The Upper Room 13 May 2022 Daily Devotional – Being Jesus’ Disciples

The Upper Room 13 May 2022 Daily Devotional
The Upper Room 13 May 2022 Daily Devotional for Friday Message. Read The Upper Room 13 May 2022 Daily Devotional by Matheus Claus (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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TOPIC: Being Jesus’ Disciples

TODAY’S READING
Luke 10:1-12

KEY VERSE: Jesus said, “Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.” – Luke 10:3 (NRSV)

The Upper Room 13 May 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE

The memory of three churches in Surabaya being bombed in the middle of Sunday services in 2018 is still clear in my mind. It was a devastating moment, especially for Christians in Indonesia. Many people were injured or killed, and we hope that such an event will never happen again.

Being a Christian is not always easy. Even Jesus said in the scripture that he sends us like lambs into the midst of wolves. It can be a dangerous task to follow Christ. Nevertheless, Jesus told us that he will be with us as we keep the faith and follow him.

Jesus also told us to love our enemies. Even when people hate, suppress, or persecute us, we should never hold grudges. In fact, we should seek others’ well-being, pray to God on their behalf, and help them. For we are all the children of our Father in heaven, and Christ’s love lives in us through the Holy Spirit.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Heavenly Father, give us the strength and courage to follow Christ, to share the good news, and to love our enemies. We pray the prayer Jesus taught us, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil” (Luke 11:2-4, KJV). Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Following Christ is not easy, but the Spirit always accompanies us.

PRAYER FOCUS
Christians suffering persecution

The Upper Room 13 May 2022 Daily Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More

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