Our household worship this week is focused on the specific actions of peacemaking that we find in the Sermon on the Mount. Use these Scriptures to meditate on the concrete practices of peacemaking.
Monday, April 20th Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26 Song: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing vs. 1-2 pg. 2 Prayer: Ask God to give you softness of heart to see unrighteous anger as a sin, and to pursue any brother or sister that you know is alienated (unreconciled) to you.
Tuesday, April 21st Scripture: Matthew 5:38-42 Song: O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing vs. 3-4 pg. 2 Prayer: Ask God to give you a heart to not retaliate when you are attacked, but to leave revenge up to Him.
Wednesday, April 22nd Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48 Song: Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord vs. 1-2 pg. 5 Prayer: Ask God your Father to give you His heart to love your enemies.
Thursday, April 23rd Scripture: Matthew 6:12, 14-15 Song: Marvelous Grace of our Loving Lord vs. 3-4 pg. 5 Prayer: Pray for those who have sinned against you. Name their sin and forgive them of their debt to justice.
Friday, April 24th Scripture: Matthew 7:1-5 Song: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms vs. 1-2 and chorus pg. 14 Prayer: Ask God to guard your heart from judging others. Ask him to show you your own sin and to take out the log in your eye before you try to remove the splinter in another person’s eye.
Saturday, April 25th Scripture: Matthew 7:6, 12 Song: Leaning on the Everlasting Arms vs. 3 and chorus pg. 14 Prayer: Ask your Heavenly Father to give you wisdom and discernment so that you do not throw your pearls before swine. Ask him to give you a heart to do to others as you would want them to do to you.