Prayer: Gracious Father in heaven, you who are kind and good to your people, we plead with you this morning to do what is just and right in the lives of your people. We are fallen creatures and we often fail you. Yet, you have told us of your love for us and your constant care for us. Each day you provide for our needs. You give us our daily bread and more. You have blessed us with the good things of this life. We thank you for your kindness. We thank you for adopting us into your family. We thank you for not giving us what our sins deserve. Please help us to walk with you and seek first your kingdom and righteousness. Grant to us the grace to love you and your Word. Help us, by your Spirit, to do all that you have commanded us. We need your help, Father. Without it, we would be a people without hope. We ask these things in the Name of Christ. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Gen. 18:25; Matthew 6; Matt. 6:33; Ephesians 2
Prayer: Gracious Father in heaven, we humbly come before You on the start of another day that You have made. We adore and bless Your Name as the one true God of heaven and earth. You alone are holy (Isa. 6). You alone are sovereign over all that Your hands have made (Dan. 4). It is right for Your creatures to worship you as that is why You made us. You made us to glorify You in all that we do (1 Cor. 10:31). Forgive us, Father, for those times that we have not been mindful of this truth and have sinned before You. Forgive us for taking to much credit to ourselves — credit that is alone Yours. Forgive us for not ascribing kingdom, power, and authority to You. Forgive us for not loving You as You have commanded us to do (Deut. 6). We pray that You would cause Your people to walk humbly with You. We ask that You would help those of Your family to find peace and rest in their daily lives. Help those that are struggling with disease, pain, sorrow, and afflictions of every kind. Remind them of Your constant love for them — a love that will never let them go. Be merciful to Your church and guide her in the paths of righteousness for Your Names’ sake. We ask this in the name of Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Isa. 6; Dan. 4; 1 Cor. 10:31; Deut. 6
Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we bow before You today as the One true sovereign of heaven and earth. You created the world and all that we see in the space of six days and all very good. You did this by the word of Your power. Therefore, there is nothing that You cannot do. We are thankful that you are most-powerful, able to do exceedingly, abundantly beyond all that we ask or think. We confess to you that we often think life depends on us. In fact, we are dependent upon You. Help us, Father, to trust you more in whatever circumstances we are in. Teach us to rely on your might and power as a Father Who is ready to help His children. Be gracious to us today we pray in the name of Christ. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Gen. 1; Eph. 3:20, 21
Prayer: Our most holy and mighty God in heaven, we begin our day in prayer before You because You alone are God, and there is no other (Isa. 45:5). You alone are worthy of our praise and adoration. You are holy, and You do whatever You please (Psa. 115:3). We thank You that You are working all things according to the counsel of Your good, perfect, and righteous will and that You do so for the good of Your church (Eph. 1). We thank You that You are conforming Your people to the image of Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:28-30). We confess to You that we sometimes forget that what You are doing in our lives has that goal in mind. We are forgetful people, but we are comforted knowing that you forgive us when we fail (1 John 1:9). Help us, by Your Spirit, to remember Your mercies and kindness and love towards us. Help us to live knowing that we have a heavenly Father who is sanctifying us and bringing us safely to our heavenly rest. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Isa. 45:5; Psa. 115; Eph. 1; Rom. 8:28-30; 1 John 1
Prayer: Almighty God and heavenly Father, we bow before Your throne this morning. You alone are the true Sovereign of heaven and earth, and You alone direct the affairs of men. Your Word tells us that evildoers will rise against us, and You have told us to not fret because of what they do (Psa. 37). We confess to You that we are often anxious and worry because of the behavior of wicked people. We confess our lack of trust in You during times of opposition, threats, lies, and other despicable and discouraging seasons when depraved people come against us. Forgive us for not looking to You, especially in these times. Help us to trust You. Help us to commit our ways to You. Help us not to avenge ourselves, or seek the ruin of our enemies (Rom. 12:17-21). Teach us to love our enemies, and to pray for those who persecute us (Matt. 5:43, 44). Help us, by Your Holy Spirit, to do what is contrary to our sinful flesh and to demonstrate the Savior in all of our responses to wicked people we pray in Christ’s Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psa. 37; Rom. 12:17-21; Matt. 5:43, 44
Prayer: Father in heaven, You alone are our God. We bow before Your greatness and are humbled by this privilege that we can come to You to pray and plead for the things that we need (Heb. 4:14). We adore You – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – for Your love for us, in redeeming us and adopting us into Your family (Eph. 1; Heb.2:10-16). We are thankful that You condescended to our need; that You covenanted together to redeem a people – a chosen people, a holy nation, a royal priesthood (1 Pet. 2:9, 10). We are thankful that through the seed of the woman, You sent the Lord Jesus Christ (Gen. 3:15), clothed with our flesh, made like us so that He could make atonement for us. We confess to You our weakness and our sin. We fail to meditate deeply on Your electing love, Your kindness to us, and Your promise to never leave us or forsake us. Help us to conform our minds towards righteousness (Rom. 12:1-2). Give us grace this day to walk humbly with You. We pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Heb. 4:14; Eph. 1; Heb. 2:10-16; 1 Pet. 2:9, 10; Gen. 3:15; Rom. 12:1-2