Heavenly Father, what a great encouragement to know we can also enjoy the close, intimate fellowship Abraham enjoyed, once his faith was reckoned as righteousness. How precious to realise that he was a friend of God, and that the Lord came to visit him as he sat under the oaks of Mamre, in the heat of the day. But what a privilege is mine when I realise that I have permanent access to Your holy presence and can commune with You every moment of the day - through prayer and praise, thanksgiving and worship... and how I thank You that my body is the very temple of the Holy Spirit. May I come to an ever growing understanding of the incredible privilege of having the Spirit of Christ indwelling my mortal frame. Heighten in me an increasing awareness and reverence of You.. in the knowledge that You are my Friend, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father thank You for the many lessons we learn through the life and prayers of saints like Abraham, who trusted You to deal righteously with all people on earth. Give me a heart of compassion to pray for those that are dead in their sins and for my brothers and sisters in Christ... especially those who may have lost their way in their spiritual walk and been lured into the carnality of this world-system - like Lot. Thank You that You are a compassionate God and a righteous Judge and that I can trust You to do what is right in every situation of life. Thank You Father and it is in Jesus' name, AMEN.