“A Prayer For A Steadfast Walk”

April 27, 2017

Praying man Father, doctrinal error or disobedience to truths expounded upon in the Word of God will lead us off course. There are many situations that contribute to our getting off the straight and narrow path of righteousness, if we’re not wholly intentional in denying ourselves, taking up our cross daily, and following in the ways of Christ. There are tremendous disappointments we will experience, whether it’s related to our work situation, our family, our church, financial restraints, our relationships with others, health crises or painful loss. Through it all we know that You will lead us daily and give us grace for every trial  if we just stay the course and musically proclaim with hymn writer Fanny Crosby,

“All the way my Savior leads me,
Oh, the fullness of His love!
Perfect rest to me is promised
In my Father’s house above.
When my spirit, clothed immortal,
Wings its flight to realms of day
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way;
This my song through endless ages:
Jesus led me all the way.
Amen.

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“A Prayer For Staying The Course”

April 26, 2017

Praying man Father, stir in my heart the desire to be diligently immersed in the Word of God. The deceiver is diligent in planting seeds of doubt, confusion and clever lies always intending to lead me off course in my spiritual walk. As I persevere in reading and applying truths inscribed throughout Your Word I ward off the incessant pleas from Satan to yield to sin. I desire to be Your faithful follower not just for a season but all the way to eternity.  It is my heart’s desire to influence as many as possible to join me in this noble calling.  May You find me faithful so that those who watch my life daily may also find me faithful! Amen.

 

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Wondrous Love”

April 25, 2017

Praying manFather, any material treasure we receive pales in comparison to the unending gift of Your pure love given to us in the person of Jesus Christ, Your only begotten Son. We are so grateful that He willingly laid down His life that we might inherit eternal life if we only believe. Not only do we receive a future eternal inheritance but we have the power of the Holy Spirit to overcome the daily struggles of this life and any baggage that weighs us down from our past. Thank You for Your redeeming grace that was provided to us through the birth of Jesus, our Redeemer. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Those Serving In Dangerous Places”

April 24, 2017

Praying man Father, when we pray, “Jesus use me” we’re excited about being a builder of Your kingdom right here on earth. But we rarely consider the dangers, discomforts and sacrifices we may be called to endure as we embark upon Your kingdom service. We thank You for those who hear Your call, follow Your leading, and fully surrender everything to obey You as they lead others to Christ and disciple them in the ways of Christianity. As John Newton wrote about the “many dangers, toils and snares” common to the believer we’re reminded to pray for those on the front lines who experience dangers daily. Increase their faith by bringing to their memories Scriptures that will spur them on even as the enemy tries to halt them. May their example of steadfastness in the midst of injustice and suffering draw others to the living Christ. Deliver them from danger and increase their faith along with that of their family members as You provide for all their needs emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Soul-Washing”

April 21, 2017

Praying man Father, I thank You for Jesus who entered the Courtroom of Justice with me as I sought favor with You. I went to relinquish my sins but the only problem is that I had no defense or payment to offer in exchange for them. I entered the Courtroom dressed in my very best as I presented to You my righteous acts but one by one I realized they were seen as filthy, crimson rags. They were like leaves that shrivel up when detached from the vine.

But then Your Son, Jesus, my Advocate, took His robe of righteousness and lovingly placed it over my heavy shoulders. It was at that glorious moment that I realized You looked away from my filthy, crimson rags that Jesus removed and looked upon my new robe of righteousness. I was able to give You nothing but a heart full of crimson stains but You exchanged it for a surrendered heart that is now white as snow. I am wholly grateful that when You look at me You see Jesus’ righteousness. He paid the full price, He paid it all. I owe Him everything and it will take all my remaining days on earth and all eternity in heaven to express my love and gratitude for His incomparable love and sacrifice toward me.  Amen.

 

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“A Prayer For Blooming Where You Are Planted”

April 20, 2017

Praying man Father, in certain situations I am fearful when You speak to my heart about being obedient. When You move upon me like you did Esther to do or say something that’s not within my comfort zone, I become fearful of the outcome which prevents me from stepping out in faith and following through with an obedient heart. Would You remind me that there is great blessing when I follow Your leading.  Help me not to fear the outcome, for that is in Your hands. Thank You for Your prompting and entrusting me to be a part of your grand purpose. What a privilege and responsibility. Amen.

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“A Prayer Expressing Faith In The Risen Lord”

April 19, 2017

Praying man Father, we consider the greatest proof of genuine love is when one lays down his life for another. We are grateful recipients of Christ’s substitutionary death for us – the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Thank You for proving Your love as You endured the greatest test of love where You presented the greatest gift to humankind – forgiveness for our sins. We’re eternally grateful and, though we have not seen, by faith we do believe. Amen.

 

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“A Prayer For Our Temporary Citizenship”

April 18, 2017

Praying man Father, this world is not our home, we’re just a passin’ through, but it sure takes alot of money to set up a home and provide for a family. It also requires giving a good portion of our earnings to the government which can be difficult most especially when our allegiance to You clashes with our allegiance to  governmental expenses that fund causes that grieve your heart and conflict with Scripture. And yet we also seek to be obedient to Scripture in giving to Caesar that which is Caesar’s. We want to be honest and seek to be fair. Grant us peace as we obey the law of the land while also seeking to be obedient to You. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Resurrection Prayer”

April 17, 2017

Praying man Father, the message “He is risen” resounds beyond the place of the tomb where Jesus’ body no longer lay, for it resounds in our hearts and soars within our spirits nearly 2000 years later.  We serve a risen Savior who is in the world today, who dwells within our hearts, and who reconciles us to You, our Father in heaven. What a joyous and triumphant day we celebrate at Easter and everyday as we acknowledge our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who died, was buried, and who rose again.  Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanksgiving For The Mighty Cross”

April 14, 2017

Praying man Father, we thank You for Jesus who redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming the sin curse for us. The nails bore His body to the tree, and yet our sin condition bore His Spirit to the cross of Calvary. He who knew no sin became sin for us – what an unsurpassed substitutionary death our Savior sacrificed for us so that sin’s curse could be removed and the blessings might follow; the blessings of forgiveness for sins, a home established in heaven, healing of body, mind and spirit, and the freedom from condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. What unspeakable joy fills our hearts today as we rejoice in God’s goodness to us through Christ Jesus, the sacrificed Lamb. Amen.

 

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