Keeping Watch

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But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him. (Matthew 24:36-44)

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Only you know when your Son, Jesus of Nazareth, will return. As in the days of Noah, the wickedness of the human race is increasingly evil. The human heart is more inclined towards evil all the time. Without your intervention we are doomed to destruction, for there is no other name by which we can be saved (Acts 4:12).

Noah was righteous, blameless, and walked faithfully with you. He followed your commands, and He experienced your salvation. Help us to follow His faithful example, as we eagerly await the return of Jesus of Nazareth. May we be ready to go, and prepare others for His return, so that we can go with Jesus at a moments notice.

Amen.

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