“A Prayer For Honesty With God”

May 18, 2018

Praying man Faithful Father, Your Word shows us that obedience brings about blessing but disobedience brings about dishonor. I want to honor You with my life, for there is nothing hidden from Your eyes. Help me to uphold the standards of truth and honesty as revealed through Your unchanging Holy Word; not by the standards of this world that customize “truth” to suit people’s ever-changing whims, nor by my brothers and sisters of the faith who often come up short. When I’m confronted with my sin help me to have the fortitude and courage to deal with it. May I not cover it up, seek to justify it, blame others, procrastinate or deceive myself. Thank You for granting complete forgiveness to those who come to You with a contrite heart willing to lay down sin and take up righteousness. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Having God’s Perspective On Wealth”

May 17, 2018

Praying man Father, help me not to strive for worldly riches that would cause me to place my hope in material wealth that is only temporal. I know that money cannot buy love, joy, peace, forgiveness or lasting security. I cannot expect my riches to fulfill my greatest need since money cannot solve matters of the heart, but You do. For the riches You have entrusted to me I want to be wise, accountable, and generous toward those who have less, all the while laying up treasures in heaven that await me once I get to my final and lasting home.  Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Fences”

May 16, 2018

Praying man Father, we are grateful for the boundaries You place throughout Scripture that guard us from danger. Often it’s to protect us from the devil who lurks waiting for the opportunity to pounce and other times it’s to protect us from our own vain vices that can be equally destructive. Wise us up so that we don’t resent or rebel against the fences intended for our own eternal good. Rather help us to see that You are an all-wise, all-knowing God who looks after us and sets boundaries so that we don’t lose sight of our spiritual heritage here on earth which will keep us on the straight and narrow way that leads to our eternal inheritance in heaven. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Telling Jesus”

May 15, 2018

Praying man Father, I must tell Jesus all of my troubles, for He is a kind, compassionate Friend. If I but ask Him, He will deliver, make of my troubles quickly an end. During times of trouble and tribulation; during times of sorrow and care; when tempted or lonely Jesus is there for me so prompt me, Father, to take my troubles to Jesus rather than foolishly wring my hands in utter distress. Jesus alone is the One who can help me when I go to Him, by faith, in prayer. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Honoring Parents”

May 14, 2018

Praying man Father, Your perfect design for creating a family started with Adam and Eve. You gave them tremendous responsibility as parents to raise their children as responsible individuals who would in turn raise their children in the same way. And so your order continues to our own generation. At the heart of our family relations the fifth commandment indicates that we’re to honor our father and mother which includes a promise that we’ll live long full lives. When we honor our parents, Lord, we also honor You and show appreciation for Your marvelous workmanship in our lives. We acknowledge that You ordained the family of our origin and we give thanks to You for our mother and father, brothers and sisters. Make us a blessing to them as the Fruit of the Spirit continues to grow in our lives and is played out in our relations to them. We pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Energy”

May 11, 2018

Praying man Father, in view of Your mercy we offer our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to You which is our spiritual act of worship. Over the years our physical strength declines but our spirit is renewed day by day, since we are not to be lacking in zeal, but keeping our spiritual fervor, as we serve You. As living sacrifices we are not given to slothfulness, complacency or indifference, for we must remain faithful in our service for Christ, reaching the lost with the gospel message, using our gifts according the grace given us, while we choose not to be overcome by evil but we overcome evil with good. Amen.

See Romans 12 “Living Sacrifices”

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“A Prayer For Ascension Day”

May 10, 2018

Praying manDaily prayer: Jesus, Your physical life on earth is so important for all to see and comprehend God in the flesh. We have a picture of the Father through the life of the Son. You also came to bring salvation to Your creation, willingly leaving the splendor of Your home in heaven to change the course of history and to redeem the fallen sinful race. Your ascension into heaven serves as a reminder that You completed Your mission on earth and are now at the right hand of the Father ever interceding for us, Your children. One day we will see You come in the same way You left, but on that day You will take us with You to spend eternity in the home that You have prepared for us to take up eternal residency. Help us to be faithful and eager for the blessed hope of Your second coming. In Your name, Jesus, we pray.  Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Resolve To Stay Faithful”

May 9, 2018

Praying man Father, it is the desire of every earnest believer to remain faithful to You. Once we put our hands to the plow we choose to cultivate Christian values, Biblical principles, expressed through godly actions. We fix our gaze on Jesus so that we don’t lose our way. We join with others of the Christian faith who hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, even as we spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Those In It For The Long Haul”

May 8, 2018

Praying manFaithful Father, many portions of Scripture speak of fruit as an outgrowth of sowing good seed in fertile soil. Help us to be faithful and fruitful over the long haul, especially during times of disappointment, spiritual dryness and delayed answers to prayer. Often times we forget that You generously bless us in ways more numerous than we can recall even in difficult times. We are in this spiritual race for the duration and will never give up until we’ve completed the race, for victory is just ahead! Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Christ’s ‘Once For All’ Sacrifice”

May 7, 2018

Praying man Father, in spite of the many Scriptures assuring believers of salvation through the full atoning work of Christ on the cross, many still fall back on good works to settle their account with You. While good works should follow our salvation experience You settled our account in heaven through the atoning work of Jesus on the cross once for all. “It is finished” Jesus cried assuring us that there is nothing we can add to His blood sacrifice. He gave all that we might have forgiveness and live for all eternity. Full and complete atonement for all who believe is the greatest gift that You offer and it’s the greatest gift that we can receive. We respond  by giving ourselves fully to Your kingdom and taking as many as we can with us. Amen.

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