Prayer: Our glorious God and Father, we humbly yet boldly come before you today thankful for the access we have been given due to the work of the great High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. Due to his willingness to suffer and die, making atonement for our sins, we now have access to you. As we come to you, we come as creatures of dust and are humbled at your holiness. Forgive us for not loving you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Forgive us for every careless word that passes from our mouths. Forgive us for the remaining darkness that exists in our hearts. We long for the day when we will no longer struggle with sin and life in this fallen world. We thank you that you are a God who is pleased to forgive your children. We thank you that you do not turn your back on us, but, instead, uphold us by your Holy Spirit. Father, we ask you this day that you would be with the leaders of our land. We pray that they would be impacted by the gospel. We ask that you would open their deaf ears and blind eyes so that they would see and hear of the hope that comes from your Son. We ask that you would remind us often to pray for our leaders and all that are in authority over us. We pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture meditation: Hebrews 2-3; 1 John 1; 1 Tim. 2
Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you who are glorious and mighty who always does what is good and right, we bless your name today. We bow before you knowing that we are mere creatures. You are our creator and our sustainer. We are thankful to you for every breath you allow us to breathe. We know our sins, and they are always before us. Please forgive us for our sins of omission and commission. As we bow before you today, we are grieved by the number of people in our lives that suffer from chronic illness and pain. We are angered at the effects of sin in this world that you made. We are saddened that your people suffer as they do. We look to you, even as the psalmist did, and cry out to you for them. Please help your people who suffer. Please grant them the grace that you promised. Please remove these infirmities. Please use them for their good and your glory. We praise in the name of the one who suffered for our sakes, even Jesus, Amen.
Scripture meditation: Psalm 40, 2 Cor. 12:1-10
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