“A Prayer For Godly Fathers”

June 18, 2021

Heavenly Father, may words of encouragement, comfort, and exhortation flow from our lips so that we may spur others on in the faith, most especially our own children. We pray that You would help Christian fathers everywhere to verbalize their faith and live in a way that honors You and shows others where their source of strength lies. Help them to be the spiritual leaders of their homes so that a harvest of righteousness and peace will be upon their households. Amen.

“A Prayer For Standing Strong”

June 17, 2021

Father, Solomon describes the mouth of the righteous as a “well of life,” because it brings refreshment, comfort, and wise counsel to the weary. But the stark contrast is also presented when a righteous man yields to pressure from the wicked. Instead of a well of life he is compromised; he heart no longer has a pure heart but a divided one and cannot give wise counsel or model righteousness. Instead of a well of life he is like a polluted fountain. Lord, we want to keep ourselves pure, uncompromised and unshaken by the prevailing philosophies and behaviors that contradict Your pure Holy Word. Amen.

(Proverbs 10:11)

“A Prayer For Being A Good Neighbor”

June 16, 2021

Father, we thank You for those You providentially place in our neighborhood, many of them becoming friends for life. So many times when we are in need of help they are the first ones to respond by lending a helping hand, loaning a tool or other needed item to help us out, or watching over our house and property as we travel. May we be a blessing to our neighbors as we build friendships and model a life that glorifies You so that we influence those who don’t follow You to come to Christ. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Gratitude For Salvation”

June 15, 2021

Father, we are eternally grateful that You sent Jesus to earth to seek and to save those lost in their transgressions and sins. You received people like Nicodemus, a man of authority, who secretly came to Jesus in the night where he sought answers to life’s most important questions. You sought out people, like the Samaritan woman, despised by the Jews and an outcast among her own as she lived a promiscuous life. Their stories represent various ethnic, economic, and lifestyle choices but the one common thing they shared is true of all humankind. They both had a sin problem that could be cured only by Jesus, the One who wants to heal our soul’s diseases. Thank You for Jesus, the sinless Lamb of God, who came down from heaven, into the world, bearing witness unto the truth that we are indeed sinners in need of forgiveness. Thank You for providing the answer. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Grace”

June 14, 2021

Father, 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 those 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.

“A Prayer For Accepting Others”

June 11, 2021

Father, You have shown us through the example of Jesus that we are to accept others in the same way that Christ accepted us. Show us ways that we can effectively reach out to others, especially those who feel rejected by family or society as a whole. Help us to show them genuine love and to initiate a friendship in the same way that You reached out to many different people groups and befriended them. As we do this in obedience to your command and as we are led by Christ’s example Scripture indicates that we bring praise to You which is our heart’s desire. Amen.

“A Prayer For A Good Foundation”

June 10, 2021

Father in heaven, we ask You to help us apply Your teachings to our lives so that our foundation will be unshakable and storm-proof when the howling winds and surging rains beat against us. The foundation of this world is temporal and growing more and more decadent, so we choose instead to build our lives on the eternal foundation of Your everlasting Holy Word, as You teach us all throughout Scripture. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For The Journey”

June 9, 2021

Father, this journey of faith began at mile zero which was, for those who believe, the moment we realized the tremendous sacrifice of Jesus’ death on the cross. After we repented of our sins and placed our faith in Christ we began this faith journey and the milestones along the way have assured us that the route we’re on leads to eternal life. We reject the philosophies from the broad road and follow Your roadmap that keeps us on the highway of holiness as we are ever watchful for the prowling enemy attempting to steer us off course. Though sorrow and mourning have accompanied us on this journey, we will enter Zion rejoicing and singing as You crown us with everlasting joy! And the marvelous blessing is that the end of this earthly journey is really only the beginning of our eternal journey! Thank You, Jesus, for making it possible! Amen.

“A Prayer Of Praise”

June 8, 2021

Jesus, I want to praise You, my great Redeemer, for who You are and for Your acts of kindness seen so many times throughout my day. I never cease to praise You because You never cease to work on my behalf. Your mercy and love, Your strength and comfort, Your sustaining power and guiding hand are only a tiny fraction of the many reasons that lead me to praise You. Instead of a murmuring and ungrateful attitude, I want to join with the multitude of believers and sing of my great Redeemer’s praise to everyone, everywhere, all the time. Amen.

“A Prayer For Walking In The Way”

June 7, 2021

Father, I pray for families whose children graduate from high school or college this year. What a tremendous and long-range accomplishment this is in the lives of our young people. I ask that You would empower our graduates with great foresight, godly wisdom, daily discipline, and a sense of purpose as they enter a new season in their lives. May their hearts be fully consecrated to You as they use their natural and learned skills in the marketplace. Though much about their future is not yet revealed, You have given absolute direction about their personal spiritual walk. No matter what field of study or where they locate geographically may Your voice be clearly heard, “This is the way; walk in it.” No matter what season of life we’re in, help us to never forsake the unchanging, fundamental truths we learn from steadfastly walking in Your way. We joyfully acknowledge it is the best way! Amen