Monday, December 12, 2016


Today’s Reading: Acts 27

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).


Kavala is the site of ancient Neapolis where Paul’s boat landed on his way to Philippi.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Acts 27:22 & 24b

And now I urge you to take heart, for there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship…….God has granted you all those who sail with you.


From time to time throughout 39 years (15 years earlier we produced the weekly Crossroads telecasts) of the daily 100 Huntley Street television ministry, we have featured “household salvation” based on Paul’s statement to the Philippian prison warden, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household” (Acts 16:31). As people began to pray with greater fervency for their loved ones, miracles have taken place. We have received reports of entire families accepting Jesus as their Saviour, and others where every week a new family member has come into Christ’s Kingdom. Now, in today’s reading, we see people being saved in a physical way. The same God who keeps His promises is at work. In a very real sense, “God has granted you all those who sail with you” (27:24b). It is our responsibility to live a Christ-like life, to speak to our family members with wisdom and love, and to pray continually for them. We must never, never give up. We can expect God to protect and save each one.


Lord Jesus, I pray for the protection and salvation of each of my family members by name… “_________”, and also for those I’ve spiritually adopted (names). I also pray for all others who “sail” with me. Keep each one in Your love and by Your power. Save each one. In Your name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen!!!


At the close of thousands of letters I have written, I would have these words, “May the Lord keep you in His love and by His power. In Christ’s love and service, David Mainse.” I still do that because I believe with all my heart that there is a personal loving God who is “Not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9). When I knew Norma-Jean was expecting, I began to pray fervently for the salvation of each of our precious little ones. It would be the greatest tragedy, having been responsible for helping to bring my children into this world, for them to be lost eternally. How I rejoiced when they were still small to hear them pray to receive Jesus into their hearts. I know that their names were written in “the Book of Life” (Rev. 21:27). As I type this, I’ve taken the time to read, for additional scriptural input, the entire last chapter in the Bible, Revelation 22. Also, several times, as I’ve prayed this morning, the old hymn “Rescue the Perishing” has come from my lips. Ron knows how to find these old hymns on the Internet. I’ll ask him to do this before this is posted (OK Dad, the link is HERE – Ron).

Yours for the salvation of our families and other loved ones,


P.S. My daughter-in-law, Ron’s wife Ann, who helps in proofreading this blog, records a daily devotional for radio, and it’s also a daily audio podcast. It’s an inspiring journey through the New Testament called “Sincerely Yours.” You can listen to a sample HERE and consider subscribing to her daily podcast.

11 thoughts on “Monday, December 12, 2016

  1. Merry Christmas David and Norma Jean I have two books of Sincerely Yours
    and wished I had more at the time now I just downloaded all Ann’s podcast so I can
    hear her again thank you Ann. David thank you for reminding me never to forget praying for ALL of my family members .
    God bless you and all your families
    Lianne Hogg

  2. Thank you for your prayers for our protection & salvation Pastor Mainse.
    It is greatly appreciated.
    I prayed your prayer for today also, in Jesus Name, Amen!

    ACTS 16:31 “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved,
    you and your household”. To God be the Glory, Amen!

  3. Amen Pastor David. This key verse and Acts 16:31 means a whole lot to me. Prayed your prayer and pray for my family daily. Thank you for your prayers. God bless you saints!

  4. What a blessing to pray for family together with you Pastor David.

    Blessings and love to all who participate in the daily manna!

  5. my inbox received the block indicating it was for Dec 12, but the scripture was “Acts 26” not “Acts 27”. I did go to the vlog and got today’s scripture.

    I wonder if anyone else had the same situation?

    Was great to hear Ron and Ann’s interview with Joe and Maggie…

    Have a blessed evening

  6. The photo was same as Dec 11 as were your prayer and message…thought I would mention this Pastor David.

    Bless you and all who put this blog on daily!!

  7. prayer from Dec 10, praying for 3 year old Isla battling cancer! Praying that she will will be healed and soon laughing, running, singing, smiling, enjoying life and enjoying each daily adventure. We thank you Lord for healing this precious child! AMEN

  8. PRAISE AND THANK THE LORD! had winter tires installed, all fluids topped off, never charged anything by the garage! Thank you Lord for this mechanic, I pray the Holy Spirit enters his heart and that he will ask Jesus in to his heart! AMEN AMEN AMEN

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.