Prayer

COMPASSION FOR THE POOR 
Deuteronomy 15:10-11; Proverbs 3:27

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Today

I pray that God will fill your heart with compassion for the poor and needy. May you be compassionate and open-handed toward the poor and needy in the land. May you give generously to those who have material needs. Give without a grudging heart, for God loves a cheerful giver. I pray that you will not withhold what is in your power to give. As you give generously and willingly, I pray that the Lord will bless you with more. I pray that He will prosper you in everything you put your hand to. May God increase the compassion in your heart today.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Prayer

Give us this day our daily bread. –

[Matt 6:11]

One example is worth a thousand arguments.

~ William Gladstone ~

One day at a time! That’s all it can be

No faster than that is the hardest of fate,

And days have their limit, however we

Begin them too early or stretch them late.

~ J.R. Miller ~

He lives happy and master of himself

Who can say, as each day passes on,

I have lived! no matter whether to-morrow

The great Father shall give us a clouded sky or a clear day.

~ Horace ~

Prayer

Eternal God, guard me against the love of praise, that I may not lose the sense of duty. Start me for the right places and give me strength with my days, that I may press toward their possession. Deliver me from drifting when it is mine to pull against the tide, that I may not be carried out of my course. Shield me from the storms that may gather about me, and bring us all to the desired haven safe in thy keeping. Amen.

Afternoon Prayer

CHILDLIKE FAITH

[Mark 10:15; Luke 10:21; 12:32]

May you humble yourself and receive the Kingdom of God like a little child. May you have a child-like faith, fully obeying and trusting the Father. May God be pleased to reveal to you the glory and riches of His kingdom. I pray that you will always have the faith of a child, so that His glory may constantly be revealed to you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Live Loved

Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.
[Acts 3:6]

Works Done in God’s Name

A gate called Beautiful. The man was anything but.

He couldn’t walk but had to drag himself about on his knees. He passed his days among the contingent of real and pretend beggars who coveted the coins of the worshippers entering Solomon’s court.

Peter and John were among them.

The needy man saw the apostles, lifted his voice, and begged for money. They had none to give, yet still they stopped. “Peter and John looked straight at him and said, ‘Look at us!’” (Acts 3:4).

Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (v. 6).

The thick, meaty hand of the fisherman reached for the frail, thin one of the beggar. Think Sistine Chapel and the high hand of God. One from above, the other from below. A holy helping hand. Peter lifted the man toward himself. The cripple swayed like a newborn calf finding its balance. It appeared as if the man would fall, but he didn’t. He stood. And as he stood, he began to shout, and passersby began to stop. They stopped and watched the cripple skip.

An honest look led to a helping hand that led to a conversation about eternity. Works done in God’s name long outlive our earthly lives.

Let’s be the people who stop at the gate. Let’s look at the hurting until we hurt with them. No hurrying past, turning away, or shifting of eyes. No pretending or glossing over. Let’s look at the face until we see the person.

[Outlive Your Life]

Lord,

There are so many people whose needs can only be healed by your gracious love. When we see people in need, help us not to rush by but to stop and lend a helping hand. Open our eyes to see the hurting and soften our hearts to hurt with them. Let us learn from your example how to reach out in loving compassion to help those in need,

amen.

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.

[Ephesians 4:32]

And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

[James 5:15]

Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

[2 Corinthians 13:11]

~ Max Lucado ~

Daily Light [Evening]

My heart beats quickly; my strength leaves me. [Ps 38:10]

O God, hear my cry for help! Pay attention to my prayer! From the most remote place on earth I call out to you in my despair. Lead me up to an inaccessible rocky summit!

But he said to me, “My grace is enough for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” So then, I will boast most gladly about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may reside in me. For whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

But when (Peter) saw the strong wind he became afraid. And starting to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” If you faint in the day of trouble, your strength is small! He gives strength to those who are tired; to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy. “The everlasting God is a refuge, and underneath you are his eternal arms.” Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might.

~ Samuel Bagster ~

[Ps 61:1-2, 2 Cor 12:9-10, Matt 14:30-31, Prov 24:10, Isa 40:29, Deut 33:27, Col 1:11]

 

How We Know You Are A Man Of Integrity

Teacher, they said, We know you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by men, because you pay no attention to who they are.

[Matthew 22:16]

Father God, today, how easy it will be for me to allow those around me to define me and make me who they think I should be. Help me to not get caught up in the opinion of others, but more what You think.

Amen

 

Stand Strong in Persecution

1 Corinthians 4:3-4, 10, 12-13

In Jesus’ Name, I Pray God’s Will for You Today

I pray that you will be blessed with a supernatural strength during persecution. May you bless those who curse you. May you give a kind answer to those who slander you. When you are persecuted and judged because of your faith, I pray that you will endure it. I pray you will not be concerned of what people might say, but be more concerned of how God sees you. If the world should dishonor you and call you a fool because of Christ, I pray that even in persecution, you might find joy.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.