The Revelation of Jesus Christ
How would you summarize the book of Revelation? And how would you summarize your feelings about the book of Revelation? Justin Fung begins our six-week look at the book of Revelation by teaching some basics of biblical interpretation and helping us start to understand one of the most misinterpreted, misunderstood, and avoided books of the Bible. [Revelation 1:1-3]
In our coming and going throughout this day and weeks to come, help us to pause, remember, lift, and pray for those in harm’s way.
We pray for those impacted by quakes, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires. For those in Mexico, Houston and Texas, the Carribean islands and nations, Florida, Bangladesh, India, Nigeria, and the Northwest.
We pray for those who are fleeing away from persecution, oppression, and violence. We pray for the Rohingya people as they flee for their lives. We pray for refugees throughout the world who long for peace and to return to their homes.
We pray for those who are fearful and anxious about the repeal of DACA. We pray for the homeless in our neighborhoods and cities. Forgotten veterans, single moms and parents; orphans and widows. We pray for teenagers and adults alike who are contemplating self-harm or the taking of their lives. Lord, give us eyes to see that each person is created in your image.
As we pray, please expand our heart for our neighbors – both near and far. May our hearts be overjoyed for the things that give You joy and may our hearts break for the things that break Your heart.
Lord, in your mercy, we pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Every Moment
God, this is your moment and your day;
this is your city and your world;
the people I interact with are your image-bearers, your creations, your beloved;
and I too am yours.
May your kingdom come and may your will be done,
in me and through me, in us and through us.
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.