MARY REICHARD, HOST: Today is Friday, November 6th. Good morning! This is The World and Everything in It from listener-supported WORLD Radio. I’m Mary Reichard.
NICK EICHER, HOST: And I’m Nick Eicher.
Before we close today, we have one more round of Scripture readings and prayers to share with you. Thanks again to each of you who contributed to this special presentation this week.
You’ve written to say they’ve encouraged you, and they’ve certainly encouraged us! We are grateful.
REICHARD: Here with today’s offerings are Yancy Carpenter, Jackie Layne, Kevin Epperson, Sophia Elliot, and Ike Nicholson.
YANCY CARPENTER: Lord Jesus, you are the radiance of the glory of God. The exact imprint of His nature. You uphold the universe by the word of your power. After making purification for our sins, you sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on High. Jesus, our hope and our trust is in you alone. Be glorified through Your servants today. Amen.
JACKIE LAYNE: Second Thessalonians 3, verses 1 through 3: Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may be glorified and have free course, even as it is with you. And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men. For all men have not faith. But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you and keep you from evil.
KEVIN EPPERSON: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in Heaven for you who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him, and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible, and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
SOPHIA ELLIOT: It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, oh Most High. To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night. To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, oh Lord, have made me glad at your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. How great are your works, oh Lord! Your thoughts are very deep.
Oh God, you are the only faithful and true. You are our rock. You are our sure foundation. No matter what the world looks like. No matter how crazy things get, or look, God we are safe in your hand because you are faithful, you are just. You are righteous. I thank you that you protect us. You keep us. And that we are safe in your hands. Amen.
IKE NICHOLSON: Oh God, who hast appointed a day when the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, quicken our loyalty to thee that we may now and always choose thy will as our will, thy ways as our way, thy peace as our peace. So lock our fortunes to thy purpose in these days of perplexity and suffering that we may be satisfied with nothing less than a world at unity with itself, and in abiding fellowship with thee, when for all people that freedom and mutual trust which will enable all nations to bring their glory and honor into thy kingdom through him who came to set us free—Jesus, our King. Amen.