Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 October 2023 | Devotional
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Today’s Topic: Prayer for protection and punishment
Opening Prayer: Dear Lord, I pray that you sanctify my spirit, soul and body as I read your word in Jesus name.
SCRIPTURE: Psalms 59:1-17
Question(s) for Reflection
• Q 6: Is there any prayer for me to remember?
Outline For Scripture Union Daily Guide 15 October 2023
This psalm is associated with the incident in 1 Samuel 19:11-17. Saul had sent guards to capture and kill David but his wife, Michal let him escape overnight.
See the refrain that is echoed, ‘Each evening they came back….” David likens the blood thirsty people to a pack of wild dogs that prowl the street at night seeking some helpless victim they can attack and tear to pieces (vs.6-7).
David’s personal prayer to God was for him to destroy them in such a way that all will know it is a direct judgment from the righteous God. Whatever real or perceived enemy we may have, we should always remember that God is our refuge in times of trouble (v.16b). Those who are oppressed can trust in the justice of God and in His steadfast love (vs.10,17). It is however, not for us to seek the destruction of our enemies (Matthew 5:43-45).
So: How do you behave in the face of serious threat to your life?
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
Lord, help me never to doubt your omnipotent power even in the face of the stiffest crisis. Thank you for always proving yourself afresh to me.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with Deuteronomy 15:6
One-Year Bible Reading Plan
Ezra 9, 10; Job 35, 36.
NATIONAL PRAYER BULLETIN FOR 15TH OCTOBER 2023
PRAYER FOCUS: OSOGBO REGION
Not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11.
THANK GOD FOR:
►His mercies and grace being enjoyed by the brethren in the Region
►Supplying to meet all their needs
►Divine protection over all the brethren
►Zeal and commitment to the work of the ministry by all pilgrims
►God to remember and honour all the helpers and financial supporters
►Divine intervention in the camp.