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“A Prayer For Guidance”

August 17, 2018
Praying man 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 spirit to follow Your leading in all matters, no matter the outcome. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Brightening Your Corner”

August 15, 2018
Praying man Father, sometimes we are frustrated by what little we have to offer others when we compare ourselves with those who are greatly talented or those who have a special way with words, or even those who may have financial resources to bless others in ways that we cannot. But we are not limited in reaching out to one who may be looking for a reason to smile or to the one who simply needs a helping hand. Paul indicated that the comfort You dispensed to Titus, was then transmitted to him, and then he passed it onto the Corinthian church. We pray for the prompting of the Holy Spirit to show us ways that we can encourage those around us so that it will naturally be passed on to others as well. We pray for this through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Remembering Spiritual Truths”

August 14, 2018
Praying manFather, we thank You for the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit. May Your Words be impressed upon our hearts as we give regular attention to them through reading and memorizing the Scriptures. We don’t want a casual attitude about Your Holy Word, but rather we want to be earnest students of Your Word genuinely contending for the faith. Help us not to be absent minded when approaching the gospel truths but rather be wholly present that we might partake of all that You have to teach and show us in Your Word. May we never weary of the basics of the gospel or lose the awe and wonder of seeing a life that is changed when redemption takes place. We want to hunger and thirst after righteousness and not lose sight of the old, old story that will be our theme throughout eternity. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Building On The Solid Rock”

August 13, 2018
Praying man Father, we place our faith on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. The sweet glorious message of Scripture teaches us that yesterday, today, and forever, Jesus is the same. All may change but Jesus never, glory to His name! In this day of shifting sands where philosophical rubbish on every front seeks to snare even the elect if possible, we take a firm stand as we anchor our faith in the bedrock of Your unchanging Holy Word, not the hollow and deceptive philosophy that depends on the basic principles of this world. Instead we look to Scripture for daily guidance on how we are to live our lives here and now, even as we prepare for our future eternal home. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Seeing Restraints As A Blessing”

August 10, 2018

Praying man Father, would You help us to be quick to recognize and respond to Your brake promptings. Often You speak to us through Scripture, daily prayer, and other believers. You also speak to us through the undesirable consequences that come from our acts of disobedience. We want to see Your cautions and “stops” as part of Your loving way of keeping us from danger and redirecting us to that which will be of blessing in our lives and to those whom we seek to influence. It is because of Your wise, loving ways that You teach us about the wiles of our adversary, the devil, and his cunning ways. We are not caught unaware but recognize his strategy as we regularly read Your Word and store it up in our hearts. Your knowledge is powerful as it opens the eyes of our hearts. Your precepts are right and because of that we hate every wrong path. Direct our footsteps according to Your Word so that we are in pace with You, observing the yellow lights of caution and stopping at the red lights of danger. As we do so we will not allow sin to rule over us. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Cancelled Debt”

August 9, 2018
Praying man Jesus, thank You for solving my debt problem by dying on the cross for me. I owed a debt I couldn’t pay but, because of Your great love for me, You paid in full the debt of my sins. You made me alive together with You, having forgiven me all my transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against me. Your love is so amazing and so divine that it demands my soul, my life, my all. In view of Your mercy, I offer my body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to You, which is my spiritual act of worship. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Spiritual Growth”

August 8, 2018
Praying manFather, shape my thinking into that which will bring about growth and conformity to Your will. Teach me to not to go by my own human instincts but by Your truth and guidance as it is revealed in Your Word. It will keep me from lusting after deadly forbidden fruit if I plant myself into that which is holy and righteous. As the world continues to slide into decadence help me to delve deeper into Your Word and faithfully commune with You so that my heart does not grow cold or indifferent. Nor will I be drawn into every kind of impurity with a continual lust for more. I want to stand firm to the end so that I am saved from this world of sin and influence others to live a godly life. Through Christ’s strength and my prayerful resolve I will remain faithful.  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Doing Right”

August 7, 2018
Praying manFather, we’re warned in Proverbs 4:27 that we must avoid evil and walk straight ahead, not taking one step off the right way. We don’t want to be lured by the enemy or caught in his diabolical trap. Living in this ever growing sin-filled world might lead us to despair especially those raising children or grandchildren, but we look to You for grace, strength and a firm resolve to remain faithful and hopeful because the Scripture reminds us, “Where sin abounds, grace doth much more abound.” Where there is the existence of sin there is the presence of grace to help see us through our troubled world, to help us see the kingdom of God that will last for all eternity where sin will not enter so it can no longer destroy! Until that day we choose to remain faithful, hopeful, and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ wherever we live, work, and commune. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For The Blessing Of Music”

August 6, 2018
Praying manFather, many of our praises and words of thanksgiving, prayers and petitions we musically present to You. Whether our hearts overflow with joy and thanksgiving or fill up with pain and sorrow, praise songs of rejoicing or songs written during one’s anguish begin to minister to our innermost needs. I’m so thankful that You, our loving Father, quiet us with Your love and rejoice over us with singing. The Psalmist declares that it is good for us to praise You, our Father, and to make music to Your name, O Most High. We are to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night. Your presence awaits us in the early morning dawn and at the close of each day, for which we are eternally grateful. Amen.

 

“The Lord Your God is with You. He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in You, He will quiet You with His love, He will rejoice over You with singing” (Zephaniah 3:17).

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“A Prayer For Biblical Studiousness”

August 3, 2018
Praying manFather, we want to be diligent in our study of Scriptures, not only to receive Your approval, but to more fully understand Your plan for our lives. Thank You for the Bible that’s like a road map showing us where to go and how to get there. And the greatest blessing is that Your Spirit illumines the path before us so that we do not walk in the dark, but we walk in the power of Your Holy Spirit who shows us the way to life everlasting. Keep us on the right path, we pray. Amen. 
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