Prayer: Great God, receive the prayers today from those who call upon Your name. Grant that we may all understand and know what we ought to do today. Grant us the grace and power to faithfully follow Your Words to us each and everyday. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Read James 1: 26 - 27
James reminds us that we have to act inwardly and outwardly as mature Christians. If we say we are Christian and then gossip with our family and our friends, this is not a good example of what is means to be a Christian.
James writes that Christians can be called Christians if they look after orphans and widows and keep themselves from the way of the world.
Today, how will we look after orphans and widows and only talk to others with God's love and joy in our thoughts.
Prayer: Almighty God, we lift up to You this day orphans and widows and those who need Your help and love. O LORD, grant to each of us, and the Churches we belong to, the energy and enthusiasm to raise up and come to the aid of orphans and widows. This we ask in Your Son's name. Amen.