Daily Prayer for August 17, 2023: Psalm 92

Daily Prayer for August 17, 2023: Psalm 92

Prayer: Our God in heaven and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we give you thanks and praise your name that you have redeemed and called us to yourself. We thank you for the blessing of the Lord’s Day and the great joy there is in singing your praises and declaring your steadfast love to us as your people. We are grateful for the work you have performed in what we see and witness and for drawing us from the pit of misery and sin to that place on which we stand on the solid rock that is Christ. As such, we are a people that are mightily blessed, and as we come into your presence each week, we are reminded of your favor, blessed by your presence, and enjoy the hope that all Christ gives us. We pray, our God, that you would increase our affection for you as we ponder the work of your hands. We further ask that you continue demonstrating your loving kindness to us as we seek your face in the morning and at night. Please grant us the desire to hear you as your Word is read and proclaimed, and may you, by your Spirit, grant us one-hundredfold fruit from it as we seek to honor you. Forgive us, Father, for the times when we enter your presence with cold hearts. Please help us, as we are weak creatures of dust. We desire your grace and ask that you pour it out on us as your beloved children. We pray these things in the name of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 92

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day, April 30, 2023

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day, April 30, 2023

Prayer: Our Father, as we approach another Lord’s Day established and prepared by you for the good of your people, we are painfully aware of the struggle of this miserable, fallen world. We live in it and are journeying through it as we slowly but surely draw closer to our eternal rest. As such, our God, we are thankful for the provision of this one day in seven designed to remind us of your love and care for our weary souls. Our world is sin-wrecked, and we confess we are weary of it all. We are tired of the irreconcilable war that exists in our bodies and minds. We are tired of seeing the effects of sin on our culture, friends and family, and souls. We are tired of death due to sin. We are tired of hearing of the atrocities perpetrated on others. We are tired of the onslaught of the Evil One against our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies. Father, we are simply tired. Yet, you have given us this day that we might rest in you through the provision of the Son of God, who invites weary and struggling sinners to come to him. We confess that we rarely take advantage of the bounty of this day. We acknowledge that our struggles each week often reflect how we approach and treat this day.

We fail to see the majesty of your provision designed to remind us of your love. Too often, we drag ourselves through this day because we are short-sighted about everything it promises your redeemed people. Please forgive us, Father. Please meet with us today and remind us of your faithfulness, kindness, and care for your weary pilgrims. Please rend the heavens and come down and meet with us. Please speak to us through your Word, read and proclaimed. Please grant us the right and power of the Eternal Spirit and help us be refreshed through your presence. These things we pray through Christ, who is our Sabbath rest. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Ex. 20:8-11; Rom. 3:23; 6:23; Heb. 4; Ps. 92

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day, March 12, 2023

Daily Prayer for the Lord’s Day, March 12, 2023

Prayer: Grant to us, O Father, the blessing of your presence and the comfort of your Word as we gather today to worship, adore, and honor you. You are our God, and we are your people. It is good for your people to join with one voice to thank you and sing your praises. You have ordained music to be used to worship you. You use it to lift our hearts and souls from those things that quickly bring us low. Through song, we are raised up as we sing your praises through those words that convey your infinite goodness. Through your Word, you speak to your people; through song, we respond to it with hearts full of thanksgiving and praise. Please grant to us, O Father, delight in your worship. Please forgive us for not responding to you as we should. Please help us by your Spirit to worship you in truth, joy, and love for all you have done for us. Indeed, your works are great and glorious. You have made us glad through the work of your beloved Son. You have opened our eyes to see your beauty and wisdom. We are humbled that you would be mindful of us. Your love is infinite and encourages us as we pilgrim to our heavenly rest. Please help us, Lord! Be merciful to your people today we pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: Psa. 92