Daily Prayer for August 16, 2023: Psalm 91

Daily Prayer for August 16, 2023: Psalm 91

Prayer: Our most glorious God and Father, we praise you and thank you for hearing the cries of your redeemed people, condescending to their lowly estate, and listening intently to our pleas for help in our time of need. We confess that we are a needy and poor people, but thankful that you bless those who are poor in spirit. We come to you, our God, knowing that as we dwell in the shelter of the Most High, we will find rest and relief from the troubles of this life. We thank you for providing the means to help us rest secure in your presence. Each Lord’s Day, you rend the heavens and come down and meet with your people, speaking to them through the reading and preaching of your most holy Word. Each Lord’s Day, we benefit from your presence and the fellowship of the saints as we gather together as fellow pilgrims in a world that is not our home. We thank you for your infinite faithfulness to us and pray that through the Eternal Spirit, we would seek you daily, desiring your presence and the comfort that comes from knowing the one true God who loves and cherishes us. We further thank you for the protection you give to your church. Though many may rise against you and your Son and the Kingdom that is not of this world, we know that no harm can truly come to us because nothing can remove us from your hand: not death, life, angels, rulers, things present or things to come, powers, heights, depths, nor anything else in all creation can separate us from the love we enjoy through Christ our Lord. Each day you order the affairs of our life and cover us with your wings increasing your might and power over the affairs of this world you made. We thank you that you dwell in the heavens and do whatever you please, confident that your purposes will stand for a thousand generations. Please help us, Father, to trust you with every fiber of our being. Please grant us the zeal to love you as you have commanded us. Please give us what you command and do it for the good of your glorious name and the blessing of your church purchased by the Lord Jesus Christ. We pray all of these things in His wonderful and matchless name. Amen. 

Scripture Mediation: Psa. 91; Rom. 8:37-39

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day, June 18, 2023

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day, June 18, 2023

Prayer: Father, your Word tells us that if we dwell in your shelter, the shelter of the Most High dwells in your presence, and there finds safety, comfort, hope, and encouragement to persevere in a world that is now the home of your people. You have graciously provided one day in seven to dwell securely in your presence, enjoying your glory, hearing from you as your Word is read and proclaimed. You have given us this day to sing praises to you for all you have done for us. Though we are weak and weary, you are pleased to come and meet with us each Lord’s Day. You do so because of your great love for us. You are moved with pity and compassion for your tired people, and you feed us with the bounty of your Word. We thank you, our Father, for these rich blessings you give though we know we are undeserving of all of them. Indeed, we are not deserving of the least of your mercies. Forgie us, Father, for not taking hold of your great gifts that come down from heaven. Forgive us, Father, for the many ways we seek safety and security in other things that will never deliver what our weary souls desire. Please feed us the bread of life today, for we know that man does not live on bread only but by every word that proceeds from your mouth. Grant your ministers the power of your Holy Spirit as they speak your truths into our minds and hearts. Please grant your Spirit to be poured out on us so we might be delivered from this evil and adulterous generation. Most of all, draw all glory to yourself so that he who boasts will boast only in you. These things we pray, humbly, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 91; Matt. 4:4