“A Prayer To The Divine Supplier”

August 25, 2016

Praying man Father, when our own available and familiar resources are inadequate we begin to consider Your all-sufficient, inexhaustible resources that You readily provide for Your children.  When we rely solely on the resources that this world provides we miss the supernatural provision You want to supply, the kind that leaves us with the testimony, “Only God could have met my need”.  Help us to live by faith and not by sight as we call upon You, who gives generously to all. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

 

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer For Those In The Valley”

August 24, 2016

Praying man Father, thank You for taking care of Your children like a shepherd that keeps watch over his sheep. When we wander astray You lovingly seek us out and bring us back into Your protective care. When we have need You provide for us. You renew our strength when we are weary and discouraged. You guide us in the right paths for Your name’s sake. Though some of those well-trodden paths are laid out in valley settings You walk alongside us, lessening our fear of the unfamiliar settings and experiences of our mortal life. Your provision of everlasting peace is ours to receive here and now and forevermore. Thank You for never letting go, through the calm and through the storm, for You promise to uphold us with Your righteous right hand. Amen.

 

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer For Fruitfulness”

August 23, 2016

Praying man Father, Jesus taught Your followers that He is the vine and we are the branches. If we remain in Him we will bear much fruit. Fruitfulness in our lives is not automatic nor can it be purchased or inherited since Jesus is the sole source of our fruitfulness. And yet You provide many wholesome examples of those who bear fruit; those in Scripture, throughout history, and even within our own church, community and family. We want to be healthy branches bearing much fruit, especially bearing the fruit of forgiveness, so that we bring glory to You and increase to the kingdom of God. Amen.


“A Prayer Of Thanks For Salvation”

August 22, 2016

Praying man Father, thank You for Your wonderful salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. You created in my body a thirst and hunger for physical food just as You created in my soul a hunger and thirst for spiritual food.  My soul thirsts for You, the living God. As I drink from Your living water my soul’s desires are satisfied. I am refreshed as I taste and see that You are good and that Your mercies are everlasting and very personal. As I partake of the Living Water and the Bread of Life I am led by Your hand. I am no longer my own, for I have been bought with a tremendous price – Your Son, Your only Son, who gave His life that I might experience forgiveness for sin.  My heart and my flesh, they may fail, but You are my strength and my portion for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer For Spiritual Transformation”

August 19, 2016

Praying manFather, I pray that You would help me to fully turn away from behaviors and viewpoints that compromise my devotion to You. I want to be wholly devoted to You as I am being transformed into Your likeness. May the lure of this world lessen as the Light of Your Word increase in my life. May my life be a pleasing sacrifice to You, my Father, as I lay it down at the foot of the cross where I am redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.  Amen.

 

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer For God-Pleasers”

August 18, 2016

Praying man Father, I’m often tempted to add my voice to the crowd or simply blend in with the majority opinion. But because I choose to follow You I want to obey Your Law even when it conflicts with laws of human origin; I want to hear Your voice rather than the conflicting voice of others; I want to yield to the guidance of Your Holy Spirit rather than the prevailing philosophy of my day. I choose to follow You and I want to do so no matter the cost. Make me strong enough, courageous enough, and prayerful enough that I will stand even when others fall. When it feels as though I am standing alone remind me that You and I are a majority. When I stand up for You I stand in victory no matter the temporal consequences. It would seem that Jesus was defeated in His physical death and the seemingly hopeless days that followed.  But His triumph followed when He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven where He sits at Your right hand interceding for us in our hour of need. Amen.


“A Prayer Of Thanks For Spiritual Transformation”

August 17, 2016

Praying man Father, when we consider life before receiving Christ as our Saviour and contrast it with life after coming to faith, we are profoundly grateful for the changes it brought. We no longer flounder in searching for the meaning of life, our sins no longer master us, and joy replaces the fear and uncertainty of tomorrow. We rejoice greatly that our sins are forgiven and that we have an inheritance in heaven that will never perish, spoil or fade. With growing anticipation we long for the greatest fellowship meal of all time when we will be joined with Christ at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. We rejoice greatly that we who are Your blood-bought children are invited to partake not only of the heavenly assortment of food but also the fruit of the vine. The same fruitful beverage that Jesus offered to His disciples the night of His betrayal has been reserved for us in heaven where we will drink it anew with Him in Your kingdom. Keep us faithful until that most glorious eternal reunion in heaven. Amen.

“I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Mathew 26:27b)

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

 


“A Prayer For A Transforming Conversion”

August 16, 2016

Praying man Father, there are many incredible stories of spiritual transformation throughout every generation. You work Your miraculous transforming power in our lives, whether we have lived a life of debauchery or whether we quietly lived in sin, for we have all sinned and fallen short of Your glory! Our only hope for salvation is found in the acceptance of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Whatever our story, no matter how dramatic the change or seemingly uncolorful in our own minds, our transformation to living a godly life is miraculous and serves as a witness to those around us. Prompt us to tell our transforming story often, to live a life above reproach, and to be victorious even in settings that test us, like that of Paul and Silas who lifted their voices in song and praise, during their midnight hour in prison. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

 

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer For Being A Blessing To Others”

August 12, 2016

Praying manFather, I pray for a spiritually sensitive heart that I might be a representative of Your indwelling Spirit to those who have distressing needs. Develop in me a discerning heart that I might seek out those in need just as Jonathan did with David. While I don’t have all the answers I do know that Your Word brings light, direction, and confidence as we must navigate through the twists and turns in our sojourn here below. We offer ourselves to You to be a blessing to others. We do this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.


“A Prayer Of Thanks For Redemption”

August 9, 2016

Praying manFather, the mighty gulf that You spanned on our behalf was offered to us through the person of Jesus Christ. The cross that He shed His life on bore the weight of our sin and bridged the mighty gulf between our sins and Your holiness. As we take up the cross of salvation our lives are changed from sin to holiness, from darkness to light, from mortality to immortality, and from utter despair to eternal hope. We no longer fear death since we will inherit eternal life in heaven rather than perish for all eternity in hell. Your love so amazing, so divine demands my soul, my life, my all. Amen.

This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

 


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