Our Gifts

Have we given permission to Jesus to demand anything from us at any given time? What is the expensive thing that we can give Him without Him asking us? What if others consider as a fool for welcoming Jesus like these? Mark 14:1-16

Lord, those who have gifted You with extravagant gifts from Your birth to burial have captured our attention, but everyday we hear You asking us what is it that we can give You today.

Lord, let us be counted among those who have worshipped You with extravagant gifts out of our deep gratitude for making us part of what You are doing in our generation.

Surrender

What is that we give to the Lord to which He says, “you have given everything?” What makes us give like that? Why  cannot we give like that in every aspect of our lives? Mk 12:41-44

Lord, let our giving to the Lord be holy so that we give all we had to live on in every aspect of our lives, just because You are our life and our life is hidden with Christ.

Lord, You are “El Roi” the God who sees it all-even the areas of our lives that we are afraid to give all that we had to live on; we surrender let Your grace captivate that area as well.

The Word

How do we value the knowledge of the Scripture?  How do we value the power of God? Or do we only value our perspectives of realities? Mark 12:18-27

Lord, we admit that we spend more time to talk with others about life issues than meditating and pondering Your Word.

Lord, often we err but do not know it because we neither know the Scripture not its power; Open our eyes, that we may behold wonderful things from your law

Is God Our Lord?

How much authority we have given to Jesus in our lives? Does He have the authority to question our priorities? Or will we find excuses or loopholes to disapprove His authority? Mark 11:27-12:12
Dear Lord, many times we have contradicted ourselves by calling You Lord but following our will; forgive us and give us grace to acknowledge You as our Lord and savior.

Dear Lord, even though we call You Lord, give us grace to allow You to be the Lord of our lives, to guide, question, warn and redirect our paths.

In Danger

What is our confidence in the midst of violence? When in danger, will we pray for victory or for God to teach His ways? Will we be  able to wait for Him? Ps 27:7-14

Lord, let us value our relationship with You so that even in danger, our only desire is to seek You to teach Your ways and wait for You.

Lord, when we feel being alone, let the cry of our hearts is to seek You to teach us Your ways and strength to wait upon You.

Let my Eyes See Your Beauty

What is our desire when enemies are about to devour us? How can our   our hearts not be troubled when we smell danger? How can one praise God by foreseeing the safety God will provide?
Ps 27

Lord, when I see danger, let my trust in You draw my heart to yearn to be in Your presence to gaze upon Your beauty.

Lord, when I see danger, I can become desperate but I proclaim my trust  in You and my desire to gaze upon Your beauty.

Our Requests

What do you usually ask God to do for you? Do our requests have anything to do with His response? Do we usually pray for miracles that others can see or for things which can enlighten our walk with Him? Exo 33:12-23, Mk 7:24-30

Lord, our requests reflect not only how we see You but also how we value our eternity with You; change us inside out to seek Your glory more than any other blessings.

Lord, in Your grace You give us anything we ask, but may we desire not just for things that make our lives pleasant on earth, but for that which strengthens our walk with You.