Daily Devotional


Rev. Dr. Steven Sunghwan Cho, Pastor​
11023 Liberty Road 
Randallstown, Maryland 21133

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Daily Devotional

11/22 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 11/22/20

Today’s Bible verse:

2 Corinthians 4:15-16
15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.


Pray with us:
God of Grace and God of Glory hear our prayer. As your believers let us give thanksgiving in our distresses and prosperity so that your Grace will shine to the World. When our spirits sink under the weight of fatigue (covid), responsibilities, sorrow, and things seem falling to pieces. Lift us with your unfailing Grace that when our body fails, our spirits will be lifted like the wings of an eagle. God of Grace we exalt and praise you with thanksgiving. Amen


(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

11/21 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 11/21/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 95:2-3
2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. 3 For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Pray with us:
Our Heavenly Father, the Psalmist reminds us to thank You and extol you with music and song because You are the God above all others. We should not have to be reminded to do this!! Every morning should be greeted with praise and thanksgiving for the good and perfect gifts which come to us from you. We are grateful but sometimes we second guess You. Would you please remind us that even though some may not seem like “good gifts”, they will become so in Your time when our hearts and minds are opened to Your plan for us! You show us every day how much You love us and we are blessed. Thank you Lord for these many blessings. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

11/20 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 11/20/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Jonah 2:9
9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the LORD.’ ”

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, even in the belly of the whale, at the lowest point in his life, Jonah did not forsake You! With shouts of praise and gratitude, he proclaimed, “Salvation comes from the Lord !”. Today we look to experts, politicians, officials and “idols” for worldly salvation when our eyes should be on You! You are our salvation and our peace in this chaotic world. Please open our eyes and our hearts to your true peace which is not of this world. Give us mindfulness to see good in all things and center us in Your love. Keep us strong in our faith as we pray to You this day. Amen

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

11/19 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 11/19/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Thessalonians 5:18
18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Pray with us:
Dear Heavenly Father, We thank you for all you have given us. As Paul encouraged the church at Thessalonica, we too need encouragement in today's world. Help us to see past today's issues to a future that is led by your commandment to love one another. Help us to see and give thanks in the small everyday accomplishments. Help us to reach out to others so they will know your presence and will feel your love. We pray not only for ourselves but also for the leaders in authority. Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

11/18 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 11/18/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Nahum 1:3
3 The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

Pray with us:
Almighty God, Nahum's words were meant to comfort Judah after Nineveh's fall. We too are looking for comforting words in a world that seems to have lost its way. We know you are slow to anger and great in power. Guide us to use this knowledge and your love as we make decisions and interact with those around us. We come to you today knowing you are always with us. You know our every thought and deed. Help us make our thoughts and deeds comforting to those around us. Help us to make a positive difference in today's world and for future generations. We pray in your name, Amen.

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

11/17 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 11/17/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Proverbs 29:11
11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, You told us that if we walk in the Light as He is in The Light, we have fellowship one with the other.!! You said in Your Word, The people who walked in darkness have seen a Great Light.!! We know that Your Son, Jesus Christ is The LIGHT of the world.!! Because we have become believers and accept His Redemption on the Cross, we become light also.!! Jesus told us, Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.!! Help us let the Light Shine in Jesus Name.!! Amen.

(Prayer by Margaret Hare)

11/16 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 11/16/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Proverbs 15:18
18 A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

Pray with us:
We live in world of impatience. So many different reasons, people become upset and easily show their anger. But we know that Jesus came to this world as the king of peace, and the people of God should be the ambassadors of God’s kingdom. Help us to have a good heart so that we can have more understanding. Bring us your wisdom for becoming the bridge that the world can see the peace of God. Give us more patience, so that we can endure this harsh condition that we are facing. Take care of your children and lead us not into temptation. We pray in your name Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

11/15 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 11/15/20

Today’s Bible verse:
John 14:2-4
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

Pray with us:
Lord, we know that our father’s love and grace is never-ending. That’s why your people can come to you anytime, and they can cry out to you anywhere. Your son died for us and our sin is forgiven by the sacrifice on the holy cross. We will never forget this action, and this salvation will guide us to the right pathways we believe. Help us to remember those who in need, and let us respond to your call by action. We live in hope every day because we know you have prepared a special place for your people. Thank you, Lord, we pray in your name, Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

11/14 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 11/14/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Titus 2:11
11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people

Pray with us:
Father, thank you for your gift of salvation through your Son, Jesus. That gift is for the whole world. In these trying times, we pray that you touch each of us that we may truly remember your salvation is for all. We pray for your world that all may accept your wonderful gifts of grace and salvation and that we may live as your children in the peace and harmony you wish for us. We pray in Jesus’ name, AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

11/13 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 11/13/20

Today’s Bible verse:
2 Kings 17:38-39
38 Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. 39 Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.”

Pray with us:
Father of Covenants,
How sweet and true are the promises that you made and kept with our forefathers. Scripture tells the wonderful story of your continuing act of salvation, shared not only with them but ourselves as well. How can we not worship the God of all that is good and holy? How can we not rejoice in all that is true?
In Your Son's blessed name we pray,
Amen.

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

11/12 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 11/12/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Colossians 1:13-14
13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father,
It is with eternal gratitude that we recall the saving act of redemption by our blessed Savior, Jesus Christ. We were mired in sin and unable to emerge but for the single act of grace at Calvary. From the darkness at Golgotha came the redemptive light at the tomb. The curtain of the temple was torn and we were reunited with You. May we ever rejoice in the truth of the good news.
Amen

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

11/11 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 11/11/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Chronicles 16:35
35 Cry out, “Save us, God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”

Pray with us:
You are indeed our hope and salvation. We praise you that we do not stand alone to face life’s challenges. You are with us and you gather us as your people to support each other. Alone we are more likely to falter, together we stand firm as your children and share the glories of your grace through all circumstances. We thank you for your undying love and those you send to guide and help us. AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

11/9 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 11/09/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 John 2:23
23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
 
Pray with us:
Dear Lord God, Father of Jesus Christ, we come to you with love in our hearts for the Holy Gift of salvation through your Son’s sacrifice.  Send your Holy Spirit to be within us, to strengthen us to show love to others as Jesus did.

(Prayer by Bill Ellis)

11/8 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 11/08/20

Today’s Bible verse:
2 Thessalonians 3:16
16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Pray with us:
 Father in heaven, we feel the peace that comes from the knowledge of our salvation brought by the sacrifice of your Son; please send your Holy Spirit to be within us and grant us the peace we need in this time of pandemic.  Lord God, we humbly thank you for this peace.
 
(Prayer by Bill Ellis)

11/7 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 11/07/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Peter 5:6-8
6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Pray with us:
Father God, It is so easy to fall into the traps the devil sets for us. It is often hard to remember that all of our brothers and sister around the world are undergoing the same upsets as we are experiencing. We often think of ourselves and not the world of Christian faith as a whole. Give us the strength Lord to know we are not alone, help us to humble ourselves, and turn our troubles and worries over to you. Keep us alert about ourselves so we can discern what is happening and keep at bay the devil's work. In the name of our Lord and Savior. AMEN

(Prayer by Kathy Ryan)

11/6 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 11/06/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 85:8
8 I will listen to what God the LORD says; He promises peace to his people, his faithful servants---but let them not turn to folly.

Pray with us:
Gracious and loving God, As you tell us through your word, as Christians we all need to stay focused and true to you. We are strong-willed people that often put our own needs first, and cause us to go off track. We love your promise of peace to us. Help us Lord as we continue to serve you, and help us remain strong and do as you directed and share your Word. Please Lord give us the strength to be your faithful servants during good times and bad. We pray this in the name of your Son. AMEN.

(Prayer by Kathy Ryan)

11/5 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 11/05/20

Today’s Bible verse:
John 16:33
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Pray with us:
Dear Lord, we thank you for a new day. In a world of turmoil and unrest, we pray for justice and peace for all of your children. Help us to facilitate healing rather the divisiveness. Instead of upheaval and anger let us disagree, agreeably for we
are all part of the same body as brothers and sisters in Christ. You teach us that all of the world's children are our neighbors and we are to “love our neighbor as ourselves.” Help us to live by the prayer of St. Francis printed below.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

11/4 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 11/04/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 15:13
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Pray with us:
O’Lord, we give thanks for a new day. A new day brings new light, new hope, and new life. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing. " Help us use this day for the good of your kingdom, sharing your peace and love with all of your children. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

11/3 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 11/03/20

Today’s Bible verse:
John 14:27
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Pray with us:
Lord of inner peace, we praise you. We thank you for the Holy Spirit that dwells in our being forever through Christ. We thank you for the strength to witness in an anti-God atmosphere and society. We thank you for the peace that passes understanding in the turmoil of life. Almighty indwelling Holy Spirit, we praise you. Amen

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

11/2 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 11/02/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Colossians 3:15
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Pray with us:
God of love hear our prayer. As one family in Christ, help us when issues arise to show compassion, patience, and forgiveness to each other. Let your love for us flow through me to others in times of differences in view and opinion In all we struggle, help us to be thankful for your sacrificial love. Amen

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

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