“A Prayer For Resisting The Pleasures Of Sin”

September 21, 2018
Praying man Father, as we read about Moses we learn a great deal from his act of obedience. His choice to deny himself the enjoyment of the pleasures of sin for a season was foundational to his life. It also provides an example and Biblical foundation for our lives. We’ve gained so much from the spiritual truths taught through Moses’ applied wisdom, his discipline, and his obedience in recording Your truths and principles. Help us not to partake of the forbidden fruit that litters the path of life however attractive and pleasurable it may be. Help us to keep our eyes on the eternal pleasures that await us as we walk in obedience to You. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Lifelong Service”

September 20, 2018
Praying man Father, we’re grateful for the many Christian believers who volunteer their service for the kingdom of God. It is often difficult to get enough hours in a day to fulfill our tasks and still have time for Christian service but we know there is reward in doing so and lives are blessed because of it. For those who are near retirement or those no longer vocationally employed we pray that You would lead them into Christian service that will build up the body of Christ while also fulfilling their calling to “work till Jesus comes when we’ll be gathered home”. Amen.

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A Prayer Considering Heaven’s Glory”

September 19, 2018
Praying manFather, we count our lives on earth as nothing compared to the glory of heaven where we will worship You for all eternity. Among us will be John the Baptist who will tell us of the way He was used to prepare the way for Christ’s mission on earth. We’ll listen with keen interest as Elizabeth tells of how the disgrace she felt among family and peers due to her barren state was lifted after learning of her miraculous pregnancy. Zechariah will speak of his amazing nine month silence before baby John arrived. Heaven will be filled with people through all the centuries who have amazing stories to share. We will be in personal fellowship with each of them; no longer will the time line separate us nor the geographic location. What a glorious day it will be when we come together around Your throne singing Your praise with every generation blending their voices together. We give glory to the Holy One of Israel right now and for all eternity. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Those Who Encourage Others”

September 17, 2018
Praying man Father, we think of the people in our lives that refresh us at the very sight of them or at the mention of their names. They have poured into our lives fruitful blessings by their kind actions and words, by their exemplary lifestyle and so often by their personal overcomings of life’s hardships. May we be not only recipients of such tender mercies, but diligent dispensers of lovingkindness toward others. May our actions and words refresh them.  Not that it should be our major motivation, but we know that when we refresh others, we ourselves are refreshed. So as we bless others, we too are blessed and we honor You as well. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Recognizing God’s Blessings”

September 14, 2018
Praying man Father, we praise You from whom all blessings flow. Your blessings are abundant and continuous. When tempted by the things of this world may we recall your blessings and also remember the most certain consequences of sin. Help us to give You praise continually, for every good gift comes from above.  For the gifts of family, friends, food, health, material provisions, and above all the gift of salvation we give You heartfelt thanks. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Grace In Time Of Need”

September 13, 2018
Praying man Father, it is often a challenge to focus our attention on the Throne of Grace when we are surrounded by earthly thrones and man-made solutions for those things that trouble us. But You want us to look to You in time of need and fully believe that You will supply our need right on time and in proportion to that which is best for us. We cannot stockpile grace so we eagerly approach Your throne with confidence, knowing that we will receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. We thank You for it! Amen.

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“A Prayer From Ephesians 3:14-21”

September 12, 2018
Praying man“I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen”. (Ephesians 3:14-21)

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“A Prayer For Hope”

September 11, 2018
Praying man Father, we solemnly consider the catastrophic impact that demonic Muslim terrorists have permanently etched in our painful memories from the horrific events of 9/11/01. Though we witnessed mayhem and saw evil at its worst, mercifully, we also witnessed acts of goodness at their best. We are not without hope, for we know that You are a God of hope that fills believers with all joy and peace as they trust in You, so that they may overflow with hope by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Help us to spread the overflowing, enduring hope that does not diminish in the midst of evil, but  focuses our hearts on the holy city, the New Jerusalem; the New Jerusalem where Your presence is with Your people; where You will wipe away every tear from our eyes and there will be no more death, sadness, crying, or pain, because all the old ways are gone, for You will make all things new. Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Faith”

September 10, 2018
Praying man Jesus, we place our faith in You because we believe Your Word to be true and because the Holy Spirit has drawn us to Yourself, convicting us of our sins. We are made right through repentance and placing our faith in You. We want to persevere like the saints of old and keep Your commandments as a testimony of our new life that began when we forsook our old nature and took on the nature of Christ. We seek to please You and to do so we must be people of faith, for without faith it is impossible to please You. Amen.

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“A Prayer for Renewed Resolve”

September 7, 2018
Praying man Father, You indicate in Scripture that the righteous live by faith; and if he shrinks back, You will take no pleasure in him.* When we live by faith we find inner joy and lasting hope from Your promises, not only those already fulfilled but those yet to come. At the end of our earthly existence You promise to end our sufferings and to receive us unto Yourself, commending our faithfulness by giving to us a crown of life. We must press on, ever persevering, to win the prize of the high calling which we have received through Christ Jesus our Lord. With the prize clear before our eyes, Lord, we find the strength to press on and not shrink back. Amen.

* See Hebrews 10:38

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