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A prayer request gets a “no”

Mark 10:35-40 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, asked Jesus if He would do for them whatever they asked! So Jesus said, “And what do you want Me to do for you? They told him that, when His kingdom comes in glory, they want to sit beside Him – one on the right, the other on the left. But Jesus said, “You do not know what you’re asking,” and He questioned if they would be able to drink the cup of suffering He must drink or be baptized with what He must bear, and they said, “We can!” Then Jesus said, “You may drink the cup I must drink and you may be baptized with which I Am to be baptized, but to place you by My right side or My left is not My place to give. That is for those for whom it has been prepared.” © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Mark with the help of translations provided online by Bible Gateway. …

Prayer to discern the power and glory of God

Prayer-a-phrase of Ephesians 1:17-21 May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ – the glorious Father – give you a spirit of wisdom and the knowledge revealed to know Him. May the eyes of your heart be so filled with light, you may know what hope you have in God’s call, what riches of glory you’ve inherited with the holy ones, what exceeding power God has for us who believe – the same power shown by raising Christ from the dead and seating Him at His right hand in heavenly places found far above every principality, authority, power, domain, and every other name we can name – not only in this age but the one to come. © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Ephesians by using several of the many translations provided online by Bible Gateway. …