“A Prayer To The Master Filer”

September 13, 2019

Father, like Spurgeon wrote in his sermon, we owe more to the fire, the hammer, and the file, than to anything else in Your workshop. These tools help to remove our impurities and build up the character qualities that best reflect Christ and all that He represents. We still have rough edges that need Your smoothing so we invite You to file away at that which seeks to hold onto the old nature so that our spiritual nature is aligned with that of John the Baptist’s who declared, “He must increase, I must decrease.” More of You, Jesus, less of me is my heart’s cry. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Living Conscientiously”

September 12, 2019

Father, may we be found conscientious, trustworthy, and devoted in our relationship to you and to others. We pray you will help us to live conscientious lives. We want to learn, seek to understand and effectively communicate the teachings of Scripture so that we prove to be faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Sharpeners”

September 10, 2019

Father, I confess that in the process of being molded and fashioned into Your likeness I am often unyielding and struggle in the process of becoming more like You. Thank You for placing people in my life who model godly character and who courageously speak words of direction and correction when I most need it. Help me to graciously receive these messengers and promptly respond to the message they bring when it is supported Scripturally and spoken from a wise and loving heart. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer To The Divine Toolmaker”

September 9, 2019

Father, Your divine workmanship prepares me for good works in Christ Jesus. The tools You use to chisel, sculpt and fine tune my life are of Your choosing and for my good. The workmanship can be painful and mysterious at times, but when I walk by faith I can see more clearly how You are shaping me into the image of Christ Jesus. When I stop to consider all that You have done for me, in me, and through me I truly am in awe! Be glorified in my life, I pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Fruitfulness”

September 6, 2019

Father, You who began a good work in me will carry it on to completion until You call me heavenward or until the day of Christ’s return. I willingly submit my will to yours and want to quickly obey Your voice so that I will bear much spiritual fruit. I pray that the Fruit of the Spirit will characterize my life as I faithfully yield to the work of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Remembering Where Home Is”

September 5, 2019

Father, because the Scripture tells us so much about our future eternal home, may we find ourselves homesick for a place we’ve never been. Remind us that you want us to live as strangers in this world in reverential fear toward You, our holy God! Our hopes, our affections and our joys will be fully realized on the other side where Jesus will wipe away the tears from our eyes and we will know no sorrow, no suffering, no good-byes and no sin. Can’t wait but will endure till we make it home! Amen.

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“A Prayer For Faithfulness To The Truth”

September 4, 2019

Father, we want to be faithful to the truth by walking in Your truth. Scripture warns repeatedly of Satan’s tactics to manipulate, distort and deceive believers so we must be on our guard against deception, as it comes in many forms and through various messengers. Sometimes we shake our heads in wonderment that people fall for such foolish and unsubstantiated information and then repeat it to others. But we shouldn’t be surprised “for the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds that they should not discern the truth.” We seek to follow the true God of this universe, rather than the false god of this age so that we will not be led astray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Small Steadiness”

September 3, 2019

Father, may my life be marked by faithfulness and integrity. I know that these character traits are not developed over a short period of time but over the duration of my life, most especially during the challenging times. Obedience does bring blessing and it also brings eternal reward. Help me not to become weary in doing good, for at the proper time that You have ordained, I will reap a harvest if I do not give up. Help me to practice the small steadiness of every day. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Labor”

September 2, 2019

Father, we thank You for our labor by day and rest by night. From the beginning of time you raised up laborers who were skilled in various trades: construction workers, artisans, jewel cutters, bakers, instrumentalists, designers, seamstresses, and on and on the list goes for that which You have equipped people to do right on down to working with our modern technology so relied upon today. We thank You for those who labor on our behalf and we thank You for those whom we labor for. It’s in both giving and receiving that we have various duties and receive multiple blessings for which we are thankful. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Biblical Convictions”

August 30, 2019

Father, we thank You for biblical convictions essential to our Christian faith, that are foundational to our personal convictions as we live out our spiritual walk. Like Abraham who was fully convinced that what God promised He was able to do. So indeed it was credited to Abraham as righteousness. Convictions have a definite impact on how one lives, what he does, says and where he goes. May the personal convictions we hold close to our hearts bring about a fruitful walk with You and enable us to live a life set apart for Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.

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