When Jesus met two demon-possessed men, the demons cried out, “Son of God, leave us alone”. (Matthew 8:29)
Jesus cast the demons into a nearby herd of pigs which immediately rushed into a lake and were drowned.
Simply seeing Jesus in the distance was enough to make the demons fearful and beg to be left alone.
Evil has no power over God!
We can also possess that same power which the demons feared; a strong faith and meaningful prayer life will keep the demons at a distance.
Almighty Father, through the power of your Holy Spirit, grant me the strength to use and share your gifts to the full today. This I ask through Jesus your beloved Son. Thank you.
Prayer: An Invitation (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
O God, help me to fully accept your invite,
and concentrate only on you:
I cannot do this alone.
In me there is darkness but with you there is light.
I am lonely but you do not leave me.
I am feeble in heart but with you there is help.
I am restless but with you there is peace.
In me there is bitterness but with you there is patience.
I do not understand your ways but you know mine.
O God, restore me to liberty,
and enable me so to live now
that I may answer before you and before me.
Lord, whatever this day may bring,
may your name be praised forever.
|Music: The Cry of the Poor|
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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.