-40 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 41-43 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 44-46
Thursday, January 17 Friday, January 18 Saturday, January 19

Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in 2 Tim. 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not Psa. 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad
Jerusalem greatly; ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which in it.
I have committed unto him against that day.
O SOUL, are you weary and troubled? God on High:
No light in the darkness you see? Able Lord and Redeemer: Psalm 118 was likely a song for David’s enthronement. It was the beginning
There’s a light for a look at the Savior, In times of holy boldness and sacred access we have asked great things from of the best times for Israel, but nothing like the way Christ’s resurrection is a new
And life more abundant and free! you, our God. Yet we have never reached the limit of your ability! Even at its best day of fresh blessings for all who enter the kingdom of God by faith in Jesus. Thank
and boldest, our prayers have boundaries your heart does not acknowledge. We you for bringing me into the dawn of a new era this New Year. It is the day of
Through death into life everlasting learned that this last year, as you did above and beyond! redemption, starting with my soul and spirit now, and proceeding to creation and
He passed, and we follow Him there; We are limited by our sense of need. We barely know what we want. Oh, all things at your Second Coming.
Over us sin no more hath dominion— teach us how to pray, or else we never ask correctly! Having obtained so great salvation, having tasted the eternal mercy of God,
For more than conquerors we are! We mistake our spiritual condition. Our soul’s hunger is not deep enough, it is not fitting to mourn and murmur. Let me exhibit a double-hand extension
our thirst not sharp enough. Sin takes the edge off our spiritual appetite. So we of joy! Let me rejoice in heart and be glad in face. Make me rejoice in secret so I
His Word shall not fail you—He promised; crimp and cramp our prayers. can be happy in public, because I have more than double the reason to rejoice in
Believe Him, and all will be well: I thank you Father, that the Holy Spirit prays for us (Rom. 8:26-27) and our the Lord this year!
Then go to a world that is dying, magnificent Jesus prays with us (Rom. 8:34). That way we are not limited by our In looking back on the past, I remember so many joyful events. In
His perfect salvation to tell! limited sense of need, and make no mistakes due to our mistaken condition. We conferences, retreats, mission trips, Sunday night prayer and Wednesday night
only ask for bread and water—while you prepare a table in the wilderness in the teaching. With a full heart and unspeakable joy I bless you, my Savior and King,
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, middle of our enemies! because those memorable times are just a foretaste and pledge of the time to come
Look full in His wonderful face, Is there a single promise of yours we perfectly understand? There is a breadth, when we all sing,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, length, height and depth we do not yet comprehend. You still condescend to use Rev. 5:12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive
In the light of His glory and grace. our language. To us the words mean silver, but you use them in the sense of gold. power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
Oh, fill us this year with your bountiful, enriching blessings! Bring into my darkness the light that springs from the redeeming work of my
—Helen H. Lemmel, 1922 I thank you Lord, you never mean less than you say, and always far more Champion and Lord! I have received light. You led me to enlist under the banner
than we think. For this we magnify your name—that your power to bless is not of the cross. The once despised Nazarene is my Prince and King. Help me magnify
š bounded by our ability to understand the blessing. Amen. your mercy, because it is from you that my blessings come down. Amen.

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departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
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Erica Stogsdill - daughter in law, Gene & Brenda Stogsdill
GIVE GOD THE FIRST PAR T OF EVERY DAY. The first commitment is Ken & Lori Applegate - health issues
to a daily quiet time with God. Our weekly Prayer Diary provides a template for daily INSTRUCTIONS:
Leona M Brown - mother, Luther & Sharon Brown Doug Leslie
devotions. Nathaniel Armstrong - husband, Sallie Armstrong Dorothy Williams
Pastor William & Lillie McClendon Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because
2) TITHE—WORK Gene Roberts – brother, Verla Baker they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are
Lela Thomas – sister, Dorothy Williams no more spontaneous than written-out prayers. The result is we end up praying the
1 Cor 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God William Jeffries – father, Paula Stewart same things over and over.
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. Larry Franklin
Teri Beasley – sister, Sheri Cathcart This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
Juanita Candillo – mother, Anita Nebel might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to God.
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF E VERY DOLLAR—no questions We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you through the
Wilma Jones – mother, Bryant Newsome
asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come Bible chronologically in a year.
Conner Barlett and Barlett Family
off the top in order to show that God is our priority. We want the blessing of the
Elizabeth Hicks – daughter, Jody Phillips
firstfruits (first devotion, first dime and first day) to flow out to the rest of our Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
Rachael Helms
resources. you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
Cecil Bailey – brother, Brenda Stogsdill
the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
Whitnee Lee
3) TEAM—WORD for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
Joe Juchems – father, Jody Phillips
Carol Breedlove – mother, Jody Phillips —Alan
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
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Linda Brown -sister, Ronnie Starks
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF E VERY WEE K. You should fellowship Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the
Pat Mullinex -mother, Jeff Mullinex
with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church. strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus
Alfred Boyd -family, Chelsa Bright
Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
BJ Demarge
Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family “Oh,” says one, “I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times
§ Keeping the body of Christ a priority (your congregational relationship of Carole Jones - mother, James Jones and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer prayer? Yet He had to have his special time and place to pray. Do not fall under the
§ Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in Camille Trapasso - stage 4 liver cancer injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Brittany Nieves - niece, Jim & Lin Tonty there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Henry Thrower – brother, Nicole Thrower Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Donna Schlaikjer – co-worker, Teresa Burton than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Elijah Irangi – father, Carol Irangi exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Melissa McGhee – niece, Liz Clary deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
Laura Peterson spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayer—the posture, the
Aileen McMahan time, place—rather than let it all ooze away into an impalpable mental condition.
Conner Bartlett God keep us prayerful. He will do so if He makes us like His dear Son.

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