5 Day Weekly Bible Reading Plan – Week 37

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Week 37 ( September 12-18)

Isaiah 45-48; 1 Corinthians 13

Isaiah 49-52;  Psalm 69; 1 Corinthians 14

Isaiah 53-55; Psalm 128; 1 Corinthians 15

Isaiah 56-59; Psalm 70; 1 Corinthians16

Isaiah 60-63; 2 Corinthians 1

2021 5 Day Bible Reading Program

  • Read the entire Bible or just the New Testament in 2021!
  • Chronological reading plan helps the Bible make sense!

This special Bible reading system allows you to read the entire Bible (or just the New Testament) in one year while only reading five times a week.  Five readings a week gives room to catch up or take a day off to focus on other Bible reading or spiritual disciplines, and makes daily Bible reading practical and do-able.  Many people have successfully reached their goal of regular Bible reading using the Schedule and you can too!

The Old Testament readings are placed as chronologically as possible (even the Psalms are read where they belong in Israel’s history when feasible, and this is why some prophets appear to be “out of order”). The only exception is Job, probably the oldest book in the Bible, but placed at the Schedule’s end because it is hard to fit elsewhere. The New Testament readings space the Gospels out throughout the year to keep the reader constantly coming back to the life and teachings of Jesus.

Always do the reading in the order it appears on the Schedule.  For example, if a reading from Chronicles appears before Kings, read from Chronicles first. Check off each day’s reading, and then check off each week in the Weekly Progress Register.  You will be amazed at how soon you are deep into the year and still reading your Bible regularly! God’s blessings rest with those who will read, understand, and live by His Word. May this guide help you to that noble end. “Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

A 9/11 Prayer of Hope and Healing

 

A 9/11 Prayer of Hope and Healing

Paige 

September 11, 2021

In 2001, I was an American Airlines flight attendant, serving passengers from New York to Los Angeles, Boston to Orlando, and every major city in between. A Kansas girl living in New York City, I was fascinated by the energy there, the colorful personalities, the subway camaraderie, and the constant buzz of life. That summer I moved back to the Midwest and left the excitement of the city behind, but my heart still held a vibrant picture of God’s precious creation — taxi horns, street vendors, and all.

And then, 8:46 a.m. September 11 happened. Do you remember where you were? For many of us, it was business as usual that morning. Some of us were tuned in to our TVs already, and the lighthearted morning show changed suddenly to an unimaginable scene of terror. Is this really happening right now? Are those real people?

Some were driving to work, and what came over the radio sounded like a movie trailer. This must be a mistake.

Others got a call with a frightened voice on the other end of the line.

And many wondered, What’s happening? Are we safe? Is everything going to be okay?

I thought of my fellow flight attendants flying the same routes I had flown, discovering that they would never make it to their destination. My heart broke for the city I had come to love.

Yet even today when we ask ourselves, “What is happening? Are we safe? Is it going to be okay?”, here’s what I know: God was there in the chaos, and He is with us in this moment. God’s heart breaks for His precious children, but He is never surprised by our struggles. He goes before us and can be trusted with every detail. God is our safe place today and for all eternity.

On this 20th anniversary of 9/11, we honor the memory of those who lost their lives, and we give thanks for those who had the courage to serve in the face of danger. While Patriot Day (9/11) is recognized as the official day of remembrance for this tragic event, we know that any day is a good day to lift those most impacted up in prayer.

Dear Loving Father,

We pause to remember the great losses and courageous acts of September 11th. We lift up those who are still affected — families of the victims, police officers, firemen, first responders, and all who were involved. We pray for the light of Christ to flood the hearts of people everywhere. We believe You desire to redeem Your creation, and we trust that beauty will continue to come from the ashes of those dark days. Surround us with Your mighty angels of protection, give us compassion for one another in all of life’s circumstances, and instill in us the courage to answer Your call. Amen.