WITNESSLINE DEVOTIONAL: DAY ONE

WITNESSLINE DEVOTIONAL: DAY ONE

THEME:

REBUILDING THE BROKEN WALLS

DAY ONE: Nehemiah 2:3

The book of Nehemiah tells the true story of a Jewish slave, cupbearer to the king of Persia, and his mission to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. But this historical account is about much more than construction. In Nehemiah, we find plans that will help us rebuild the broken-down walls in our own world.

MEDITATION

Rebuilding the broken walls means restoring the foundational values, which over the years have been eroded or lost, due to our shift in emphasis. The resultant effect of having a broken wall is too grave for anyone to toy with. Wall signifies security, fortification, defense, security, and protection. If your walls are broken down you are exposed to danger and you are no longer fortified. In biological parlance, defense is one’s immune. Where the immune is destroyed the whole body is in trouble. Many people are in spiritual trouble today because the walls of their faith were broken, families are in crisis because the walls of love and unity were shattered. The wall of morality for many has been destroyed and so we have many warriors sleeping, the Deborah and Esther of our generation in brothels and club houses. What then is our hope? We must rebuild! In the days ahead we shall look at the various ways to achieve this.

Time: Between 5a.m to 12pm choose your convenient 1hour with God (For Seven Days)

PRAYERS

1 Hail Mary 21 times and Thank you Jesus 21 times.

2 Bible Study: Nehemiah 1

3 Lessons:

Have sincere concern for your people

Seek God’s guidance always

Do not jump into making serious decisions

Godly obedience should be swift.

4 Silence (5 to 10 minutes) (write down your own lessons; learn to hear from God and write down whatever God says to you)

5 The Litany to the Precious Blood of Jesus (Below)

6 Intercessory Prayers :

Rebuilding my life

God, I humbly come to you knowing I have made mistakes.I come to you on my knees for forgiveness and to ask you for the opportunity to rebuild my life by engaging in work to meet my responsibilities and rebuild the relationship of my family, faith and life.

I am sorry God for all that I have done and know that I use this moment in time to realize the gifts you have given me and how I may use these gifts to rebuild. I pray to you for grace to do your will and to fulfill the purpose for which i was created. Help many who are lost and restore families, restore faith, restore healing and restore health. Amen.

7 Memory verse:

Isaiah 61:3 – to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion—to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

 

*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.