Daily Prayer for November 16, 2022

Daily Prayer for November 16, 2022

Prayer: Our most merciful and loving Father, the God of comfort and mercy, we bless your name and exalt you for your wise and wonderful work of salvation by which you rescue our souls and bodies from the burden of this life. You ordained our beginning and end, and we know that we are dust for from dust you made us, and to dust, we will return. Yet, in Christ, we have great hope — the hope of the resurrection, for he is our resurrection and life. Dying we yet live. In sorry, we have hope. We confess that we do not often think about the day of our end when we will leave this body, casting off the frailty of this life, and enter your presence. We thank you that though we grieve at the loss of loved ones, we do not grieve as those without hope, as you bring those in Christ to your glorious presence. Precious in your sight is the death of your saints. Therefore, holy Father, we pray and plead that you would first remind us of our mortality and, through it, cause us to lay up treasures in heaven and not on earth. We further pray for those who have lost loved ones and friends that you would comfort them in those dark hours and bring them peace. We further ask that you teach us how to minister to the grieving and sorrowful, pointing them to the One who has conquered death and the grace. These things we pray through the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, who rules and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

Scripture Meditation: 2 Cor. 1:3-5; Gen. 1:27, 3:19; Jn. 11:25; Ps. 116:15; Matt. 6:19-24, 33; 1 Cor. 15:50-56

Daily Prayer for March 2, 2021: WSC Q1 (3)

Daily Prayer for March 2, 2021: WSC Q1 (3)

Q. 1. What is the chief end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.

1 Cor. 10:31Rom. 11:36Ps. 73:25-28.

Prayer: Our loving and faithful God in heaven: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bless the name of the Lord Jesus today as the only name given to men whereby we can be saved. We thank you that you are a covenant-making and covenant-keeping God who has made promises for his children. We have been made to glorify you in all that we do. We have also been made to enjoy you forever. We know that we see a tiny fraction of what that will be like in the New Heavens and the New Earth. We long for that day when the distractions and cares of this world, including our sin of omission and commission, will not impede that enjoyment. We long for that day when there will be no more tears or sorrow or pain. We cry out to you, our Savior, to come quickly, Lord. Until then, we ask that you would persevere us by your Spirit working in us that which is well-pleasing in your sight. We pray this is the name that is above every name — the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 

Scripture Meditation: 1 Cor. 10:31; Ps. 73:25-28; Rev. 21:1-4

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Daily Prayer for February 19, 2020

Daily Prayer for February 19, 2020

Prayer: Our most holy and blessed God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, we bow before you today to praise you and to commune with you. We come to you to pray and plead with you as our Father, who stands ready and able to help us. We thank you that you are good and gracious and that you have called us by name and that we belong to you. We are comforted by your Word that tells us that you will never leave us or forsake us. Your promises strengthen us as we reflect on the fact that you will be with us in all that we face in our lives. 

Though you are indeed our God, it is also true that we fail you, and fall short of your glory. We desire to be as holy as is possible for sinners. We long to be completely obedient in thought, word, and deed. Too often, we turn to the left and the right and forget your ways. Forgive us, Father, and grant us a willing mind and heart to do all that you have commanded. 

We pray for our friends and family who do not know you. We ask that you would open their eyes to the truth of the Gospel. We pray for our brothers and sisters in various parts of the world we are being persecuted for righteousness’ sake. We ask that you would defend them and sustain them. We pray for our brothers in sisters in our church who suffer from physical pain that you would relieve them and use it to sanctify them in your truth. We pray for those who mourn, that you would comfort them. We pray these things in Christs’ Name. Amen. 

Scripture meditation: Isa. 43; Rom. 3:23; Matt. 5:1-12; 2 Cor. 1

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