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“A Prayer For Having An Eternal Perspective”

October 15, 2018

Praying man Father, the longer we live the more we come to understand the brevity of our life on earth. Our time spent on this earth is but a mist in the eons of time, yet we are of incomparable worth to You who gives us the principles, teachings and tools to walk our brief pilgrimage on this side of eternity. So much is lacking in this life where sin abounds, but we gladly hold onto Your hand for the glorious victory that awaits the believer where sin is no longer present. Our perishable bodies will no longer be like a vapor but will be imperishable, made to last for all of eternity. It’s only because of Calvary that we are afforded this amazing privilege. Thank You, Jesus! Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Rescue From The Miry Clay”

October 12, 2018

Praying man Father, while I was in the miry clay I sunk deeper and deeper into despair and was unable to save myself. It was a dreary, dismal and hopeless state of sin and guilt. But Jesus pulled me up out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock to stay. He changed my state of sin and condemnation to forgiveness and pardon; from corruption to holiness. No longer wandering about aimlessly or destructively, He established my comings and goings. He gave me power over sin, destruction, and hopelessness. I now walk in the light of salvation in a steady path that leads to righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, journeying toward heaven day by day. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Overcoming Evil With Good”

October 11, 2018

Praying man Father, just as Scripture indicates that Your Spirit who dwells within us is greater than the spirit dwelling in the world, so also the good that dwells within us is greater than the evil from the world. In our human nature we cannot overcome evil, but through our spiritual nature we conquer the ever present evil with the all-powerful good that comes from Your Holy Spirit residing within our hearts. We choose to hate evil and cling to that which is good and thereby overcome evil with good. We go forth as conquerors in the power of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Flourishing”

October 10, 2018

Praying man Father, You chose to bless Isaac as he followed Your commands. In Gerar You instructed him, “Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands.” You made his descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and gave them all these lands. Through his offspring, because Abraham obeyed You and did everything You required of him, You provided for Isaac because He trusted You to keep Your promises. We, too can flourish, in our little spot in the world by trusting You for everything we have need of as we walk in obedience to You. We especially flourish as we extend ourselves and our possessions to others such as Isaac. In counting our blessings help us to bless others in the way You have blessed us. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Grace Upon Grace”

October 9, 2018

Praying man Father, any words we speak or analogies we use cannot fully describe your infinite mighty power and matchless grace. It miraculously reaches beyond the heavens, is visible throughout all the earth, and is resident within our own hearts. It is only in experiencing a personal relationship with you that we begin to tap into the inexhaustible power and grace that comes from You, Almighty God. Even as the waves of the ocean are constant and powerful and wash up on shore, may You fill our lives to overflowing grace so that Your mighty presence is visible in our lives and spills out to those around us. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray, Amen.

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“A Prayer For Identifying Worthless Things”

October 5, 2018

Praying man Father, many people spend their entire lives accumulating that which perishes at the end of our lives. We, too, as believers get caught up in earthly possessions as they require a great deal of our time and often tug at our heart strings for misplaced value in this life. But our possessions on this side pale in comparison to knowing You and Your great love for us. Turn our eyes from that which is worthless and toward that which is eternally preserved for us in heaven. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Those Who Have Fallen”

October 4, 2018

Praying man Father, we thank You that You are our guide; that our footsteps are ordered by You.  Though we stumble or fall, we are not cast down for You uphold us with Your righteous right hand. In ourselves we may be clumsy, weak, or nearsighted, but following You, our Great Shepherd through dangers, toils and snares to the high places of Your love, we will be like that of hind’s feet in high places. When we unexpectedly find ourselves in a fallen position we feel pretty foolish and somewhat helpless though usually we bounce right back to an upward position. But there are times, Lord, when we get trapped in a fallen position and especially need Your help and even assistance from others to help us walk upright again. When we’re in a fallen position spiritually, Lord, it is Your hand that we reach for. You do not abandon us nor cast us down for You only want to lift us up again. Our hope is in You alone so help us to cling tightly to Your hand as we walk the potholed terrain of this life. In the name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Strength”

October 3, 2018

Praying man Father, it is under Your wings that we are protected against the fierce wind currents of doubt, fear, and impatience. Such troubling emotions weigh us down and can pull us right into the path of a pelting storm. But it is through eyes of faith and a heart of trust that we can mount up with You and soar like eagles above the assaulting storm and wait it out until the rainbow appears; Your divine covenant of promise, written out in all the colors that are pleasing to behold. You promise never to leave us nor forsake us which gives us courage to wait and trust You to fully answer our prayers. It is in the name of Jesus that we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Overcoming Our Arch Enemy”

October 2, 2018
Praying man Father, our hope plummets and our souls despair when we consider the first portion of John 10:10; “The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy”, for it describes our arch enemy whose sole mission is to take anything and everything that is of importance and value from us. But the gloom and despair is lifted as Jesus further tells His listeners, “but I have come to give life and give it more abundantly.” The thief takes, but You give, for You are the giver of life, giving freely and abundantly, not only in this life but in the life to come. Thank You for defeating the enemy of our soul that seeks to destroy with his arsenal of distraction, denial, downplay and distortion. You don’t tear down but build us up for You are our Redeemer and Deliverer, for which we are thankful. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Peaceful Sleep”

October 1, 2018

Praying man Father, we find great comfort from Scripture that reassures us You are with us at all times even during the night hour since You neither slumber nor sleep. You are watching over us, taking great delight in us,quieting us with Your love. You actually rejoice over us with singing. Believers can find consolation and restful peace in Scriptures hidden in their hearts or put to a lullabye tune such as Psalm 4:8, “I will lie down in peace, for You alone O Lord make me dwell in safety.” You replace our fear with peace and grow our faith as we look to You during the night hour, whether it is the literal night hour or the night hour of our soul. We’re assured that after the long night passes the sun will rise on the horizon at the break of day. For that we are very thankful! Amen.

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