And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.” Mark 9:35 NKJV
Father God, I love You and I give You thanks and praise. You alone are worthy of all glory, honor, and praise. Thank You for this reminder today and help us to remember and to follow this instruction. Please be gracious to us and help us to have the calmness and peace of mind to be gracious to those around us. Give us courage and boldness that we might share Your love for us and the gospel of Christ with those who don’t know You. Many of us are suffering in many different ways and we need Your love, affections, goodness, blessings, and the lovingkindness that only You can provide. Bring us healing and provision and protect us from the evil one and his ways. Deliver us and rescue us as many of us are in situations that need Your miraculous and powerful hand. Work in each of our lives and give us testimonies to Your glory and goodness that we may share with others for strength and with those who don’t know You that they may know of Your love for Your children. Most of all Sovereign Lord draw us close and bring to us an intimacy and closeness with You that we’ve never experienced. Open the eyes and ears of our spirits and help us to see, hear, and know You as never before. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit and guide us each day. I pray these things and ask them humbly of You in the name of Christ Jesus who is my Savior and King; AMEN!