WITNESSLINE DEVOTIONAL DAY 2

WITNESSLINE DEVOTIONAL DAY 2

THEME:

THE WAYS OF THE PATRIARCHS

The patriarchs of the Bible, when narrowly defined, are Abraham, his son Isaac, and Isaac’s son Jacob, also named Israel, the ancestor of the Israelites. In the course of our prayers and studies we shall view them beyond this narrow count. But for now, these three figures are referred to collectively as the patriarchs, and the period in which they lived is known as the patriarchal age. They play significant roles in the Old Testament also called the Hebrew scripture. They had immeasurable impart in the New Testament and their ways and example has so much for us in this generation.

 

DAY 2 (Abraham)

Genesis 13:8  

So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren.”

Abraham and Lot became so prosperous that they could not live side by side in the land of Canaan. We are told that “the land was not able to support them, that they might dwell together” (verse 6). This was because the livestock and servants of Abraham and Lot were coming into conflict (verse 7). It became necessary for them to operate separately. Abraham’s approach to dealing with this issue holds keys to helping us approach potential conflicts with our family members and  other people.

PRAYERS

  1. Hail Mary 21 times and Thank you Jesus 21 times.
  2. Bible Study: Gen.13:1-18 
  3. Lessons:
  • Abraham’s first priority was peace. 
  • Abraham used gentle words to prevent an escalation of the issue. 
  • Abraham was willing to take a loss for the sake of peace.
  1. Silence (5 to 10 minutes) (write down your own lessons; learn to hear from God and write down whatever God says to you)
  2. Intercessory Prayers : Prayer for family unity

Heavenly Father, we pray that you may mold us into a family who observes the right ways of living; ways that are pleasing to you. Unite us in love so that we may count on each other in every situation we face. Give us the strength to handle difficulties in ways that promote harmony and peace. Let all our eyes focus on the finished work of Jesus on the cross. Let everything we do be a service to you. Amen.

We would suffer and perish if there is no physical and spiritual sound health in the family. We Pray that God should send divine health into all families especially those who suffer from difficult diseases. Lord God come and destroy all forms of sickness in Jesus name. Jesus revive my health both spiritual and physical

“Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he” (Proverbs 29:18). We pray for families that lack vision that God should pour out vision into every member of the family. We pray against all kinds of stagnancy and declare progression into such families.

Lord God as many families that are suffering disunity, hatred, malice and attack against one another grant that by the reason of this prayer the peace of Christ will visit them and the power of God will over shadow so that joy will be on their lips.

6. The Litany to the Precious Blood of Jesus 

LITANY OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us Lord, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us

Christ, hear us
Christ, graciously hear us
God, the Father of heaven

have mercy on us
God the Son, Redeemer of the world *
God, the Holy Spirit *
Holy Trinity, One God *

O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, the Blood of Salvation
*Cover us and the whole world.*

The ocean of the Blood of Jesus Christ

*set us free*( *R* your response)

The Blood of Jesus Christ,
Full of holiness and compassion *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
Our strength and power
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The Everlasting Covenant *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The foundation of the Christian faith *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The armor of God *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The Divine Charity *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The scourge of demons *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, The help of those in bondage *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The sacred wine *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The power of Christians *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The defender of the Catholic wall *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The Christian’s true faith *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The healing blood
*save us* (Response)

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The anointing blood
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The boldness of the children of God
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The commander of Christian warriors
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The blood of resurrection
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The drink of heavenly angels
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The consolation of God the Father

*R* Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The power of the Holy Spirit
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The circumcision of the Gentiles
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The peace of the world
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The sunshine of heaven and earth
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The rainbow in heaven
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The hope of innocent children
*R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The Word of God in our hearts *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The heavenly weapon *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The Divine Wisdom *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The foundation of the world *R*

Precious Blood of Jesus Christ,
The mercy of God the Father *R*

O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
Cleanse the sins of the world
O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

*R*: Refine the world

O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ
*R* Teach us how to console Jesus

*Let us Pray*

O Precious Blood of our salvation, we believe, hope and trust in You. Deliver all those that are in the hands of the infernal spirits we beseech You. Protect the dying against the works of evil spirits and welcome them into Your eternal glory. Have mercy on the whole world and strengthen us to worship and console the Sacred Heart. We adore you, O Precious Blood of mercy. Amen.

O most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ

*R* Heal the wounds in the most Sacred Heart of Jesus. (repeat 3 times)

 

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Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.