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A Prayer for Happiness:
“Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart”
Dear heavenly father let us have peace and joy each and every day. For the joy of the Lord is your strength, Lord please keep us in perfect peace while we keep our mind on you.
A Prayer for Happiness:
“Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart”
Dear heavenly father let us have peace and joy each and every day. For the joy of the Lord is your strength, Lord please keep us in perfect peace while we keep our mind on you.

Aligned with the King

By: Lois S. Le Duff

Louisiana State Chaplin, Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter

 

SCRIPTURE

Ruth 1:16 NLT

 

But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”

 

DEVOTION

Advent is the season of hope and expectation.  It is the beginning of a four week period of preparation in anticipation of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas.  It is a time for faith communities and families to reflect upon the true meaning of Jesus’ birth.  I’d like to introduce you to an important woman named in Jesus’ family tree.  Her name is Ruth and her story begins in the book of Ruth.  Author, Jan Fallon describes Ruth as the Moabitess, Mahlon’s widow, Naomi’s daughter-in-law, the wife of Boaz, mother of Obed, grandmother of Jesse, and great-grandmother of David—Israel’s greatest king.  She earned not only a place in the Bible, but a place in the family line of the Savior and King of kings, Jesus.   In the scriptures, Ruth is described in many roles; however each one is a step of deep calling and clear purpose.  Ruth’s decision to follow the God of Israel and to follow Naomi to Bethlehem clearly depicts God’s provision for those who choose to follow Him. Ruth’s story is of redemption of Naomi as God’s chosen faithful, and of Ruth as a Gentile accepted by faith.  It is an analogy of God’s redemption offered to all people, which proclaims “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NIV).  Naomi’s decision to leave Moab is the prelude to Ruth’s commitment to go back with her, to be with her people, and to follow Naomi’s God.

Orpah, Naomi’s daughter-in-law and the widow of her son Chilion, emotionally expressed her love for Naomi, but her heart decided she should remain in Moab. In contrast, Ruth’s devotion increased in intensity with these words; “I will go to your land, and there I will stay, with your people, with your God – I will die and be buried near you.” Ruth’s commitment was not only to Naomi, but to the Lord when the height of her vow is expressed, “May the Lord deal ever so severely with me if anything but death separates you and me” (Ruth 1:16-17). Naomi’s faith undoubtedly had immense impact on Ruth. When Ruth makes the decision to go with Naomi, she left everything behind and chose to follow God.  Sorors, we must do the same—follow Jesus.

 

Ruth’s life was one of love, loyalty, friendship and trustworthiness.  Her decision to follow Naomi to Bethlehem impacted the world, and through her--she became an ancestor of King David, and part of the lineage of Jesus Christ our Lord.  So, SORORS let us align ourselves with the King as we choose to love, to be loyal, to be friendly, and to be trustworthy as we do the work of DELTA SIGMA THETA, SORORITY, INC.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!



PRAYER

Father, we are so grateful for those you chose to be a part of the lineage of our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Help us to dedicate our lives in service to you.  Let us show and give love to others.  Help us to strive to be friendly, loyal and trustworthy in all our endeavors.  During this season of hope and expectation, strengthen us to share the glad tidings of Jesus’ birth.  Make us to know that we are also aligned with the King, and we are your daughters.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.

The Divine Prayer Line

A Prayer for Health:

Thank you for all you have done in our lives. I come to you asking you to protect our physical bodies from harm’s way. Lord, we know there is so much going on in our world today and sickness is overtaking our population. I ask that you cover us and keep us safe from illnesses that have the potential to burden so many lives. I ask that you heal those who have already been affected by COVID 19 and any other illnesses that work against your plan for us to be healthy and strong. Grant them peace and health, Lord. We are asking for full recovery for our Sorors and anyone else who is dealing with illnesses, both physical and mental. I thank you that it is all already done.

 

In your sons Jesus name, we pray, Amen.

   

A Prayer of Wealth:
Wealth is not always defined by material possessions, but often by peace, joy, and love. Today I pray for wealth that comes from peace of mind, joy in the moment, and love from all our love ones. Grant us the wealth of knowing you have provided us with our daily bread and that you are with us in every situation. We thank you for your overflowing cup of mercy and grace as well as the blessing of material things.
A Prayer for Healing:
We thank you for allowing us the opportunity to come together. We know our sisterhood is founded on Christian principles so we wanted to take a moment and pray for total health and healing throughout the land and within our sisterhood.

Father, continue to bless our world, community, state, city and beloved sisterhood. Please forgive us of our sins and keep us in your loving care.

If there is anyone amongst us who is sick, touch their bodies with your finger of love. Lord, I pray that you keep our hearts and minds healthy and sharp so we may do the work we’ve been called to do for the edification of your kingdom.

I pray a special prayer for those who have been impacted by the virus that is sweeping through the world. I pray a double hedge of protection around all of us.

In, I Peter 2:24, the Bible declares “that by your strips we are healed.” So, we are rejoicing today because we know, whatever comes our way, you have everything under control! Continue to increase our faith and our love for one another.

Thank you, Lord, for keeping us safe and for protecting us from all hurt, harm and danger. We love you and will forever give your name the praise.

In Jesus name, Amen.
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Please join the Southwest Region Chaplains Council on the "Divine" Prayer Line for an Inspirational Word and Prayer.

 

Prayer requests may be submitted during the call or via the email address listed below. Come, let's pray together!

Dates:

  • Monday, December 6, 20, 2021

  • Monday, January 3, 17, 31, 2021

  • Monday, February 14, 28, 2021

  • Monday, March 14, 28, 2021

  • Monday, April 11, 25, 2021

  • Monday, May 9, 23, 2021

  • Monday, June 6, 20, 2021

 

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