June 4

1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.

Scripture Insights

A few years ago our kids and grandkids were spending a day at the lake with friends. The grandkids were having a great time with the other kids swimming in the lake. Our grandson, without realizing it, had gotten out into the deep water and was suddenly in serious trouble. He began crying out for help, but there was too much wind and commotion from all the people around. No one heard his cries—that is, no one except his mom. With the ears that only a parent has for his or her children, she was able to discern his desperate cry above all the other noise and was instantly on her way with great big strokes of love, rushing to his rescue. I am convinced that in the same way, our Father hears our cries above all the other noise when we are in deep need. Perhaps our greatest need is to simply acknowledge when we’re in over our heads. Lord, hear our cry!

Today’s Prayer

We confess that in these days, the waters seem deep and the winds around us obscure our desperation. But you, O Lord, hear our cries. Lift us from deep waters. Set our feet on solid ground.

Prayer Journal Reflections

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you today about the Lord’s protection, direction, and revelation for your life and the life of the church?

—Rob Songer, District Superintendent, Central California

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