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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Monday, August 16 2021

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and sword of the Spirit which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

-Ephesians 6:14-18

Prayer is a communication to God...Prayer is done by those who trust the power of word and thought. Jesus taught people to say the Lord's Prayer. Prayer can be spoken, silent (no talking), or in a song. It can be used to praise God or to ask for something, including help and forgiveness. Consistent prayer releases the power of God's blessing on your life and circumstances. Prayer is an opportunity to understand the Heart of God and develop a deeper relationship with Him.

“Once a man was asked, “What did you gain by regularly praying to God?” The man replied, “Nothing...but let me tell you what I lost: anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear.” Sometimes the answer to our prayers is not gaining, but losing, which ultimately is the gain!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. -I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Prayer for Today

Dear Lord, Thank you for fresh grace and days full of promise. Lead us in your ways and fill our hearts with Your love and joy. Guide every decision, response, effort, and conversation we have for Your glory. Amen.

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