“A Prayer For Contentedness”

November 24, 2017

Praying man Father, far too many live in a state of discontent where we find ourselves loving things and using people. It distorts our priorities and gives us temporary excitement with things, but leaves us with long-term dissatisfaction in ourselves and our relationships. Help us to enjoy and make useful material things but to place a higher value on greater pursuits such as growing friendships, solid marriage relations, growing godly character, giving without receiving and other worthy goals. We will be content as we rejoice in the fact that whether we are in want or whether we have plenty You have promised that You will never leave us nor forsake us. What a treasured promise for the believer both in times of need and in times of prosperity. We are content when we realize our all-sufficiency is in You, Lord. You will meet all our needs according to Your riches in glory. And we thank you for that other well-known Friday when Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thankfulness”

November 23, 2017

Praying manFather, in thanksgiving we lift our voices of praise from grateful hearts, as we sing songs of praise and adoration to You, our blessed King.  Whether in seasons of prosperity or in seasons of want we find Your grace sufficient to meet each one of our needs. You guide us, protect us, and You provide for us as we journey here below. Every good and perfect gift comes from Your hand.  Thank You, faithful Father! Amen.


“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s Blessings”

November 22, 2017

Praying man Father, the Psalmist assures us that You provide food to those who fear You, to those who remember Your covenant. Moses admonished the Israelites to follow Your commands so that You would give them rain for their land in its season, the early rain for germination and the latter rain that grows and strengthens the plants. Through all generations You have supplied for all our needs and poured out Your abundance on us. We thank You for it through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For Plant and Animal Life”

November 21, 2017

Praying man Father, just as You blessed the human race making them fruitful and multiplying their kind, You also blessed the vegetation, the fish, fowl of the air and every living thing that moves upon the face of the earth. You gave the human race universal charge of everything you made, putting all things within our authority; including the tilling of the land, making it subservient to our usage and for our good. May we honor You by being good stewards of that which is entrusted to us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer Of Thanks For God’s First Blessing”

November 20, 2017

Praying man Father, Your commands to Adam and Eve included that of being fruitful and increasing in number”. They multiplied and here we are many generations later doing the same thing. Thank you for the blessing of our sexuality which is in your design that we be fruitful. We want to honor You and our mate by remaining devout and pure in our sexuality. As we consider our Thanksgiving blessings one of the first things we give thanks for is our family. Though few of us were raised in a family that was without its weaknesses, we’re thankful that our parents cared for us, placed a roof over our heads, provided for our childhood needs and helped prepare us for our adult responsibilities. Psalm 68:6 tells us that You “set the lonely in families”; it’s part of Your plan to fulfill our lives and serves as a model of Your loving and tender role as our Heavenly Father. May we love and serve our families well, for it is the greatest and most important responsibility we’re given while dwelling here below. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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“A Prayer For A Grateful Outlook”

November 17, 2017

Praying man Father, it is impossible for me to give sincere thanks to You unless I have a grateful heart. Open my eyes to see and verbalize the little blessings that come especially when I’m walking through dark clouds of difficulty. My daily blessings, by far, outnumber my troubles. Good health, comfortable shelter, a loving family, steady work, caring friendships and many other blessings seem all too common so I often take them for granted. At times I even feel entitled to these blessings. It is when I’m deprived of a particular blessing that I choose to either grumble or suddenly recognize a blessing that I’ve overlooked. Father, I thank You for Your daily provisions.  Help me not to wait until trouble erupts before I look to You. Instead I want to be grateful for Your goodness toward me for past blessings and to remain confident that You will be just as faithful in providing for my future needs. And remind me to never take personal credit but realize that all good things are from You. In Your name, Jesus, I thank You today!  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Dying Well”

November 16, 2017

Praying man Father, as I live out my time here on this earth, I’m so glad that I belong to You. You hold my right hand and guide me with Your continuous presence and daily bread which is leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but You and I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail and my spirit may even grow weak, but Father, You remain the strength of my heart and You are my portion forever. My Refuge, my Fortress and my Deliverer, I will joyfully tell of Your mighty works as I seek to finish well on this side. I long for the day that You call me to my eternal home, when I will be absent from the body on this side and present with You on the eternal side of glory. Amen.

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“A Prayer For Meditating On God’s Word”

November 15, 2017

Praying man Father, deep in my soul I have peace and reassurance as I “chew” on a particular Scripture verse throughout my day. You speak to me through Your Word and it refreshes and often challenges me as it lingers on my mind. It helps me to focus not just on the here and now, but on that which was spoken thousands of years ago or on our future dwelling in the promised land of heaven. Sometimes You use the words of a Christian song and it’s recurring tune to fill my thoughts as I go about my work. At times You bring to mind the words of a Christian friend or a written message that draws me from indifference or complacency and inspires me to meditate on the Living Word. You satisfy my hungry heart and fill my thirsty soul with Your living water. Help me to indulge regularly in life changing eternal truths from Your Holy Word.  Amen.

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“A Prayer For Being Salt And Light”

November 14, 2017

Praying man Lord Jesus, as I commit myself to You this day, I ask that You make me a glowing ember of Your truth, wisdom, and compassionate mercy. I want my light to shine for You so that all glory will be directed back to You, my source of light. If I find myself in the midst of a circle of employees engaged in ungodly conversation help me not to blend in. But rather I want the light of Your glory to be present in my conversation. May it be full of grace seasoned with salt, so that I will know how to respond to each person in accordance to Your Word. Remind me that it is for Your glory that I do these things, not for the praise of others nor for personal advancement. Lord, help me to reach just one today with an unexpected act of kindness or thoughtful word that will direct the recipient’s thoughts toward my Father in heaven. In Your name, Jesus, I pray.  Amen.

See Colossians 4:6

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“A Prayer For Being A Faithful Proclaimer”

November 13, 2017

Praying man Father, we proclaim Your greatness throughout the earth and we proclaim Your greatness in our lives. We who were once destined for eternal damnation, through the redemptive work of Jesus, now bow our knees and declare with our tongues that “Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father…. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” And this hope leads us to life everlasting as we stay the course. Keep us faithful on our spiritual sojourn. In the name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.

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