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My Prayer for Today

Heavenly Father, thank You for this American holiday--President's Day. I most humbly pray for the U.S.A.' s President Barack Obama. There are many American's that harbor hate and prejudice toward this man because of the color of his skin. You heavenly Father is no "respecter of person", and Your Son Jesus taught us to "love our neighbor", "love your enemies", "pray for them". I offer this prayer that all whom proclaim that they are Christian's take a self-mirror search of them-self and ask Jesus to remove their hate and prejudice; replace those maladies with love for all regardless of their race, skin color, religion and ethnicity. By this repentance Lord, You will heal this nation and hear from them their supplications. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy

Morning and Evening: Daily Readings, Complete and unabridged; New modern edition

Morning, February 18      Go To Evening Reading

         “Shew me wherefore thou contend-est with me.” 
         — Job 10:2

Perhaps, O tried soul, the Lord is doing this to develop thy graces. There are some of thy graces which would never be discovered if it were not for thy trials. Dost thou not know that thy faith never looks so grand in summer weather as it does in winter? Love is too often like a glow-worm, showing but little light except it be in the midst of surrounding darkness. Hope itself is like a star—not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. Afflictions are often the black foils in which God doth set the jewels of his children’s graces, to make them shine the better. It was but a little while ago that on thy knees thou wast saying, “Lord, I fear I have no faith: let me know that I have faith.” Was not this really, though perhaps unconsciously, praying for trials?—for how canst thou know that thou hast faith until thy…

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

February 18: Dwelling in the Wilderness
Leviticus 1–3

The book of Leviticus can feel distant, abstract, and even absurd. Its opening chapters discuss odd offerings made at the tent of meeting, where God met His people when they were wandering in the wilderness after the exodus. Yet, the book signals an appreciation for all things: animals, crops, and the general need for peace—both between people and between God and people.
In Leviticus, we also find the setup for the entire Gospel of John; Jesus’ life is cast as an offering to make all people one with God again. We find the background information for Isa 53, where the Suffering Servant dies and is resurrected on behalf of God’s people. Much of the Old and New Testaments require a general understanding of Leviticus.
Not only do these ancient rituals show the need to appreciate the entire created order, they also show how much we should appreciate a faith that doesn’t require all these rituals.
Leviticus shows the distance between God a…