Online Reflection and Prayer Guide

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Reflection for the week 25 -31 March

Galatians 5:22-26

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

 

(Do take advantage of additional time at home (saved from not having to commute to and from your workplace) to reflect on the Scriptures; read Galatians 5:22 – 6:10)

 


 

MEDITATE

 

  1. What do you understand by the command to “walk in the Spirit”? Is the command only to be obeyed in church or at work? This MCO reminds us to also “walk in the Spirit” at HOME. So often we are like the “lawyer” in Luke 10:29-37 - we know the law but we don’t put the law into practice. Jesus had to “illustrate or show him pictorially” from the parable of the “Good Samaritan” “who is your neighbour”.  Jesus is saying to same to us, “Go and do likewise.”
  2. Read Galatians 5:16f. It contrasts between works of the flesh and the Spirit (remember to think in terms of your relationships both at HOME and those outside of the HOME). We need to walk in the Spirit in every sphere of our lives.
  3. The ‘secret’ to walking in the Spirit is found in Romans 8:5 “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”

 

ACTIONS

 

  1. Do a spiritual self-check
  2. Which one of your behaviours, attitudes and actions are of the flesh? Which are of the Spirit?
  3. Determine to change by the power of the Spirit

 

Romans 8:2

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”

Romans 8:10

“And if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”

 


 

WORSHIP THE LORD WITH THIS SONG

 

BREATH

This is the air I breathe

This is the air I breathe

Your holy presence living in me

 

This is my daily bread

This is my daily bread

Your very word spoken to me

 

And I, I'm desperate for you

And I, I'm lost without you

 

This is the air I breathe

This is the air I breathe

Your holy presence living in me

 

This is my daily bread

This is my daily bread

Your very word spoken to me

 

And I, I'm desperate for you

And I, I'm lost without you

And I, I'm desperate for you,

And I, I'm lost without you,

I'm lost without you,

I'm lost without you.

I'm lost without you.

I'm lost without you Lord,

 

This is the air I breathe

This is the air I breathe

Your holy presence living in me

 

This is my daily bread

This is my daily bread

Your very word spoken to me

And I, I'm desperate for you

And I, I'm lost without you.

 


 

PRAYER REQUEST FOR THE WEEK

Pray:

  1. For the world
  • The world is sick, physically and spiritually. Pray that people will come to repentance and call upon the Name of JESUS.
  • Churches everywhere will touch their neighbours and bring “healing”- physically and spiritually- to those who dwell in darkness

 

  1. Your family.
  • That they will be blessed with strength and good health, loving family relationships will be developed and deepened.
  • Spiritual development through reading and meditating on the Word, praying in the Spirit and reaching out in love to our neighbours who stay next to us.

 

  1. Yourself.
  • “Give thought” to your thoughts. Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
  •  “Give thought” to where God is in your life. Is He in first place?

 

  1. The Nation
  • Pray for ALL those combating the Coronavirus pandemic. Protection for those who are most at risk, God to bring healing to those who are ill. Resilience in weariness and an enduring compassion for hospital staff and medical professionals as they tend to the sick.
  • Pray for solidarity in being responsible - that Malaysians will adhere to the rules and regulations of the Restriction Order and for an end to the virus spread.
  • Pray for the Christian community -   Peace of mind and spirit to those who are experiencing fear and anxiety. God's provision to those who are in need. Pray also for unity in compassion and that the church be “the light-house” of hope, extend comfort and love to all.
  • Pray for comfort to those who have lost their loved ones.

 

  1.  Calvary Church Worship Service online 9.00am Sunday March 29
  • The streaming of the service will be very smooth and there will be no technical interruptions.
  • The Calvary Family will be spiritually edified through the time of praise and worship as they gather together for the service in their own homes.
  • The faith of those watching will be strengthened to trust the Lord to be overcomers as they listen and respond to the preaching of the Word
  • The Calvary Family will worship the Lord through their offerings – paying their tithes, fulfilling their Faith Promises and giving a worship gift through online giving via www.calvary.my
  • As a result of this worship experience in the home, family altars will be strengthened.