Thoughts On Today's Verse
Where do you go when you are exhausted and in need of rest? No bed, no vacation, no retreat can give us a truly refreshing rest if that rest doesn't involve coming to Jesus. So what are you waiting for? Come to Jesus and and enjoy the blessings of his presence, his love, his forgiveness, his grace, and his rest!

The Thoughts on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.
You can email questions or comments to phil@verseoftheday.com.
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Prayer through the Ages
In weakness, O Lord, be our strength; in our sinfulness, pardoning love; in our need, all sufficient grace. In our anxiety, be to us both stillness and rest and at all times be to us the fullness of blessing; through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)

Prayer of the Day
Almighty God, your Son Jesus is our strength and hope. We look forward to the day when he returns in triumph for us. But Father, we want to know him better and to live for him with an undivided heart. We want to find rest in his presence, meaning in his service, and significance in his acceptance. Please bless us as we journey toward a deeper relationship with you and as we gain a more profound knowledge of your Son. In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord, we pray...

Thank you that you have set us free and that you are bigger than anything we face in this life. We lay our burdens before you, every single one, for we know they’re much safer in your hands than our own.

For Charlie Cassidy. He will be having surgery on January 25. We pray for a successful operation and continued healing.

For Joan Whearty who will be having hip replacement surgery next week.

For those sick with Covid19. God, heal and sustain their bodies and spirits. We pray for those who are in pain, suffering from illness either physical or mental, both at home and in hospital, or hospice.

For the 419,000+ who have died from Covid19, their families, friends and co-workers and all those who are experiencing the consequences of death, whether recently or some time ago.

We pray for our nation and our leaders who lead us day by day and for those taking up new positions in our government. Help them to work together towards the good of the nation as we strive to overcome the effects of the pandemic, ailing economy and a divided population.

For our friends working the Covid19 front lines: Alayne Snyder, Drs. Johnny and Riny Kovoor. and Erik Lindholm. Help all hospital workers as they deal with overwhelming numbers of patients and give them strength to carry on when all seems hopeless and they are weary.

God, protect our vulnerable populations and our elderly; provide for the poor, especially the uninsured.

We pray for our families, for every relationship most dear to us, that you would guard our time, and our lives together. 

For our friends, family and colleagues where ever they may be throughout the country and world.

We pray for those who are crying; the sad, the depressed and the anxious. We hope in the promise that God will wipe every tear from our eyes.

In this thankfulness we can remain with you, and Jesus Christ can help us, Jesus, whom you have given as our support and helper in all that most deeply concerns us. We entrust ourselves to you. Keep us in your Spirit. Amen.
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