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“A Prayer For Eyes Turned To Jesus”

July 17, 2019

Father, You have given us so many beautiful and colorful sites to enjoy as we journey here below. The sunflowers are certainly among the more pleasurable flowers we watch growing each summer, whether they were planted by the birds or by humans. Just as the sunflowers must be nurtured by the rays of the sun, we too must be nurtured by the light of Your Word if we are to grow in maturity and devotion to You. Keep our eyes firmly fixed on You all our days we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer To The God Who Is Able”

July 16, 2019

Father, how wonderful it is that nothing is impossible with You. There is nothing You are unable to do except that which is untrue to Your divine nature. You are able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to Your power that is at work within us. To You, Father, be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

(See Ephesians 3:20)

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“A Prayer For Pressing On”

July 15, 2019

Jesus, You alone have the words of eternal life. Like Simon Peter, we have come to believe and to know that You are the Holy One of God. As believers we are bound for the Promised Land, but we know the way is not for the faint of heart. Some go through the fire, some through the flood, some through the water but, because of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we all go through the blood. Help us not to get distracted or be deceived by the devil’s allurement back to the old way of life before we made You the Lord of our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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“A Prayer For Resisting Spiritual Fads”

July 12, 2019

Father, Your warnings regarding the deluge of deceitful tactics from the enemy is evidenced all around us – through the media, books, false prophets and even well-meaning but confused individuals. Your Word is the stabilizing and authoritative doctrinal manual for all that I need for life and godliness. You promise to bring maturity into my Christian walk as I apply Your teaching so that I attain to the fullness of Your Son, Jesus Christ, the Chief Cornerstone. Help me to be wise, studied, and vigilant so that I correctly discern good from bad, truth from error. In Your holy name I pray, Amen.

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“A Prayer For Running Well”

July 11, 2019

Father, we learn throughout Scripture that it’s not the one who runs the swiftest, nor the one who runs for a day, but the one who endures to the end that will be saved. Even for those who endure there may be a fall along the way, yet the Psalmist assures us that they are not cast down for You uphold them with Your righteous right hand. You never let them of Your sight, but watch over them and gently woo them back through the working of Your Holy Spirit. Keep our eyes on the goal of living for Christ and our feet planted firmly on the righteous path before us in His name we pray. Amen.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

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“A Prayer For The Devoted”

July 10, 2019

Father, the wellspring of life comes from those whose hearts are devoted to You, committed to walking in Your righteous paths as they seek to please You in all their ways. On the other hand “there are those who rise up and say to themselves, He won’t call me to account. The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.” “But You, O God, do see trouble and grief; You consider it to take it in hand.” One day each person will be called upon to give an account, to bow their knees and confess with their tongue that Jesus Christ is Lord. We want to be among those who joyously testify to that truth here and now, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Adherence To The Scriptures”

July 9, 2019

Father, as believers, we are put to the test daily regarding our adherence to the Scriptures that teach right from wrong, truth from error. The Bible includes numerous examples of those who were obedient to Your laws and from those who chose to disregard them. Help us to remember that disobedience, disregard, or dilution of the Scriptures will weaken us and eventually harden our hearts to spiritual truths. We choose either to be shaped by the world or by the Word. Our will and desires cannot be shaped by both. We choose this day to be Your obedient servant no matter the consequences, for Your blessing is more to be desired than the applause of the world. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Being Ready”

July 8, 2019

Father, our times are in Your hands whether it be the next minute, day or year. You orchestrate our lives in the time frame given us even before we were born and You “teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom”. We learn the secret of making life count from this Psalm – living it one day at a time in a way that honors You and builds biblical character within us. We need Your guidance every day so that we live each day as though it is our last day. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Dealing With Sin”

July 5, 2019

Father, the practical example of the Corinthian church serves as an example to the church of each generation. To ignore sin or brush it aside does not make it insignificant. It only gains strength and infiltrates the rest of the body when not dealt with in a Scriptural manner. The Christian’s code of conduct is revealed through Your Holy Scriptures, often in stark contrast to the popular philosophy of our day. In turning our eyes away from the sin we in essence give approval, but when we have the courage to deal with it we save not only the transgressor but we also purify Your church. Keep us faithful, prayerful and vigilant as we seek Your leading in matters of vital importance, for Your glory and for our good. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Remembering God”

July 4, 2019

Father of all nations, we’re grateful that, as believers, our citizenship is primarily in heaven and we share this glorious citizenship with our brothers and sisters all over the world.  We want to always remember You in the midst of our prosperity and trust You in the midst of need while always following after Your commandments. We pray for a massive worldwide revival where people will humble themselves, seek Your face, pray and turn from their wicked ways so that we will hear from Heaven and You will heal our sin sick land. Until that hour we will remain faithful and unwavering in our commitment to follow Your Word while we eagerly await our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen.

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