Daily Devotional


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

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Serving Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. We are conveniently located on the corner of Liberty Rd and Wards Chapel Rd in Baltimore County, just a short drive from Carroll County and Howard County.​

Daily Devotional

10/27 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/27/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 5:17
17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!

Pray with us:
Dear Heavenly Father, We know your grace is infinitely greater for good than any evil here on earth. We pray that your gift of salvation will overcome our trespasses. Help us to be examples of your gift of salvation. Help us to see the good so we can pass on the uplifting message of your love. We pray in your name, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

10/26 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 10/26/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Peter 2:9
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

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 & glorify your Father which is in Heaven.!! Help us let the Light Shine in Jesus Name.!! Amen.
(Prayer by Margaret Hare)

10/25 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 10/25/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Galatians 5:24
24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Pray with us:
As Paul confesses before you, we truly give our heart to you and believe that there is nothing but the blood of Jesus. With love and sacrifice, you showed us your love and the way that we should follow. Help us to remember your never-ending love and compassion. We belong to your son Jesus, and this is the utmost happiness that only faithful people can learn and enjoy. We desire you, every day and faithfully we follow your guidance. Help us to hold your cross in our hearts. We pray in your name, Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

10/24 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 10/24/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 5:1
1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Pray with us:
Lord, we kneel down before you because there are many things that we need to confess. You taught us to live in the light and to follow the way of righteousness. But every day we still see challenges and difficult moments of life. Help us to live out faithful ones all the time. Lord, just like the rule and commandments that you gave to Israel people, help us to understand that we have Christian standard, to live like light and salt of the world. Be with us and nurture us as faithful children of God day by day. We pray in your name Amen

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

10/23 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 10/23/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 42:11
11 Why are you cast down, o my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him. The help of my countenance and my God.

Pray with us:
Dear Heavenly Father, When times get tough it is so easy to “push the panic button”. When will we learn that all that does is cause disquiet within us, even to the point of physical distress? Let us remember to FIRST turn to You, our hope and stay. You offer comfort, peace, encouragement, and direction. With you we can have the confidence to face anything the world tries to throw at us. We praise your Holy Name and pray in Jesus’ name; AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

10/22 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 10/22/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Revelation 1:8
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Pray with us:
Lord, Accept our thanks and praise for all you have done. You created this beautiful world and all that is within it. Each of us, You created and care for daily through thick and thin. You will be with us when You call us home to your glory. Your love is never changing and never ending; your promises are always kept. May our hearts and tongues ever praise you, the Almighty! AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

10/21 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/21/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 13:9b-10
9b ...and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.

Pray with us:
Dear Lord God, we know your commandments, passed down to us through Moses. There are times when we are unsure of the right thing to do, behavior not covered by your commandments. Help us to do what is right in your sight, by using love of others as our guide, as Jesus taught us, and as your Apostle Paul reminded us. Amen.

(Prayer by Bill Ellis)

10/20 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/20/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 112:1
1 Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.

Pray with us:
Dear Father, You are the perfect example of what a father should be. You created us out of love and desire to mold us in Your image. You have blessed us by giving us responsibility and making us stewards of your kingdom. You have entrusted your chosen people to our care as we attend to their needs, both spiritual and physical. Father, guide us in all that we do. May every effort speak to your love, may every action shout out to your glory! Amen

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

10/19 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 10/19/20

Today’s Bible verse:
2 Peter 1:16
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised stories when we told you about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in power, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, We are intimately aware and deeply treasure the greatest story ever told. We embrace the edict of your servant Paul to share the story of Christ crucified and raised. Our words alone cannot give justice to the staggering truth of Calvary. But we know it is the Spirit of Truth that can open the hardest of hearts and proclaim the story of salvation. Use us Father to share the story of Your blessed Son! Amen.

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

10/16 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 10/15/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Haggai 2:6-7
6 This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake all nations, and what is desired by all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.

Pray with us:
O God, A new day has come and we stand in awe and praise your name for your creations. We again acknowledge that all that we have and all that we are comes from you. We are to be good stewards for your world and for all that we have been given. We ask for your guidance and direction in using these gifts to spread your message of good news and love to further your kingdom. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

10/15 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 10/15/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 8:3-4
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

Pray with us:
Dear Lord, We come before you, praising your name and are amazed by your blessings and grace every day. We are amazed by your beautiful creations all around us and we are thankful. We are thankful that you care for each of us and showed us your love by sending Jesus to us as our Savior. Your creations and love inspire us. Help us to share these things that we might inspire others. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

10/14 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/14/20

Today’s Bible verse: 2 Samuel 22:29 29 For thou art my lamp, O Lord: and the Lord will lighten my darkness. Pray with us: Lord, we thank you for the wisdom of David who, after the slaying of Goliath, did not promote himself, but gave you the credit as the light of the world. David knew that you are the light that promotes growth in the plant world. Spiritual darkness is overcome by your spiritual light. When the rest of the world is interrupted by gloom that disrupts the mind and soul, you are the Son for our deepest gloom and the Son for our brightest day. In your Son's name we pray. Amen. (Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

10/13 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/13/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Isaiah 47:4 4 As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
Pray with us: Lord Almighty, hear our prayer. Thank you for being our Redeemer. You are the redeemer of the Israelite world. You are the Redeemer of the Christian community in the form of your Son, the Christ, who gave his life on the cross for our individual sins of commission and omission. With a burst of joy and praise, we thank you. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

10/12 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 10/12/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Daniel 7:13-14
13 In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away.

Pray with us:
Dear Heavenly Father, we give you thanks and praise for pouring your blessings on us this day. We acknowledge that you are a sovereign Lord and have authority in heaven and on earth. You loved us so much that you sent your son Jesus to suffer and die.in order to save us from our sins if we only believe. You generously offer this hope to all your people. Open our eyes to the full truth of the gospel and the grace that it offers so that we may be saved by faith. In Jesus' precious name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

10/11 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 10/11/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Zechariah 7:9-10
9 This is what the LORD Almighty said, "Administer true justice, show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other."

Pray with us:
Almighty God, we give you thanks for this day and its many blessings. We thank you for the instructions you gave through the prophets of the Old Testament. The same precepts apply today. We are not perfect and in need of your help. Help us to please you by displaying loving obedience-- showing true justice, mercy, and compassion to all your people, treating each in a godly way. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

10/10 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 10/10/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Peter 4:10
10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

Pray with us:
Our Heavenly Father, we know that all that we are is your gift to us. What we make of that gift is our gift to you. Please help us to remember that our gifts should be used to glorify you and to love others deeply. As good stewards, we pledge to use our gifts to serve others and fulfill your purpose. At any given moment we could have the opportunity to be your hands and heart to someone in need. Please open our eyes to these God incidences in our Christian lives. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

10/9 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 10/09/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Luke 12:33-34
33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Pray with us:
Once again, Father, you have reminded us to get our priorities in order. Treasures on Earth have no worth if our relationship with you is not true and pure. You have promised that we need not be anxious about our kingdom inheritance. You have offered it freely!! We need only believe your word and love our neighbors helping them when they are in need. Help us to be as generous with the needy as you have been with us. By our “almsgiving”, you see our sincerity and know where our “treasure” and our “hearts” are.Please direct our giving by your pleasure. We pray in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

10/8 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 10/08/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 14:17-19
17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18 because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. 19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

Pray with us:
Lord, We come to you today happy in the knowledge that you are here to support us in our daily lives. We can find joy and peace if we live our lives showing love and support to each other. Help us to be mindful of this when we speak to others and make decisions. We pray in your name. Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

10/7 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/07/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Hosea 6:6
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, We come today thanking you for the love you have shown us. Help us to show that love to those around us as we go about our daily lives. You ask us to show mercy and right conduct toward our neighbors as wholly acceptable to you and we pray our actions are pleasing to you. We ask this in your name, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

10/6 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 10/06/20

Today’s Bible verse:

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Pray with us:
Lord, in this difficult and troublesome moment, we faithfully pray to you lord. Hear our prayer and when we reach out our hand to you lord, listen to our true request. We have church members, neighbors, and family members who still need your care. Remember their prayers and supplication. And we also need your peace and mercy for our soul and spirits. Lord, strengthen us to faithfully endure this trial and challenge so that we can overcome and achieve final victory in you. We ask special mercy every day and every moment. Bless us and give us your peace. We pray in your name, Amen.


(Prayer by Steven Cho)

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