Daily Prayer for October 17, 2023: Psalm 115

Daily Prayer for October 17, 2023: Psalm 115

Prayer: Our God, you alone are sovereign and order all events of your world according to your divine prerogative designed for your purposes for the advancement of your glory and the good of your church. You, our God, are in the heavens and do whatever pleases you. We know that whatever you are pleased to do is good and right, for you can do no other. Though we often wonder what you are doing, we know that you do all things well, for your glory and the sake of your steadfast love and faithfulness. Therefore, we do not trust in the fallible actions of men. We do not place our hope in princes, presidents, world governments and their leaders, or anything else. We put our trust in the God of heaven who has revealed himself to us through his Word. Please help us, therefore, to trust you in all that you do. Please give us a better understanding of your right to do whatever you need to do. May we find our help in you alone as our shield from all that seems to come against us. The world and all that it contains is yours. You are the God of heaven and there is no other. Therefore, we praise and honor you, come what may. These things we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 115

Daily Prayer for July 12, 2023

Daily Prayer for July 12, 2023

Prayer: Our kind and gracious Father in heaven, you are our God, and we are your people. You have promised us good things and said that you stand able and ready to help us in our pilgrimage in this world. You are the God of providence, ordering all things according to the counsel of your most holy and wise will. You are sovereign, and you do whatever pleases you. Your Word tells us that you regard your redeemed people as the apple of your eye. You love us perfectly, and you cherish us as those purchased by the blood of your eternal Son.

We bow before your majesty today as those who need your help each moment. We live in a sinful world, and we take note of the many ways sin has inflicted its damage. We see our loved ones and friends damaged by the cruelty of illness and disease. We see others struggling with mental disabilities. We see others who are wrestling with broken homes, wayward children, and a myriad of other matters that cause us to grow anxious and worried. Father, though we know you are good, we often wonder why your people must suffer in such ways. We see the burden, and we share it. We weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. Yet, we know you can rescue them from those things that weigh them down. We also know that you will never fail them. Therefore, Father, we ask that you would be pleased to heal and remove these things that bring so much suffering. If you will not, then we ask that you sanctify them completely, remembering your promises that your grace is sufficient for all things. We ask you, the God of all comfort, to do what we cannot do for them, powerfully ministering to them. Please remember them for good, Lord. Relieve them of the suffering, even if it is for a moment. Bring peace to their minds and strengthen them with your Word. Bless those who serve them and use them to do your holy will. These things we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 115;3; Ex. 20:1-2; Zech. 2:8; 2 Cor. 12:9

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: July 9, 2023

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day: July 9, 2023

 

Prayer: Our Father in heaven, you are our God, and we are your redeemed people. You, as our Father, stand able and ready to help us. Therefore, we cry out to you as the one true and faithful Lord, working all things according to the counsel of your infinite wisdom and divine will. As such, we must trust you. We confess that we are often deceived, thinking that we have ultimate control of the affairs of our lives. Yet you alone are sovereign. You made the heaven and the earth in the space of six days, and all very good. You did not require our help then or need it now. Forgive us, Lord, for our lack of trust in you. Please grant us an unswerving reliance on your care for us.

 

We thank you for the Lord’s Day, which reminds us of your love and care for us. We know we fall short of the demands of this day. We know that we often go our way and do our pleasure. Forgive us. Please bless us with your presence as we publicly gather to worship you. All these things we ask in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Isa. 58:13-14; Rom. 8:15; Psa. 115:3