Reading and Prayer – January 26

Romans 8:31-34

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honour at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

Prayer

Oh Lord God, Father Almighty who created me and everything I see and enjoy; Jesus, love of God made flesh, praying for us before the throne; bounteous Holy Spirit of God who is so kind as to be with me and comfort me whenever I ask; I thank you for all that I am and all that I have had in my life. Your will be done, my God. I ask only that you let me know your will for me, for I am often confused or conflicted, and I seek your guidance. Knowing your will for me, let me be anxious for nothing. And I pray for the strength, the power and the energy, to accomplish your purpose. All glory be to you, one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who was before time and will be forever, Amen.