Thursday, November 1st


 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus. - Philemon 1:4-5

Dear Lord, today I pray for your bride, the church. I see so many of your saints who are either indifferent or critical of their brothers and sisters in the faith and they are starving each other of the unending grace that you gave us to enjoy as the wealth of our faith.  Somehow they think they are offering you service by rejecting fellow Christians over matters that have nothing to do with truth.  Oh, Jesus, fill us with your loving Holy Spirit so we fulfill your deep desire to see us love one another the way that Paul encouraged Philemon.  If we must spar about matters that need resolution, help us to fight more like friends having a pillow fight rather than enemies shooting high powered rifles at one another. AMEN

 "A godly person will show you love even when they are sharply disagreeing with you."