“A Prayer For Keeping The Good Deposit”

August 23, 2017

Praying man Father, the commandments that You give are to be impressed upon our hearts. Your love motivates us to obey Your commands and Your holiness teaches us to align our desires with Your own. Help us to be extremely cautious about new teachings that are pleasing to the ear and popular with our present generation, but do not bear witness with our spirit or more importantly align with the Scripture. As we study Your Holy Word, from cover to cover, and meditate upon Your principles we will hold on to that which is of most importance and pass it on to those who walk alongside us and those who come behind, the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints of all generations. Amen.

Selected portions of verses implemented into our daily prayer: Deuteronomy 6:6, Colossians 1:13,14

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“A Prayer For Being A Fisher Of Men”

August 22, 2017

Praying man Jesus, just as You called the fishermen, tax collectors, and other commoners to be “fishers of men” You also call and equip us to reach the lost men and women of our day. May our hearts be filled with compassion and our spirits charged with faith as we prayerfully seek to make a difference in our own generation. It is not by our own might, our talents, or our power, but it is by Your Spirit that we can effectively reach the lost.  Help us to be faithful in doing so. We pray in Your name.  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Seeing God’s Glory In The Heavens”

August 21, 2017

Praying man Father, we are surrounded by Your awesome works and the endless display of Your divine handiwork. We give special consideration to that today due to the solar eclipse. But the entire universe is in perfect order which is a testimony to Your greatness and continued watchful eye over all of Your creation. The silent heavens speak as they declare Your majesty and glory. They also testify to Your righteousness and faithfulness as the Lord who created them and gave them a purpose for existence. May we, as Your human creation, also proclaim Your righteousness and faithfulness day after day. May our lives display the work of Your all-powerful Spirit as we continue to grow in our faith journey here below until the day of Christ’s return. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Confession Of Sin”

August 18, 2017

Praying man Father, we confess our sins to You. You are the One who cleanses our hearts so that we stand righteous before You through Jesus Christ our Lord. It is not in ourselves that we are made righteous, for our righteousness is as filthy rags as described by the prophet Isaiah. It is in Jesus’ death and resurrection that we are forgiven of our sins. It is not by works of righteousness; it is not by doing that which is seen by others as commendable, but it is according to Your grace and mercy that we are saved, by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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“A Prayer To Remember The Past”

August 17, 2017

Praying man Father, as we consider the days of old we see Your faithful hand guiding us along life’s pathway, in our own lives and in the generations that precede us. Your deliverance from our sins, Your provision for our every need and Your guidance for our every step keeps us firmly anchored like a tree planted by streams of water. Keep us faithful and trusting until we cross over to the Promised Land.  In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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“A Prayer To Never Tire Of Doing What Is Right”

August 16, 2017

Praying man Father, we enjoy positive results and favorable comments when we do good. But there are many times that we do good or take a position, in accordance to the Bible, that results in our being ridiculed, mocked or even persecuted. Would You increase the importance of eternity in our hearts so that we don’t become weary of doing good and always expect reward here and now. Help us to remember, in many instances, the proper time that we reap a harvest will not be on this side but on the other side of eternity. Above all, remind us through Your Holy Spirit, that we choose to do good because it pleases You. May the fulfillment of pleasing You be of much greater importance than pleasing or impressing those among us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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“A Prayer To The Chain Breaker”

August 15, 2017

Praying man Father, that which You intend for our good the enemy seeks to use it for our destruction. You give us many commands and guidelines in the way we are to walk in accordance with Your will and for our own good. When we lose our way You seek us out and tenderly lead us home to where we find safety, refuge, healing, and an overcoming spirit to fight off the enemy that is seeking to devour us. We take up the shield of faith to defend us from the fiery darts of Satan, the helmet of salvation to protect us from the devil’s missives lodging in our thoughts and use the Sword of the Spirit for our weapon against the enemy for it is in the Word that we will find strength, wisdom, guidance and comfort to guide us all the days of our lives. Encourage our brothers and sisters who have family members living in addiction who need to come home and find that You are a chain breaker. For any struggling with drug or alcohol addiction or any other destructive addiction release them from their heavy chains as they surrender their all to You and find salvation to bring satisfaction and peace in place of the emptiness and destruction with which the devil has sought to destroy them. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

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“A Prayer For Receptivity To The Ancient Words Of Scripture”

August 14, 2017

Praying man Father, turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to Your Word. I delight in your Law. I will not neglect your Word. Show me Your ways, O LORD, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. As we see the rampage of hatred, violence, and bigotry in our day; the deliberate neglect and ignorance of the ancient words that Scripture imparts, help us to not lose hope, but be fervent in our study of Your Word, so that it changes us from the inside out and strengthens our resolve to live as light in this darkened world.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

 

(Selected verses from Psalm 119)
(Prayer of St. Francis)

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“A Prayer Of Trust In God”

August 11, 2017

Praying man Father, the greatest blessing in trusting You is the confidence we walk in as we look to You for everything that we have need of. Jeremiah draws the contrast of those who depend on humans for strength and have stopped trusting in You. They don’t know about the good things that You can give because they are unwilling to surrender their all to You. But we who have walked across the bridge of salvation chose to place our trust in You. We have found You to be faithful. In place of cringing fear we walk in confident faith because it is not in ourselves that we trust but in the Living God who is trustworthy in all areas of our lives. Now, we ask for grace to trust You even more.  Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Loving Persuasion To Follow Christ”

August 9, 2017

Praying man Father, thank you for the freedom we have to share our faith. We seek to persuade others to follow You by showing that this all-surpassing power that guides our lives day in and day out is not from us but from Your Spirit who dwells within us. Your love compels us to reach out toward others to share the love of Christ in our conversations and show the love of Christ through our actions. Help us to be faithful in doing so.  Amen.

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