“A Prayer Of Thankfulness For God’s Care”

March 24, 2023

Father, Your watchful eye brings great assurance to my heart as You lead me in the way of the righteous day by day. You watch over me in my time of recreation and in the midst of my struggles and losses. In times of temptation Your watchful eyes and words of Scripture prevent me from yielding to sin. I invite You to protect me from those who seek to do evil as You watch over me day and night, moment by moment. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.


“A Prayer For Remembering Our Enduring City”

March 23, 2023

Father, the Psalmist wrote, “His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes.” No matter what the immediate future holds, our eternal future is sure as the price has been paid for our salvation through Christ Jesus who overcame death and the grave, establishing a home for us for all eternity. In a world full of bad news it’s the best news of our life that will not change no matter the troubles of our day. We are forever grateful. Amen.

See Psalm 112

“A Prayer For The City”

March 22, 2023

Father, we continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and we pray for the peace of Christ to rain down upon the cities of our nation and world. We pray for servants of the Gospel who are taking the message of salvation to the troubled streets of our cities, for their safety and for receptivity from those looking for answers, the answers that can’t be found in our institutions of higher learning or our divided political landscape across America. Many express their rage and anger through lawless acts of vandalism, destruction, incite fear, attack innocent lives, and the calamitous list goes on and on. We pray for our elected leaders to stand for law and order, to be strong and courageous in recapturing civility among the rebellious throngs who resist the established authority. We pray for churches and ministries located in these cities to prayerfully and eagerly present the greatest Authority, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who provides the greatest Manual of all time, the Word of God which gets to the hearts of humankind to seek and to save those who are lost in sin through Christ Jesus our Lord. Our soul’s diseases can be healed and the ills of our country repaired when people’s hearts are turned toward God. Help us, we earnestly pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer To The Name Above All Names”

March 21, 2023

Jesus, You made Yourself nothing, taking the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form. Though innocent You died a criminal’s death on a cross and because of Your sacrificial obedience our Father gave You the name that is above every other name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. We, as believers, do not seek to make a name for ourselves like those at the construction site of the Tower of Babel, for we were designed to exalt the greatest name ever given – the name of Jesus our Lord and Savior, who invites us to be a partaker in His divine nature. I gratefully declare and confess You, Jesus Christ, to be my Lord and Savior right now and forevermore! Amen.

“A Prayer Of Praise”

March 20, 2023

Father, from the time we awaken to the time we lie down we declare that You are worthy to be praised! Your name is exalted far above the earth, Your worth is much greater than jewels or mansions here below. Help us not to be among those who use the same tongue for cursing and praises, for slander and blessing. Instead we invite the prompting of Your Holy Spirit to engage our spirit so that we fully employ our tongue to praise You, our Lord and Father. Be glorified in our lives so that we bring praise, honor and glory to You this day and each day, from the rising of the sun to the setting of the same. Amen.

“A Prayer Recognizing God’s Mercy”

March 17, 2023

Father, we were dead in our trespasses and sins, destined for a miserable future without hope or purpose but You, our compassionate Father, rich in mercy and love made us alive in Christ Jesus. I consider the many hopeless situations we may confront over a lifetime or those we read about in Scripture, and am heartened by the word, “but”, that turns darkness into light, impossibility to possibility, evil into good, temporary into eternal and on and on the Scriptures show the contrast. “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Satan intended to harm me, “but God intended it for good to accomplish that which is now being done, the saving of many lives.” For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” This world will someday perish and turn to rubble, but Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forevermore. Amen.

Matthew 19:26; Psalm 73:16; Genesis 50:20; Romans 6:23

“A Prayer To The Great Shepherd”

March 16, 2023

Father, we thank You for the great Shepherd of the sheep, who equips us with everything good for doing His will, and who works in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Help us to always have a heart to follow the Great Shepherd and not wander in treacherous territory where the roaring lion seeks to devour us. Amen. (See Hebrews 13:20,21).

“A Prayer For Pursuing Christ”

March 15, 2023

Father, it’s the deception of the enemy that distorts the many worthless pursuits in life that will veer my heart off course from the goal of winning the prize for which You have called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. All worthy pursuits are secondary to the the highest pursuit of knowing Christ Jesus as my Lord, for whose sake I am willing to lay it all down, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own…but the righteousness that comes from You on the basis of faith. Knowing Christ is a lasting goal that brings great reward not just here and now but forevermore. No more chasing in the wind but a lifetime pursuit of walking in the ways of holiness is what I seek after. It is through Christ Jesus that I commit to You, Father God, this worthy desire of my heart. Amen.

For reflection on prayer see Philippians 3:7-14

“A Prayer For Truth”

March 14, 2023

Father, just as Paul wrote that he was astonished when Your followers were so quickly deserting the gospel of Jesus Christ and turning to a different gospel, we too are astonished and grieved when we see those who have walked with You in righteousness and truth turn to a counterfeit gospel, one that says Jesus is a way, not the way; another that says we are saved by our good works, by our name recognition, by how much money we give to charitable works and on and on the list grows. We thank You for Christian friends, preachers, and Christian leaders who speak the truth even when it hurts. They don’t just go along to get along, but they stand on principle not seeking to be contrary but to be Christ honoring and obedient to that which is established in Your word. We want to abide in You so that we will abide in Your truth and do not fall prey to erroneous teaching. Keep us faithful, sweet Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer For Living Water”

March 13, 2023

Father, You want us to do more than just survive. You want us to thrive and therefore You provide, from our inmost being, flowing rivers of living water. The world seems to be filled with stagnant or dried up holes of water as we witness the rising surge of immorality, dishonesty, suicide, corruption and crime. But even as we journey through this troubled world rivers of living water can flow through us as we exercise the fruit of the spirit in our daily lives showing to others love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. We want to walk in the wisdom and knowledge of the Holy Spirit and joyfully declare that we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ which gives us surging, endless hope now and forevermore. It is in His name that we pray. Amen.