DAILY?READINGS: Exodus 28:15-43; Psalms 74-75; Acts 16:16-40
Being reviled, we bless: being persecuted, we suffer it. 1 Corinthians 4:12
In Dean Castle, a famous visitor attraction in Kilmarnock, Scotland, is a plaque in memory of those who died in the New York terrorist attacks in September 2001. It quotes Robert Burns’ words “Man’s inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.” Many today suffer at the hands of others. Pray that their suffering may cease and that those who cause affliction may come to know the Prince of Peace as Saviour and Lord and dispense kindness rather than malice. —Brian Powlesland
Tho’ the foes of right oppress, keep on praying;
Christ the Lord is near to bless, all prevailing.
Let not fear your heart appall, naught of evil can befall,
Stronger is your God than all, keep on praying.
—Robert O. Smith