“A Prayer For Having An Awareness Of God’s Presence”

July 17, 2018
Praying man Father, help us with the spiritual exercise of observing how You are working in our own heart and in the lives of those around us. And we especially need to observe the ways You are present in nature and in our everyday lives. The daily routine can easily squeeze out those special sightings of Your glorious presence and supernatural workings where You make visible that which is not seen with human eyes, but only through the eyes of faith. Faithful and True God, just as You formed the universe with Your own hands, You also shape the human heart with Your own Spirit, bringing it into conformity to Your will for our lives. Make us confident of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see with human eyes. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Paying Attention”

July 16, 2018
Praying man Father, turn my eyes away from worthless things, whatever they may be and preserve my life according to Your Word. Help me to delight in your Law, in Your Word, in Your message. Help me not to neglect your Word. Show me Your ways, O LORD, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long. As we see so much attention given to that which is relatively worthless and the deliberate neglect and ignorance of the ancient words that Scripture imparts, help us to not lose hope, but be fervent in our study of Your Word, so that it changes us from the inside out and strengthens our resolve to live as light in this darkened world. Amen.

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“A Prayer When Our Plans Are Disrupted”

July 13, 2018
Praying man Father, help us through the times in our life when things just don’t go as we had planned. May we see the big picture and that you are working all things out for our good. When experiencing disappointments help us to joyfully trust. Our prayer, like the Psalmist, is that You will order our steps in Your Word. May we stand on the unflickering hope of Scripture that reassures us, “God keeps every promise He makes, He is  like a shield to all who seek His protection.” Praise God!  Amen.

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“A Prayer During The ‘Why Lord?’ Times”

July 11, 2018

Praying man Father, when burdens increase and answers don’t come we may, like the Psalmist cry out, “Why Lord?” I have a choice to let a bitter root grow up or to remain firmly rooted in You. Focusing solely on my troubles is sure to germinate doubt, fear, resentment and unbelief. But when I clothe myself in the spiritual armor You provide I have a powerful defense against Satan; I can stand firm against his evil schemes. Though he plots evil You plan my eternal good. We are cautioned repeatedly in Scripture that we will have many troubles, but that we should take heart because You help us to overcome them. Father, though You’ve proven Yourself over and over, I ask for grace to trust You even more for that which troubles me today and endurance for that which is yet to come.  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Opting In”

July 10, 2018
Praying man Jesus! I do now receive You, more than all in You I find. You have granted me forgiveness, I am Yours, and You are mine.
(Adapted from hymn “Jesus What A friend Of Sinners”)

“A Prayer Of Thanks For Rescue”

July 9, 2018
Praying manFather, by sending Your Son, Jesus, You sought to reconcile all things to Yourself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of the cross. For we, who once were alienated and enemies of the cross, are reconciled to You because we died to sin and rose again to new life in Christ. That great deliverance took place when You rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of Your beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. We want to continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, not being moved away from the hope of the gospel which we heard through Your Holy Spirit, reading of Scripture and through messengers of the Gospel. Amen.
(See Colossians 1:19-23)

“Prayer For Godly Wisdom”

July 6, 2018

Praying man Father we thank you for the truths expressed in Scripture that reveal the way to wisdom. Your Word states that if any of us lacks wisdom, we should ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to us. So we ask that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. This wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. As we attain that wisdom may our lives be as a sharpened ax, useful for the purpose You ordained, leading to a life that pleases You. In Jesus Name, Amen

James 1:5, Psalm 90:12, James 3:17

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“A Prayer For Faithful Servants”

July 5, 2018

Praying man Father, keep our hearts open to those who are in need of a compassionate touch, a charitable act, or a kind word. Let it come naturally from our hearts that are in tune with the heart of Jesus. May we view others through the eyes of Christ, walking in His compassion and His benevolent ways. We thank you for the scores of people like Dorcas and Sally who have served You and those within local churches and their communities all throughout the church age.  We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Freedom”

July 4, 2018

Praying man Father, how glorious it is to enjoy the many freedoms provided to us in our homeland of the brave and the free. We’re also mindful and grateful for our freedom from sin, thanks to the sacrifice of Your Son on our behalf. Our lives, once enslaved to sin, now enjoy freedom from that which once held us captive to Satan’s bondage. We live in victory because You have set us free and we are now free indeed. Thank You, Father, for delivering us from the dominion of darkness and transferring us into the kingdom of Your beloved Son in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin!  Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Christ’s Redemptive Bridge”

July 2, 2018

Praying man Heavenly Father, just like a grand canyon, sin cuts and digs deep chasms between us and a holy God. Thank You for providing Your only Son, Jesus, to act as a redemptive bridge so that we can cross over the great divide and transition from sin to forgiveness, from death to life, from punishment to mercy, from despair to eternal hope. We are now one with You, Father, and can act as a channel of Your mercy when we invite needy souls to walk over the bridge of salvation. It is because of Jesus that we can approach You, our holy God, and pray to You as our heavenly Father. Amen.

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