Please, for Your Son’s sake and our healing as individuals and a nation, come to our rescue!
We are torn apart, as never before, with fear and frustration, anxiety and apprehension, doubt and deception, and have no one to trust but You. We cry for help and healing, understanding and insight, and receive information that we either do not understand or have difficulty believing. We look for relief and in return receive rebuke and rejection for wanting assurance and honesty. In distress and dismay, we cry, “Does no one care; does anyone care?”
Then, in a moment of quiet reflection a still small voice speaks, and we return to our faith-foundation and accept the fact that “Yes, yes there is One who cares and cares deeply. One Who cared so much that He gave His one and only Son to redeem us and reconcile us to You and grant us the assurance that You love us, care for us, protect us, and provide for all we will ever need and that all is well!”
So, we turn our doubts into shouts and thank You for Jesus, the Way and the Truth and the Life who gives us hope and help and healing, peace and assurance. We recall with gratitude the words of Your Son who gives us victory over our doubts and despair when He promised: “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart because I have overcome the world!”
Now, we thank You and trust You and claim afresh Your promise of complete victory over our fear and frustration because Your Son overcame – and we will too – the world that so easily destroys our hope.
In Jesus’s Name, Amen
Prayer For August 2020
We are grateful for Your love that sustains us and Your faithfulness that gives us courage. How blest we are to know that You are our Shepherd and that You are protecting us from the dangers that could destroy us and the storms of life that could shatter us. In Your arms, we have access to a peace that is beyond our understanding and protection from powers that could overwhelm us.
We thank You for Your mercy and grace, Lord. In them, we find forgiveness for our sins, and the removal of guilt and shame for the wrongs we have committed against You and those around us. We are grateful that You sustained us each day by the strength we receive through Your Spirit, who gives us life and the power to become new creations. Help us to set aside the “old things” that once consumed and controlled us. May we turn from them and grow into the likeness of Your Son, our Savior.
As we walk with You today, we ask that our eyes are open to see many opportunities to serve You. We ask that our ears are open to hear the cries of those who are calling on us for help and hope and healing. And, may the words that come from our lips, and the feelings that come from our heart, bring joy and encouragement to everyone we meet. We can do great things for You today, Lord, if we willingly set aside our self-centeredness as You did so easily.
So, once again, we pray that we will willingly surrender our lives to You completely, unreservedly, and unashamedly, and be who You have called us to become – your disciples.
In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!
Prayer For June 2020:
In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!
Prayer For May 2020:
As I begin this day, may I do so with a willingness to be open to Your leadership in my life by accepting and following the plan You have designed for me. It is difficult at best, Father, to separate my desires from Your demands, my wants from Your needs, and my ambitions from Your expectations. I know that because I am so easily distracted from the eternal by the temporal and immediate and passing pleasures of the “things” that never satisfy and are of this world. Everywhere I look, and most of what I hear, does not agree with and challenges the teachings and truth of Your Word.
So, please, I ask, give me Your insight and understanding, Your knowledge and wisdom to separate the needs of the Kingdom of God from the things of this world and to allow Your Spirit to direct me in my problem solving and decision making and planning so that Your Name will be glorified. May I begin each morning by looking to You for Your guidance as I begin my journey.
May I look to You, in quietness and confidence, openness and trust, dependence and certainty - knowing that You are in me, with me and want to do Your work on earth through me. May I accept Your plan for this day – as well as every day – as a gift from You so that I may live a life that is well-pleasing to You and ultimately honors and glorifies You.
May my thoughts be centered on Your teachings and truth, may my life always be a reflection of the examples of Your Son, my Savior, and may my heart be open to hearing the voice and promptings of Your Spirit.
In Jesus’ Name and for His glory I pray, Amen!
I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Prayer For April:
We live in a world with unprecedented uncertainties, a world turned upside down and inside out by leaders who reject to follow Your teachings and truths. Yet, in spite of the turmoil and tragedies that surround us, we find comfort in our knowledge and understanding of Your unending love and never-ending faithfulness, Your peace and power, Your plan and Your purposes for Your Kingdom and our lives.
Although we do not know what may be before us, we do know without any doubt that You are in us, with us, by us, and for us. And, we can be certain of this fact because of the countless promises in Your Word that repeatedly remind us of Your loyalty to those who love You and are obedient to Your eternal truths and teachings. Thank You, Father, for this assurance!
On the other hand, Father, we admit that we are only human – reminded of our past failures and nagging fears, our pursuit of self-interests and worldly ambitions, our endless attraction to things that vanish when Your light appears to lead us. Too often our minds and hearts are overflowing with goals that would defeat and destroy us if it were not for Your attention to us as individuals who desperately need Your grace and goodness and guidance.
So, in this moment of reflection, we ask Your Holy Spirit to penetrate our thoughts and disrupt our peace until we recognize and accept our need to surrender our lives to You. May we strive to love You, honor You, please You, and obey Your Word, for only then can we be assured that all will be well - knowing that You will protect us and take care of us – no matter what!
In Jesus’ Name and for His glory we pray, Amen.