Matthew 6:9-13 (a Devotional Reflection)

Matthew 6:9-13 “So then, this is how you should 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 also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.’” Almighty God, my Heavenly Father, Your name is holy, and I come before You with reverence and awe. May Your kingdom come, and Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give me this day both physical sustenance and spiritual nourishment, that I may be strengthened for the journey ahead. Forgive my trespasses, as I forgive those who trespass against me, and lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from evil. For Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. See James' publications on .

Isaiah 6:8‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ (a Devotional Reflection)

Isaiah 6:8‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for Us?” And I said: “Here am I. Send me!” Heavenly Father, In the spirit of the prophet Isaiah, I come with a humble heart, saying, "Here am I. Send me!" Just as Isaiah responded to Your call, I offer myself to Your service. Grant me the courage and strength to heed Your voice and to go wherever You lead me. Lord, cleanse my heart and purify my soul, that I may be a worthy vessel of Your love and truth. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit so that I may speak Your word with boldness and live out Your will with faithfulness. Guide my steps, O Lord, and let Your will be done in my life. Use me to spread Your message of hope and salvation and to bring glory to Your name. I pray all this in the name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen. See James' publications on .

2 Timothy 1:7 (a Devotional Reflection)

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. Heavenly Father, I come with gratitude for Your unfailing love and guidance. As I reflect on this passage, I thank You for these assurances and for Your gifts to me. Help me to embrace the spirit of power, love, and self-control that You have given me. In times of uncertainty and fear, remind me of Your promise and strengthen my faith. May Your power fill me with courage to face challenges, Your love guides me in all my interactions, and Your wisdom leads me to make decisions that honor You. I ask that You continue to work within me, transforming my fears into faith, my doubts into trust, and my weaknesses into strengths. Let Your Spirit move mightily in my life so that I may walk boldly in the purpose You have set for me, bringing glory to Your name in all that I do. I pray in the name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen. See James' publications on .

Philippians 4:4 (a Devotional Reflection)

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Heavenly Father,  I come to You with a heart full of praise and thanksgiving. As Your Word commands, I lift my voice to rejoice in Your goodness and grace. Lord, in all circumstances, help me to find joy in You. When I face trials and challenges, remind me of Your constant presence and unfailing love. Let my rejoicing be a testament to my faith and trust in You, regardless of my situation. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, so my joy may overflow and touch the lives of those around me. May my rejoicing be a light in the darkness, a beacon of hope to those who are weary and burdened. Thank You, Father, for the joy that comes from knowing You and being loved by You. I rejoice in Your promises, Your faithfulness, and the salvation I have in Jesus Christ. I pray in the precious name of Jesus, Your Son. Amen. See James' publications on .

Philippians 4:13 (a Devotional Reflection)

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Heavenly Father, As I come today, I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul. Lord, I acknowledge that my strength comes from You alone. In times of weakness and uncertainty, You are my rock and my fortress. Thank You, Lord God, for equipping me with Your divine strength to face every challenge and overcome every obstacle that stands in my way. I confess that apart from You, I can do nothing, but with You, all things are possible. Help, me to lean on Your promises and trust in Your provision. May Your Holy Spirit empower me to live boldly and faithfully, knowing that You are with me every step of the way. Grant me wisdom and discernment to make choices that align with Your will and bring glory to Your name. Fill my heart with gratitude for Your unwavering presence and unfailing love. Strengthen my faith, God, that I may walk in confidence and assurance, knowing that You are working all things together for my

1 Samuel 16:7 (a Devotional Reflection)

1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or height, for I have rejected him; the LORD does not see as man does. For man sees the outward appearance, but the LORD sees the heart.” Heavenly Father, I come with a humble heart, seeking Your guidance and wisdom in my life. Your Word reminds me that You do not look at the outward appearance, but You see the heart. Lord, help me to internalize this truth and to live my life according to Your perspective. Teach me to look beyond the surface and to value the qualities that truly matter—kindness, integrity, love, and faithfulness. May I not judge others by their appearance or status, but by the content of their character, as You do. Search my heart, O God, and reveal to me any areas that need Your cleansing touch. Help me to cultivate a heart that is pure, humble, and pleasing in Your sight. Strengthen me to seek Your approval above all else and to align my desires with Your will. Father, I pray for the discernm

Philippians 1:21 (a Devotional Reflection)

Philippians 1:21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. Gracious God, I thank You for the gift of life and for the opportunity to live it in service to You. As the Apostle Paul declared, “For to me, to live is Christ”, may my life be fully devoted to following and honoring Your Son, Jesus. Help me to find my joy, purpose, and fulfillment in Jesus alone, knowing that in Him I find true life and eternal significance. Grant me the strength to live each day with courage and conviction, as I seek to live out the gospel and make Jesus known to others. May my life be a reflection of Your love and grace, bringing glory to Your name in all that I do. I pray in the name of Jesus, my Lord. Amen. See James' publications on .