“A Prayer For Serving Diligently”

November 19, 2019

Father, Scripture indicates that You want us to serve diligently, not carelessly. When we work heartily we can be a blessing to our employer, supervisor and co-workers and we honor You as well. We want to be whole-hearted instead of doing just enough to get by as we go about our work. There are those duties we enjoy and those which are done of necessity. Help us to remember that we add dignity to our work when we apply ourselves fully to the task before us, no matter how menial. All work is sacred when it done not just for the boss, not just for the pay check, not just for the title but when we do it heartily for You. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Being Reminded”

November 18, 2019

Father, it is good to be reminded of many truths that Your word has taught us through the years, including the words of the apostle John who gives us a glimpse of worship in heaven, when it was revealed to him that the Lion of the tribe of Judah, of the Root of David, was found worthy to open the scroll and its seven seals. When no one in heaven or earth could open the scroll or look into it Jesus was declared worthy to do so; He is worthy of all praise, glory, honor and thanksgiving! Not only is there worship in heaven at such glorious news, but we worship here below to know that we serve a victorious risen Savior who has conquered sin, death and the grave securing an eternal home for us in heaven. Amen.

“Is He Worthy”  Andrew Peterson  https://youtu.be/DMWrAqMWhWs

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“A Prayer For Practicing The Golden Rule”

November 16, 2019

Father, You have placed Your children in a world where people push and shove to be first. Because of their self-importance they clamor for recognition and will stop at nothing until they get what they want in life, good or bad. But You’ve called us to view life from a perspective that considers others as important as ourselves. We are to have a humble attitude that puts You first, others second and ourselves last in everything we do. In our humanity this is impossible, but as we are being transformed into the likeness of Your Son, Jesus, we become more like Him. Our love and consideration for others grow and we apply the golden rule to our lives where we do to others as we would have them do to us. May this relationship rule guide us as we make decisions that affect others and us. Help us to have the mind of Christ in all that we do. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Faith When We Don’t Understand”

November 14, 2019

Father, thank you for all Your promises. There are those I would like to claim, there are others I would rather not think about such as the straightforward, statement by Jesus, You will have suffering in this world. Help me to trust you when I don’t understand or may even be disappointed in an outcome that didn’t go like I had desired or I had prayed for. Help me to live with the big picture that I indeed truly know that You cause all things to work together for good to those who love You, to those who are called according to Your purpose. Amen

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Promises”

November 13, 2019

Father, help us to meditate upon Your promises so that our faith is increased and our hope is renewed. When obstacles cloud our view that discourage or sway our trust in You, knowing Your thoroughly tested promises helps us to look beyond the natural and trust You for the supernatural. We know, by experience and by looking at Scripture that You work in mysterious ways, Your wonders to perform. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Steady Fervor”

November 12, 2019

Father, during times of peace, prosperity and easy going we acknowledge the tendency to be spiritually bored. Help us to stir up the fire of Your Holy Spirit in our lives through faithful reading and application of the Scriptures. Though there are daily temptations, disappointments, and experiences that could easily extinguish the fire of Your Spirit in our lives, we thank You that Your abiding presence in our hearts is greater than the foe that seeks to deter us. May we always be attentive to Your still small voice and the convicting power of Your Holy Spirit so that we keep our spiritual fervor in serving You all the days of our lives. Through Christ we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Veterans”

November 11, 2019

Father, how indebted we are to those whose devotion to You has marked out a path for us to follow. From the Biblical characters like Joseph, Moses, Daniel, Ruth, Peter, Paul and Timothy to those in later generations like D.L. Moody, George Whitfield, John and Charles Wesley, Billy Graham along with countless missionaries who gave their all to spread the Gospel whether by word of mouth or by translating Scripture so that people can learn about You in their own language. Thank You for the individual(s) who shared the gospel message with me so that I might know You personally and receive a crown of life in the hereafter where I will dwell with You, the King of glory for all eternity. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Veteran’s Day”

November 11, 2019

Father, we honor our military veterans who gave their all that we might enjoy our freedoms. Some died young never having the opportunity to live out their life on this side. Others bear visible reminders such as a missing limb, or a jagged scar. Others carry less visible signs such as a pin holding a bone together, shrapnel buried beneath their skin, tortuous physical and mental images that cannot be erased from their minds, causing many of them deep disturbance in their mental health. We pray that You will encourage the veterans and their families, provide physical, financial and emotional services. Place godly people in their paths who will share their faith so that these soldiers will meet Jesus as their personal Savior, the One who grants eternal life and leads us when the arm of flesh fails us. Amen.


“A Prayer For Being A Fragrance For Christ”

November 8, 2019

Father, I am thankful for the sense of smell. Depending on what I am smelling it can bring about a pleasant response where I linger taking in more and more of the pleasing scent. Today, I pray that the spiritual fruit from my life would emit such an aroma. I want to offer the sweet smelling sacrifice of a life fully surrendered to You. I pray that those whom I see today would find my words and actions to be a very uplifting part of their day. May I bring encouragement through pleasant conversation and by taking a personal interest in others. Keep my mind and words from sinking in the cesspool of lies, jealousy, gossip, immorality and hatred. Instead I want to spread the aroma of the living Christ that others might seek Him and know Him. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Newness Of Life”

November 7, 2019

Father, we marvel in the resurrected healing of the dead man, Lazarus. When his sisters and friends had given up hope all along You had a plan to defy death and raise Larazus to newness of life. It’s true in our lives as well, since You have made it possible for us to put to death the old nature and You have raised to life the new person we are as we are born again. Thank You for forgiving us our sins and giving us life eternal through Your death and Your resurrected life. Amen.

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