July 30 Prayer
‘Jesus was without honor in his hometown.’
People were amazed by him but also confused by him
so they became angry with him and judged him.
It is so easy to judge one another according to where they come from,
their family of origin and from hearsay.
Are we no different?
To be dishonored and disrespected by others doesn't feel very good.
It is not easy to honor someone else if we do not
first honor ourselves, and when we do not honor what is going on
inside us we do not honor God.
Ponder for a moment what that means to you?
What goes on inside of you when you feel dishonored
or react to being disrespected?
What is it that you really need?
We cannot easily honor what is on the outside of us
if we do not first honor what is on the inside of us.
Look inside yourself and find God living there.
He is your worth and value that no one else can ever give you.
Confess your weakness and failings in his presence of strength and forgiveness.
‘I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and hopes in your word for me.’ Ps.130
You, Lord, are worthy of all honor and I center my
thoughts on what you value.
I do not look to others to be honored but look to
honor others by seeing you in them.
I look to find you living there in me- may I live out of
your faith, hope and love today.
Forgive me for my failing to honor you in everyone.
I am weak but you are strong so I will live out of
your strength living within me today.
‘May I be devoted to tenderly loving my fellow
believers as members of one family in honor
and respect as a greater calling from you.’
I let the love of your spirit drive me to pray continually
for my brothers and my sisters.
May my worlds be thoughtful, kind, inspiring
and when necessary bring a loving exhortation.
That we may all bring honor to your name,
Jesus, and know that you are living inside of us.
Matt. 13:54-59, 2 Cor.13;5-9, Rom.12:10 TPT
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