I thank You Lord that You are a God of reconciliation. We are able to reconcile with You in spite of our sins because of the finished work of Christ. Just like the wall around Jerusalem, our relationships get torn down by the enemy. When You see that it’s time to rebuild You give us Your favor for that relationship just like You did with Nehemiah. You have the master plans to our lives Lord. It is when we look to You that we are given the instructions for the next build. I love Your plans for my life. Even the darkest days have ended up with so much grace that I can only be thankful in the end. You didn’t leave me to die in my grief when my brothers died, when my parents disowned me, or when I was faced with bi-lateral cancers, You were there! You are the Builder of my faith, the Lover of my heart, and the Peace in my storms. There is none like You! I worship the very thought of Your name! Thank You Lord that You have given me this day to build my faith, my friendships, my family, and my love for knowing more of You. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
Your promises to us are precious and everlasting. You have promised to rebuild us and create us a new. This promise in Isaiah 54:11 says that You will create us into something precious like fine gems. You will give us a new heart that beats only for You, a new mind that thinks only of things that come from You, and a new spirit that only wants to do Your will. You are such an extravagant Father who only wants the best things for us. I praise Your goodness, faithfulness, grace, mercy, and judgement. For even though You judge, it is justly done. Thank you God for taking a sinner like me and giving me a foundation more precious than the finest gems, Jesus Christ. Jesus is higher than all with the name above all names. I will build my foundation on Him. In Jesus name. AMEN.
Father God, all the earth rejoices at the sound of Your voice. The trees delight in You and stretch high into the sky to be near You. The birds of the air soar high above the earth in order to sing You a new song every day of their lives. The wild animals trust that You will provide for them. Let humans be the same! I pray that You would change my nature every day that You allow me to wake. That I would take a note from the birds and sing to You from my soul. I depend on You Jesus to provide what my spirit needs. I wait to hear from You Oh God, that I might please You by being obedient. You, Yaweh are worthy of so much more than I know how to give. Yet, You love me as if I had given You the moon and stars. Create in me a new heart today Lord. Wash me from the stain of my sin with the blood of Jesus. Take me to the people You have a word for so that I may offer comfort and encouragement. Let Your living water flow through my life like a tidal wave. Forgive me of any sin knowingly committed or unknown. I will rejoice in today for You have created it! In Jesus name, AMEN.
Father God today I praise Your ways. They seem extreme and foreign to those who don’t know You, if I’m honest I agree that sometimes we who are called believers don’t always understand. We have faith that Your divine wisdom is perfect for every circumstance. You made Jesus, who knew no sin, to be the sin offering for the world. Jesus gave us the power to defeat the attacks of the devil and to resist him. Satan goes around like a roaring lion seeking something to devour. As Your children we never fear these roars! We stand firm in Jesus and resist the devil so that when he looks our way what he sees opposite of him is Jesus, who defeated him. This is the victory that we stand in every day. The victory of Jesus over sin and death! Today Jesus, hear our prayers for healing, union, peace, forgiveness, identity, and mercy. Let our prayers be collected with those of the other children of God to be presented to our God and Father as a sweet smelling incense. We worship our God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit as our sovereign Lord. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.