Seen and unseen in heaven and earth

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;whoever is discerning, let him know them;for the ways of the Lord are right,and the upright walk in them,but transgressors stumble in them. (Hosea 14:9 ESV)

Кто мудр, чтобы разуметь это? кто разумен, чтобы познать это? Ибо правы пути Господни, и праведники ходят по ним, а беззаконные падут на них. (Осия 14:10 Russian)

O LORD my God, the Creator of everything that is seen and unseen in heaven and earth. Dear Father, help me to know your righteous ways that are past finding out to those who have no faith in your Holy Scriptures. Most of all Lord, help me to live according to the way of Christ. Bless believers everywhere who are taking special measures to see that poor orphans and widows are cared for in a way that respects their dignity as your children. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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Bless the churches who send

For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! (1 Corinthians 9:16 ESV)

Ибо если я благовествую, то нечем мне хвалиться, потому что это необходимая обязанность моя, и горе мне, если не благовествую! (1-е Коринфянам 9:16 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ thank you, dear Father, in heaven for every gift that comes from your heart of lovingkindness. Help all faithful servants of the message of good news about forgiveness of sins and eternal life. Open doors in hearts of people who have never been taught the clear Spirit revealed message. Help the messengers of the gospel by watching over them and their families by the power of your might. Bless the churches who send forth preachers into nations where the true gospel has been hidden for generations by those who exalt themselves. Give us more men willing to preach Christ in love because they must, since souls are dying without knowing what to do to be saved. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Restore absolute faith and obedience

First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. (Hebrews 10:8-10 NIV)

Сказав прежде, что ‘ни жертвы, ни приношения, ни всесожжений, ни [жертвы] за грех, –которые приносятся по закону, –Ты не восхотел и не благоизволил’, потом прибавил: ‘вот, иду исполнить волю Твою, Боже’. Отменяет первое, чтобы постановить второе. По сей-то воле освящены мы единократным принесением тела Иисуса Христа. (К Евреям 10:8-10)

O LORD my God, your glory, power, strength, majesty, and renown are present among people all over the world. Stir our hearts so that we will gladly break into heartfelt praises of thanksgiving on this new day. Help us in our weakness, dear Lord. Clear our minds of any effects of false doctrines about Christ our Lord that may is part of the contemporary teaching of various false teachers. Bless your church around the world as we struggle to uphold the truth in a time when gross error seems common. Restore absolute faith and obedience to Christ as our Savior and King. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Open stone-cold hearts

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. (Hosea 6:6 ESV)

Ибо Я милости хочу, а не жертвы, и Боговедения более, нежели всесожжений. (Осия 6:6 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ thank you, dear Father, for shining the light of your love on people all over the world. Lord, open the stone-cold hearts of those who are suffering the bitter consequences of their own bad moral choices. Help people who feel tragically lost to trust and obey Christ as Lord and bask in the fullness of your grace. Accept the sincere worship we bring with hearts full of love for things that are inherently good. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Hearts with wholesome thoughts

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45 ESV)

Добрый человек из доброго сокровища сердца своего выносит доброе, а злой человек из злого сокровища сердца своего выносит злое, ибо от избытка сердца говорят уста его. (Луки 6:45 Russian)

Our dear Father in heaven, we hallow your name in our minds on this new day that you have so graciously given us to know you and exalt your name throughout all the earth. Arise O God and blow your enemies away as if they are merely vapor. Use your people of faith to enhance the lives of the poor widows and orphans and those seeking refuge among people of faith in your beloved Son. Give us courage and wisdom to do your will in the most effective manner that will bring you honor and glory in this earth you created. Fill our hearts with wholesome thoughts so that we will speak good words that build up and not words that tear down the innocent. Guard our hearts from evil. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Successful purpose of daily labor

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. (1 Timothy 6:17 ESV)

A los ricos de este mundo, mándales que no sean arrogantes ni pongan su esperanza en las riquezas, que son tan inseguras, sino en Dios, que nos provee de todo en abundancia para que lo disfrutemos. (1 Timoteo 6:17 NVI)

Almighty God, dear loving Father in heaven ~ we bow down before your holy and august presence on this new day. Accept our praise and joyful thanksgiving as we pause and ponder over the magnitude of your love toward all people on earth. Teach us by the discipline of your Spirit inspired Scriptures, to love one another in a demonstrable manner that is clear to everyone, that our actions are motivated by the pure love of Christ our Lord and Master. Open the hearts, minds, and pockets of those who struggle to discover the successful purpose of their daily labor. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Fresh reminders of love

Hear, you peoples, all of you; pay attention, O earth, and all that is in it,and let the Lord God be a witness against you,the Lord from his holy temple. (Micah 1:2 ESV)

Почуйте оце, всі народи, послухай, ти земле та все, що на ній! і хай буде за свідка на вас Господь Бог, Господь з храму святого Свого! (Михей 1:2 Ukrainian)

O LORD our God ~ thank you, dear Father, in heaven for this new day that arrives with fresh reminders of your everlasting love and care for all people. Open the hearts of those people who daily benefit from your blessings but are blinded by prejudice against Christ as Lord. Help all faithful followers of Christ to be consistent in the way we consistently exalt Jesus as our Savior in our words and deeds. Forgive our foolish ways in the times when we may have not properly humbled ourselves each day in your presence. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Young children who suffer

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,and one who waters will himself be watered. (Proverbs 11:24-25 ESV)

Иной сыплет щедро, и ему еще прибавляется; а другой сверх меры бережлив, и однако же беднеет. Благотворительная душа будет насыщена, и кто напояет других, тот и сам напоен будет. (Притчи 11:24-25 Russian)

Dearest Father in heaven ~ thank you O Lord my God for everything you have done to lead me into your glorious church for which Christ died. Bless those followers of Jesus in every nation who are wholeheartedly serving our blessed Lord. Bless the young children who suffer today because of the rowdy and immature behavior of their errant parents. Make it possible for these young people to know the power of your love. Help all Christians to learn the joy of giving to the work of the Lord in a humble and extravagant manner. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Parents arguing and threatening one another

“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand.

(Ezekiel 33:7-8 ESV)

А ти, сину людський, Я дав тебе вартовим для Ізраїлевого дому, і ти почуєш з уст Моїх слово, й остережеш їх від Мене. Коли б Я сказав до безбожного: Безбожнику, ти конче помреш!, а ти не говорив би, щоб остерегти безбожного від дороги його, то він, несправедливий, помре за свій гріх, а його кров Я вимагатиму з твоєї руки. (Єзекіїль 33:7-8 Ukrainian)

Most holy and wise Father in heaven ~ thank you for the many awesome acts of kindness that you have showered upon people of faith and allowed your blessings to flow even to those who know you not. Embolden all people who are charged with proclaiming your message that has been given to us in the Holy Scriptures. Bless your church O God so that the light of your pure love with continue to shine brightly with hope to all people in this dark world. Help children whose parents are arguing and threatening one another. Bring the peace of Christ into families who are open to your love. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Gracious to others

Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” (Jeremiah 29:7 NIV)

и заботьтесь о благосостоянии города, в который Я переселил вас, и молитесь за него Господу; ибо при благосостоянии его и вам будет мир. (Иеремия 29:7 Russian)

O LORD my God ~ be gracious to me most holy Father in heaven. Help me to be gracious to others who live near and far away. Bless this nation with peace and prosperity for all people who strive to do good. Give us leaders who will humble themselves before your mighty hand and reward those who do good and punish those who do evil. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Dazzling brightness of love

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,whose trust is the Lord.He is like a tree planted by water,that sends out its roots by the stream,and does not fear when heat comes,for its leaves remain green,and is not anxious in the year of drought,for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV)

Благословен человек, который надеется на Господа, и которого упование–Господь. Ибо он будет как дерево, посаженное при водах и пускающее корни свои у потока; не знает оно, когда приходит зной; лист его зелен, и во время засухи оно не боится и не перестает приносить плод. (Иеремия 17:7-8 Russian)

O LORD our God, thank you for the dazzling brightness of your love that showers down upon your children on this new day you have given us. Give us the wisdom to act with clear heads and do good without a shred of evil intent in our hearts. Our highest hope is to be with you in the paradise that our Lord Jesus Christ is preparing for those who love him. Extinguish the influence of false light that is really darkness in our contemporary world inhabited by many who choose to follow the deceitful ways of Satan. Help us, Lord, for we are often weak. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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Press bravely forward

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself,that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.

(Jeremiah 10:23 ESV)

Знаю, Господи, я, що не в волі людини дороги її, не в силі людини, коли вона ходить, кермувати своїм кроком. (Єремія 10:23 Ukrainian)

O LORD our God, thank you, dear Father, for this new day that arrives with encouragement for all your children of faith in your beloved Son to press bravely forward in our walk with Christ. Lord, we openly confess that we are groping in the dark like a blind person unless you show us the way into your spectacular presence. Give us more pure wisdom as we search the Scriptures and strive to obey what we learn. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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More than we have ever done before

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24 ESV)

Так говорит Господь: да не хвалится мудрый мудростью своею, да не хвалится сильный силою своею, да не хвалится богатый богатством своим. Но хвалящийся хвались тем, что разумеет и знает Меня, что Я–Господь, творящий милость, суд и правду на земле; ибо только это благоугодно Мне, говорит Господь. (Иеремия 9:23-24 Russian)

O LORD my God in whom I trust because there is no other One who loves me to the point of providing abundantly for all my needs. Provide knowledge of yourself to everyone who is faithfully following your beloved Son. Help us to do more than we have ever done before to demonstrate that we practice your ways of charity, justice, and righteousness toward brothers and sisters in Christ, family, friends and even our enemies. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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That timeless good way

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look;ask for the ancient paths,ask where the good way is, and walk in it,and you will find rest for your souls.But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)

Так говорить Господь: На дорогах спиніться та гляньте, і спитайте про давні стежки, де то добра дорога, то нею ідіть, і знайдете мир для своєї душі! Та вони відказали: Не підемо! (Єремія 6:16 Ukrainian)

O LORD my God and Father in heaven ~ thank you for the sunshine of your love that burns like a living flame in the hearts of ardent followers of your beloved Son. Guide us by your enlightening Scriptures that contain the message of eternal life for anyone willing to trust and obey Christ as Lord. Show us that timeless good way as we look back across the centuries and learn that your way does not change even though we humans change like chameleons just to please people around us. Forgive us Lord for our often foolish ways as we repent and struggle to remain faithful to the Way, the Truth and the Life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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Freedom from the deadly chokehold grip of sin

But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. (Romans 6:22 ESV)

Но ныне, когда вы освободились от греха и стали рабами Богу, плод ваш есть святость, а конец–жизнь вечная. (Римлянам 6:22 Russian)

Almighty God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you for this new Lord’s Day that serves as another clear reminder that you have done so much to bring eternal life to humanity. We give you praise and glory because of freedom from the deadly chokehold grip of sin. Awaken your church to the awareness that we must teach, preach, plead, urge and exemplify sanctification before this cynical world that is racing blindly after Satan’s horrendous prize of eternal darkness. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

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Cedar Key Church

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