WITNESSLINE DEVOTIONAL: DEALING WITH TRIALS (DAY ONE)

WITNESSLINE DEVOTIONAL: DEALING WITH TRIALS (DAY ONE)

THEME:

DEALING WITH TRIALS

DAY ONE (1/4/2021)

1 Sam1:15

“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.

MEDITATION

Life itself is not always a bed of roses. There are times it presents us with negative experiences and these experiences can be approved by heaven sometimes. (And the Lord kept Hannah from having children 1Sam.1:6, Job 1:12 ).  Often times, situations can be very awkward and unpleasant like the case of Hannah. In all, prayer was her most efficient tool to overcome the ordeals of life. When she did that in less than 365 days her situation turned for better.

The lyrics of a popular liturgical song says:

  Have we trials and temptations?

 Is there trouble any where ?

 We should never be discouraged

 Take it to the Lord in prayers…..

 PRAYERS

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

2 Bible Study: 1 Samuel 1

3 Lessons:

Sometimes, life can be unfair. God permits such for greater good.

When life presents negative experiences, we should not be weary or weak but to apply the antidote as used by Hannah – Prayer.

Hannah went to the Lord by herself. Seeking help from men when the route to God is widely opened and accessible is the commonest mistake we make in troubled times.

Stories have had people who fell into the hands of false prophets and prophecies that ended up aggravating their problems. According to the song writer, let us learn to always take our troubles to the Lord in prayers.

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  Intercessory Prayers:

Prayer points

  1. O God of Hannah help me that I may know the power of prayers and devotions.
  2. Today, O God my father, I pour my troubles before you, I ask that you hear me and turn then to them to testimonies in the name of Jesus.
  3. I pledge my unalloyed allegiance to you O God as you take away my troubles, I shall serve thee with my time, talents and treasures.
  4. Should there be forces that do not want me saved, my Father disappoint them in the name of Jesus
  5. May all those who have laughed at me because of my ordeals, see me glorified by the Lord in the name of Jesus Christ.

6. The Litany to the Precious Blood of Jesus (Below)

7.Memory verse: 1 Sam1:15

“Not so, my lord,” Hannah replied, “I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my soul to the Lord.

 

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)

 

HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU ALL!

 

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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.

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