Deliver us from evil!

Scripture reading for April 27th:  1st Kings 7-10, John 17

Key Scriptures: John 17:13-15  “But now I am coming to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them Your Word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  I do not ask that You take them out of the world, but them You keep them from the evil one.”  

Jesus prayed for Himself, His disciples, and those who would believe as a result of their message.  He stated that He had given them His Father’s Word.  This would result in the hatred of the world and their need of protection from the evil one, Satan.  Protection would come through prayer and the Father’s power.

1st Kings 8:44-45 “If Your people go out to battle against their enemy, by whatever way you shall send them, and they pray to the Lord toward the city that you have chosen and the house that I have built for Your Name, then hear in heaven their prayer and their plea, and maintain their cause.”  

Prayer:  Holy Father, thank You for Your Word and answers to our prayers and the prayer of Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Keep me from the world and the evil one today.  Amen.

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