Praying with Paul: 'Balance'

Monday, April 19, 2021

1 Corinthians 11:2-16

Dear Father, God of the present and the future, but also of the past,

Make me willing to consider and accept new things. But also help me to respect and maintain the traditions from the past. May I acknowledge that Christ is my head and submit myself to him, even as he acknowledges you as his head.

May Christian wives acknowledge the headship of their own husbands, and may their husbands honor Christ as their head. Help husbands and wives live inter-dependently, realizing that they need each other for mutual support and procreation. May all the women in your holy church conduct themselves in a way that shows their devotion to your Word and to their own husbands, and may all husbands give their wives due honor and genuine love.

Help each of us who follows Christ not to be contentious or self-willed. Let us adapt ourselves to the traditions of the past that promote good order.

In the name of Jesus I submit to your authority, asking these things according to his will. Amen.

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, April 19, 2021

A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"One day the disciples of John the Baptist came to Jesus and asked him, "Why don't your disciples fast like we do and the Pharisees do?" Jesus..."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Child of God, The fifty days between My resurrection and Pentecost were important. I appeared to My closest disciples on several occasions, and...."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"The word AMEN solemnly confirms that which went before; and Jesus is the great Confirmer; immutable, for ever is "the Amen" in all his promises...."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God's own will."

Illustration

Balance — 1 Corinthians 11:2-16

About This Devotional

Eldon Degge turns the apostle Paul's writings into daily, powerful prayers.

Heartlight appreciates Eldon Degge and Meridian Publishing for permission to make this available on our website. Praying with Paul is also available as a book.