Daybreak Thoughts

What should I do, Lord Jesus, this day?
The first thing, for sure, is to stop and pray.
Then listen to “hear” that still, small voice
before I make even one first choice.

May I find how to serve You every day
by seeking You early for Your pathway.
What I think of doing may need to be set aside
in order to help others with a heart opened wide.

And let me not miss telling those I meet how to find
their Lord and their Savior, who is so good and kind.
For there are many people with an emptiness inside
that can only be filled when You come to abide.

Then, too, some who know You may be facing a trial;
help me to encourage, that it’s only for a while.
For You, Lord, are good and want them to be blessed,
with all of the things that work out for their very best.

P. A. Oltrogge

“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them and they follow Me.” John 10:27

“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4

“A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.” Psalms 34:19 (NIV)

Also Luke 11:13; John 14:26; John 16:7; Romans 8:14;
1 Corinthians 10:24

On this U.S. National Day of Prayer: (video) (written)

“The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.”

Psalm 33:11-12 (NKJV)

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