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.
October 15 - 21
Monday, 10/15, 2 Timothy 3: Regardless of how we interpret Revelation and the timing of Your Son’s return, we know that we are living in the last days – the days starting with the gifting of Your Spirit to all believers and commencing as we await the Savior’s glorious second coming! Keep us strong in Your word and in Your truth, and vigilant against the deception of false teachers and lovers of power and influence, who will try and lead us astray. Remind us daily that Your word is sufficient to make us wise for salvation through faith in Your Son, and complete, equipped for every good work.
Tuesday, 10/16, 2 Timothy 4: We thank You for Your word, Lord. Help us to take seriously Your charge through Paul that we are to know Your word and doctrine thoroughly, so that we are ready at all times to preach, teach, correct and encourage with it. We pray that by Your grace and through Your power we will one day be able to say, as Paul did, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith...there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day”.
Wednesday, 10/17, Titus 1: We praise You God because you are a God of truth and faithfulness, who keeps all of Your promises. To honor Your faithfulness, we want to be faithful to You and Your word, maintaining sound doctrine, and good teaching in Your church so that all who come to know You can have a sound faith rooted in truth.
Thursday, 10/18, Titus 2: Lord, let the fruit of our lives and our good works in Your name reflect the fact that right doctrine leads to right behavior. Help us to live our lives in a way that highlights to the world the attractiveness of the Gospel and that would never give grounds for anyone to revile You or Your Gospel. By Your grace and power, help us to live in a new and better way as Your new creations.
Friday, 10/19, Titus 3: Our world today can be very troubling Lord, but the same has been true in many times and places throughout history. Help us to keep our minds set on You and Your kingdom, while still being good citizens of the world You have placed us in, knowing that You are sovereignly in control of it all. May we be obedient to Your will, ready to do every good work set before us while also submitting to the rulers and authorities of our day. Let us be gentle and courteous to all, avoiding quarreling and foolish controversies, living in a way that shows the beauty of the Gospel message and of our saving God.
Saturday, 10/20, Philemon: In Your kingdom, Lord, we are all equal members and partners in the work You have prepared for us to do. Paul asked Philemon to act out his faith in a very real, difficult and counter-cultural way by asking him to welcome back Onesimus as a brother in Christ. Even though Onesimus was a runaway servant, Paul saw his great value as a Christian brother and was willing to pay the price for his reconciliation. Help us to also see ourselves and our brothers and sisters in Christ as a new humanity of equal partners in Your gospel, who share together in God’s healing mercy.
Sunday, 10/21, Hebrews 1: Father God, we thank You for the gift of Your Son, Jesus, as our Savior and the manifestation of Your plan of salvation for humanity. He is the radiance of Your glory, the exact imprint of Your nature, and He upholds the universe by the word of His power. You created the angels to be messengers, ministers and guides sent out to serve on behalf of the Son and for the sake of those who believers who were to inherit salvation, as sons and daughters, through Him. We thank You that we can know You, Lord by knowing Your Son and be adopted into Your family forever.