DEVOTIONAL GUIDE (March 18, 2020)

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(1)  Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit, I need you
Come sweet Spirit, I pray
Come in your strength and your power
Come in your own gentle way

Come as a rest to the weary
Come as a balm to the sore
Come Lord as strength to my weakness
Fill me with joy evermore

 

(2) Sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer!
Sweet hour of prayer!
That calls me from a world of care,
And bids me at my Father’s throne,
Make all my wants and wishes known.
In seasons of distress and grief,
My soul has often found relief,
And oft escaped the tempter’s snare,
By thy return, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer!
Sweet hour of prayer!
Thy wings shall my petition bear
To Him whose truth and faithfulness,
Engage the waiting soul to bless.
And since He bids me seek His face,
Believe His Word and trust His grace,
I’ll cast on Him my every care,
And wait for thee, sweet hour of prayer!

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of prayer!
May I thy consolation share,
Till, from Mount Pisgah’s lofty height,
I view my home and take my flight.
This robe of flesh I’ll drop, and rise,
To seize the everlasting prize,
And shout, while passing through the air,
“Farewell, farewell, sweet hour of prayer!”

 

(3)  Heal Our Land (by Jamie Rivera)

(I)
If my people will humble themselves
Humble themselves and pray
If they seek my face and humble themselves
And turn from their wicked ways
I will hear from heaven and forgive their sins
I will hear from heaven and heal their land

Refrain
Lord heal our land, Father heal our land
Hear our cry and turn our nation back to You
Lord, heal our land, Hear us oh Lord, and heal our land
Forgive our sin and heal our broken land.

(II)
Lord, we vow our knee, we humble ourselves
Humble ourselves and pray
Lord, we seek your face and humble ourselves
And turn from my wicked ways
Father in Your mercy, forgive our sins
Father in Your mercy, come heal our land
(Refrain)

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Scripture Reading
Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

 

Meditation
“MORE THAN WE THINK”

      Our God, as the song says, is an awesome God. There is nothing- literally nothing- that is impossible for Him. As we look through the annals of Scriptures, we see God doing many amazing things. He directed Noah to build a boat and then sent worldwide flood to judge the earth. He promised Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky; and He produced the first child of that promise from an aged couple far past their prime. God directed Gideon to get rid of almost all his men before they went into battle against overwhelming odds. He sent fire from heaven to burn up the sacrifice and moat to reveal Himself to Elijah and rebuke the prophets of Baal.
      The Gospels give us volumes of miracles. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, cleansed the lepers, and changed hearts over and over again. Wherever He went, miracles followed Him.
      But what about now, and what about you and me? Does God still work in the same way? God is still in the business of revealing His love and power. Sometimes He works physical miracles, but more often, He works the miracle of redemption in individual’s hearts and miracles of restoration in broken relationships. God’s power and purpose haven’t changed. He still can – and will- do far more than we ask or think.

Source: One Year Daily Insights with Zig Ziglar & Dr. Ike Reighard

Pastoral Team:  Rev. Jonathan Cal, Rev. Tessie Torres, Rev. Sherry Tubio

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