A sense of devotion

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5 ESV)

Входите во врата Его со славословием, во дворы Его–с хвалою. Славьте Его, благословляйте имя Его, ибо благ Господь: милость Его вовек, и истина Его в род и род. (Псалтирь 99:4-5 Russian)

O LORD God, our dear heavenly Father ~ hear the prayers of your children of faith on this new day. Our hearts are filled with praise and thanksgiving for the many wonderful ways you daily demonstrate your steadfast love. Revive in the hearts of young and old alike, a sense of devotion to your beloved Son so that devout praises of Christ will reach the farthest ends of the globe. May your enduring love be seen in every act of kindness done by faithful believers who prefer Christ to receive all honor and glory. Bring shame upon those religious leaders who elevate themselves above everyone else and even receive praises as kings. In the precious name of Jesus – our King of kings. Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Things that promote darkness

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. (John 3:19 ESV)

Суд же состоит в том, что свет пришел в мир; но люди более возлюбили тьму, нежели свет, потому что дела их были злы; (Иоанна 3:19 Russian)

O LORD my God, our holy Father in heaven ~ thank you for every act of kindness and everything you are going to do for those who love you and whom you love. Most of all dear Lord, help us to clearly distinguish the difference between the light of truth revealed by Christ and the lies and distorted teaching of some who claim to follow Jesus, but they teach as doctrine things that promote darkness. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Turn to stone-silence

“Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.”(Revelation 15:4 ESV)

Хто Тебе, Господи, не побоїться, та Ймення Твого не прославить? Бо один Ти святий, бо народи всі прийдуть та вклоняться перед Тобою, бо з’явилися суди Твої! (Об’явлення 15:4 Ukrainian)

Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you for the love you have for all people especially those who love your Son. We are in awe of the way you constantly keep knowledge of your holiness and righteous laws before anyone seriously interested in knowing and obeying your perfect plan. Turn to stone silence, the loud noises of those who cleverly attempt to make what you have declared to be wrong, right if enough people say it is. Give us greater wisdom, in order to hate what is evil in your eyes, while loving good that you make known through the pages of Scripture. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Weak and lying arguments

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you! (Psalm 84:11-12 ESV)

Ибо Господь Бог есть солнце и щит, Господь дает благодать и славу; ходящих в непорочности Он не лишает благ. Господи сил! Блажен человек, уповающий на Тебя! (Псалтирь 83:12-13 Russian)

Most holy and awesome LORD God ~ hear the prayers of your children of faith on this new day as we bask in the sunshine of your love and grace. Give us open minds and hearts as we carefully consider our own lives in comparison with those of olden times who walked uprightly. Defeat the weak and lying arguments of those opposed to your beloved Son. Strengthen our efforts to have Christ at the highest place in our lives as we struggle to lead our families, neighbours and friends to more completely trust in you. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Stronger sense of servants

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 ESV)

Но все сие преодолеваем силою Возлюбившего нас. (Римлянам 8:37 Russian).

O LORD MY God, dear heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for looking upon everyone who follows your Son with extra love and care. Give us a stronger sense of our lives as servants who owe our lives to the One who conquered death, hell and the grave. While we trust in Christ to lead us, give us victory over anything that may get in the way of our journey home. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Our own fading energy

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. (Psalm 71:18 ESV)

И до старости, и до седины не оставь меня, Боже, доколе не возвещу силы Твоей роду сему и всем грядущим могущества Твоего. (Псалтирь 70:18 Russian)

O LORD God, my dear heavenly Father ~ as a deer pants for water, so my soul thirsts for you O God! Grant fresh and doable opportunities for those gray haired Kingdom citizens who are not ready to be put out to pasture. Help us to focus and hone in on the objective of winning our families over to Christ as their Lord and Savior. Give aid and comfort to the leaders in every congregation belonging to Christ. Encourage those who have become weary as we trust in the power of our Lord rather than our own fading energy. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Courage to restore memorising the Scriptures

You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! (Mark 7:8-9 ESV)

Божу заповідь ви зневажили, а людських звичаїв дотримуєтеся». І далі вів Ісус: «У вас це спритно виходить: відкинути Закон Божий заради своїх власних звичаїв. (Від Марка 7:8-9 ERV-UK)

O LORD my God, hear the sincere praise from our heart and mind on this new day. Thank you dear Father for creating us in your image with ability to read, learn and reason with others about your magnificent and superior commandments. Give us wisdom that will help think clearly and correctly divide the Word. Give leaders in all local churches the courage to restore memorising the Scriptures. Cease the influence of those false teachers who stir up human emotions in people who love ancient rituals and traditions more than the perfect will of Christ our Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Mutual respect

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 John 4:11 ESV)

Возлюбленные! если так возлюбил нас Бог, то и мы должны любить друг друга. (1 Иоанна 4:11 Russian)

O LORD my God, our dear heavenly Father who lives in the beauty of holiness. You demonstrated your great love for all people when you gave your sinless and perfect Son as a sacrifice offering for our sins. Fill our hearts with the wisdom of Christ so that our love for one another will be characterised by mutual respect. Destroy any single shred of hateful influence from Satan in the hearts of your beloved saints. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Open cold hearts

When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it. (Jonah 3:10 ESV)

І побачив Бог їхні вчинки, що звернули зо своєї злої дороги, і пожалував Бог щодо того лиха, про яке говорив, що їм учинить, і не вчинив. (Йона 3:10 Ukrainian)

O LORD my God, dearly beloved Father in heaven ~ I am certain that only a foolish person says there is no God! Increase faith among citizens of every nation on earth. Your words are always wise, pure, true and beneficial to everyone who reads and obeys your Son in whom we put our trust for salvation. Open the cold hearts of those who have wandered so far from you that they have forgotten how kindly you have led us through the darkest moments in our lives. Give wisdom to leaders in all the local churches and leaders in civil society so that they will repent from thinking, saying and doing anything remotely evil before it is too late. Help those who preach not become discouraged when it seems no one is listening to God’s warnings. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Forgive our foolish ways

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. (Romans 1:20-21 ESV)

Ибо невидимое Его, вечная сила Его и Божество, от создания мира через рассматривание творений видимы, так что они безответны. Но как они, познав Бога, не прославили Его, как Бога, и не возблагодарили, но осуетились в умствованиях своих, и омрачилось несмысленное их сердце; (Римлянам 1:20-21 Russian)

O LORD my God, Thank you for your steadfast love O Lord that gives us hope on this new day that arrives with bright and glorious signs that you love all people. Make clear our understanding, dear Father, that you desire everyone to obey your Son and flourish now and in eternity. Overthrow the human efforts of those who minimize the sacred importance of your Word that offers full and free pardon to every sinner, no matter what language or nationality. Forgive our foolish ways of not always giving our Lord Jesus Christ proper credit in every detail of our salvation. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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When we look down on a fellow human being

For the day of the Lord is near upon all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head. (Obadiah 15 ESV)

Ибо близок день Господень на все народы: как ты поступал, так поступлено будет и с тобою; воздаяние твое обратится на голову твою. (Авдия 15 Russian)

O LORD my God, Master of earth and the farthest heavens ~ Lord, you proved your authority over the wind and the waves when you lived among us as the Nazarene. Give leaders of all nations the common sense and wisdom befitting a leader to understand that you will hold all people of the earth accountable for our deeds toward one another. Forgive our foolish and often arrogant ways when we look down upon a fellow human being. Fill us with the Spirit that teaches us to be humble and faithful servants of Christ our Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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When we put heads on the pillow at night

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Psalm 16:7-8 ESV)

Благословлю Господа, вразумившего меня; даже и ночью учит меня внутренность моя. Всегда видел я пред собою Господа, ибо Он одесную меня; не поколеблюсь. (Псалтирь 15:7-8 Russian)

Most holy and awesome Lord God Almighty ~ thank you dear Father, for this new day that arrives with opportunities to allow our faith grow stronger through study of your word, and righteous deeds of kindness. Bless all your children of faith who do our best to follow your beloved Son in whom we trust to take us into eternity where we will never grow old. Give us wisdom as we expose ourselves to more of your word when we put our heads on the pillow at night. Overthrow the attempts of anyone who would attempt to snatch the enlightening word from the heart of those seeking to know Christ – the Way, Truth and Life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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All creation in praise

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield. (Psalm 5:11-12 ESV)

А всі, хто надію на Тебе складають, хай тішаться, будуть вічно співати вони, і Ти їх охорониш, і будуть радіти Тобою, хто любить ім’я Твоє! Бо Ти, Господи, благословлятимеш праведного, милістю вкриєш його, як щитом! (Псалми 5:12-13 Ukrainian)

O LORD my God, dear heavenly Father ~ accept the sincere praise we offer from our hearts and minds on this new day as we join all your Creation in praise of your goodness and mercy! Fill our hearts with your love that transcends any human concept of love. Protect all your people who faithfully follow Jesus as Lord. Bless the preaching and teaching of your Word as it reaches the ends of the earth. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Satan continues to deceive

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV)

Придите ко Мне все труждающиеся и обремененные, и Я успокою вас; возьмите иго Мое на себя и научитесь от Меня, ибо Я кроток и смирен сердцем, и найдете покой душам вашим; ибо иго Мое благо, и бремя Мое легко. (Матфея 11:28-30 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Father in heaven ~ thank you Lord for this new day that already sparkles with undeniable evidence of your creative genius and loving care for all creation. Help all believers to be united in love toward one another. Stir up our minds so that we will be aware that Satan continues to actively attempt to deceive the elect of every generation. Yes, make us always aware that even believers in Christ as Lord often wander from the fold of safety! Revive a greater appreciation for lost souls so that Christians keep offering those whose hearts are broken by sin, the invitation of Christ to follow him for eternal life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Spectacular sights and sounds

he said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. (Matthew 9:24-25 ESV)

сказал им: выйдите вон, ибо не умерла девица, но спит. И смеялись над Ним. Когда же народ был выслан, Он, войдя, взял ее за руку, и девица встала. (Матфея 9:24-25 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ dear Father in heaven, you have done so many great things us! Thank you Lord for the spectacular sights and sounds of the birds in the morning as dawn of a new day awakens. Open our minds with the clarity of the wisdom of Christ so that we will never hesitate to share our beliefs in the Jesus as Lord and Christ. Open the blind eyes of those who have never explored the truth about Jesus of Nazareth. How he clearly revealed his heavenly power by doing many great miracles such as raising the dead. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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