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“A Prayer For Godly Men”

June 14, 2022

Father, You lead us through the valleys and mountain top experiences of everyday life. Your ways are far superior to the path we might choose when guided by our own familiar past, faulty thinking, or poor role models. We’re so grateful for the strength and encouragement we receive from our brothers and sisters who bear our burdens, share in our joys and sorrows, provide godly example and even gently rebuke when correction is needed. When weighing the decision of abandoning our faith or holding faithfully to the faith we profess, we join with Simon Peter who weighed the options and declared, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that You are the Holy One of God.” (John 6:68,69). Enable us to deal with the daily stuff of life and to remember that You reward the faithful, though our greater and lasting reward will only be realized on the other side. Help us to learn the grace of being confident on this side as we continue to obey Your commands and await Your blessed reward. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Tent-makers”

June 13, 2022

Father, You equip us to serve in Your kingdom which will last for all eternity. You also equip us to serve in the workforce all our adult years until we can no longer be productive in the marketplace. Opportunities abound for us to make a positive difference in every season of our life as we seek to be a beacon of light in places of darkness. You call on us to be ambassadors for Christ as we represent Him wherever we go and whatever You enable us to do. We dedicate ourselves to You for Your service and for Your glory. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Rescue”

June 10, 2022

Loving Father, You rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of Your beloved Son in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Where would we be today without the redemptive work of Jesus who bore the pain and disgrace of our sins that we might be forgiven and receive eternal life. We give You praise now and forevermore through Christ Jesus our Lord in whose name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Those In Grief”

June 9, 2022

God of all Comfort, would You bring reassuring comfort that is even more present than the inevitable mourning that accompanies the loss of loved ones. May You be glorified in the midst of one’s emotional devastation when leaders are called upon to give words of comfort and guidance to family members and friends. We find great consolation in knowing that those who breathed their last here on earth breathed their first in God’s immortal Kingdom that will reign for all eternity. Sin is swallowed up in victory because death no longer reigns when these mortal bodies take on immortality! So we are not overcome by grief but we overcome grief with this essential knowledge that comes from Your Holy Scriptures as we commit our thoughts and our ways to You, our Master Comforter. Amen.

“A Prayer For Walking The Ancient Path”

June 8, 2022

Heavenly Father, as I stand at the crossroads of decision where I am pulled in many directions, I direct my attention to the well-worn path marked out by faithful followers of God throughout the centuries – the faithful ones who remained true to Your ancient law whose hearts did not betray the One True God. With godly determination I earnestly desire to follow in the steps of the Master that leads me to find rest for my soul on earth and secures a heavenly home where my soul will no longer grow weary or disheartened. By Your grace I move forward in the ancient path laid out for me through Christ our Lord in whose name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For The Crossroads”

June 7, 2022

Father, we all come to the crossroads at various age intervals in our earthly walk and we must choose which path we’ll take. Help us to be careful of the untested path that disregards all that our forefathers taught us either by their example or in some instances their lack of wisdom or self-control. We thank You for all that You have for us now and for that which is carefully handed down to us from our Christian ancestors. May we honor You in the way that we choose to honor them. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Provision”

June 6, 2022

Father, we find ourselves often like Adam and Eve who, instead of looking upon ALL that You had given to them for enjoyment and sustenance, chose to partake of what little You forbid. Sometimes we set our eyes on that which is too expensive and unnecessary, or that which belongs to another causing us to covet and break Your commandment. Help us to be thankful for that which we have and share with those who have less. Guard us from greed or discontent as we are daily mindful of our blessings. Help us to rejoice in other’s good fortunes instead of resenting or envying them. All that we have need of is daily provided by Your generous hand. We thank You, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“A Prayer For Focus On The Main Thing”

June 3, 2022

Father, we submit to You our desire for those things that might be derived from our studies, our abilities, our interests, our accumulation of material things or anything else that makes us who we are. We want to be careful to seek You above everything else, submitting these “other things” to You so they will be of blessing to us and useful for Your kingdom. When they compete for our allegiance they choke out the vibrant growing relationship we have with You and soon make our lives unfruitful which can lead to a spiritual death. Instead we want our hearts to be cultivated ground so that the good seed of the Word may take root and produce a great harvest of spiritual fruit to Your praise and glory, Father. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For True Riches”

June 2, 2022

Father, for the blessing of another day we are thankful. The greatest riches in this world cannot be bought with money, but are provided through Your abundant goodness to us and Your faithfulness such as the early hour sunrise or the evening sunset; the birds awakening us with their melodic chants, the fragrant flowers that bring vibrant color to our landscape, the love of a parent, spouse or a child, the loyalty of a friend, the dedication of a worker, the stirring passion of a soul winner. All of these are blessings that come from you; they cannot be purchased but can be greatly appreciated. And we do so through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

“A Prayer For Times Of Worry”

June 1, 2022

Father, all my anxieties and all my cares I bring to the mercy seat and want to deposit them there. You won’t put me off nor is it expected that I work it out in my own way. Instead You demonstrate mercy and compassion as You are strength in place of my weakness, wisdom in place of my lack of understanding and patience in place of my impatient nature that could lead me to worry and fret. So I look to You, not myself or others, for the answers to my present and ongoing troubles, for a wise Spirit-directed perspective in knowing how to deal with them or how to lay them down and trust You to work all things out for our good and for Your glory though Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.