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Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19; John 12 Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 22; Mark 12 Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 23; Luke 20
Monday, October 29 Tuesday, October 30 Wednesday, October 31

Job 9:2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? Mark 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Isa. 59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they
Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
O God My Father:
I deserve to be barred from heaven forever, cut off from any hope of mercy O Glorious God: Heavenly Father!
eternally. I deserve to fall under the curse of the same law I have broken, and be There are certain appointed places you meet your disciples, and you always Have I found the way of peace? Then make me earnest in telling others about
banished from the blessings of the gospel of grace I refused so long. I sinned keep your appointments. it. Too many believers have become deaf mutes. They are deaf to the spiritual cries
against so much mercy and light, I am no more worthy to be called thy son. I am utterly • You promised to meet me at the mercy-seat—thank you for saving of others, and silent about giving either encouragement instruction or on how to
unworthy of any favors promised in your word, yet you have given me my soul find God.
encouragement to hope for them! “Which way to the cross?” Why do I not tell them? I know so much more
• You promised to meet me in public worship—thank you for my
Job 9:3 If you contend with us for our transgressions, we are not able to answer you, O than I say. Do I not hear their cry? It may be masked as a moan for something
church and its pastors
Lord, nor do we make excuse for one of a thousand. material, but I know what they really need—the gospel!
† Psa. 130:3-4,7 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall • You promised to meet me in the ordinances—thank you for the They are lost in finding it. Too often I am lost to give it. I am content to
stand? But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Let Israel hope in the opportunity to share baptisms and the Lord’s Supper with my family occupy a seat on Sunday, but do not go out to share what I have found there. If I
LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. so often know the way I should show the way as I go the way and,
O Father, take away the guilt of my sins by the atonement of your Son! • You promised to meet me in your word—thank you for my 2 Tim. 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort
Subdue the power of my sin by your Spirit! Deliver me from the natural darkness disciplers, and this daily reading schedule with all longsuffering and doctrine.
of my own mind, from the corruption of my heart, and from the perverse • You promised to meet me in prayer—thank you for this prayer guide God, make me ready to point the way to heaven to everyone, whether they
tendencies of my evil propensities and passions. Free me from the temptations I If I stay away from those meeting places, it is my own fault I do not feel your ask to know it or not! Maybe my description of the pathway will awaken their desire
am exposed to, and from the daily snares that follow me. presence. Help me place you first in fellowship, because You go before me. Your heart to get in, and get un-lost. We sometimes introduce people to our friends just
I am in constant danger while in this life, so let the watchful eye of God be is already with your people. Your delight is in what I do to respond to your Eternal because they are standing there. So Jesus, I want to be an effective influence in
on me for my defense. Deliver me from your wrath, and from eternal punishment Purpose. You are never slow to meet as I arrive at the place you want me. introducing others to you. If I show them the way to the cross, then maybe they
in hell due for my sins. Save me from the power of my enemies in this world, and But you only reveal yourself to those who follow you to seek you, because will be encouraged to walk in it.
from all painful consequences I justly exposed myself to by sinning against you. “There shall ye see him.” What a sight for sore eyes! When I see Jesus I am filled with “Turn right and keep going straight.” Only one turn is needed when you
Until I feel wounded for my own sins, really wounded, I will never be joy and peace, because you do everything according to your promises (as he said unto come to the cross, but it must be a complete turning. Then, whether I reach Canaan
prepared to bring the Spirit’s mercies to others. Give me grace to seek Jesus’ you). Help me really catch those last five words, and be assured you will forever do or not, I will not go back to Egypt, to the way it used to be. I will die facing God
face, because I ask it in his name and for his sake. Amen. what you have promised to do in Jesus’ holy name. Amen! and his grace, because ultimately, that is true revival! Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21 Chronological Bible Reading: Luke 22; John 13 Chronological Bible Reading: John 14-17
Thursday, November 1 Friday, November 2 Saturday, November 3

1 Sam. 22:23 Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life seeketh thy life: Lam. 3:22-23 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his Psa. 5:11 But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy,
but with me thou shalt be in safeguard. compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

ONE day when heaven was filled with His praises, Oh Almighty God: Lead Me, O Lord:
One day when sin was as black as could be, We beg you to look on the desires of our hearts for our children. Stretch out Psa. 5:8 Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies;…
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin— the right hand of your majesty to be their defense against the enemy. Our own evil Like a child is led by his father, or a blind man helped by his friend.
Dwelt among men, my example is He! deeds deserve punishment, but by the comfort of your grace they are forgiven. We Psa. 5:8 … make thy way straight before my face.
are so grateful for that! And we want to share it with our HarvestKids, youth, Make THY way Lord, not MY way, straight. Help me learn to give up my own
One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain, college, young couples and adults. way, and desire to walk in your way. Guide me into righteousness because of my
One day they nailed Him to die on the tree; Look on us all mercifully as your people, because by your great goodness we enemies, and teach me to beware of the wicked. There are many “human anteaters”
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected; can be led by our pastors, and prevented and preserved from falling into who, with their long tongues covered with sticky words, entice and entrap so many.
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He. temptation. Guard us and our children both in body and soul today. Lord, lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil because of them!
Give us grace in presenting the gospel to children. In your tender love you Joy is my privilege as a believer. Because I love you Lord, therefore I delight in
One day the trumpet will sound for His coming, sent your Son to take our flesh on himself, and so suffer death on the cross as our you. I feast every day when I feed on you. You give me music in the house, music in
One day the skies with His glory will shine; substitute and sacrifice. He did not go up into joy until he first suffered pain in our the heart, and music yet for heaven. You are my strength and my song because you
Wonderful day, my beloved one’s bringing; place; it is as if he would not have heaven without us! Help us lead others to this have become my salvation.
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine! great offer of salvation in the glorious good news. Grant that as we walk in the way Psa. 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my
of the cross this week we can find the lane of life and the path of peace. bones are vexed.
Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me; Rom. 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be I have sorrow, humiliation, and hatred of my sin. Let those be the three marks
Buried, He carried my sins far away; compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. of a contrite spirit before you. Do not withhold your rebuke, for then I lose a blessing
Rising, He justified freely forever: Jesus gave his back to the smiters, and hid not his face from shame on our in disguise. I need the Spirit’s conviction, not to be condemned, but in order to be
One day He’s coming—O glorious day! behalf. Grant us grace to join him, choose inconvenience, and face joyfully any sanctified. Sweeten your chastisements with the knowledge they are not administered
suffering in your mission, in full assurance of the glory that will be revealed. in anger but in love. I know my sins too well to think of my own merit, or appeal
—J. Wilbur Chapman, 1859-1918 1 Pet. 4:13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when to anything but your grace. And so I make my appeal this day.
his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. Psa. 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.
š Send us new mercies for a new day. Let us start over in the Lamb! Amen. For it is in Jesus’ name I make this plea. Amen.

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Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; Nelson and Debbie Allen
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GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF E VERY WEE K. You should fellowship Tom Ryan Doug Leslie Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the
with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church. Joe Buckner Conner Bartlett strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus
Tommy Chesnut Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
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Barbara Koons - sister, Dave Rosetti you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Carole Jones - mother, James Jones exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
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