Strength that comes with our faith

But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us. (Romans 6:8 NRSV)

А Бог доводить Свою любов до нас тим, що Христос умер за нас, коли ми були ще грішниками. (римлян 5:8 Ukrainian)

Dear heavenly Father ~ thank you for the sunshine of your love that brightens and replenishes hearts that have turned cold due to moving away from the warmth of your love. Grant us strength that comes with our faith as we work to bring the knowledge of your salvation to lost souls. Open the hearts of people around the world to the magnificent possibilities of a brand-new life as a follower of Jesus Christ, who will never leave or forsake the sheep of his pasture. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Lost, helpless and alone

All my bones shall say, “O Lord, who is like you, delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, the poor and needy from him who robs him?” (Psalm 35:10 ESV)

А моя душа будет радоваться о Господе, будет веселиться о спасении от Него.

Dear LORD God Almighty ~ we give you the highest praise and thanksgiving on this new day. Bless those who feel lost, helpless and alone today. Give us wisdom and courage so that we will seize this day and make the most of each opportunity to tell the Good News to lost souls who long for salvation. Tie our tongues if we begin to make excuses about a better time or situation. Help us Lord Jesus. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Clear our minds of negative thinking

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1 John 5:13 ESV)

Merciful and kind Father in heaven. Thank you for the circumstances of life that we find ourselves in today. Help all followers of Christ to express sincere love and kindness to each other and let our inner joy and peace be known to people who continue to resist the conviction of your Holy Spirit. Clear our minds of any negative thinking regarding our certain hope of eternal life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Never be ashamed to suffer

My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths so that they would not hurt me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no wrong.” (Daniel 6:22 NRSV)

Бог мой послал Ангела Своего и заградил пасть львам, и они не повредили мне, потому что я оказался пред Ним чист, да и перед тобою, царь, я не сделал преступления. (Даниил 6:22 Russian)

Almighty God, our kind and merciful heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for protecting the very hairs on the head of blessed saints like Daniel and his three friends. Embolden the faith of young and old alike among those who have taken a firm stand with Christ as Lord and Master. Help all Christians to never be ashamed to suffer for being accused of following Jesus. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Protect all children

Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, for all his works are right and his ways are just; and those who walk in pride he is able to humble. (Daniel 4:37 ESV)

Тепер я, Навуходоносор, хвалю й звеличую та славлю Небесного Царя, що всі чини Його правда, а дорога Його правосуддя, а тих, хто ходить у гордощах, Він може понизити. (Даниїл 4:34 Ukrainian)

O LORD God, our dear heavenly Father ~ as I meditate on your righteous and just law, you make my heart glad. Turn the hearts of all people of faith to consider the wonderful truth that was made known to ancient kings of nations other than Israel. Grant every parent, grandparent, teachers and preachers a renewed devotion to the eternal wisdom contained in the Holy Scriptures. Humble those world leaders who boast of their own accomplishments as if you had nothing to do with their appointment. Forgive our often foolish ways. Protect all children around the world as they go forth in a new year of education. Give them teachers who will not attempt to introduce cynical and critical attitudes toward people of faith in your beloved Son. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Never lose hope in the promises

But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. (Romans 10:16-17 ESV)

Но не все послушались благовествования. Ибо Исаия говорит: Господи! кто поверил слышанному от нас? Итак вера от слышания, а слышание от слова Божия. (Римлянам 10:16-17 Russian)

O LORD God, our dear heavenly Father ~ thank you, precious Lord, for the light of your love that shines brightly in the hearts of sincere followers of your beloved Son. Lead us kindly by the power of your Spirit inspired Word that brings salvation to those who receive your grace by obeying Christ as Lord. Help those who teach and preach the gospel message to never lose hope in the promises contained in your glorious gospel. Open the minds of leaders in Kazakhstan so that they permit Christians to practice their faith in the same manner as other religions. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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When I failed to initiate a conversation

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

(2 Timothy 3:14-15 ESV)

А ты пребывай в том, чему научен и что тебе вверено, зная, кем ты научен. Притом же ты из детства знаешь священные писания, которые могут умудрить тебя во спасение верою во Христа Иисуса. (2-е Тимофею 3:14-15 Russian)

O LORD God Almighty, the great giver and sustainer of life in all visible and invisible realms! My faith looks to your dear heavenly Father because of your gift to the world of your blessed Son in whom I am trusting for eternal life when this mortal life is finished. Thank you, Lord, for the people who patiently taught me the way of Jesus by their personal example and those who encouraged me to discover truth for myself by studying your Holy Scriptures. Forgive me, dear Father, for situations when I failed to initiate a conversation about Christ Jesus when the opportunity was laid in my lap, yet I let the talk go in the most mundane direction – thinking there would be a better time. Take the blinders off everyone who has an opportunity to show another person the secret of eternal life by faith in your beloved Son. Restore love for the sacred Scriptures which contain the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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My limited mortal vision

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. (Hebrews 6:17-18 ESV)

Посему и Бог, желая преимущественнее показать наследникам обетования непреложность Своей воли, употребил в посредство клятву, дабы в двух непреложных вещах, в которых невозможно Богу солгать, твердое утешение имели мы, прибегшие взяться за предлежащую надежду, (Евреям 6:17-18 Russian)

O LORD God Most High and Mighty ~ dear Father, listen to the prayers of your children from around the world on this new day, as we seek to know more about your great and precious promises that are sealed by your own oath. Forgive me, Lord, for the times when it seemed in my limited mortal vision, that Christ’s promise of an eternal home for my soul was out of reach. Give us strong young married couples who are devoting their whole heart and soul to raising up faithful children in this world of skepticism. Slay the dragons that bring fear and doubt into the very elect. Help us, Lord Jesus. In your precious name, we pray, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Restore trust and obedience

Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. (1 John 5:10 NIV)

Хто вірує в Божого Сина, той свідчення має в собі. Хто не вірує Богові, той учинив Його неправдомовцем, бо не вірив у свідчення, яким Бог свідчив про Сина Свого. (1 Івана 5:10 Ukrainian)

Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed is your name by everyone who has faith in your testimony about Jesus your beloved Son. Stop the mouths of those false teachers who distort the truth about Christ Jesus as Lord. Restore trust and obedience in your inspired word that reveals your good plan for every person. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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More courage

For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told. (Acts 26:23-25 ESV)

Ибо Ангел Бога, Которому принадлежу я и Которому служу, явился мне в эту ночь и сказал: ‘не бойся, Павел! тебе должно предстать пред кесаря, и вот, Бог даровал тебе всех плывущих с тобою’. Посему ободритесь, мужи, ибо я верю Богу, что будет так, как мне сказано. (Деяния 27:23-25 Russian)

O LORD God, my dear heavenly Father ~ thank you, Lord, for this new day that shines brightly with evidence of fresh blessings to all people in the world. Fill our hearts with strong faith like your servant Paul demonstrated in many dangerous circumstances. Give all Christians in every nation more courage to boldly tell others why we have chosen to trust and obey Christ as our Savior and Friend. Lead us by the truth contained in the Spirit-inspired Scriptures. Bless the good people in the nation of Uzbekistan with open hearts to your message of salvation. Give the rulers of Uzbeks the wisdom to encourage the reading of the Bible. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s image represents the flag of the nation of Uzbekistan.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Never give up on our decision to follow Christ

If we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself. (2 Timothy 2:13 ESV)

если мы неверны, Он пребывает верен, ибо Себя отречься не может. (2-е Тимофею 2:13 Russian)

Dear God, our kind and merciful Father in heaven ~ thank you for the amazing gift of life on this another new day. Bless all your people of faith with dogged determination to never ever give up on our decision to follow Christ into our eternal home. We follow Jesus because of his perfect nature and just treatment toward everyone. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ
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Fresh evidence of God’s strong presence

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

(2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)

Тому то, коли хто в Христі, той створіння нове, стародавнє минуло, ото сталось нове! (до коринтян 5:17 Ukrainian)

Almighty God, our most gracious and merciful Father in heaven ~ thank you for this new day that already shines with fresh evidence of your strong presence in the lives of followers of your beloved Son. Make me new dear Lord Jesus! Hear this cry from my heart and the hearts of people around the world who ardently seek a safe and sure path that leads to joy and peace. Help every believer in Christ to rejoice in this new life. Please Lord, forget the sins of my past as I do my best to trust and obey Christ as Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Wisdom to choose good and reject evil

In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; (Ephesians 6:16 ESV)

а паче всего возьмите щит веры, которым возможете угасить все раскаленные стрелы лукавого; (К Ефесянам 6:16 Russian)

Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you Lord for the opportunity to experience the extraordinary gift of life on this new day that you have given us to enjoy. Grant your people wisdom to choose good, and reject evil in all circumstances. Broaden our faith in Jesus Christ as we absorb your inspired word. Help us to use our faith in the continuing battle against the deceitfulness of the evil one. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Extravagant blessings

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 ESV)

Tôi chịu đóng đinh vào thập tự giá với Chúa Cứu Thế. Bây giờ tuy tôi sống nhưng không phải là tôi sống nữa mà là Chúa Cứu Thế sống trong tôi. Tôi vẫn sống trong thân xác nhưng thật ra tôi sống bằng niềm tin vào Con Thượng Đế, [a] Đấng đã yêu tôi và chịu chết để cứu tôi. (Ga-la-ti 2:20 Vietnamese Bible: Easy-to-Read Version)

O LORD God, our great and mighty Father in heaven ~ thank you dear Lord for the extravagant blessings that you freely give to all people in the world on this new day. Help all people to be conscious of the fact that this earthly life is nothing meaningful without solid faith in Christ, your beloved Son and our King. Thank you for saving Saul of Tarsus and using his life and message to convert millions to Jesus. I give my life to you O God. With Christ now living in me, make me the person you want me to be. Give me pure thoughts and motives along with your perfect wisdom. As Christ loves me, help me to love others with a pure heart. Forgive me for the wasted years as I forgive, rather than criticise others who have their own struggles. Open the hearts of people in Vietnam to the truth that brings eternal life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church of Christ

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We must have obedient faith

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV)

Ибо благодатью вы спасены через веру, и сие не от вас, Божий дар: не от дел, чтобы никто не хвалился. (К Ефесянам 2:8-9 Russian)

Most holy, merciful and kind Father in heaven ~ thank you dear Lord for the magnificent gift of your Son in whom we trust for eternal life. Help everyone who seriously seeks a home in Heaven after this life is over, to realize that we must have obedient faith in Jesus of Nazareth with our whole heart and soul. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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