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“A Prayer For Repentance”

May 17, 2022

Merciful Father, may I never consider my good works or righteous acts to be payment or a cover-up for the hidden sin I harbor in my heart. Instead I want my attitude to be that of the publican in Luke who humbly came before You and cried out, “God be merciful to me a sinner!” If I exalt myself it will lead to my downfall. But if I humble myself I will exalt You. So I come to You with a contrite heart, confess my sins, and ask Your forgiveness through Christ Jesus my Lord and Savior. Amen.

“A Prayer To Overcome Temptation”

May 16, 2022

Father, help each of us to be on guard against the trappings of the devil and remain steadfast in resisting temptation at each step. We want to live in a way that pleases you, Father, as You have taught us. You command us to resist all sexual sin, and in doing so, we will control our mind, body, and spirit. We will live in holiness and honor, not in lustful passion as the pagans do, in their ignorance or willful disobedience to You. We want to guard our hearts against the lure of the enemy, so that we continue to experience the holy and abundant life that You have provided for us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

See 2 Thessalonians 4:3-5, Proverbs 4:23

“A Prayer For Reaping God’s Unfailing Love”

May 13, 2022

Father, I pray that You will help me to sow for myself righteousness, so that I will reap the fruit of Your unfailing love. Break up the unplowed ground of my heart that is stony and hard so that I acknowledge my sins, receive Your forgiveness, and look to You for discernment and guidance. When no one else stands for righteousness help me to be bold and courageous as I stand for that which honors You. I want to follow hard after You so that You shower Your blessings upon me. Amen.

“A Prayer For Seeking The Lord”

May 12, 2022

Loving Father, I confess to You that my heart can easily become like unplowed ground. Often destructive attitudes that I don’t deal with right away remain in my heart and cause me to be hardened toward You and others that I love. I invite the work of Your Holy Spirit to cleanse, renew and refresh me as I yield my heart to the searchlight of Your Word. As I seek You, Lord, You will come and shower Your righteousness and blessing upon my life as the fruit of Your unfailing love flows out to those around me. I can do all things through Christ who enables me through the power of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Perspective On Our Heavenly Citizenship”

May 11, 2022

Jesus, at one time we were alienated and excluded from heavenly citizenship. We were foreigners to the covenant of eternal promise, hopeless and destined to perish. But You, in Your great mercy, redeemed us through Your precious blood. We received forgiveness for our sins and the Holy Spirit which is a down payment guaranteeing our inheritance. Help us to endure sickness, pain, disappointments, poverty, and all the ills confined to this present age which are insignificant when compared to the blessing, privileges and glory yet to be revealed in the age to come. Fix our attention on our heavenly citizenship in the midst of our trials on earth so that we do not lose heart but are filled with growing anticipation regarding Your soon return. Keeping our focus heavenward fills us with renewed hope and gives us an enduring spirit till we are called home. Even so come, Lord Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Preparation”

May 10, 2022

Father, as we see the day approaching help us to be fully prepared for the day when we will stand and give account for the choices we make in this life. We know that preparation begins the day we commit our lives to You, but many other choices will confront our faith along life’s pathway. May our faith stand the test of time and our devotion to You be evident in this life so that we will be able to rejoice in Your words of personal commendation, “Well done good and faithful servant.” In Christ’s name we pray, amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Goodness”

May 9, 2022

Loving Father, we thrive on Your gracious and compassionate ways, your slowness to anger and Your abounding love. You satisfy our desires with good things and do not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Knowing and experiencing Your goodness in our daily lives helps us to trust in You during those mysterious happenings in our lives when it would seem You’ve forgotten us. But we are reminded in Scripture that all things work together for good to those who love You, for You use the good and the bad, for Your glory and for our good. We give thanks to You, our Father, for You are good and Your love endures forever. Amen.

“A Mother’s Day Prayer”

May 6, 2022

Father, the fifth commandment indicates that we’re to honor our father and mother. When we honor our parents, Lord, we also honor You and show appreciation for Your marvelous workmanship in our lives. We acknowledge that You ordained the family of our origin and we give thanks to You for our mother and father, brothers and sisters, along with special women we connect with; those who take us under their wings in our life’s journey, that become a mother like figure to us, loving and caring for us as though we were blood related. We pray for our mothers and these dear mother like figures in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Prayer for the “National Day Of Prayer”

May 5, 2022

Father, we are grateful for Your abundant mercy extended to us because You are a loving, forgiving God. You have called on us, Your children, to be a people of prayer and devotion. We pray for our people to repent of neglect and defiance of Your holy commands. We lift our hearts to You, gracious Father, seeking forgiveness and favor. As You view our troubled, sin-ridden nation we ask once again for mercy, for a visitation of Your Holy Spirit to overshadow, convict and heal our land. Revive us again in devotion to You. Do not give us over to our sins, as we deserve, but give us, instead, over to passionate prayer and a heart of repentance and an obedient spirit that moves Your heart. We come against the powers of darkness that seek to extinguish the light of Your salvation that brings help and hope to weary souls in this life and secures their eternal place in heaven. Help us not to grow weary in our intercession, for we want to be faithful in prayer so that, at a future date, we will witness the harvest of souls. We pray for Your will to be accomplished in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer For Overcoming Evil With Good”

May 4, 2022

Father, we do not want to be overcome by evil but we want to overcome evil with good, as described in Scripture. And the way we do this is to absorb, maintain, and uphold the Scriptural understanding of good and evil, no matter what others may do or think. We pray against authorities, personalities, and persuasive rhetoric that tempt us to compromise or water down the truths we learn from Scripture. The contrasts of light vs. darkness, good vs. evil, the spiritual nature vs. the sinful nature are abundant in Scripture. May the guiding light by which we live our lives in these evil days be the light of Your Holy Word. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.