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, Your word says that You have a plan for each of us. That this plan is not for calamity but, instead for a future and a hope. I thank You Abba that my future is in Your hands and for that reason I am blessed indeed. I do not have to fear failure because, I only need to be obedient and listen to Your instructions and my future is full of good things. Father, I lift those in prayer who suffer from depression, anxiety, those who don’t know their true identity, and those who do not learn from their wandering. When we wander it is always away from You so this is the reason people lose track of their purpose. I thank You Lord that because I choose to sit at Your feet, I will always know who I am. My purpose is to worship You. To know You through Your Word and to tell others of Your goodness. I am a spiritual warrior with Jesus as my General. I know that my prayers are collected in heaven and when my bowls are full I can count on You releasing Your power and grace into the prayers I have prayed. Father God, I pray that those who are lost will be found at an increased rate in these days. I pray for a stirring of the Spirit for revival. In Jesus holy 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.
Father God we are more than blessed by the spiritual wisdom that You make known to us. Your word says that wisdom starts with the fear of the Lord. Let the world see that You should be feared above all else. With the fear that is reverent not with a terrifying fear. You are a good good Father and, just like we obey our parents as little children we must always obey our heavenly Father who is able to see the end of our path. Impart godly wisdom upon those that You have called. The kind of wisdom James describes that is the wisdom from above. It is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. I pray Father that humanity would turn away from corruption. That peace would the goal.of every nation. That people would be gentle and open to reason. That we could all put the other above ourselves in mercy and generosity. Thank You Lord God for sending Jesus to walk in our flesh as an example of this wisdom and obedience. Let us long to become more and more like Jesus. Keeping our thoughts on those things that are of Your character. Being slow to anger, and quick to forgive. Let us be like little children once again when we obey You. I pray that You give us wisdom to mind what You say and ask of us without question. After all, we know that You will finish the work that You have started in us to its full completion. You only have good things for us so help us all God to have a faith that doesn’t waver or question. Let us fear the name of the Lord our God. In Jesus’ name I pray, AMEN
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 ESV
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don’t cover up the truth with boasting and lying. For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition, there you will find disorder and evil of every kind. But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.
James 3:13-18 NLT