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11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Graduates

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 92:1-4, Jeremiah 29:11-14

 

Reflection of the Heart:  

Romans 12:15 tells us to rejoice with those who are rejoicing.  We celebrate with each graduate on this day. The best is yet to come!

 

Scriptural Prayer:  

 

Gracious Father, we thank You for our graduates. Thank You for being the source of all wisdom.  Thank You for the plans that You have for each of their lives; plans for good and not evil, so that they will each have a future and a hope.  We give thanks to You, Lord. We call upon Your Name and make Your Name known among the people. We will sing psalms to You, Lord, and talk about all of Your wondrous works.  

 

Blessed Father, we declare that our graduates will not turn away from Your Word. They will meditate on it day and night so that they will be successful in everything they do.  As they continue their education or enter the job market, we confess that they will trust in You with all their hearts and not depend on their own understanding. They will seek Your will in all they do, so that You will direct their paths.  Lord, many of our youth are leaving home for the first time. We declare that they have been taught to choose the right path, so now that they are older, they will remain on that path. They will choose Christ over culture and holiness over worldliness.  Godly wisdom will lead and guide each graduate so that in all they do, they will not gain the world and lose their souls. We expect favor to surround each of our graduates as they enter this new phase in life.

 

List the names of those persons you know who are graduating.  Now ask the Holy Spirit how you should intercede for them:

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Loving Father, please help our graduates to surround themselves with like-minded individuals.  Holy Spirit, please remind them that the decisions they make today will have an impact on their future.  Open doors for them that no man can shut. Help them to identify and take advantage of scholarships, grants, internship opportunities and job leads.  As they begin this new season in their lives, remind them to continually seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously so that the Father will provide them with all that they need.

 

Merciful Father, please forgive our graduates for any acts of sinfulness that they have committed.  Forgive them if they have made poor decisions during their time in high school or college that is now limiting their future.  Forgive them for any illicit, illegal or inappropriate behavior that they engaged in while they were in school. Forgive those who have disrespected their parents, teachers, friends or themselves. As for me Holy Spirit, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our graduates of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, please help our graduates not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant King, You are the Lord, our Redeemer and Creator.  You are the Lord who made all things. You alone stretched out the heavens.  You made the earth and everything in it by Yourself. You reign forever! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:   Jeremiah 29:11, I Chronicles 16:8-9, Joshua 1:7-8, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 22:6, Mark 8:36, Psalm 5:12, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 44:24

11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Pastors and Their Families

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 47, Psalm 128

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Our Pastors carry an incredible weight that many of us will never truly understand.  They need our prayers, our commitment, and our support. So don’t forget to pray for our Pastors and their families during your prayer time.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the men and women You have appointed as our Pastors. Thank You for blessing our Pastors with their leadership and wisdom. Thank You for leading, directing, and protecting their families. Lord, You are our Good Shepherd, our High Priest.  You are a great God and a great King above all gods. You hold in Your hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to You, for You made it. Your hands formed the dry land, too. Today, we bow down and worship You. We kneel before You and acknowledge You as our maker. You are our God and we are the people that You watch over and have taken under Your care.  

 

Almighty Father, Your Word says that those who fear You and delight in obeying Your commands will be joyful.  You promised that their children will be successful everywhere. We declare that the descendants of our Pastors are mighty on earth and blessed because they are the generation of Godly people.  We confess that our Pastors will be wealthy and their good deeds will last forever. We decree that their peace is great and their composure is undisturbed. We declare that our Pastors’ families will experience the Kingdom of God here on earth; people will see their good works and glorify You, our Father in Heaven.  Our Pastors obey Your commands, therefore, their families will be blessed in the city and in the fields. They will be blessed when they come in and when they go out. Lord, we expect that You will cause their enemies who rise against them one way to be defeated and flee seven ways. Lord, it is our expectation that You will command Your blessing upon their storehouses and in all that they set their hands to do and You will bless them in the land.  We confess that our Pastors and their families are the head and not the tail; they are above only and not beneath. We declare that You, Father, will perfect, establish, strengthen and settle our Pastors and their families.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how to pray specifically for my Pastors and their families:

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Faithful Father, we joyfully lift up the families of our Pastors.  Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill their homes with Your gentleness, peace, joy, and Godly order.  We lift up their marriages and we ask You to bless them psychologically, emotionally and sexually. Bless their children to mature academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Lord, strengthen and encourage those families who feel overwhelmed by the ministry.  Lord, we ask that You protect our Pastors and their families from the onslaughts of the devil and the disrespect of people. Please help them to maintain balance in their public and private lives.

 

Merciful Father, forgive us for not being steadfast in praying for our Pastors and their families.  Forgive those in our Church Family for speaking ill against our Pastors and rebelling against their teachings.  Forgive those who gossip, murmur, complain, and whine. Please forgive our Pastors and their families for any acts of sinfulness including: anger, wrath, envy, jealousy, or dissension. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our Pastors and their families to forgive each other and other people, and please help them to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our Pastors and their families not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may You be praised forever and ever!  Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours. This is Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT):  John 10:11, Hebrews 3:1, Psalm 95:3-7, Psalm 112:1-3, Isaiah 54:13 AMP, Matthew 5:16, Deuteronomy 28:3-8,13, I Peter 5:10, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:10-11

 

Today, I will trust God to:  

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11
Jun

A Prayer for People Who Have Not Accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord (Leader) and Savior (Forgiver)

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 104:24-35, Matthew 16:24-26

 

Reflections of the Heart:

“God so loved the world that He gave His only Son (Jesus Christ), so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.  God did not send His Son (Jesus Christ) into the world to condemn it, but to save it.” John 3:16-17

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Magnificent Father, we thank You for the gift of salvation through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for enlightening our hearts to say “yes” to You when You called us.  Thank You for deciding in advance to adopt us into Your family by bringing us to You through the Lord Jesus. Lord, You are very great. We will praise You, Lord, with all that we are and we will never forget the good things You have done for us. You are the One who forgives all our sins, heals us from diseases, redeems us from death, and crowns us with love and tender mercies. We honor You as our Lord and Savior.  Your majestic Name fills the earth. Your glory is higher than the heavens!

 

Heavenly Father, we declare that Your Word, as it is spoken, will move swiftly through the earth and save the lost.  We confess that as the Gospel is shared, Your Word will be operative in the lives of those persons who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord (Leader) and Savior (Forgiver). We confess that as people confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that You raised Him from the dead, they will be saved.  Father, they will know the Truth, and the Truth will set them free. As for me, I confess my sins and I am confident that You are faithful and just to forgive me of my sins and will cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Lord, I submit to You, my spirit, soul, and body. I confess that in Jesus Christ, I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.

 

List the people that you know who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom to witness to them. Trust Him to give you the courage to approach them and the words to say to them.

 

 

 

 

Eternal Father, since the harvest is plentiful, please send laborers to proclaim Your Word of salvation to those who have not accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Father, as Your Word goes forth, touch the hearts of the unsaved to receive it. Circumcise the heart of every man, woman, boy, and girl and draw them to You. Lord, surround them with the counsel of the Godly so that they are washed in the water of Your Word; putting away the old man and putting on the new.  Holy Spirit, please give me the courage and boldness to witness to the unsaved. Help me to live in such a way that the light of Christ is seen in my private and public life.

 

Holy Father, forgive the unsaved for not acknowledging You or Your Son.  Forgive those for disobedience, hatred, rebellion, murder, idolatry, homosexuality, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, injustice, violence, and rejection of Your Gospel.  Please have mercy upon them and extend Your grace towards them. Lord, forgive us as the Body of Christ for not sharing Jesus and the Gospel with more people. Forgive me for at times being timid and reserved about one of the greatest miracles known to humankind.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveal them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Blessed Lord, You are the King of glory.  You are the Lord of hosts. You are worthy to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 103:2-4, Psalm 8:1, Psalm 147:15, Romans 10:9, John 8:32, I John 1:9, Ephesians 1:7 NKJV, Matthew 9:37-38, Deuteronomy 30:6 NKJV, Ephesians 5:26, Colossians 3:9-10, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 24:10, Revelation 4:11

11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Senior Adults

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 16:5-11, Titus 2:1-5

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Our elders have seen things we couldn’t even imagine and survived things we could never comprehend facing.  They are filled with wisdom and experience that our society needs. Take some time to pray for the senior adults in your life.  Let us not forget them.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Gracious Father, we thank You for our senior adults.  Thank You for blessing each day of their lives. Thank You for blessing them with an abundance of Your wisdom and knowledge.  Thank You for providing for their spiritual, emotional, financial and physical needs. Loving Father, we praise Your Name. We praise You because You are good.  We will celebrate Your lovely Name with music. We know Your greatness and that You, our Lord, are greater than any other god. Your Name, O Lord, endures forever; Your fame is known to every generation.  You are righteous in everything that You do; You are filled with kindness. You are close to all who call upon You in truth. You grant the desires of those who fear You; You hear their cries for help and rescue them.  We praise You, Lord; may everyone on earth bless Your holy Name forever and ever.

 

Eternal Father, we confess that the older men in the Body of Christ will exercise self-control, are worthy of respect and live wisely. They have strong faith and are filled with love and patience. We declare that our senior women are honorable and righteous. They are not slanderous or heavy drinkers. Instead, we confess that they will teach others what is good; they will train the younger women in the Body of Christ to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands.  We decree that our senior men are models of God’s strength and faithfulness and they will teach our young men to respect authority, provide for their wives and children, live wisely, lead with compassion and fairness, and love their wives like Christ loves the church. We declare that our senior adults will continue to flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon. Even in old age, they will still produce fruit and remain vital and green.

 

Holy Spirit, we know that some of our senior adults are lonely; please help us to reach out to them and surround them with the love of the Father.  Impress upon their family members to come and visit them and spend quality time with them. Please help us to identify those seniors who have isolated themselves and show us how to effectively meet their needs.  Lord, our seniors have worked hard all of their lives and some of them have seen their retirement funds depleted. Please open up new revenue streams so that they will not have to struggle or go without financially.  Father, protect our seniors from those who would try to prey upon them with get-rich-quick schemes, unnecessary mediation, predatory loans or any other schemes to steal from them. Increase our seniors’ discernment and wisdom when they make decisions, especially where their health and finances are concerned.  Remind our younger generations to regard our seniors with honor and respect.

 

Write down the names of the seniors that you know.  Now, write down ways that you can enrich or bless their lives:

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Merciful Father, forgive us as a nation for disregarding and disrespecting our senior adults.  Forgive us for viewing seniors as feeble and disposable. Forgive those seniors who don’t depend completely upon You, but look at their circumstances.  Forgive those who have allowed life to cause them to grow bitter and angry. Forgive those who do not check on or intentionally do not spend time with their older relatives. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our seniors of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, remind our senior adults not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Sovereign Lord, there is no one like You!  You are great, and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You alone! All glory majesty, power and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 135:1,3,5,13, Psalm 145:17,19,21, Titus 2:2-5, Ephesians 5:25, Psalm 92:12,14, Proverbs 3:5, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7

11
Jun

A Prayer for Our Communities

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 103, Hebrews 8:6-11

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. ~ Henry Ford

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Awesome Father, thank You for Your provisions for residents and businesses in our communities. We thank You, Lord, for safety and protection for every family.  We thank You for having plans for good and not a disaster for us, to give us a future and a hope. Thank You for blessing us with Your perfect peace as we keep our thoughts fixed on You.  We sing praises to You, our Father, and declare that You are the King over all of the earth!

                                                                                                   

Wonderful Father, You are the Light and Salvation for all in our communities, so we will not be afraid.  You are our fortress, protecting us from danger so we will not tremble. By faith, we declare that we will live peacefully and safely in our dwellings and that our homes will be places of rest and relaxation.  We will be kindhearted neighbors, working together to maintain a peaceful community. Lord, we expect You to place a wall of protection around us, our homes and properties.   When our enemies come against us like a flood, we are confident that You will raise up a standard against them. Lord, we trust and believe that no good thing will be withheld from us as we walk uprightly before You.  

 

Holy Spirit, how can I pray specifically for my community?     

 

 

 

 

Holy Spirit, help us to share Christ with our unsaved neighbors.  Incline their hearts to seek You first and search Your Word for wisdom as we all live peaceably among one another.  Impress upon us to extend our gifts and talents to community opportunities, such as nearby schools and businesses. Unify our communities and help us to stand against violence, crime, and injustice.  Remind us to watch out for our neighbors, especially the children and seniors; let Your Spirit of love permeate our communities.

 

Holy Spirit, forgive our communities for all acts of sinfulness including gossiping, lying, fornication, adultery, idolatry, profanity, deception, drunkenness, gluttony, drug abuse, theft and all other sins.  Forgive us for rebellion and selfishness. Lord, please help us to forgive any past mistakes and hurts caused by neighbors so that You can heal us. Remind the people of our communities of those they need to forgive and help them to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our communities not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Eternal Lord, You are the blessed and Sovereign One; the King of kings, and the Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man can see.  Yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Jeremiah 29:11, Isaiah 26:3, Psalm 47:6-7, Psalm 27:1, Isaiah 32:18, Psalm 34:14, Job 1:10, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16

11
Jun

A Prayer of Love for God and Our Neighbor

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 93, I Corinthian 13

 

Reflections of the Heart:

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Almighty Father, thank You for loving us despite the way we sometimes act or think.  Thank You for giving us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with Your love, so that we may share love with others.  Thank You for helping us to be more loving and compassionate towards others. Lord, we come before You clapping our hands and shouting joyful praise to You.  You are the great King of all the earth. You subdue the nations before us and put our enemies under our feet. Our hearts are confident in You, Father. Because of this confidence, we will sing Your praises. We will wake the dawn with our song, Lord, among all the people.  We will sing Your praises among the nations for Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

 

Glorious Father, as Your dear children, we commit to loving You with all our hearts, and with all our souls, and with all our minds. This is the greatest and most important commandment of all. In the same spirit, we also commit to loving our neighbors as ourselves. We confess that the Holy Spirit fills and controls us as we commit to doing Your will. We decree that we will be patient and kind instead of acting jealous, boastful, proud or rude.  We will not demand our own way, but we will be considerate of others and their opinions. We will not be irritable or keep a record of being wronged. But we will be joyful and quick to forgive. We commit to living a righteous life. We will be patient and will not return evil with evil. We will let our light shine so that people will see our good works and glorify You, our Father.

 

How will you show your love for God and for your neighbor by your actions?

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Holy Spirit, reveal to us habits, mindsets and attitudes that prevent us from being truly obedient to the Father.  Help us to not deceive ourselves by thinking we are walking in love while using our tongues to curse those who have been made in the Father’s image. In this world where we are told to put ourselves first, help us to truly put the Father first in our lives, and to esteem our neighbor better than ourselves.  

 

Exalted Father, we ask Your forgiveness for our sins.  Forgive us for, at times, being irreverent and apathetic towards You.  Forgive us those of us who murmur and complain and do not show our love and appreciation for all that You do for us.  Forgive us when we are impatient with our neighbor. Forgive us for picking and choosing to whom we will show love. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Eternal Lord, You are God alone.  You created the heavens and the earth; You put everything in its place.  You made the world to be lived in, not a place of empty chaos. You are the Lord and there is no other.  You only speak what is true and declare only what is right. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Romans 5:5, Psalm 47:1-3, Psalm 57:7-10, Matthew 22:37-39,    

I Corinthians 13:4, I Peter 3:9, Matthew 5:16, James 3:9, Philippians 2:3, Matthew 6:13, Isaiah 45:18-19

11
Jun

A Prayer for Caretaker for Persons with Special Needs

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 20, Psalm 1

 

Reflections of the Heart:

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Blessed Father, we thank You for those within the Body of Christ who care for persons with special needs. Thank You for the grace You give them to remain faithful to those they care for day in and day out. Thank You, Lord for the shining example of unselfish love and mercy they are to all who have the privilege of knowing them. Father, we give You thanks with all our hearts. We will sing Your praises throughout the earth. We bow before Your holy Temple as we worship. We praise Your Name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness. Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your Name. As soon as we pray, You answer us, encouraging us and giving us strength. Though You are great, You care for the humble, but You keep Your distance from the proud. We exalt You, Lord! There is truly no other God worthy of our total praise but You!

 

Heavenly Father, those who care for persons with special needs, whether it be a family member or someone they have been hired to look after, hold a special place within Your Kingdom. We, the Body of Christ, declare that Your joy is their strength. They are able to face the demands of caring for persons with special needs by the power of the Holy Spirit who equips and enables them each day. Lord, we confess that when they face times of stress and frustration, You will comfort them as a mother comforts her child, and they will be comforted. We decree that they have the wisdom and compassion to encourage those they care for and that they will inspire them with hope through the love they show them. Certain aspects of their daily tasks may be unpleasant, but we believe that the joy of Your salvation is restored to them and they are willing to obey You. We declare that in everything they do for those they care for, they do it all for Your glory.

 

List any caregivers to persons with special needs that you know and pray for them by name today:

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Holy Spirit, we ask that You help the caregivers within the Body of Christ to be wise about taking care of themselves so that they will be prepared to meet the needs of those they must care for. Remind them that their body is Your temple, the place where You, the Spirit who was given to them by God, lives. Help them to get proper rest and nutrition for their own well-being. Show them how to stay consistent in the study of Your Word, for it is a lamp to guide their feet and a light for their path. May they never be too prideful or stubborn to receive help from others when they need it. Keep them humble and help them to be fully aware of their personal limitations. Teach them to depend upon You to do what they cannot do, for themselves and for those they care for. Open new doors of opportunity to help them gain access to resources, information, and equipment that they need to give quality care to those in their charge. Touch the hearts of their family members and friends to recognize when they need a break, and to be unselfish and cooperative when they give assistance. Let our caregivers know that they are not alone, but that You are with them.

 

Merciful Father, forgive our caregivers for any sins they have committed, including complaining, murmuring, lying, anger, wrath, selfishness, and rebellion. Forgive those who have slacked in their caregiving responsibilities. Forgive those who have unforgiveness and resentment in their hearts. Forgive those who have not kept their word to help our caregivers. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind our caregivers of all those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our caregivers not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Royal King, salvation and glory and power belong to You. You are the Lord our God; the Almighty who reigns. True wisdom and power are found in You. Counsel and understanding are Yours. You are a Father to the fatherless, defender of widows. This is who You are, and Your dwelling is holy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 138:1-3,6, Nehemiah 8:10, Isaiah 66;13 NKJV, Psalm 51:12, I Corinthians 10:31, I Corinthians 6:19, Psalm 119:105, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 19:1,6, Job 12:13, Psalm 68:5

11
Jun

A Prayer Concerning Suicide Among Youth and Adults

Scripture Reading:

I Samuel 2:1-2, Psalm 9

 

Reflections of the Heart:

With all of the stresses and pressures in life, some youth and adults are having a hard time seeing victory in the midst of the battle.  The enemy can slip in during these times and plant suicidal thoughts

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Eternal Father, we thank You for being Immanuel, God with us. Thank You for allowing us to call to you whenever we are troubled, and for answering us. We thank You that Your arm is not too short to reach the youth and adults who are despairing of life right now. So many of them feel alone and defeated, but we know that those who are in the Lord will never be abandoned. You are a shield around us. You are our glory; the one who holds our heads high. Lord, Your majestic Name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. When we look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers – the moon and the stars you set in place. What are mere mortals that You should think about them? Human beings, that You should care for them? Yet you made us only a little lower than Yourself and crowned us with glory and honor.

 

Almighty Father, we come crying out for our brothers and sisters in Christ who have been battling with suicidal thoughts and behaviors.  We decree that they may be pressed on every side by troubles, but they will not be crushed. They may feel perplexed but they will not be driven to despair.  They may feel hunted down, but they are never abandoned by You. They may get knocked down, but they are not destroyed. We decree that they are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus. We confess that they will recognize that the weapons of their warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God.  They will bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. In the Name of Jesus, we rebuke the evil one and cancel his plans to kill, steal, and destroy the lives of our youth and adults. We declare that he will not cheat them out of the rich and satisfying life that You purposed for them to have. We believe that You will restore to them the joy of Your salvation. You will unseal their lips that their mouths may once again praise you.

 

Holy Spirit, shine the divine light of the Father’s love into the broken hearts of our youth and adults. Remind them that He loved them so much that He gave His one and only Son so that those who believe in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Enlighten their perspective and help them to lift their eyes above their past hurts and present disappointments. Teach them until they are fully convinced that nothing can ever separate them from the Father’s love. Give us, the Body of Christ, a heart like the Father’s so that we will always be sensitive to one another’s needs and show genuine compassion. Give us wisdom to know how to reach those youth and adults who are feeling suicidal. Warn their family members, co-workers, teachers, coaches, and close friends so that they do not miss those critical moments of intervention. Show us how we can better connect with like-minded organizations within our community to form a strong alliance against the social, economic, spiritual, and psychological contributors to suicide among our youth and adults.

 

List the names of youth or adults whom the Holy Spirit is leading you to specifically cover in prayer today. Then do your best to personally reach out to them in some loving way:

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Gracious Father, forgive those youth and adults who are feeling suicidal for any acts of sinfulness.  Forgive them for not trusting You to deliver them out of their current situation. Forgive them for allowing the world to define them and their circumstances instead of Your Word.  Forgive us, the Body of Christ, for failing to notice the cries for help that our brothers and sisters have made. Forgive us for being inconsistent in our love walk toward our youth and adults who are silently suffering. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveal them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our youth and adults not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Magnificent Lord, You are our Savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth. You formed the mountains by Your power and armed Yourself with mighty strength. You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves. You silenced the shouting of the nations. Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, You inspire shouts of joy. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 86:7, Psalm 3:3, Psalm 8:1,3-5, II Corinthians 4:8-9, Romans 8:37, II Corinthians 10:4-5, John 10:10, Psalm 51:12, John 3:16, Romans 8:38-39, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 65:5-8

29
Oct

October 29: A Prayer of Wisdom and Direction for the United States Presidential Elections

One True Living God, we thank You for the United States of America.  Thank You for Your grace, favor and mercy that You have shown this great nation over the years.  Thank You for allowing our citizens the opportunity to vote for the men and women who will represent us.  The earth is Yours Lord, and everything in it.  The world and all its people belong to You. Father, You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.  Your eternal Word stands firm in heaven.  Your faithfulness extends to every generation, as enduring as the earth You created.

Magnificent Father, voters will elect our next United States of America President and Vice President on Tuesday, November 8th.  As the people of God, we come before You now, crying out for wisdom and discernment for all November 8.  AS People of registered American voters.  We declare that our voters will not be moved or motivated by race, nationality, gender, political alliance, or the media when choosing their candidate for each of these positions.  But, they will seek Your will and trust that You will show them which path to take.  We decree that wisdom will save the voters from evil people and from those whose words are twisted. We command Your Word, which we speak with boldness and faith, to interrupt the airwaves and destroy every word that is spoken by the media that does not align with Your will for these campaigns.  We decree that every attempt to misconstrue the Truth will be confused, in Jesus’ Name.  We declare that the democratic process will be implemented fairly and justly throughout our nation during the elections.  We cancel every assignment of the enemy to cause division or separation among our citizens of America during the elections.

Holy Spirit, please begin to reveal who You would have me to vote for the next United States of America President and Vice President.

Gracious Father, only You know the true heart of man.  Reveal the motives and intents of each candidate.  Just as You clearly identified Saul and later David as kings of Israel, please clearly identify who You have chosen to fill these positions. Encourage the voters to fully educate themselves on each position and candidate.  Please begin to reveal, even now, any potential poling hindrances that would prevent voters from being able to cast their votes.

Merciful Father, forgive the American voters for not always seeking Your will before casting their votes.  Forgive each candidate for any acts of unrighteousness including favoritism, racism, sexism, lying, deceit and manipulation. Forgive the media for partiality and bias.  Forgive those in positions of power who may attempt to skew voting results through voter intimidation, unnecessary redistricting, lies or confusion.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the presidential candidates and voting citizens of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the presidential candidates and voting citizens to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Triumphant Lord, You are King!  You are robed in majesty and armed with strength.  The world stands firm and cannot be shaken.  Your throne has stood from time immemorial.  You are from the everlasting past.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Jeremiah 10:10, Psalm 24:1-2, Psalm 119:89-90, Proverbs 3:5-6, Proverbs 2:12, I Kings 8:39, I Samuel 10:1, I Samuel 16:12-13, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 93:1-2

 

© Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2004.  Used byyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189.  All rights reserved.   ©2016 Caldwell Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved — No reproduction of the material is permitted without the expressed permission of CMI.

07
Oct

October 7: A Prayer of Love for God and Our Neighbor

Almighty Father, thank You for loving us despite how we sometimes act or think.  Thank You for giving us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with Your love, so that we may share love with others.  Thank You for helping us to be more loving and compassionate towards others. Lord, we come before You clapping our hands and shouting joyful praise to You.  You are the great King of all the earth.  You subdue the nations before us and put our enemies under our feet. Our hearts are confident in You, Father.  Because of this confidence, we will sing Your praises. We will wake the dawn with our song, Lord, among all the people.  We will sing Your praises among the nations for Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens.  Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Glorious Father, as Your dear children, we commit to loving You with all our hearts, and with all our souls, and with all our minds. This is the greatest and most important commandment of all. In the same Spirit, we also commit to loving our neighbors as ourselves. We confess that the Holy Spirit fills and controls us as we commit to doing Your will. We decree that we will be patient and kind instead of acting jealous, boastful, proud or rude.  We will not demand our own way, but we will be considerate of others and their opinions.  We will not be irritable or keep a record of being wronged.  But, we will be joyful and quick to forgive. We commit to living a righteous life. We will be patient and will not return evil with evil.  We will let our light shine so that people will see our good works and glorify You, our Father.

Holy Spirit, show us how to truly love the Father with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength.  Reveal to us those habits, mindsets and attitudes that prevent us from being truly surrendered to the Father.  Help us to not deceive ourselves by thinking we are walking in love while using our tongues to curse those who have been made in the Father’s image. In this world where we are told to put ourselves first, help us to truly put the Father first in our lives, and to esteem others better than ourselves.

Exalted Father, we ask Your forgiveness for our sins.  Forgive us for being irreverent and apathetic towards You.  Forgive us for murmuring and complaining and not showing our love and appreciation for all that You do for us.  Forgive us for being impatient with our neighbor. Forgive us for picking and choosing to whom we will show love.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Eternal Lord, You are God alone.  You created the heavens and the earth; You put everything in its place.  You made the world to be lived in, not a place of empty chaos.  You are the Lord and there is no other.  You only speak what is true and declare only what is right.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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