Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5 ESV)
И не сим только, но хвалимся и скорбями, зная, что от скорби происходит терпение, от терпения опытность, от опытности надежда, а надежда не постыжает, потому что любовь Божия излилась в сердца наши Духом Святым, данным нам. (Римлянам 5:3-5 Russian)
O LORD God, our blessed Savior and hope of all mankind ~ thank you for bringing us safely to this new day with awareness of your abiding Spirit. Thank you for the temporary struggles of this life that often take away our strength to press on in the battle against Satan and his minions. Revive our faith, hope and love as we daily throw ourselves before your throne of mercy. Open the minds of those who are comfortable being lost in the darkness and futility of a sinful life. Give us wisdom to say the right words from your Sprit inspired Word that may turn sinners to listen to Christ for salvation. Restore good health to those who are unable to function properly due to illness. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister