“A Prayer To The Ever-Living One”

April 20, 2022

Father, no one who comes to You through Jesus goes away unable to find reconciliation with You, for You save completely and to the uttermost. Because Your Son lives forever and intercedes for us we have renewed hope daily for the circumstances of our lives and for the people that are dear to our hearts. Fill our hearts anew with hope, encouragement and endurance as we stand upon Your Word and fully trust You to guide our lives this day, in the good times and in the bad. Amen.

“A Prayer To The Risen Lord”

April 18, 2022

Jesus, You said the greatest proof of genuine love is when one lays down his life for another. We are grateful recipients of Your substitutionary death for us – the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Thank You for proving Your love as You endured the greatest test of love when You presented the greatest gift to humankind. God made You who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him by receiving forgiveness for our sins. And after you paid the price you rose from the dead! We’re eternally grateful and, though we have not seen, by faith we do believe. Amen.

“A Prayer To Our Risen Savior”

April 18, 2022

Father, the message “He is risen” resounds beyond the place of the tomb where Jesus’ body no longer lay, for it resounds in our hearts and soars within our spirits today nearly 2000 years later. We serve a risen Savior who is in the world today, who dwells within our hearts, and who reconciles us to You, our Father in heaven. What a joyous and triumphant day we celebrate at Easter and everyday as we acknowledge our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who died, was buried, and who rose again. Amen.

“A Prayer Of Thanks For The Cross”

April 15, 2022

Father, we thank You for Jesus who was wounded for our transgressions, who bore our sins in His body on the tree. For our guilt He gave us peace, and from our bondage to sin He gave sweet release. The triumph of the cross is witnessed by the myriads of believers who follow Christ into heaven. We thank You for Jesus who is our victorious and soon coming King! We honor Him by surrendering our lives wholly to His set purpose. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Amen.

“A Prayer For Restoration”

April 14, 2022

Father, help us not to resent the testings and temptations of this life that act as a filter forcing us to give up that which is uncomely to the Christian character; that which holds us back instead of moving us forward keeping us steadfast in our faith. We’re grateful for Jesus who faithfully intercedes for us, in the siftings and shakings of life. Above all, we’re grateful that no sin or failing on our part exceeds the scope of Your absolute forgiveness. Just as You restored Peter, reignited his zeal, and reinstated Him in his evangelistic role, You want to do the same for all who seek forgiveness and turn away from their sin. How wonderful, how marvelous is my Savior’s love for me! Amen.

“A Prayer For Humility And Servanthood”

April 13, 2022

Father, we see the tremendous humility of Jesus who, being in very nature God, made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant to live in human flesh. His humility led Him all the way to Calvary, where He became obedient to death – even death on a cross! What an unsurpassed example Christ is to us as He looked not to His own interests or comforts, but to our desperate need for salvation. Help us, likewise, to look not only to our own interests but to the needs of others. Show us ways that we can be of humble service to those who need it most. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer To The King Who Rode A Donkey”

April 12, 2022

Father, our journey on earth is to be marked by gentleness and humility. There is no example greater than Jesus who left the glory and splendor of heaven to reside among sinful humankind. Though He was King of kings and Lord of lords He walked the lowly path of humility and laid aside His crown for a pauper’s life. He did not assume His rightful place but humbly rode on the back of a donkey’s colt. We’re so thankful that Jesus didn’t leave us before His mission was accomplished when the jubilant crowd turned into a jeering mob only days later. We long for the soon coming day when our faithful and true Savior who once rode on a donkey’s colt will appear in the heavens riding on a white charger leading the army of saints into their home eternal. What a day, glorious day, that will be! Amen.

“A Prayer Declaring Hosanna”

April 11, 2022

Father, each year as we enter into Holy Week, we consider every major event that ultimately led Your Son to the cross of Calvary. May our minds and hearts be yielded to the cross of Calvary as we contemplate the suffering, agony and betrayal Christ endured on our behalf. We are eternally grateful that we will someday stand before the throne of God, not because of our own goodness or achievements, but solely because of the finished redemptive work of Jesus Christ our Savior. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna, please save us now! Amen.

“A Prayer For Pressing On”

April 8, 2022

Father, we find life’s journey to be enjoyable and entertaining in the straight stretches of life where we travel most of the time. Other times we learn to navigate life’s twists and turns, and must exercise steady endurance as we press on through the cavernous potholes that usually appear without notice. Through it all we keep our eyes on the goal of our faith, straining toward what lies ahead, the prize for which You have called us heavenward in Christ Jesus. We can press on, even when circumstances are grim, because our strength comes from You. As the Apostle Paul wrote, When I am weak, then I am strong. In our weakness You become our strength. You are the light that breaks through our gloom and guides our every footstep. We will fight the good fight, we will finish the race, and we will keep the faith as we remain faithful in our walk with You. It is in Jesus’ name that we pray. Amen.

“A Prayer For Assurance At Death”

April 7, 2022

Loving Father, we recognize that life is a sacred and miraculous beginning and death is an inevitable ending of our life here on earth. It can either end in tragic loss or triumphant victory depending on what master we choose in this life. For those who have followed the master of this world their death brings a sorrowful ache in our hearts. But for those who followed our Lord and Master their death brings triumphant victory because You removed the sting of death through Christ’s resurrection. The anticipation of heaven is now fulfilled for the believer who departs this life and makes their permanent home in heaven. Though we miss their presence in our daily lives, we envision their presence in heaven with You, the angels and all the celestial beings on the other side. Amen.