Daily Prayer Guide

Trust in Jehovah, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on his faithfulness.
~ Ps 37:3

’Tis weary watching wave by wave,  
And yet the tide heaves onward;  
We climb, like corals, grave by grave,  
That pave a pathway sunward.  
We’re driven back, for our next fray  
A newer strength to borrow;  
And where the vanguard camps to-day,  
The rear shall rest to-morrow.
~ Gerald Massey

Be like the bird, that, pausing in her flight  
A while on boughs too slight,  
Feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings,  
Knowing that she hath wings.
~ Victor Hugo

Prayer

Eternal God, help me to realize that life is not only endless but, whether I live in love and obedience, or wait in neglect and indifference, that I can never separate myself from thee. May I be diligent in worthy endeavors to do my best for thee. Amen.

Morning Prayer

GOD’S CALL 
Genesis 12:1-3

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

I pray that you will always be sensitive to God’s voice, so that you may discern and follow His calling for you. May you never hesitate to follow Him wherever He leads you, and may you willingly follow Him to the land He will show you. I pray that God will accomplish great things in your life – that He will make you a great nation and bless you; that He will make your name great. I pray that you will not fear His plans for you. I declare that God will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. May all people on earth be blessed through you, as you follow His call.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

NEVER GIVE FALSE TESTIMONY 
Exodus 20:16; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 2:15

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

I pray that you will have a lifestyle of honesty and truthfulness. May you be known for the integrity of your word and so correctly handle the Word of Truth. I pray that you will not lie nor give false testimony against anyone, for this is detestable to the Lord. May you never be ashamed as you consistently share the truth in love, as if God were speaking through you. I pray that He will sanctify you by His truth. May you boldly speak the truth in love, so that you may encourage others.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Our Daily Walk

The Royal Triumph

Behold Thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass. And the multitudes cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest!

~ Matt 21:5-9

The King of Glory approached the Holy City, seated not on the richly-draped war-horse, or followed by a glittering band of soldiers, but riding on a lowly ass, and attended by a vast crowd of rustic pilgrims! He was welcomed, not by the Governor Pilate, or Caiaphas the High Priest, but by the children, the poorer folk, the blind and the lame whom He had healed. His lodging-place was the bare ground on the mount of Olives, and on one occasion, at least, He was hungry enough to seek fruit from the fig-leaf.

Yet there was a mystic power about Him before which the rabble, that filled the courts of the Temple with noise and filth, were driven forth, and which the chief priests and scribes had to acknowledge when they challenged Him as to His authority (Mat 21:23). His authority was that of Truth and Purity and God. It was a stray beam of His intrinsic Majesty. One who knew Him intimately said: “We beheld His glory, as of the Only-Begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth” (Joh 1:14).

Soul of man, to thee, also, thy King cometh! Let the gates of thy heart lift up their portals and admit Him! At first you may dread the revolution which His coming suggests, but be quick to give to Emmanuel, the Prince, all the keys of Mansoul. Enthrone Him in thine heart! He is the King and Heir, and He will make thee a joint-heir with Himself. Let the kingdom of your life become the kingdom of God and of His Christ. Let every thought be brought into subjection to Him. But if, on the other hand, you are content to build the house of life apart from Him, be very sure that you are rejecting the one Chief Corner-stone, which can alone give the necessary stability and beauty to its structure. To forfeit that will involve the absolute destruction of the edifice on which your whole life-energy may have been expended (Mat 7:27; 1Co 3:10-15).

Prayer

But chiefest in our cleansed breast,  
Eternal, bid Thy Spirit rest;  
And make our secret soul to be  
A temple pure and worthy Thee.  
Hosanna in the highest! Amen.

Evening Prayer

ALL-CONQUERING LOVE  
Lamentations 3:19-26

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

I pray that you will experience the Lord’s immense love for you. I pray that the Lord’s love will surround you and keep you from being consumed in times of uncertainty, bitterness or affliction. May you be filled with joy, knowing that His compassions never fail – they are new every morning. May you rejoice, for great is our God’s faithfulness! May you place your hope in Him and in His infinite love, for His love conquers all afflictions.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

OVERLOOK AN OFFENSE  
Proverbs 17:9; 19:11; Ephesians 4:26-27

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

I pray that you will not take offenses to heart. May you excuse an offense and promote love instead of dwelling on the matter in a way that separates you from your friends. May you never allow grudges and bitterness to rule your mind and your senses. I pray that you will not let the sun go down on your anger so that the devil cannot take a foothold on your emotions or your judgment. I pray that you will have the ability to overlook offenses, which will be to your glory.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Daily Prayer Guide

Thy righteousness is like the mountains of God; Thy judgments are a great deep: O Jehovah, thou preservest man and beast.
~ Ps 36:6

Since it is Providence that determines the fates of men, their inner nature is thus brought into unison. There is such harmony, as in all things of nature, that one might explain the whole without referring to a higher Providence. But this only proves the more clearly and certainly this higher Providence, which has given existence to this harmony.
~ Wilhelm von Humboldt

The good mariner, when he draws near the port, furls his sails and enters it softly; so ought we to lower the sails of our worldly operations, and turn to God with all heart and understanding.
~ Dante

My Father in heaven, may I hear thy voice to-day! May I be quiet as I listen to thee. Above the clamor of the crowd may I hear thee calling me. May I hear thee in my joys and in my sorrows; in my work and in my leisure. May I listen to thee oftener, that I may be familiar with thy ways. Amen.

Evening Prayer

WINNING SPIRIT 
1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Philippians 3:14

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

I pray that you will have the spirit of a winner today. In everything you do, may you do it with passion and excellence. Just like a runner in a marathon, I pray that you will run the race in such a way as to win the prize. May you not run aimlessly, but press on toward the goal. I pray that you will run to get the crown that will last forever, not a crown that is temporary. May you put all your effort toward the goal for which God has called you heavenward in Christ Jesus.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Evening Prayer

YOUR DELIVERER AND SHIELD 
Exodus 14:14; Psalm 18:1-3, 6

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

I pray that you will recognize that the Lord is your strength. In times of trouble, I pray that you will call on Him, who is worthy of your praise. May He be your rock and fortress, your deliverer and shield. May He be the horn of your salvation and your stronghold. Should the need arise, I pray that you will call on Him to rescue you from powerful enemies. I pray that the Lord will save you from your foes, as you cry out to Him. May you find refuge in the Lord, for He will fight for you – you need only to be still.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.