The disciples ask Jesus concerning the signal of His second coming and the top of the age.
“Jesus answered: ‘Be careful that nobody deceives you. For a lot of will are available my identify, claiming, ‘I’m the Messiah,’ and can deceive many. You’ll hear of wars and rumors of wars, however see to it that you’re not alarmed. Such issues should occur, however the finish continues to be to return. Nation will rise towards nation, and kingdom towards kingdom. There might be famines and earthquakes in numerous locations. All these are the start of delivery pains” (Matthew 24:Four-Eight).
LORD, the church, your church, is discouraged. As you recognize, we’re an excessive amount of on this world. Oh how we love the issues of the world. Sports activities. Leisure. Singing and dancing competitions. Tv exhibits. Celebrities.
We train our kids how to achieve life, but we now not train them about you, the very supply of life. We learn to promote their vanity, however we overlook to show them to esteem you to begin with. Forgive us, O LORD. Assist us to place our religion in you and never on the earth or the issues of the world. Assist us to like you with all our coronary heart and with all our soul and with all our power. Might we bear in mind this, irrespective of how outdated we’re. Might we train these valuable phrases to our kids. LORD, assist us to reside out the best commandment each day of our lives.
LORD, there’s a way of gloom within the church. Keep in mind that outdated Hee Haw tune written by Roy Clark? “Gloom, despair and agony on me. Deep, darkish despair, extreme distress. If it weren’t for unhealthy luck, I would haven’t any luck in any respect. Gloom, despair, and agony on me.” At the same time as issues change in our nation and in our world, assist us to recollect, O LORD, that you just change not.