Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: September 11, 2022

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: September 11, 2022

Prayer: Grant almighty God that we would love as you love and do so with sincerity and truth. We know that your Word tells us that you are love. Indeed, you love us with a love that has no end, just as it had no beginning. You love us when we falter and fail. You love us when we fall short of loving you with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. When we were your enemies, you sent forth your Son to rescue us from our sin and the misery that comes from it. We confess to you that we do not love you as we should. Though we desire to do so perfectly, the sin that still indwells us keeps us from doing so in thought, word, and deed. You have told us that if we love you, we will do all you command. Yet, we fall short, and we mourn that reality. Forgive us, Father. Please grant us a greater affection for you and others. Please help us be tender-hearted, forgiving, and loving one another as you have told us and given us an example to follow in the Lord Jesus Christ. Please help us to love with sincerity and truth. Please give us what you command. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Rom. 12:9; 1 Cor. 13

Daily Prayer for September 10, 2022

Daily Prayer for September 10, 2022

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, we thank you and praise you for your work of redemption through which you rescued poor and helpless sinners and placed them safely on the solid rock that is your Son. In him, you have blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Through him, you have chosen us before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before you. Because of Christ, we have been adopted as sons and daughters of the most high. Therefore, there is no longer any condemnation but a declaration of perfect righteousness that was imputed to us because of the righteousness of Christ. Words cannot adequately convey our thanks to you for delivering us from our sin and misery and granting us the hope that comes in Christ, which will never fail. Though you love us with an infinite and eternal love, and you have called us to demonstrate our love to you by hearing your Word and doing all that you command, we know that we fall short. On our best days, we are unprofitable servants. Forgive us and help us to serve you faithfully each day. Please accept our labors as they are found in Christ and bless us as your children. 

Father, many of your people face difficult decisions that cannot be resolved easily. Some of your children face job changes, financial concerns, and struggles at work and home. Some are wrestling with deep-seated emotional matters, and some struggle with relationships that are hard to bear. Others still are in miserable marriages. Others are struggling with great physical pain. Though we know that you have ordered these things as a loving Father, we are sometimes confused by them and admit our failure to trust you with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength. Therefore please help us and help them. Please be gracious to those of your family who wrestle with such things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Eph. 1:3-6; Rom. 8:1, 28; Prov. 3:5-6

Daily Prayer for September 7, 2022

Daily Prayer for September 7, 2022

Prayer: Our God, we ask that you would bless us with your presence today and guide and protect us as we trust you in all things. We are comforted by the truths of your Word that teach us that you love your people and will never swerve from that commitment to help us and deliver us safely through the storms of this life until we reach the shores of the New Heavens and the New Earth. Though many foes assail us, and though we are threatened by those who hate you, we rest securely in the knowledge of your divine favor granted to us through your Son. We thank you for granting us the eyes to see and the ears to hear the truths of the Gospel. We thank you for not leaving us dead in our sin but, instead, made us alive in Christ. In him, we have a solid rock on which to anchor our souls. In him, we have a sympathetic High Priest who knows our struggles and sorrows. In him, we find rest. Thank you, Father, for not treating us as our sins deserve, burying them in the deepest ocean.

We pray, holy God that you would be pleased to bring salvation to the nations. We ask that you would cause your church to live as useful salt and light in this decaying and dark world. May you be pleased to cause all people, everywhere, to praise you we ask through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Ps. 67; Matt. 5:13-16; Micah. 7:19; Prov. 3:5-6

Daily Prayer for September 6, 2022

Daily Prayer for September 6, 2022

Prayer: Our God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bow before your throne where you reign over all the earth and all you have made. We thank you for revealing yourself to us through the work of your hands. Each day, we see that our God is glorious and matchless in wonder and power. From the rising of the sun in the east to its setting in the west, you declare and proclaim your glory. Each night we look and see the stars you have made and the moon, and we are reminded of how small we are in this vast universe you have made by the word of your power. Yet, you are mindful of us. As a Father, you care for us, bestowing us your kindness and grace, not treating us as our sins deserve.

You have renewed your mercy to us this day because of what your beloved Son has accomplished for us. Indeed, we are unprofitable servants, yet you call us the apple of your eye and your treasured possession. Therefore, Father, like the psalmist, we pray that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. We long to see your glory spread from pole to pole. We desire to see the hope of the gospel shed abroad in the hearts of men. We want to see all people, all nations, praise you, for you are great and mighty, the one true God of heaven and earth. Please grant us hearts that sing for joy for what you have done for helpless creatures of dust. Please give us a zeal for your glory — to see it advance and others tell of it. Please guide the nations by your divine providence according to your perfect wisdom, all to the praise of your great and glorious name. These things we offer to you, humbly, through Christ our Lord. Amen,

Scripture Meditation: Ps. 67; Ps. 19; Ps. 103:10; Zech. 2:8

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: September 4, 2022

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: September 4, 2022

Prayer: Grant, almighty God, that your redeemed people would attend to what they hear in the preaching of your Word today with due diligence and love, humbly, with the whole heart, meditating on it and seeking to bring forth fruit of it in their lives. As your people, we are thankful that you have ordained the foolishness of preaching to communicate your truth to the sheep of your pasture. As the Good Shepherd, you desire to see your people feed on the bounty that is your Word. Therefore, help us to love your Word and hide it in our hearts. We confess that we often allow it to pass us by, giving little thought or attention to it. We know this is an offense to you. We long to see your Word proclaimed as a demonstration of your Spirit. Please help us, Lord. We are weak people, but you have determined to use your Word to help us. Therefore, help us and be kind to us we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Acts 17:11; 2 Tim. 4:1-5

Daily Prayer for August 31, 2022

Daily Prayer for August 31, 2022

Prayer: Grant almighty God that your kindness and goodness would lead people to repentance and faith in you. We live in a fallen world and see the effects of sin all around us. We sin the deception of it and the consequences it brings on the lives of those we love. Indeed, we see those same effects in our own lives. We often grow weary of the struggle, and we fail to watch and pray lest we enter temptation. Like many before us, if we are not careful to learn from their failures, we too will be like them. Please grant us a deeper understanding of your hand of discipline on our lives, and may you use it for good. We pray the same for those who are wandering. Like sheep, they have gone astray. They have become prey to the efforts of the Evil One, and he has led them to believe in soul-destroying things. Though we grieve and pray for them, we know that only your hand can turn them from the path they seem determined to walk. We pray that you will turn them from their sin and bring them back to the narrow path that leads to life. Therefore, we plead with you to do a mighty work for our friends and family. We ask that you show mercy to them and rescue them from the sin that leads to death. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Rom. 2:3-4; Matt. 26:41; Heb. 12:3-11