Daily Devotions for Friday, May 7 2021

Good Morning Watsontown United Methodist Family,

Today’s Daily Devotions will be a “Lead Yourself” devotion.

Theme: For the Life of the World

Opening Prayer

God of our best hopes, you keep watch over all that you have created to nourish it with the vitality of your loving care. Where human intentions go astray, your faithfulness shows us the way to life in abundance. Where human institutions falter, your kingdom endures forever. You regard with kindness all who are lost, ill, oppressed, disregarded, or trodden down by any form of adversity. And in Jesus Christ, you became one with us in suffering so that we might become one with you in commitment to the life of the world. Therefore it is right that we should praise you with our whole being. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Psalm: Psalm 146

Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, my soul. I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— he remains faithful forever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry. The LORD sets prisoners free, the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous. The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. The LORD reigns forever, your God, O Zion, for all generations. Praise the LORD.

Song: Here I Am To Worship

Reading: John 6:48-51

I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”

Reflection

What “new” insight did you gain from today’s text ? How might you be able to apply today’s reading to your day today? Who would you like to share today’s reading with?

Closing Prayer

May the Lord and giver of life create in us a desire to be servants of love for the life of the world. In Jesus’ name, Amen..