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“A Prayer Of Assurance”

September 30, 2022

Father, thank You that You are still the same God who gave Jacob assurance of Your presence in a dream. When we go through difficult times we especially need that assurance. Now we have the complete Word of God with such promises as You being with us always and never leaving nor forsaking us. You heard Your children then, You hear Your children now, You are the same God, You are the same God!

“A Prayer For The City”

September 29, 2022

Father, we continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and we pray for the peace of Christ to rain down upon the cities of our nation and world. We pray for servants of the Gospel who are taking the message of salvation to the troubled streets of our cities, for their safety and for receptivity from those looking for answers, the answers that can’t be found in our institutions of higher learning or our divided political landscape across America. Many express their rage and anger through lawless acts of vandalism, destruction, incite fear, and the calamitous list goes on and on. We pray for our elected leaders to stand for law and order, to be strong and courageous in recapturing civility among the rebellious throngs who resist the established authority. We pray for churches and ministries located in these cities to prayerfully and eagerly present the greatest Authority, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who provides the greatest Manual of all time, the Word of God which gets to the hearts of humankind to seek and to save those who are lost in sin through Christ Jesus our Lord. Our soul’s diseases can be healed and the ills of our country as well when people’s hearts are turned toward God. Help us, we earnestly pray, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer For Spiritual Thirst”

September 21, 2022

Father God, even as water is essential for physical life, You’ve created within us a thirst for holiness and righteousness to sustain our spiritual life. So often we attempt to quench that inborn thirst with temporary substitutes that give us a quick high and then we inevitably face recurring dissatisfaction. No person, position, or possession can effectively replace our divine appointment with You, the Living God, who desires to have fellowship with Your creation. We invite Your supernatural presence to be fully manifested in our lives as we call out to You night and day, in times of refreshing and in times of drought. Be glorified in me, Living God is my prayer! Amen.

“A Prayer Of Faith In Having A New Body”

September 20, 2022

Father, we look forward to the mysterious moment when we who follow Christ will be changed in the twinkling of an eye, when the trumpet sounds from heaven. Our perishable bodies will take on the imperishable and we will be forever young, no longer plagued with the moans and groans of this earthly body. Until Christ returns or until You call us home, we remain hopeful and vigilant in our spiritual pilgrimage, no matter the condition of this flesh and blood body. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Being Faithful”

September 19, 2022

Father, may we be strong and courageous enough to declare right along with the three Hebrews, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace our God is able to deliver us, but even if He does not we will not serve other gods.” We have only one allegiance, and that is to You, Almighty God, our one and only true living God who birthed us twice: once in the flesh from our mother’s womb and the second from the Spirit who gives birth to spirit, that we might have forgiveness of sins and have eternal life in heaven. Until we breathe our last here on earth may we be found faithful! Amen.

“A Prayer For Hope-inspired Endurance”

September 16, 2022

Father, we continually remember the work of our fellow believers that is produced by their faith in Jesus, their labor that is prompted by love, and their endurance that is inspired by the hope they have in the Lord Jesus Christ. How grateful we are for the love and fellowship we enjoy with our brothers and sisters who serve You all throughout the world. We lift up those who are presently enduring matters that weigh heavy on their hearts. May the hope they have in the Lord Jesus Christ inspire confidence that You will give them victory as they stand firm in You. In the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer Concerning Open Doors”

September 15, 2022

Father, we desire to have You guide us in the paths of righteousness that lead us in the way everlasting; where we can be of value to others and find inward fulfillment as well. Sometimes the next step we take is clearly visible and other times it is a step of faith when darkness seems to veil Your leading. As we earnestly pray we can trust You who stills the tempest and turns darkness into light. We pray for discernment, just as the apostles did when having to choose between Joseph and Matthias. We want a good and teachable spirit as we follow Your leading in all matters, whether a door of opportunity is opened or whether a door is closed we continue to wait for You to open the right door for us. Amen.

“A Prayer For Being Like Good Soil”

September 14, 2022

Father, we thank You for soil, one of Your great creations from the very beginning that we easily take for granted. We want to be like the good soil mentioned in the Parable of the Sower; the one who hears the Word, absorbs its message, understands its meaning and as a result brings forth an abundance of fruit; the kind that has lasting eternal value such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Just like water, soil and air produce good vegetation, so also the Bible, prayer, and worship produce godliness in the believer. May we be faithful in doing our part. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

Note to the observant: Today’s prayer is the same as yesterday’s prayer since it still fit part 2 of the message!

“A Prayer For Being Like The Good Soil”

September 13, 2022

Father, we thank You for soil, one of Your great creations from the very beginning that we easily take for granted. We want to be like the good soil mentioned in the Parable of the Sower; the one who hears the Word, absorbs its message, understands its meaning and as a result brings forth an abundance of fruit; the kind that has lasting eternal value such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Just like water, soil and air produce good vegetation, so also the Bible, prayer, and worship produce godliness in the believer. May we be faithful in doing our part. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Acceptance”

September 12, 2022

Father, how marvelous is Your indescribable grace that You should love a sinner such as I. Though I deserve death You grant eternal life through the death of Your beloved Son, Jesus. I am accepted into Your family, into the sainthood of all believers, through my redemption in Christ. So, too, I want to accept those who have turned to You in faith and obedience, who might be different, who break into my carefully etched out comfort zone. In doing so I learn how to be more loving and tolerant of others different than myself in a way that pleases and honors You. I come as a mix of Your love, mercy, and grace as I extend myself to others around me. Amen.