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“A Prayer For Patience In Affliction”

December 8, 2017

Praying man Father, we are called to persevere not just in the good times but also in times of affliction. We may suffer long but we know that in doing so the fruit of patience is being developed in us. Keep our hearts focused upward, so that we are “joyful in hope and patient in affliction” until the hour You call us home. It is then that we will see the rich and complete reward of our endurance in this life. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Being Joyful In Hope”

December 7, 2017

Praying man Father, one of the greatest emotions we can feel is that of hope. In celebrating the advent of Christ’s arrival to earth we are filled with hope. Jesus not only fills us with hope, He is our hope. Christ descending from heaven to earth gives us a thrill of hope that turns into a fixed hope lifting us from the weary struggles of this world and filling us with great anticipation of that which awaits us on the other side of glory. There is nothing on this side that can fill us with such joyful hope as our future eternal home. Thank You for preparing it and for providing it through Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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A Prayer For Being Joyful In Hope”

December 6, 2017

Praying man Father, at times my cynicism limits my prayer of faith. I find myself expecting You to work in circumstances in the natural human way I work things out.  But then You remind me that You are Omnipotent so You work in supernatural ways to restore broken lives, mend broken hearts, and turn hopelessness into hope eternal. You do extraordinary things in those who’ve plunged into hopelessness due to the desperate messes of their own making. I place my loved one in Your hands again and ask You to reveal Your immeasurable, not for sale grace to his or her life, to restore hope and instill faith to believe just as You have shown me the way to forgiveness and freedom through faith. Through Christ we can learn to be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12).  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Overcoming Hopelessness”

December 5, 2017

Praying man Father, the day to day circumstances in our lives are not scripted so that we know ahead of time what will unfold. Some events will be welcomed and even applauded, but others will be perplexing and even beyond our grasp to control. You don’t expect us to have all the right answers or to fully understand all that concerns us, any more than Job who was hard-pressed when he tried to understand his multiple losses and hardships. You simply want us to trust You, as we hold on to Your unchanging hand, while You go before us making our crooked paths straight and extending Your right hand as we walk the steep mountains together. We join the Psalmist in proclaiming “For I hope in You, O Lord.” We have trusted You over and over throughout our lives, and today we pray for grace to trust You even more. It is in the name of Jesus that we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Hope”

December 4, 2017

Praying man Jesus, thank You for the great blessing of hope. Help me not to waste my time and energy in futile or wishful thinking. Instead I want to fix my thoughts upon the living hope I have in Jesus Christ my Lord. I anchor my soul in the bedrock of Your Holy Word so that when other viewpoints counter the truths prescribed in Your Word my anchor remains firm. When difficulties appear insurmountable remind me that I serve an extraordinary God who does not rely on natural solutions but works in the supernatural realm to meet each one of my needs. Your solutions to my problems are not subject to my scrutiny but rather I conform to Your leading and accept Your plan for my life. In doing so I am not tossed to and fro by wishful thinking but I am firmly grounded in the living hope of our resurrected Lord and Savior. It is in His name that we pray, Amen.

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” A Prayer For Truthfulness”

December 1, 2017

Praying man Father, in an age where deception, trickery, scheming, and outright lying are prevalent in the government, media, marketplace, workplace, family, and sadly even in some churches help us to cease from lying to one another and instead speak the truth in love. Give us discernment that we may recognize lying tongues that come to us in so many ways in this information age. Help us to always speak the truth even if it may hurt. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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A Prayer For Those Working In Dark Places”

November 30, 2017

Praying man Jesus, You are the Light of the world. And because You reside in our hearts we are a reflection of Your holy light. The world we live in is dark and growing even darker as Satan’s sinister and deceitful schemes are being played out. Help us not to look the other way when darkness is spreading lest the darkness overshadow us in time. Instead would You empower us through the power of Your Holy Spirit to shine brightly in a wicked and decadent society. We come against the darkness by speaking against wickedness in all forms. And, Lord, help us to be consistent not only in what we speak but the manner in which we live. May the fruit of light be evident in all we do. It is in Your name, Jesus, that we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Being A Part Of God’s Supply Chain”

November 29, 2017

Praying man Father, we thank You that in Your perfect design You have work for all of us to do, whether it’s at the beginning of the supply chain or at the end. You also skill people to promote or distribute these products so that they make helpful contributions to our daily lives. Whether it’s factory worker making equipment, the farmer who raises the poultry, the truck driver transporting the poultry, the employees at the factory who clean and process the eggs or meat, the butchers that safely stores the poultry before purchase, or the person who prepares it for others to enjoy at their dinner table many people have a role in the supply chain. Today we are grateful for the part we have in the work that we are given. May we do it heartily as unto You…for it is You that we seek to please and thereby we bless others as well. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Steadfast Faith”

November 28, 2017

Praying man Father, through the knowledge of Your Scriptures, through the application of its truths, and through the power of Your Holy Spirit we can resist the enemy of our souls. When our faith is tested, which is of greater worth than gold, it is done so to test that our faith is genuine. Since faith that is not tested is faith that cannot be trusted, help us to remember that when the enemy is persistently prowling, You are inviting us to prove our faith to be genuine which will help fortify us for future testings and serve as a witness to others that we are who we claim to be; people of faith. Help us also to remember that not only are we undergoing trial, but believers all throughout the world are undergoing the same sufferings or far worse. We want to resist the devil, standing firm in the faith, knowing that the testing of our faith produces endurance and empathy for others who suffer. May we be found faithful. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Vibrancy”

November 27, 2017

Praying man Father, I want to be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, fruitful in every season of my life. I don’t want to wither during the winter season as I grow old and more feeble. Though I may be more dormant I can still 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, immersing myself in the Scriptures and prayer, 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. Amen.

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