Daily Prayer for June 14, 2020

Daily Prayer for June 14, 2020

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you who are holy, we bow before you today. We are thankful for your kindness in giving your people rest in preparation for another day of service to you. We adore your majesty and stand in awe of all that you do through your wise and powerful providence. We give thanks to you for your guidance in our lives and for ordering our days according to your good pleasure. 

We confess to you that we are often faithless in not redeeming our time in this dark and evil age. We plead your grace and your promised forgiveness for sin, knowing that you will cleanse us from all iniquity according to your abundant grace through Christ, our Lord. 

We ask that on this day of worship, your name would be glorified in all the earth. We pray that you would cause your people to hunger and thirst for righteousness and to seek your glory as they gather to worship you. We ask for a powerful demonstration of your Spirit in the preaching of your Word. We live in difficult times, and we know that the gospel is the sure antidote to wickedness and evil in the world. We pray that you would gather your elect from every city and nation and build your kingdom in all the earth. We pray this in Christs’ glorious and precious name. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: Isa 6:1-3; Eph. 1; Psa. 115:3; Eph. 5; Ex. 20; 1 Cor. 2:1-5; 2 Tim. 4:1-5

Daily Prayer for May 6, 2020

Daily Prayer for May 6, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 17
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q5
Q.5. Are there more Gods than one?
A. There is but one only, the living and true God.

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you alone are glorious and majestic. All praise of men and angels are to be offered to you, the one true God of heaven and earth. We thank you for revealing yourself in the works of creation and through your Word. We know that you speak from the heavens each day with an unheard voice. We behold your glory every morning as the sun rises, and a new day begins. We praise you for your gift of the Scriptures, which explains your works in the world that you made. 

We confess to you, our God, that while your Word teaches that there is only one true and living God that we often sin by erecting other gods in our life. We confess to you the god of entertainment, money, relationship, and things. We are ashamed at how prone we are to creating an idol out of every good and perfect gift that you grant to us. Forgive us, Lord, and help us to fix our eyes on the beauty and majesty of the one true and living God of all creation. 

Help us, Father, as our God and sustainer, to walk in humility before you. Grant to us a willing spirit, boasting only in the Lord and not our work or labors. Give us a ready mind and heart to pursue your kingdom and righteousness all of our days. Encourage us with the comfort of your promise that you are our God, and we are your people, and you will bring us safely to our rest at the end of our days. We pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Scripture meditation:  Psa. 29; Psa. 19; Deut. 6:4; 1 Cor. 8:4-6; 1 Thess. 1:9; Jas. 1:17

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 February 25, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 25, 2020

Praying through the Westminster Shorter Catechism
Prayer 2
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q1
Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Prayer: Our God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bow before your majesty today to bless your glorious Name and give thanks to you for revealing yourself to us and giving us your divine will for our lives. We thank you for making us in your image and creating us to glorify you in all that we do. We praise you that you are a God that we can enjoy. We thank you that as we seek to do all that you have commanded, we enjoy your presence now, and look forward to the fullness of it in the future—grant to us a greater desire to love you and to serve you. Though we are creatures of dust, we are thankful that you have determined to save your people from sin. We are grateful that you have promised to be our God. Help us, by your Spirit, to look to you as our Father, who loves us and desires to bless and help us. 

We pray that you would cause all men everywhere to do your will as the angels do in heaven. May you, our God, be pleased to glorify yourself through all that you decree. Be pleased to do exceedingly, abundantly beyond anything we can imagine or think or ask. Thank you for hearing us, through Christ, the Mediator, and Savior. Amen. 

Scripture meditation: Psa. 73:25-26;Matt. 6; Luke 11; Eph. 3:20, 21 



Previous editions of prayers through the Westminster Shorter Catechism:
WSC Q1 (1) – Feb. 24, 2020

Daily Roundup for November 11, 2019

Daily Roundup for November 11, 2019

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Theology/Christianity:

  • The following is from a public Facebook post written by Lori Sealy, the wife if a minister and friend, Phillip Sealy who is currently battling cancer. Read the post and then watch the video about the church plant in Mississippi, Hope Presbyterian Church. Please pray for this family and all concerned.

Two days after we drove home from MD Anderson for the start of Phillip’s clinical trial, the dynamic husband and wife film crew duo of James Murray Rodger and Claire Hutchinson Rodger came to our house to talk about planting a new church while battling stage 4 metastatic melanoma. We were exhausted, but eager to share some of our story of hope amidst things that are hard. For those of you who’ve never met Phillip, this 6 minute video will give you a taste of the incredible man I’m married to – as well as giving you a glimpse at the heart of what Hope Presbyterian Church Ocean Springs longs to be about.

A lot has happened in the 2 months since this was filmed. Phillip has had some serious struggles with treatment. The first worship service for Hope had to be postponed as he’s fought to recover. But, the core group that is gathering here on the coast of Mississippi … well … they have stood firm in this storm. They’re just an amazingly special group of people who are serious about learning to do life together in an authentic, God-honoring, grace exhibiting, redemptive way. They are loving us and one another well in this trial; and while I still don’t delight in this cancerous course, I’m deeply encouraged as I see God using it to sew Christlike compassion and care, into the very DNA of this new congregation.

If you’re longing for hope on the Mississippi Coast, we’re a simple church holding forth the substantial hope of Jesus … and we’d love to have you join us in the journey!

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