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

10/5 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 10/05/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Zechariah 8:16 16 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts;
Pray with us: Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your Holy Word that tells us: ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make us free. Free from sin, hatred, envy, and more sin. Lord Jesus, You also said: I am The Truth and The Life.!! No one comes to The Father but by me. Thanks for Your righteous judgment. We pray in your name. Amen.
(Prayer by Margaret Hare)

10/4 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 10/04/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Judges 5:31
31 “So may all your enemies perish, LORD! But may all who love you be like the sun when it rises in its strength.” Then the land had peace forty years.


Pray with us:
Lord, we know you are on our side. When we cry out to you, you listen to us and respond to our prayers. Lord, let us truthfully and faithfully lean on you and follow your guidance. We know the history of the Israel people. When they were in trouble, they prayed to you and cried out. Then you saved your people from endangerment and threats. But they forgot your salvation. Lord help us to remember your work and believe you are always on our side. Thank you, lord. We pray in your name.

 


(Prayer by Steven Cho)

 

10/3 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 10/03/20

Today’s Bible verse: Jeremiah 31:33 33 But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. Pray with us: Dear Lord God, please send your Holy Spirit to be within us, that we may follow your instructions deep within us, in our hearts and in our consciences, showing love to others as Jesus did while on earth. Remind us to love others as we love ourselves, showing care for their health by our actions. We want to be more loving like Jesus, give us the strength of character to show Christian love every day. We pray in the name of your Son, our Savior. Amen. (Prayer by Bill Ellis)

10/2 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 10/02/20

Today’s Bible verse:

2 John 1:6
6 And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.


Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, All that You have displayed to, and developed in Your children, has been framed in love. You created a world that was designed for our needs and we learned about stewardship for its care. You outlined high standards for our living and we learned about accountability for our actions. You established a system of justice and we learned about admitting failure and receiving forgiveness. You sent us Your Son and we learned how to live our lives. And we learned about love and endless grace. How then can we not see the blessings tied to your direction and our obedience? Your boundless love allows us the freedom to live free from fear when we embrace Your edicts. "Oh, how I love your instruction! It is my meditation all day long". Ps 119:97


(Prayer by Ron Weller)

10/1 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 10/01/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Luke 6:35
35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, When we read these words Lord, we should be as troubled as those who first heard them. We admit that we have trouble at times loving those closest to our hearts, but how can we love - even get along with - those that we dislike? We must confess that we have listened and engaged in gossip about such "enemies" and have enjoyed witnessing their public failings. We've callously expressed our displeasure for such people and explained it away as righteous indignation. Father help us to understand those with whom we disagree and dislike. Make us to see that we have both been designed by Your hands and in Your image. Guide us to spend more time examining our own hearts, so we would see our failings. It is only through Your grace and forgiveness can we hope to be changed so let us return that blessing to others. As You are our Powerful Mediator, let us be mediators for others so that Your glory may be witness. Amen

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

9/30 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/30/20

Today’s Bible verse:
1 John 4:18-19
18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 19 We love because he first loved us.

Pray with us:
Dear Lord, You love us so much that you gave your life that we may live. You ask in return that we love you and love others. Yet we often fail to do so out of fear. As we ground ourselves more fully in your love, we know that we can face any uncertainties of the world without fear; you have all things in your control. We can walk any path where you may send us and lead us. We may proclaim your love boldly in word and deed, because you are speaking through us. We can love you and others through your love in us. In your precious name we pray, AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

9/29 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/29/20

Today’s Bible verse:

Proverbs 12:25
25 Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.

Pray with us:
Dear Lord, Thank you for your love that never fails. Your words of hope and kindness lighten our hearts in these trying times. As we read your holy word, may we find the peace and joy you offer. Show us the way to share kind words and cheer others who may need uplifting. AMEN

(Prayer by Cindy Chambers)

9/28 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 09/28/20

Today’s Bible verse:
 
1 Peter 4:8
8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
 
Pray with us:
Lord, again today we are thankful for our many blessings. We are thankful for your great love for us and that you gave your only Son for our salvation. Show us today how we might share that love with one another to make your world a better place. “Love, love, love, all we need is love.” In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

9/27 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 09/27/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Esther 4:14
14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Pray with us:
Dear Lord,
We thank you for a new day and for time spent in your presence. Today’s scripture reminds us as Mordecai reminded Queen Esther that we must not keep silent. We must speak out against hatred, prejudices, injustices, lies, irresponsibility and indifference. We are your hands and feet in the world, to do justice, to love all of your people, that they may come to know your ways as well. Help us to bring about the change that this world so greatly needs to restore order and reason, respect and kindness and LOVE. In your name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Charlie Dell)

9/26 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 09/26/20

Today’s Bible verse:
2 Peter 3:9
9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

Pray with us:
We thank you for another day to praise and honor you for all the good gifts we receive. We give you thanks, O Lord, for keeping your promises and being patient with us. You are a merciful God, and you keep every promise at the perfect time. We know you love us even though we fall short over and over again. You are willing to give more time for your people to come to repentance. All we need to do is turn to Christ and ask his forgiveness. Open our hearts today, Lord, that we may place our trust in Christ in order to enter into an eternal relationship with him. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

9/25 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 09/25/20

Today’s Bible verse:
2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Pray with us:
How wonderful to receive your grace, O God. We need nothing else. Thank you for giving us the grace to overcome our weakness. Our human weakness provides the ideal opportunity for your display of divine power when we put our trust in you. Your desire is for us to rely on you alone. Help us to surrender to your will just as the early Christians did so that you may be glorified and our trust in you be strengthened. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

(Prayer by Pauline Reisberg)

9/24 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 09/24/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Habakkuk 2:3
3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.

Pray with us:
Mighty and Everlasting God hear my prayer. We thank you for the faith lessons of our past experiences. In these times of trial help us to patiently wait weeks and months until in God's time we see the new truths We pray for more statesmanship and less politics. More brotherhood and less divisiveness.We wait patiently in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

9/23 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/23/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Lamentations 3:25-26
25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Pray with us:
Great God and Father hear my prayer. We thank you for your Great faithness to these that seek your Way. Today when challenged with new uncertainties, help us to lean on old lessons of faith and to seek the new truths of a brighter world. We pray in your Holy and Almighty name. Amen

(Prayer by Wayne Reisberg)

9/22 Tuesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/22/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Acts 26:28-29
28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?” 29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, you so filled Paul with your spirit and urgency to spread the word that he was even able to convince King Agrippa that what he had from God was good and true and important to living a blessed life!! Paul spoke fervently, never tiring or fearing for himself. Please fill us with that confidence as we interact in this troubled world. Help us to spread your word with such zeal that others may feel your grace and know that all lives are more abundant and worthwhile because of your love. We pray for strength through you as we pray this prayer. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

9/21 Monday

by WCUMC Member on 09/21/20

Today’s Bible verse:
James 4:7
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, we know you “long for the spirit you caused to live within us” to be displayed in the world. We know there is a little bit of you in each of us. Please reawaken that Spirit within us so that we are not prisoners of our own egos or of the world around us. Draw us near to you so we can resist evil and show the world your perfect ways. We desperately need your grace and guidance and are eternally grateful for your love. We pray in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Barb Charnock)

9/20 Sunday

by WCUMC Member on 09/20/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Psalm 16:11
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, You have shown us the path of life that leads to a heavenly life after death. We can be filled with joy here on earth if we follow that path on our daily journey. Give us the strength and courage to remain on that path. Help us to share our joy with others that they may witness your love and seek to follow your path also. We give thanks for your Love, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

9/19 Saturday

by WCUMC Member on 09/19/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Ezekiel 18:32
32 For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign LORD. Repent and live!

Pray with us:
Dear Sovereign Lord, We come thanking you for all you have given us. We have so much yet we are tempted by worldly ways. Help us to seek your righteous ways, to turn away from poor choices and to know you forgive us when we stray. Help us to start each day with a clean heart and a right spirit. We pray in your name, Amen

(Prayer by Carol Parker)

9/18 Friday

by WCUMC Member on 09/18/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Ephesians 2:8
8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

Pray with us:
Lord, we enjoy your creation, Sun still shines, but a bit chilly wind begins blowing in the morning. Autumn has come already. As we see changes and colorful decorations of nature, we confess this again, ‘you created this beautiful world for us.’ And it teaches us that you are alive and still caring for your creation and your people. As Paul confessed, everything is from God, and we understand by grace, we have been saved. Help us fully enjoy your salvation every day, and let us deeply meditate on your message and guidance so that we can be more faithful before you. We praise your name and never-ending grace. Thank you Lord. We pray in your name. Amen.

(Prayer by Steven Cho)

9/17 Thursday

by WCUMC Member on 09/17/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Matthew 19:25-26
25 When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, “Who then can be saved?” 26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible but with God all things are possible.”

Pray with us:
Heavenly Father, How we thank You that You sent Your only-begotten Son to die on the cross for us.!! Rich and poor, young and old, sick and well.!! Thank You, Jesus. You told us that whosoever believes on You shall never die. Amen.

(Prayer by Margaret Hare)

9/16 Wednesday

by WCUMC Member on 09/16/20

Today’s Bible verse:
Romans 6:23
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Pray with us:
Father of Salvation, From the moment you breathed life into us, we have followed a path that has been paved by selfish desires and self-fulfillment. We are fallen children, Father and deserve nothing less than Your perfect justice. But Father, You instead demonstrated mercy and grace by making our dear Brother Jesus the target of Your displeasure. You made Him unrighteous so we would be counted as righteous. How can we not, then, pursue a life of continuous worship and thanksgiving? Guide us as how to how we can make the most of the life that You have given us. Amen

(Prayer by Ron Weller)

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