You ask us to care for widows and orphans and also to have compassion and mercy on the needy. Let us look to You, Jesus as the example. Jesus I pray that over the next few years we as American Christians can help more of our people who silently live at or below the poverty line. Stir up a fire in Your church for those who don’t get to eat regularly. For those who don’t have a roof over their heads. For the ones who don’t have sufficient clothing. Show these groups to us Lord and compell us to be Your hands and feet so that we can help these people and, also show them the salvation that is waiting for them. Thank You Father that You gave us Jesus to model our lives after. I ask that you forgive us our sins, both known and unknown. Cleanse us of the stain of sin by the blood of Jesus. Equip us for the harvest Lord. In Jesus name, AMEN.
Father God I come before You today as Your child. You adopted me into the family through Jesus Christ who died to pay my debt on the cross. I am a co-heir with Jesus. What a gift You have given me Abba, Father! To belong to Jesus and be drawn closer to You every day as a member of the family is a gift that I can rejoice in. I pray Jesus that we add many more billions of souls to this family so that the multitudes are living for You, the Messiah. As this Holy family grows to completion Lord I ask that I may have a part in bringing broken people closer to Jesus. Use me Lord to further the kingdom of heaven. You are more than a good good Father! I worship you Father like an infant worships it’s loving daddy. Thank You for knowing what’s best for me, for providing for my every need, for Your mercy and grace. I love You, Abba. In Jesus name, AMEN.
Father God, Your promises create hope in those who wait for You. I believe that You will faithfully fulfill all the promises that we read in the Word. You have rescued Your people time and time again when we strayed to worship other gods, like money, lust, greed, power, and self adoration. Forgive us Lord. I worship You God, the Creator and wait on You to move on my behalf. Remind us Lord that You are seeking our repentant hearts in this very moment. I trust Father that when we turn from evil ways, thoughts, deeds, and habits that You will be there waiting with open arms. You have good things in store for those who wait on You. I pray Father that in the times of waiting I would get to know more and more of You. In those quiet times let me rest in Your arms. When it is time to move Jesus, lead the way. When the waiting is over God I pray that we, Your bride are ready and willing to do all that You set out for us to accomplish. Let us serve our King of Kings in love and truth so that Your glory shines brighter than ever before. Teach us and train us Lord God for the next thing so that we are willing and able through Jesus Christ to accomplish greater things. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
Father God You heard the prayers of Your Son Jesus when he prayed for all believers. Jesus prayed that all believers would be united in Him just as You are in Jesus and He is in You. Jesus prayed that all who should believe in You should be united as one. Let us remember as sons and daughters of the one True God, that You passed on Your glory through Jesus Christ, that we might be glory bearers. For Jesus prayed these words, The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, John 17:22 ESV We carry Your glory through Jesus Christ. My prayer Lord God is that we would conduct ourselves in such a manner that the world would see Your glory flowing out of Your church. Help us to come together in unity Lord. Let us be peaceable, loving, truthful, honorable, and forgiving. Let us be quick to show mercy and slow to speak. Help us to do a new thing today God. Unite us through Jesus Christ that we might show many more the way of salvation. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Father God I bow to Your supremacy. There is none more powerful than You. You command the wind, the sea, the sun, and the moon. You are the beginning and the end. A triune God who sees all, hears all, knows all, and still choses to forgive us! You alone are worthy of praise and worship. You are the creator of everything and yet You gave us the directive to rule and reign before we fell to sin and gave away the keys to the kingdom. Even then, You were faithful to us who were ignorant of the magnitude of what had just come to be. You made a way for us to still draw near to You in Your Son, Jesus. We are always on Your mind, You care for us. Your ways are still a mystery to us. Thank You for being a good good Father. That we may call You, Abba. We bless Your name and call You, Holy, Holy, Holy! In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
Today’s YouVersion verse of the day hits home for me! I was brought up by hard working parents who did everything they knew how to give their kids better lives than they had. They had the best intentions for us. We were spoiled children who got pretty much anything we wanted when we were little. It was in our teens that our family started to unravel. Adultery and lies broke our charmed existence. At age 18 I found adoption papers in my mother’s file cabinet… MY adoption papers. I was so confused! When confronted with those legal documents my mother shut down and, said it was for my own good. She refused to speak of it again. She made it very clear to me that the father who raised me was in fact my biological dad even though she was married to someone else. For the next 35 years I struggled with my identity. I don’t really remember much about my 20’s because I spent it intoxicated to numb the pain. When I was finally at the end of myself on this matter God gave me an angel! Robyn stepped up and volunteered to do a DNA test with me. What I knew in my heart was absolutely true, I was a Manspeaker not a Droste. It’s been almost a year ago now and, looking back over my life I see Jesus in it at every turn. Once I was saved my life started to do a 180°. I backslid pretty fast and that lasted for a few years. God again sent me an angel in Amy McClure who invited me to a bible study called Freedom by Nancy Tanton. That is where God grabbed hold of me and has never let me go. So, I look back and see that even though I suffered for a little while, God has kept his promise to me. He has set me on a firm foundation! He has restored my identity both as a person and a spirit. He has strengthened me like a sword is forged in fire. Jesus has equipped me for such a day as this. Holy Spirit has asked me to share this testimony in order that it touches someone else. Keep seeking God with all of your heart, and you WILL find Him.
Never give up! Never count it all as lost! Look to Jesus Christ and find your heart’s desire.
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. 1 Peter 5:10 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/1pe.5.10.NLT