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Friday, July 26, 2013
My Daily Prayer
Lord, help me this day to walk the path you have put me on.
Please give me some of your strength, for I am not strong enough to keep up with the others I am walking with.
Please give me some of your wisdom, for I will never be wise enough to teach those whom you are asking me to teach.
Please give me some of your knowledge, for I will never know enough to answer the questions I am asked.
Please give me your understanding, for I just can’t understand the evil and darkness that I see around me.
But most of all Lord, I need your love; for I cannot love people enough to say as you did from the cross “Father forgive them for they don’t know what they are doing.”
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.’ Where are the wise? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.” (1 Corinthians 1:18-25)
We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true… (1 John 5:20)
“Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:8a)