Job has lost everything. Or so it seems. Here, after friends and health have deserted, can he find hope for rebirth out of the ashes of grief? When we are at a low point in our lives, where do we find faith, hope and strength to go on?
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday — 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week: Job’s Prayer July 17, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding:
Sunday, Job 14:7-15; 19:23-27, Job’s Prayer
Monday, Job 15, Eliphaz Speaks
Tuesday, Job 16, Job Replies
Wednesday, Job 17, Job’s Prayer
Thursday, Job 18, Bildad Speaks
Friday, Job 19, Job Replies
Saturday, Job 20, Zophar Speaks
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that at the last he will stand upon the earth; and after my skin has been thus destroyed, then in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see on my side, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me!” Job 19:25-27
Job has lost everything. Or so it seems. Here, after friends and health have deserted, can he find hope for rebirth out of the ashes of grief?
- How does Job respond to his friends’ accusations?
- What kinds of things can you pray for? Is there anything that is off limits concerning prayer? Why or why not?
- Tell a story of a time you prayed boldly. What was the outcome of your prayer?
- Pray boldly for things that you have been reluctant to pray for. (Healing, relief from financial stress, mending of a broken relationship) Pray as if there is nothing you cannot pray for.
PRAY: Gracious God, you guide us through the most difficult times of our lives. Give us hope in Christ that we, like he, will rise again. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
BLESS: May God receive your prayers with patience and love. Amen