Daily Devotional


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

410-922-6556    Email: WardsChapel@verizon.net

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Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am
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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.​
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Important Information - COVID-19 Update

The church will be closed beginning March 13 for all functions. This includes all worship services, Sunday School classes, and all administrative, programmatic, and committee meetings. Please join us for our Virtual Sermon each Sunday and Daily Devotional online.

If any parishioners need assistance, please contact Pastor Cho by phone at 240-394-1162, or by email at pastorstevencho@gmail.com. The church office voicemail and email also will be checked regularly.

The Food Pantry ministry will operate under an alternative procedure.

Please try to keep in touch with one another for encouragement or needs anyone may have. We will try to keep everyone as up to date as possible and will continue to send church-wide emails as needed.

Daily Devotional

8/11 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 08/11/20

Today's Bible verse:
Psalm 119:28
28 My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.

Pray with us:
Lord, We are indeed filled with sorrow for your hurting world.  Lives have been lost, they have been turned “upside-down”, and people are feeling isolated and forgotten.  We are sorrowful that our help seems so little.  Lord, hear our prayer for your hurting and sorrow-filled world.  We are thankful that we can lean on you for support in our times of sorrow.  As you strengthen us, we know we can face each new day as a blessing from you, whatever the day may offer. AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

8/10 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 08/10/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Lamentations 3:31-32
31 For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love.
Pray with us:
Lord, we thank you for having a new day. As begin another week, let us have a heart and mind to see your guidance. We see your beautiful creation, and we enjoy the rule that you made. Sun, moon and stars follow the way that you set. All plants and animals thrive and multiply in your creation. However, there are other stories in our world. People are suffering from many different issues. Natural disasters never end, and conflict and violence threaten the life of the world. We experience our limitations every day. In this confusing moment, as the people of God, we come to you and we kneel down. Show us your mercy and let us have you dream. Help us to overcome all the sorrow and distress. Let your people desire heavenly peace and guidance. Remember your people and their cries, O Lord. We lift our head to you, listen to our prayers. We pray in your name, Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

8/9 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 08/09/20

Today's Bible verse:
Proverbs 19:11
11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

Pray with us:
Forgive us our impatience and unforgiving ways. They hurt everyone, especially you. It is no way to share your love. How marvelous it is to be created in Your image and possess Your nature of patience and forgiveness. Teach us to fully develop these loving traits. Help us to practice them daily even as the world tries to push us to our limits. Amen

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

8/8 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 08/08/20

Today's Bible verse:
Romans 10:9-10
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Pray with us:
Gracious Heavenly Father, we thank you for loving us so much that you sent your only Son to earth to save us from our sins. We are grateful for another day to proclaim Jesus as our Lord. May we confess our faith with our mouths and believe in our hearts that He was raised from the dead. Also give us the courage to show by our actions by loving one another as you have loved us. It is only through your grace are we saved, We are thankful for the joy that this brings. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

8/7 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 08/07/20

Today's Bible verse:
Psalm 103:12
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Pray with us:
Loving Father, how we praise your wonderful name for you have forgiven all our sins and redeemed our lives. You have given us good things and demonstrated your grace and compassion by removing our sins so far away--forever. You have not dealt with us how we deserve, but have raised us up into heavenly places through Christ Jesus. For this we are forever grateful. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

8/6 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 08/06/20

Today's Bible verse:
Mark 11:25
25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Pray with us:
We know so well that our own egos bring difficulty to our relationship with You and with others. Through your wonderful grace we are forgiven over and over again yet we fail to forgive others, You remind us that “we are forgiven as we forgive others” but we still hold petty grudges! Please clear our minds and open our hearts to the healing power of forgiveness so that we may feel the joy and peace of unbroken relationships. We give our hearts to you to mend as we pray in Your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

8/05 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 08/05/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Ephesians 1:7
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace
Pray with us:
Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the great love You have for us. Because you said “no” to your beloved Son, we can say “yes” to eternal life. You have given us a priceless gift through Your grace, and we are so grateful! Help us put that gratitude to work in your name bringing peace and joy to those in need of that love as well. Especially in difficult times we remain joyful in each day because we know you have chosen us for your blessings. Amen
(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

8/4 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 08/04/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 5:8
8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Pray with us:
Holy Father, You sent your son to save us while we were sinners and he gave his life. We continue to need your saving grace each day. We cannot manage in this world without you and your forgiveness and your guidance. We thank you for all you do for us and we ask that you continue to be with us as we go about our daily lives. We pray in your name, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

8/3 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 08/03/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Genesis 4:7
7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

Pray with us:
Dear Heavenly Father, We come today knowing we are sinful and that temptations to do sinful things are all around us.  Help us to look to you for your guidance and direction as we make decisions.  Be with us as we go throughout our day.  Help is to feel your presence and to make thoughtful decisions that will be pleasing in your sight.  Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

8/2 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 08/02/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Luke 18:42-43
42 Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 43 Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.

Pray with us:
A new day has come and we are grateful to receive it’s blessings. Give us faith like the blind beggar who believed that Jesus was indeed the great physician. Give us the wisdom to understand your healing presence in our lives. Remind us to listen to your question, “ what do you want me to do for you ?” Help us understand what to pray for in this hurting world, for we know if we ask you can accomplish it. We are grateful that you are on this journey with us and we give you thanks. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

8/1 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 08/01/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 Peter 2:24
24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Pray with us:
Dear Lord, We thank you for a new and refreshing day. We praise your name and give thanks for the gift of your son Jesus. He bore our sins on the cross so that we might be forgiven. All we need do is to believe and trust in you. By your grace we are saved! We are thankful that we are able to hear your message today and share it with the whole world. Amen.
(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

7/31 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 07/31/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Matthew 9:22
22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment.

Pray with us:
Lord, we dream of beautiful things. We dream that people with huge burdens become free. The men and women who are suffering from diseases become healed. We dream of recovery of sight for the blinds and setting the oppressed free. We dream of your miracles. Just like the woman who was healed by the Lord, help us to be healed, to be free and to see the truth. Today we meditate on Jesus’ words again, ‘your faith has healed you.’ So, now we proclaim that you are almighty God, and your love never ends. We truly lean on you. We dream of beautiful things in you this day. We pray in your name, Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

7/30 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 07/30/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Isaiah 53:4-5
4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Pray with us:
Gracious lord. We are thankful for all the blessings that you have given us. However, we are not just enjoying your blessings. We remember the love of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice. Jesus, your son experienced the suffering of human beings and tasted the bitterness of the world. Due to the heavy cross that Jesus took up, we are forgiven and we enjoy new life in Christ. Lord, teach us your gentleness and love. Let us learn your humbleness and patience. Now, the world needs heavenly comfort and care. So, let us be the messengers to share the love of God and mercy. Because of you, we are forgiven. So we will be faithful disciples to share your precious lessons. We pray in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

7/29 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 07/29/20

Today’s Bible verse:
James 5:14 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. Pray with us: Healing Father hear our prayer. We thank you for the miracles of rehabilitation we have witnessed. As we yearn to meet publicly to worship and praise your name, help us open our hearts to be ready and willingly to call, visit and pray for the struggling members of the congregation and community. Anoint our world with your Holy Spirit who boosts our faith and forgive our sins We ask this in your Holy Healing name. Amen. (Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

7/28 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 07/28/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Jeremiah 17:14
14 Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.

Pray with us:
O Great Physician, hear my prayer. Thanks for delivering from the sins of this world. From my actions that have grieved and wounded my Soul. But You have saved me for a purpose and have given me eternal life. I praise you for the physical and spiritual healings and blessings of this life and Your eternal salvation. Give me Your healing power to love the unlovable in my experiences. I ask in Your most Holy Name. Amen.

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

7/27 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 07/27/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 30:22
22 LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

Pray with us:
O Lord our God, hear our cry for healing. We give you thanks and praise that you are the great healer. When David cried out to you for healing, you healed him, and he was grateful. Help us to live in that same prayerful dependence on you just as David did, knowing that we will feel your healing touch in our time of need. We are crying out today for healing--for our hearts, our bodies, and our spirits as we live in uncertain times. Bless us with your healing. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

7/26 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 07/26/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Revelation 5:12
12 In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”

Pray with us:
Dear Father God, we praise you and thank you for the amazing grace that you have given us through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was the Lamb that was slain for us. We are not worthy, but still you clothed us in your own righteousness. May we live our lives so that all might know of his worthiness and of the praise and glory that are due him. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

7/25 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 07/25/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pray with us:
Dear Father in Heaven , many, many times have we repeated these familiar words of comfort and encouragement in times of trial and tribulation! We say these words but they are only words if we do not believe wholeheartedly. Please send the Holy Spirit to each of us to deepen our faith as we again repeat this promise in these times.You are our Rock and we are holding on to You fervently! Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

7/24 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 07/24/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Isaiah 25:7-8
7 On this mountain he will destroy the shroud that enfolds all peoples, the sheet that covers all nations; 8 he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

Pray with us:
As Isaiah exalts and praises you, Father, for all you have done for his people, so we thank you for all You continue to do for us. You give so freely and lovingly preparing feasts, tearing away shrouds, and “ wiping tears from our faces”. We love you and accept your gifts with great gratitude. We love You and believe in your Word. Please strengthen us and remind us that You will always care for us. Help us be joyful and not fearful in your care. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

7/23 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 07/23/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Daniel 6:26-27
26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. 27 He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”

Pray with us:
God who rescued Daniel from the lion's den, be with us today. Help us to have faith in you like Daniel did. Help us to rely on you for guidance and strength as we go about our daily life. We know you are an awesome God and praise you for your goodness toward us. We thank you for the many blessings you have given us and for future blessings. Help us to be your witnesses here on earth for your glory. Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)