One Minute Memory Verse
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Last week’s memory verse:
Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19
One Minute Bible
– Matthew 6:1-15
“Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
One Minute Prayer
Father, it is human nature to put ourselves, our needs, our wants, our selfishness, in the center of prayer. Father, give us strength to set our selfishness aside while we pray.
One Minute Praise
Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek. Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. Teach me your way, Lord; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors.
One Minute Wisdom
Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
One Minute Devotion
I was sick. I had not seen a doctor, and my cancer diagnosis was still in my future, but I knew was sick. That was not all. Because of recent actions, my family had lost all faith in me. All this was going though my mind as I stood in line to be prayed for by an evangelist.
The all black choir swayed to the music of an electronic organ, guitars, and sax. The line of seekers snaked around pews and into the foyer. Everyone wanted prayer. The pastor dabbed his fingers with oil, said a prayer, and sent seekers on their way. 10 seconds each; that’s all it took.
He looked me in the eye and smiled. He didn’t know me, but his heart did. “I pray for the health of my family: physically, psychologically, emotionally, and financially,” I said aloud. It was all I knew to pray. If you only had time for one short, desperate prayer, what would it be? That is why we learn The Lord’s Prayer.
Sweet hour of prayer. Sweet hour of prayer that calls me from a world of care…