Day 23

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.  Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.  And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.

Ephesians 4:25-5:5 ESV

Before you begin to pray, take a deep breath and quiet your thoughts. Focus on being in the presence of God. Thank God for hearing your prayers. Then reread the scripture we will study next Sunday, Ephesians 4:25-5:5. Read it slowly, recognizing that God is speaking to you through His Word. If God puts something specific on your heart, pray about that today.

 Thank. In the second part of Verse 30 in this week’s scripture Paul says, “by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” What a beautiful reminder Paul gives us in the midst of his instruction. As believers, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit and that seal cannot be broken. Thank God today for sealing you with the Holy Spirit and for His promise of eternal life.

Adore. Let’s adore God today because He is eternal. He is, He was, and He is to come.

Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40:28

Confess. Isaiah 40:28 tells us that God does not faint or grow weary. Unfortunately, we do. And when we are tired and weary, we sometimes turn away from God and toward false idols we believe offer rest and peace. But only God provides true peace. For the times you have turned away from God, repent and ask for forgiveness. God will give you the peace you seek.


CU Church: Pray for our care team led by Hank and Terry that reaches out to those in the hospital, in times of grief and in need of prayer. Pray that they are strengthened by God to bear the emotional burden of others and bring love and hope to those in need.
Community:  Pray for the first responders in our communities – health care workers, firefighters and police. Pray protection and provision for them and for their families.
Global Church: Pray for the world’s health care workers. They have endured a global pandemic for so long, ministering to the sick and dying. Pray they receive strength, courage, comfort and protection from the Holy Spirit, so that they may continue to care for the most vulnerable with love.

Self. God is listening. He loves you. Pray for any specific needs that you or your family have.