Daily Prayer for March 25, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 25, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we come to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ in total dependence on the Holy Spirit to pray and plead with you for the needs of your people. Lord, we know that we are miserable creatures. We have been reminded over the last few weeks how fragile and weak we are. Your providence has demonstrated to us that you alone are God, and we are dependant upon you. You have ordained the events that we are facing in our world. You have done these things to exalt your name and to bring glory to yourself. You have subjected your creatures to these difficult days, calling all men to repent and look to you. You have purposes these things for the good of your people, your church, and the bride of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

We confess that we often fear and grow weary of the matters that are before us. We forget your promises and the truth proclaimed in your Word. You are our present help in times of trouble. You have proven yourself faithful and good throughout all generations. You have told us to look to the future — to the New Jerusalem that makes our hearts glad. Help us, and be merciful to us. Grant to us the help we need to trust you in the face of uncertain times. 

We pray for your people in the face of this trial. We ask that you would protect them from infection. We pray that you would protect them as a Father who defends his own family. We seek your face through these times and ask that your church would rise up, exalt you, and praise you for your steadfast mercy and love. Please use this time to strengthen your church and purify her to the glory of your name. We pray all of this in the name of the Savior, your Son, and our Lord. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Psa. 46

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The Pastor’s Study
March 24, 2020
Psalm 46

 

Daily Prayer for March 17, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 17, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 12
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our great God in heaven, you alone are majestic and awesome, and there is no one like you. You alone are the one true God, the Creator, and the sustainer of the entire universe. The heavens and earth are yours, for you have made them. All creatures owe their obedience and allegiance to you. Yet, due to sin, man rebels daily against your holy will. You have told us what you demand from man. However, they live like there is no God. Thankfully, you are a God of perfect justice. You are a God who will not trifle with sin. You alone exercise your perfect wrath against the evil and wicked behavior of men. Your perfect justice should cause men to tremble, but, instead, it often causes them to scoff and rebel further. 

We thank you, Father, that you have not acted on your perfect justice on us. Yet, your justice needed to be satisfied, and you did that in and on your Son. It pleased you to crush him for our sake.  All that you required was poured out on him for our sake. It was our sin that put your Son on the cross. He took your wrath for our sake. We thank you, our Father, for this gracious act. We are ashamed of our lack of affection and love for the Savior for all that he did. Forgive us, Father, for not regarding your Son’s great labor each day of our lives. 

We pray that you would stay your hand of perfect justice against our world but would, instead, be merciful and open the hearts and minds of our friends and loved ones to the labor of the Savior. We pray this in Christ’s’ Name. Amen.

Scripture meditation:  Gen. 1; Psa. 24; Gen. 18:25; Ex. 34:6-7; Deut. 32:4; Psa. 96:13; Rom. 3:5, 26; Isa. 53



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020
WSC Q4 (6) – Mar. 1, 2020
WSC Q4 (7) – Mar. 2, 2020
WSC Q4 (8) – Mar. 3, 2020
WSC Q4 (9) – Mar. 5, 2020
WSC Q4 (10) – Mar. 9, 2020
WSC Q4 (11) – Mar. 12, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 12, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 12, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 11
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our loving Father in heaven, we come to you this morning to commune with you and to worship you. You alone are worthy of the praise of man. You have made us to worship you, and it is right for us to proclaim with our lips your infinite character and beauty. We acknowledge that you alone are perfectly holy; you are the thrice-holy God of whom there is no other. You dwell in unapproachable light, and we are mere creatures and sinners, falling short of your glory and all that you demand of us. We confess our sins to you, Father. We know that we are miserable creatures living in a world of sin and misery. 

We thank you that you have redeemed us, that we might strive to live lives of holiness and to be holy as you are holy. We thank you that you have given us your Holy Spirit that we might have the help necessary to pursue godliness and holiness without which no man will see you. Help us today to pursue your holiness. Grant to us an extra measure of your Spirit that we may do what you have told us. 

We pray for your church today. We pray that you would purify her and cleanse her that she might be that perfect bride for your Son. We ask that you would comfort small churches that are struggling. We pray that you would bless those faithful congregations and provide for all that they need. We ask that you would use them to advance your kingdom in difficult places. Be gracious, O Lord! Help them and be merciful to them. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Gen. 2:1-3; Psa. 29; Isa. 6; Rom. 3:23; 1 Tim. 6:16; Hab. 1:13; 1 Peter. 1:15, 16; 1 John 3:3, 5; Rev. 15:4; Heb. 12:14



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020
WSC Q4 (6) – Mar. 1, 2020
WSC Q4 (7) – Mar. 2, 2020
WSC Q4 (8) – Mar. 3, 2020
WSC Q4 (9) – Mar. 5, 2020
WSC Q4 (10) – Mar. 9, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 9, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 9, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 10
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our great god in heaven, we bless you, and thank you for your infinite kindness and compassion. You are a God of great power and might. Therefore, there is nothing impossible with you. By the word of your power, you created all that we see and cannot see. In the space of six days, you made the heavens and the earth. You spoke, and it came to pass. Because of your omnipotence, we know that all that you have promised to do you can do. Therefore, we can trust you knowing that you will accomplish all of your holy word in our lives and your creation.

Forgive us, Father, for not trusting you as we should. We often worry and fret over circumstances and issues that come to us. We forget that your power is infinite and mighty. We know that you can do exceedingly, abundantly beyond anything we can imagine. Help us to trust you today. Grant us your Spirit that we will rest in your will and plans for us, whatever they may be. 

We ask that you would bring forth fruit in our lives and in the lives of your people from that which they heard in the preaching of your Word. Grant to us a greater willingness to obey you in all things. Teach us to draw near to you an commune with you each day. Thank you for hearing us and working for us in all that you do. We pray this in Christs’ Name. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Ex. 34:6, 7; Gen. 17:1; Psa. 62:11; Jer. 32:17; Matt. 19:26; Rev. 1:8; Psa. 37:1-6; Eph. 3:20; Heb. 7:18-19



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020
WSC Q4 (6) – Mar. 1, 2020
WSC Q4 (7) – Mar. 2, 2020
WSC Q4 (8) – Mar. 3, 2020
WSC Q4 (9) – Mar. 5, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 5, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 5, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 9
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, it is with great love and adoration that we bow before you humbly, yet boldly, to offer our prayers of praise, adoration, and supplication to you. We praise you for your infinite wisdom in that you have confounded the minds of men with the simple and free offer of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We praise you for the wisdom that is found in your holy Word and for the blessing we have, as your children, to ask for wisdom whenever we need it. We thank you that your knowledge and wisdom are beyond finding out in that you know the end from the beginning. Because you are infinitely wise, we can trust you with whatever happens in our lives.

We confess to you, our God, that we often fail to seek your face in times of trouble. Far too often, we rely on our understanding of matters instead of seeking your wisdom in them. Forgive us and help us to seek your face, and to trust in you in all things that affect our lives. 

We pray for our nation today. We ask that you would open the eyes and ears of our leaders. We ask that you would humble the arrogant and exalt the humble. We desire to see righteous leaders governing our daily affairs. May you bring the Gospel to those that you have placed in these positions. We ask this and all things, in the name of Christ, for the sake of your glory and the good of your church. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Heb. 4:16; Rom. 11:33-36; Psa. 104:24; Heb. 4:13; 1 John 3:20; Prov. 3:5, 6



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020
WSC Q4 (6) – Mar. 1, 2020
WSC Q4 (7) – Mar. 2, 2020
WSC Q4 (8) – Mar. 3, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 3, 2020

Daily Prayer for March 3, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 8
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
Q. 4. What is God?
A. God is a spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness and truth.

Prayer: Our great God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we adore you this day because you are our God, and we are your people, the sheep of your pasture. You are the creator and sustainer of all things. You made the world — all that we see and can’t see — in the space of six days and all very good. You are the true Sovereign, and you rule and reign in your universe doing all things according to the counsel of your eternal decree and purpose. We confess to you that we often forget how glorious and majestic you are in all of your works. We often fail to remind ourselves that you are sovereign and good and that you are for us, helping us and sustaining us as we pilgrim to our heavenly rest. Therefore, we often fret and worry. We know that it is sin, and we confess it openly to you. Forgive us, Father, for that evil in our hearts and cleanse us from it. Help us by your Holy Spirit to trust you in all things. 

As we consider who you are today, a God who is unchangeable, we are comforted by the fact that there is no shadow of turning in you. We praise you for your steadfast and faithful ways towards your people. We adore you for your promises that are always “Yes, and Amen” in the Lord Jesus Christ. We thank you that you are not fickle with your love, mercy, kindness, and grace. Therefore, we can trust you and all that you say to us, your people that you love.

We pray for those affected by providence — especially weather and illness. We ask that you would sustain them today and be faithful to them. Help them to look to you and trust you as the God who does not change. May they know your peace today in the face of trying circumstances of this fallen world. We also ask that you would use these painful providences to advance your Kingdom in this world. We pray that you would bring many in through these things and bless the opportunities your people have to minister to others. We pray these things in Christs’ Name, believing that you hear us. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Psa. 115:3; Gen. 1; Eph. 1; Psa. 29; Psa. 37; Matt. 6:25-34; Psa. 33:11; Mal. 3:6; Heb. 13:8; James 1:17



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020
WSC Q1 (2) – Feb. 25, 2020
WSC Q2 (3) – Feb. 26, 2020
WSC Q2 (4) – Feb. 27, 2020
WSC Q3 (5) – Feb. 28, 2020
WSC Q4 (6) – Mar. 1, 2020
WSC Q4 (7) – Mar. 2, 2020