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My Prayer for Today

My Prayer for Today Almighty Father, bless those of the Oklahoma tornado disaster. Bless the rescuer's and heal the bodies of those that are injured; Bless those families that have loved ones killed; bless and strengthen those that are involved in the helping from sources and individuals that come to their aid in this time of need.  You are to give as a Christian to help others that are in need of your assistance as you can give from your hearts. God will bless those that give from the heart and not those that give grudgingly. In Jesus name is my prayer of supplication. Amen. - Min. Lynwood F. Mundy
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Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

May 21: The Power of Words
1 Timothy 5:18–6:2

Gossip kills churches. And gossip is always painful, especially when disguised as concern. A request to “pray for so-and-so because of this thing they did” is not asking for prayer; it’s gossiping. If you know some personal detail about someone’s mishap, don’t share it with everyone—take it to God. Entire leadership structures have been wrongfully destroyed because of rumors starting this way.
Paul warns against rumors when he says, “Do not accept an accusation against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses” (1 Tim 5:19). How often have we heard something and been so influenced by it that we accuse someone on the basis of that rumor? Hearing something may make it feel factual, but it’s circumstantial at best.
Although Paul is cautious, he has no tolerance for leaders who sin repeatedly, especially those sinning directly against the community. He tells Timothy to “reprove those who sin in the presence of all, in order that…