“A Prayer For Being A Lifelong Learner”

July 9, 2020

Father, we want to be diligent as lifelong learners especially in our study of Scriptures, not only to receive Your approval, but to more fully understand Your plan for our lives. Thank You for the Bible that’s like a road map showing us where to go and how to get there. It is Your Spirit that illumines our path so that we do not walk in the dark, but we walk in the power of Your Holy Spirit as You show us the way to life everlasting. Keep us on the right path, growing and maturing in our faith, and in our love to You. Amen.

“A Prayer For Grace”

July 8, 2020

Father, all the accolades, merits, relationships and physical treasures I’ve accumulated in this life are but rubbish when compared to the all surpassing gift of knowing You, receiving Your forgiveness, and experiencing Your redemptive love. Because I am risen with Christ I want to place my affections on things above rather than things on this earth where I am so easily distracted from that which really matters and draws me closer to Your throne. To know You, Father, is to know unfathomable peace and joy beyond measure. I thank You through Christ Jesus my Lord. Amen.

“A Prayer For Being Spiritually Discerning”

July 7, 2020

Father, we want to prayerfully consider Timothy’s warning and realize that evil will escalate in the last days where the wicked and impostors will worsen and deception will be rampant even in the church. This happens when the Holy Bible is not the supreme authority, and is replaced by the popular teaching of those who seek to sway believers as they “spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.” We want to be wise, discerning, and careful to line up that which we hear with the ancient words of Scripture. You will judge the world with righteousness and all the nations with Your truth. Therefore we want to be fully devoted to following Your commandments, contend faithfully to the truth, and guard the deposit You entrusted to us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Waking Up”

July 6, 2020

Merciful Father of the second chances, thank You for seeing our plight and sending Your Holy Spirit to awaken us from our stupor of laziness, indifference, hardness and outright rebellion. It seems we slip into such a stupor without realizing how we even got there, but when we earnestly seek You we can rekindle the embers of trust and faith, servanthood and obedience. Just as the Psalmist found himself in the literal dry and weary desert of Judah where there was no water, we too can feel parched within our spirit. Yet deep within we know that You are our help; You will rescue us from the dryness of our spirit and refresh us with the dewdrops of Your Holy Spirit causing us to sing in the shadow of Your wings. We cling to You, our eternal Refuge, through Christ Jesus our Lord in whose name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Satisfaction In God’s Unfailing Love”

July 3, 2020

Father, far too often our minds are consumed with the events so distressing around us or with things that only money can buy. Such a mindset can bring dissatisfaction for that which we already have. Help us to focus our hearts on that which has lasting value, that which brings eternal dividends. When we turn our hearts toward Your unfailing love we find joy and satisfaction that will not be determined by the events or non-events of this day or the troubles facing our nation and world. When human love is fleeting or disappoints us, help us to remember that it is Your unfailing love which satisfies the soul. We want to listen carefully to You, gratefully receive Your daily provisions, and delight ourselves in Your abundance. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For National Renewal”

July 2, 2020

Father, we want to live above the fray of this world as a people of righteousness set apart for Your purpose. We forsake the things of this world that bring disgrace to Your holy name and live for the purpose of bringing glory, honor and praise to You, our Father. We pray for our nation, for the turning away from our sins and turning toward the abundant life we find in Christ our Lord. You’ve called us to repentance and to share the good news of salvation to all who are lost. Help our pulpits to be aflame with righteousness. Help us to seek a fresh calling upon our lives to be obedient in this commission from Scripture. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

“A Prayer For The City”

July 1, 2020

Father, since we submitted our lives to You we have been praying for the peace of Jerusalem. 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. We pray for servants of the Gospel who are taking the message of salvation to the troubled streets of our land, for their safety and for receptivity from those looking for answers, the ones 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, 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 Holy Bible which gets to the heart of the matter. No law can change the heart of humankind, but through salvation of Christ, our soul’s diseases can be healed and the ills of a country’s as well. Help us, we earnestly pray, Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For The Cancellation Of Sin’s Debt”

June 30, 2020

Jesus, thank You for solving my debt problem by dying on the cross for me. I owed a debt I couldn’t pay but, because of Your great love for me, You paid in full the debt of my sins. You made me alive together with You, having forgiven me all my transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against me. Your love is so amazing and so divine that it demands my soul, my life, my all. In view of Your mercy, I offer my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to You, which is my spiritual act of worship. Amen.

“A Prayer For Being Faithful”

June 29, 2020

Father, we who have received Your grace, place our faith in You and choose to walk uprightly with integrity and conviction. We want our words and actions to declare the pure, unadulterated counsel of Your Holy Word to other faithful workers in Your kingdom, trusting them to pass on that which has been entrusted to us. In doing so we are faithful stewards of that which You commanded of us through the great commission: “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every nation…”. We do this through Christ Jesus our Lord in whose name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer To The Preeminent Christ”

June 26, 2020

Father, anything good or praiseworthy in me is simply a reflection of the abiding presence of Your Holy Spirit. I want to grow in Your grace and knowledge, and will do so if You are preeminent in my life. That means You will reign supreme and be of first importance to me, having greater influence than any other person or cause. I want to walk in humility today as I pray, “Jesus must become greater in my life, I must become less.” I ask You to be at the center of my thoughts, my attitudes, and my actions so that Your preeminence is seen in all I think, do, and say. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.