Late Night/Early Morning Prayer

STEWARD OF GOD’S CREATION
Genesis 1:29-30; Numbers 35:33-34

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

Give thanks to the Lord for the blessings of His creation. I pray you will know how to exercise proper stewardship over these blessings. Whether they are possessions or relationships – may you take care of them. Do not pollute or defile these that have been given to you. Instead, cultivate and enhance them. I pray that God may find you a responsible steward of all His creation.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Early Morning Prayer

LOVING GOD’S WISDOM 
Proverbs 4:5-9; James 1:5

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

I pray that you will love wisdom and understanding, for it will protect and watch over you. May you not take lightly the wisdom of God’s words. May you consider wisdom supreme. I pray that you will seek it, regardless of the cost. May you esteem and embrace wisdom, for it will exalt and honor you. Wisdom will set a garland of grace on your head. If you lack wisdom, may you seek it from God, who gives it generously.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prosperity

It’s easy to look at prosperity as something that’s “bad.” But what is true prosperity? Prosperity is you having everything you need to complete your assignment! Additionally, prosperity is not just for you. The good Samaritan had enough not just for himself, but also to help someone who was in need. Today, know that wanting to prosper is not a bad thing. God wants to take you to a higher level so you can be a blessing to others!

Prayer:

Father, I want to prosper. I don’t want to have enough just for me—I want to help those around me as well! Use me, Lord. Prosper me so I can be a blessing to those around me. In Jesus’ name, amen!

True Ministers

In everything we do, we show that we are true ministers of God. We patiently endure troubles and hardships and calamities of every kind.
~ 2 Corinthians 6:4 [NLT]

We know hard times come. The light we can shine to others reveals our faith in God. Our faith can persist even in the face of hardship. It is a demonstration of our trust that the Lord is good. When calamity happens the last thing we want to be is patient. We want to hurry up and move beyond the troubles. This is the time God has been preparing us for and we have the opportunity to grow closer to God. If you are in the middle of calamity, muster your patience one day at a time.

By Himself

After telling everyone good-bye, he went up into the hills by himself to pray.
~ Mark 6:46 ) 

Prior to this verse Jesus had performed a miracle by feeding thousands with only a bit of food.  His immediate reaction is to draw away to pray and rest.  Praying has a way of filling you up with energy, restoring, and recharging.  It’s very important if we have intense schedules or physically demanding duties, we take time to reconnect with God and restore ourselves.  If you are able, take today to draw away, in order to draw close to the Lord.  If today isn’t possible, plan a day this week to do this.

Turning Point

Luke 9:51-62 [NKJV]
A Samaritan Village Rejects the Savior

51 Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem, 52 and sent messengers before His face. And as they went, they entered a village of the Samaritans, to prepare for Him. 53 But they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem. 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?”

55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.” And they went to another village.

The Cost of Discipleship

57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, “Lord, I will follow You wherever You go.”

58 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”

59 Then He said to another, “Follow Me.”

But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and preach the kingdom of God.”

~ Dr. David Jeremiah

No Favorites

And the leaders of the church had nothing to add to what I was preaching. (By the way, their reputation as great leaders made no difference to me, for God has no favorites.
~ Galatians 2:6 [NLT]

God doesn’t have favorites. He desires to use us ALL and gives us all special gifts that he hopes that you will use to bless others with. Don’t think just because you don’t have a fancy title or that because you aren’t a Bible scholar God doesn’t want to use you! There is only one you in the world. God desires to use in a special only you kind of way.