“A Prayer To Be An Encourager”

October 20, 2017

Praying man Father, we’re reminded of the important role people like Barnabas play in our lives. They give us the benefit of the doubt; they reach out to us when others turn away; they see our need even when we don’t verbally express it; they steer us in the right direction when we’ve taken a wrong turn; they model for us the reflection of Christ. I thank You, Father, for Your Spirit manifested through these encouragers who physically, emotionally, and spiritually bless my life by their encouraging words and actions toward me. Prompt me often to spread the same kind of encouragement to those whom I have opportunity to bless.  In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen

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“A Prayer For Living An Accomplished Life”

October 19, 2017

Praying man Father, we’re thankful for the adventures, sights and experiences we have while traveling here below. There are things we’ve yet to experience and places we’ve yet to visit, and our wish list will likely include plans that will never unfold on this side of eternity. Our times are in Your hand. In Your book were written all the days ordained for us before we even drew our first breath. May we find peace and satisfaction with a heart of thanksgiving for all the pleasurable experiences we’ve enjoyed here below, for that which is yet to come, and for the greatest eternal adventure that awaits us over yonder. In the name of Jesus our Saviour we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer To The Great ‘I Am'”

October 18, 2017

Praying man Father, because You are the true, eternal and living God I can commit my past to You, and entrust my present needs to You.  I’m so glad the Word of God declares that You are the great “I AM”, not “You were the great I was.” As my issues change and my needs grow You are present to meet every situation I bring before You. Like Jeremiah the prophet, I place my confidence in You as I seek to remain steadfast and faithful, abounding in my walk with You, my true, living and eternally great God. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Being Persuaded”

October 17, 2017

Praying man Father, doubt and uncertainty imposes fear while faith and assurance develops a calm, trusting spirit. I do not look to the world for strength or encouragement but I look to Your Word where I am persuaded that You will protect and guard that which You have entrusted to me until the day when Christ will return and take us to live in heaven. By the empowerment of Your Spirit help me to boldly stand when the world and even those close to me assault my faith. It is in Your strength and through Your power that I will remain faithful though tested by fire. May the purifying of my faith, worth more than gold, bring praise, glory and honor to Jesus my Lord and Savior. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Protection Against Being Led Astray”

October 16, 2017

Praying man Father, with the help of the Holy Spirit, we seek to guard the truths and commandments entrusted to us through the Holy Scriptures. We want to be ever cognizant of the peril of being led astray. We don’t want to be swayed by man’s opinions and will not be if we are firmly anchored to the Rock which can’t be moved. We stand firm and strong when we, by conviction of Your Holy Spirit, embrace Your teachings and reject that which conflicts. Help us to be sober and vigilant as our adversary the devil seeks to divide believers and destroy their faith.  By the grace of God we will be strong, stand united, and overcome his attacks. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Life”

October 13, 2017

Praying man Father, we are amazed at Your creative process and marvel at the beauty of life. You knit us together in our mother’s womb and provided everything we have need of before our birth and have done so as well all the years following our birth. You will do so until You call us home and there we will lack for nothing as we receive our inheritance which can never perish, spoil or fade. Thank You for giving us life and providing for all our needs; physical, material, relational, and spiritual. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Living A Pure Life”

October 12, 2017

Praying man Father, like the Psalmist, I pray that You will teach me Your way and that I will rely on Your faithfulness with an undivided heart. Give me a pure heart that I may fear Your name. When I’m tempted to compromise my faith help me to remember that You want a pure heart, one that is not trying to serve both God and man. I want Your favor more than the approval of others, so help me to stay true to Your principles and reject that which contradicts or lessens the full meaning of Your written truths. In Jesus name I pray.  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Those Who Watch Over Souls”

October 11, 2017

Praying man Father, we pray for those who watch over our souls and care for our spiritual needs. May we be a source of blessing to them as we faithfully uplift them in prayer and in our conversation with others. When we find fault increase our desire to pray rather than maliciously gossip to others about our leader. Help us to attend worship services with an expectant attitude and find our place of service. May our minds be attentive so that our thoughtful responses will spur our pastor on as he looks out upon the congregation while teaching from Your Holy Word. Bless our pastor’s family, provide for their needs and guard them against the many temptations sent by the evil one. May they know by the fruit of our lips and good deeds that they are greatly loved.  Amen.

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“A Prayer Expressing Trust In God’s Promises”

October 10, 2017

Praying man Father, I find great comfort, peace and rest in Your many promises intended to reassure me that You are with me and will sustain me like Isaiah 54:10, “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you”. Thank You for the hundreds of promises given to us through Your Son, Jesus, and the prophets of old as recorded in Scripture. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Praise To God”

October 9, 2017

Praying man Father, our hearts are uplifted when we hear birds of the air raise their carols of praise to You. We can also be a blessing when we uplift others by raising our cheerful voice in thanks for all You are and the multitude of ways that You care for us. We want to sing praise and lift our voice expressing our trust in You even in the very midst of the trial we face. Since You keep every promise You make we can be confident that You will see us through, no matter the intensity of the storm or how long it endures. I will sing praise to You, my God, as long as I live. Amen.

See Proverbs 30:5, Psalm 134

 

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