For I was hungry and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee: or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. -Matthew 25:35-40 (KJV)
Reflect | Today we are mindful of those who are incarcerated; both those who are guilty and those who are innocent…we also remember their families on the outside. We are also mindful of the victims of crimes and their families.
Pray | Father God in the name of Jesus we humbly come before you, asking for forgiveness of our many sins. We thank You for life, health and strength. We thank You for our family, friends, even our enemies. Thank You for watching over us danger seen and unseen. Thank you for the right to the tree of life. Thank you for new grace and mercy daily. We pray for the bereaved, sick and shut in as well as those behind prison walls. We pray the Blood of Jesus over all our lives, and just continue to love us. Thank you most of all for Jesus and His death, burial, and resurrection. Please continue to bless our nation, state, and city. We pray that You continue give us discernment to make wise choices. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.