“A Prayer For Those Who Wander”

October 29, 2020

Father, we are humbled and grateful that You don’t let people who are “far off” prevent You from drawing us to Yourself, making us Your children. You call those from distant lands, even those under oppressive government doing everything possible to prevent their people from hearing the message of the cross. You call those in far off generations who lived in early civilization, all the generations between and right down to our own. You will call the generations that follow us, should You tarry. And You deal with the hearts of those who are far off from having a right relationship with You, either because they have not heard, they heard but rejected the message of salvation, or they once walked with You but have wandered away from the faith. Surely Your arm is not too short to save, nor Your ear too dull to hear those who respond to Your calling. In Christ Jesus we who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ and we will be forever grateful. Amen.

“A Prayer For Spiritual Vibrancy”

October 28, 2020

Father, I want to be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, fruitful in every season of my life. I want to hold fast to the profession of my faith and not let it fade over time. I can do that by living a life above reproach, clinging to Your promises, and trusting You for all that concerns me in every season of my life, knowing that You will provide for all my needs. Like a tree receives health by drawing from its water supply I remain spiritually healthy by drinking from the springs of living water and eating from the bread of life. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Assurance In God’s Steadfastness”

October 27, 2020

Father, what great joy and peace comes when we realize that You will always hold us fast and keep us in Your firm grip. Give us the rich assurance of sufficient strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Only You are able to keep us from falling and to receive us before Your glorious presence without fault and with great joy. You are the only wise God our Savior in whom we can truly ascribe glory, majesty, power and authority through Jesus Christ our Lord in all generations both now and forevermore. Amen.

“A Prayer For Endurance”

October 26, 2020

Jesus, You forewarned us that we would undergo persecution if we choose to follow You. But we’re also promised that we will receive the crown of life as we hold firmly to the faith. Ours is not a journey for the faint of heart, but a journey where we practice endurance more than just a moment, more than just for a day. We endure to the end so that we who persevere under trial will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. Keep us trusting and faithful until that glorious day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Godly Living”

October 23, 2020

Father, we pray that You would set our affections on things, both inanimate and human, that draw us closer to the throne of God. May godly discernment guide and enable us to smush deceptive traps set up by our enemy, drawing our attention away from that which does harm and setting our affections on that which draws us to Christ in whose name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Being Our Brother’s Keeper”

October 22, 2020

Father, if we claim to love You we will also love our brothers and sisters. This is how we know what love is, that Jesus Christ laid down His life for us, and we ought to be willing to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. Genuine, sacrificial love compels us to look out for those whose lives might be endangered and seek to be their safeguard, acting as Your human agent in overseeing the safety and welfare of those You place in our path. Help us to be mindful not only of our own interests, but also the interests of others through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

“A Preventative For A Hard Heart”

October 21, 2020

Father, we want our hearts to remain soft and pliable so that we do not lose our spiritual sensitivity to hear and obey Your voice. We remember those who once had soft, pliable hearts that have hardened over time. They no longer hear You or sense Your presence in their life. Their spiritual vision has darkened. Help us, Lord, once again on this day to taste and see that You are good. You are the Bread of Life that does not spoil. You satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst as we dip from Your spring of living water. We want to be steadfast and stouthearted so that we will unswervingly hold to the hope we profess, for You who promised is faithful. Amen.

“A Prayer To The One Highly Exalted”

October 20, 2020

Father, Jesus humbled Himself by descending from heaven to walk among us on earth in human form and He further humbled Himself by His obedience to death on a cross. Because of His deep humility You exalted Him to the highest place giving Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father. What a powerful, wonderful, and beautiful name, the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Be highly exalted now and forevermore, Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer For Loving God”

October 19, 2020

Father, we know that You are a faithful God, keeping Your covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love You and keep Your commandments. Your love is so abundant that You not only provide for our physical needs but also our spiritual need of salvation. We have not seen, nor has our mind fully conceived of the things You have prepared for us but we eagerly anticipate all that You have promised to those who love You. We want to influence as many as possible, while traveling here below, to take hold of all your promises for life here and now, and life forevermore. Amen.

“A Prayer To Still The Soul”

October 16, 2020

Today we suggest this comforting hymn with the words slightly modified to be recited or sung as a prayer:

Be still, my soul; the Lord is on my side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to my God to order and provide.
In every change He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul; my best, my heavenly Friend
Thro’ thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul; my God doth undertake
To guide the future as He has the past.
My hope, my confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul; the waves and winds still know
His voice who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul; the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord,
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul; when change and tears are past,
All safe and blessed we shall meet at last.