2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (NRSV)

11 To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith,

12 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 (NRSV)

11 To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith,                            

DEVOTION – William W. Barnard Jr.  (Ohio)

Every month or so, a message appears on our computer screens at work:  “Your password has expired.  Change it now.”  Changing our passwords routinely is a way of safeguarding access to the computer network and to confidential information on it.  However, coming up with a new password every 50 days and remembering it can be a challenge.

Most of us have devised a system to help us create memorable passwords.  I have  settled on the practice of letting my passwords remind me of people or situations I want to remember in prayer.  As I enter the password and wait for the computer to come to life, I have at least a moment to call to mind a person or situation and pray.  Over the last several years, I have password-prayed for my wife; for our daughters and their partners; for faith, hope, and love; and for various events in my life.

This simple practice has become an important way for me to remember to pray for people or situation in my life.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: What we pray for shapes the people we will become.

PRAYER: Gracious Lord, in your mercy you are always present with us.  Help us remember to bring to you the people and concerns that matter most to us.  Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS: COMPUTER TECHNICIANS

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