Look below for this week's daily prayer devotionals written by leaders here at TACC. These devotionals are designed to help guide you as you read and pray through the scriptures. You can find our current reading schedule on our Shock & Awe page. You can also pick up printed copies at the back table of the worship center or in the church office. Scroll to the bottom of the page for downloads to of each month's devotional guides.
Aril 23 - 29
Monday, 4/23, John 4: Help us to read your word with fresh eyes, not assuming we know the stories, and miss what you are trying to tell us. Thank you, Jesus, that you are the Christ and that you have revealed yourself to us and what you want us to know is in your word, help us not take that for granted. In verse 24 you tell us “God is spirit and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and truth.” Thank you for giving us insight into the mysteries of God. In verse 39, it says that “many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony” thank you Lord that you use people to bring others to yourself, help us share our testimonies to reach those around us who don’t know you.
Tuesday, 4/24, John 5: God help me not let excuses keep me from you, but help me recognize my need for repentance. Thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you, Jesus, that you are God and while you were here on earth you showed us how to submit to the will of the Father. Help us live with obedience and submission to the Father’s will like you did. In verse 24 you tell us “whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment but has passed from death to life.” Help us to hear those words and not take them for granted, forgive us when we become complacent in living out your will but still expect the rewards.
Wednesday, 4/25, John 6: Thank you for your word. As I read Chapter 6, help me to take my time. You offer so much insight of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in this chapter, help me not to miss it. Verse 44 says “no one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.” Thank you for being in complete control, thank you for revealing yourself to me, so that I can believe. Thank you for Simon Peter’s words and example in verse 68 “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
Thursday, 4/26, John 7: Thank you for your word, help me to recognize that if something is hard to understand, it’s not because you are in error but it’s a reminder that I need to ask you for understanding. Forgive me when I question you in a way that accuses you or diminishes your authority.
Friday, 4/27, John 8: In chapter 8 the stories are familiar but are filled with truths that we cannot presume to understand. Thank you, Jesus, that you give an example of times when people are against you, yet you are firm and true and reflect the will of the Father. Help us to be so faithful and to know your word so well that we know how to reveal who you are. Thank you that you boldly say in 8:58 “Truly, Truly I say to you before Abraham was, I am.” Thank you that we are part of a church body and that because we read through the Bible together last year, we can understand the significance of you making that statement.
Saturday, 4/28, John 9: You healed a blind man on the Sabbath, and the Pharisees, stubborn to find reasons to reject you, show us how desperate we can be to justify our own will. Help us, Jesus, to not avoid who you are because we’re making excuses or holding so tight to who we determine you are, that we miss genuinely knowing you. Thank you that we can see you and that you have given us the ability to understand you. Help us to worship you because of who you are.
Sunday, 4/29, John 10: John 10:4 “When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.” Thank you for being our shepherd, that you know my name and because of your word I can know the sound of my Father’s voice. You are so gracious Father, forgive me when I neglect your voice. Thank you that you are faithful, for Taft Avenue Community Church, and for fellowship with other believers!