Father in Heaven, make my life abide by your original intent for marriage, life, and the church. Let me discover in Scripture how you created both the world and the gospel and how I should live in accordance with your design. Continue reading
We seek your favor, God of mercy. We humble ourselves to obey your commands. We strive to do what is right. We strive to be humble in your sight. Protect us on the day of your judgment by the name of your Son. Continue reading
On Forthright Magazine, Mike Brooks offered these three facets of prayer, from reading the Lord’s prayer.
Note that there is no mention of posture, dress, directional orientation, or other physical requirements in our prayers. Christians are encouraged to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) but not a certain number of times per day. Paul mentions “lifting up holy hands” in prayer (1 Timothy 2:8). However, the acceptable prayer of the tax collector in Jesus’ parable was given “without so much as rais[ing] his eyes to heaven” (Luke 18:13).
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We invite the brotherhood to dedicate the month of June to the following petition:
For the kidnapped Nigerian girls, some of whom are from families in the church, and for Ukrainian brethren suffering because of the conflicts with pro-Russian rebels.
May our missionary petition be:
Heavenly Father, thank you for the freedom you give us in prayer. Help us to take advantage of this privilege. May we devote ourselves to prayer. May we live in such a way that you can say we prayed without ceasing. Continue reading
Heavenly Father, men like Saul and Absalom sent up monuments to themselves, and we rightly regard them as self-centered. Our Lord Jesus Christ set up the breaking of bread as a monument to honor his death on the cross, and we give you glory for his selfless sacrifice. Continue reading
If I have lost sight of my objectives for today, O Lord, place me back on track.
Help me make any needed adjustments so that the day can end well. Continue reading
Dear God, while American denominations focus on the state of the country on their National Day of Prayer, I pray today for the Lord’s church in the US.
Give them dedication to being like our Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading