“A Prayer For Unending Hope”

August 31, 2016

Praying man Father, help me to look beyond the immediate to the deeper meaning of each day’s task. May the hope You place within this redeemed heart of mine stir up a joyful spirit and an overcoming attitude regarding the difficulties I encounter throughout the day. Endurance is activating hidden strength for my tasks by keeping my eyes on future rewards. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and renew a steadfast spirit within me as I rejoice in the unending hope I have in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer For Overcoming Distractions”

August 30, 2016

Praying man Father, help me to walk faithfully with You day by day. Though there are daily temptations and recurrent distractions that seek my heart’s affection even as I wait upon You to respond to my supplication. Help me not to be restless in my complaint but to rest in confidence that you are working on my behalf. Help me not to lunge ahead of Your unfolding plan for that which concerns me. I also want to heed Your prompting when You nudge me to move keeping in step with the Spirit’s prompting.  Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

A Prayer Of Thanks For Christ’s Blood”

August 29, 2016

Praying man Father, I am eternally grateful for Jesus who imputed His righteousness in me, just as You imputed my sin into the sinless Lamb of God who poured out His life for me on the cross. Through this merciful and selfless sacrifice of Christ I am justified. Jesus truly paid the price for my salvation just as if I’d died for my sins and yet He removed the penalty of sin for those of us who truly repent and believe. Thank You for this wondrous eternal gift paid in full by the atoning work of Your Son, Jesus, in whose name I pray.  Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“A Prayer Of Trusting His Heart”

August 26, 2016

Praying man Father, when we try to work out circumstances with our finite human wisdom we lose sight of Your supernatural power that brings all things into conformity in Your appointed time and in Your sovereign ways. Whether our difficulties are of our own making or through no fault of our own, it is always Your desire to come alongside us and help bear our burdens. So we do well to cast all our cares upon You because You care for us. Help us to trust You, Your ways and Your timing for all that concerns our hearts this day.  Amen.


This Daily Prayer is from this Daily Encouragement message.

“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.


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