28 OCTOBER ’20 | PRAY FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 25 October, during a ‘Jews for Trump’ rally, altercations between Trump supporters and counter protesters turned violent in New York City. Supporters of President Trump – including ‘Jews for Trump’, ‘Proud Boys’, and ‘QAnon’ conspiracists – staged a rally in front of Trump Tower, and then marched through midtown to…

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Week 10: Job’s friends

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By Yolandé Korkie Rom 12:15: “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep [sharing others’ grief]” (Amp) Over the past couple of weeks, we have briefly touched on the mystery of suffering, and the sovereignty of God. Maybe you have not only been the one that suffered but have been a friend…

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Week 5: The mystery of suffering

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By Yolandé Korkie 1 John 4:10 “In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (NLT) Suffering is often considered a mystery, one which very few of us are capable of plumbing. In the Christian faith it…

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Week 7: Directed steps

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Psalm 37:23-24 “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.” (NLT) As we journey through life as children of God, our Father sets out the path we should follow. God wants us…

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WEEK 10: Love knows no fear

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Daniel 3 (AMP) Because Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego knew and loved God, they refused to worship King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image. Indeed, in the face of death threats, these three servants of God did not back down. Even when they were given a second chance to pardon themselves from their offense, they stood fast in their…

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WEEK 9: Love is unity

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1 Corinthians 12:12 “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” (NIV) God is Triune – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That is what we as Christians believe. Three Persons in perfect Unity – One, inseparable. Strong. Forever. Are we as…

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WEEK 8: Loving one another

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1 John 4:10 “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent His Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (Amp.) I love running. I make a point of going for a run at least three times a week. The best part of a run is…

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WEEK 7: But the greatest of these is love

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1 Cor 13:13 “Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (ISV) I really treasure this verse. It’s a sweeping statement – a ceremonial ending to the ‘Hall of Love’. Even more so, the last sentence, ‘…the greatest of these is love.’ To me, this is a…

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WEEK 6: Love bears all things

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1 Cor 13:7 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (NKJV) When I read this verse in preparation for writing this devotion, I couldn’t help but think that this verse makes love sound a bit like a sponge that just soaks op everything from everybody around it. Does it…

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WEEK 5: Love does not seek its own

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1 Cor 13:5 “[Love] does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil” (NKJV) Have you thought about this statement really closely? It is possible for us to not seek our own, but is that enough? If I don’t seek my own right/vengeance/benefit, but just choose to be neutral…

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