“A Prayer For Steadfast Obedience”

July 29, 2016

Praying man Daily prayer: Father, we desire that all our ways would be steadfast in obeying Your decrees. In a day’s time there are many things to be done, people to see, goals to meet, places to go, and on and on the list goes. It’s easy to lose sight of our stated goal of obeying You in all matters since we’re daily exposed to ungodly philosophies, lifestyles, and trends that stand in direct opposition to teachings from Scripture. Yet Your Word tells us to remain steadfast in our Christian witness, prayerful in all matters, faithful in our example to others, and obedient to the teachings of Scripture. With the help of the Holy Spirit we will be obedient to Your decrees even as we pray for others to see the Light that shines out of this darkened world. Amen.

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer For Wisdom From God”

July 28, 2016

Praying manFather, we earnestly seek You for wisdom regarding the daily circumstances of our lives. Help us to incline our hearts toward You for understanding all that You have to teach us. During the quiet sessions when Your voice seems silent help us to trust You knowing that You work all things out for our good and for Your glory. When we are called upon to help another in need of guidance may we draw from the ancient words long preserved for our walk on this earth; the words from Scripture that guide us not only for our earthly pilgrimage but truths  essential in guiding us toward our eternal abode in heaven.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer Of Being Useful For God”

July 27, 2016

Praying manFather, thank You for the physical instruments You supply when You created us. We have mouths to speak, ears to hear, eyes to see, feet to walk, and hands to work. We dedicate our lives to You and to Your service, whether it is related to evangelism and the church or whether it is the work we do in places of employment or in our community. May the work of our hands be sweet in Your sight, worthy of honor, and a blessing to others so that we all pitch in to make this world a better place to live, until we reach our eternal abode where sin will not be present nor will there be any more sorrow or sadness. And it’s all because of Jesus in whose name we pray. Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer For Being Spiritually Attentive”

July 26, 2016

Praying manFather, Your Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Without it we would walk in darkness and be led astray. We acknowledge there are many distractions that can get us off course. We want to give attention to Your Word, respect its message, and follow its instruction so that we will not drift from the truth. We want to be just like the people in Jerusalem who listened carefully, gave reverence, and responded in repentance to the reading of the Scripture in Nehemiah’s time.  Amen.

“A Prayer For Grace-filled Living”

July 25, 2016

Praying manFather, as we experience amazing grace through Your forgiveness of our sins it compels us to show compassion to others who have not yet applied Your grace to their lives. As Jude writes, we are to “Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.” In reaching out to others who are still living in sin help us to be discerning, wise, and cautious, always loving the sinner but never embracing or justifying the sin. May our redeemed lives be living examples of the freedom we enjoy in this life after we forsake worthless idols in exchange for the grace that is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose Name we pray. Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“Answering Life’s Main Question”

July 21, 2016

Praying man Father, we have been given the gift of salvation through the birth, death and resurrection of our Savior. Thank You for the free will given to us that allows us to reject or receive this “Jesus, who is called Christ.” When given the choice we like Peter respond, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” We go to the Rock of our salvation, our hope for all eternity. Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For Guardrails”

July 19, 2016

Praying man Father, it is because of Your wise and loving character that You teach us about the wiles of our adversary, the devil, and his cunning ways. We are not caught unaware but recognize his strategy as we regularly read Your Word and store it up in our hearts. Your precepts are right and because of that we hate every wrong path. Direct our footsteps according to Your Word so that we stay in pace with You, observing the yellow lights of caution, stopping at the red lights of danger, and staying within the confines of Your guardrails. As we do so we will not allow sin to dominate our lives or lead us astray. We pray for Your guidance which leads to blessing in Jesus’ name. Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer For Seeking God Early”

July 18, 2016

Praying manFather, we pray for our young people, like Josiah, that they will do right in Your sight and follow in the ways of godly training. We pray for our children, grandchildren, and those within our Christian setting; that they will learn to seek You early in their lives, avoiding the many traps set by the devil, including the current trappings seen in the daily news where people are following false religions, supporting dangerous causes, and contributing to the demise of our country, where law and order was once respected and upheld by the majority in our country. We pray for the innocent families harmed by such violent, senseless acts of evil. We are in great need of a worldwide revival. Help us not to veer off course, but to stay on the straight and narrow way that leads to eternal life. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer For Graceful Speech”

July 15, 2016

Praying man Father, what an incredible experience for the disciples to see Jesus, Moses, and Elijah in their heavenly splendor; to witness the true Kingdom of God while they lived here on earth. Theirs was an eyewitness account but there are very special times when we, as believers, experience extraordinary manifestations of Your Heavenly Kingdom in our hearts as well. We welcome the supernatural visitation of the Holy Spirit to renew our spirit and reaffirm our commitment to follow You all the days of our life. And when we may blurt out, not knowing what we are saying thank You for Your grace. In the name of Your precious Son, Jesus, we pray, amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer For Being A Faithful Peacemaker”

July 13, 2016

Praying manFather,  as a nation it seems that we are so greatly divided that peace is far beyond our grasp. Sometimes division comes not because we want to be at odds with others but because we take a stand for righteousness sake like James and John, Peter and Paul. We seek Your guidance in these troubled days when good is called evil and evil is called good. We want to get along with our fellow man, contribute to the needs of those around us, and bring peace and reconciliation to those who live in strife. But when the circumstances that cause division are a result of our stand for that which is Biblical help us to courageously cling to Your righteous right hand treating those who oppose us with gentleness and respect since Jesus taught us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us. It is in His name that we pray. Amen.

See I Peter 3:15,16, Matthew 5:44

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.



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