Tuesday, August 1  

Mathias Chosen to Replace Judas              

Acts 1:15-17; 20-26 NRSV

Then they prayed and said, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” (Acts 1:24-25)

Sometimes circumstances shift our relationships and cause us to change the people in our inner circle.  Ask God to direct you in sifting out your relationships.

In keeping with the 2017 Connectional theme “Criminal Justice”, let us pray during this month for those whose lives are affected by Human Trafficking. Pray for those victims whose bodies were violated and lives devalued because of being used in this evil trade. Pray that traffickers will lose their appetite for money and power. Pray that those who have been rescued from human trafficking will be emotionally restored, and that society will open its doors to receive them.