Hear our prayers, O God, as we come into your presence with bright hopes on this fresh day.
Help us, dear heavenly Father, to be stronger in the way we make our stand for Christ in every facet of our lives, especially in the battle against the forces of evil.
Bless us with the fullness of your grace so that we will not shrink from doing good deeds of kindness that we learn from Christ our Lord. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
—David Binckley, Sr.
Praise to you, O Lord, for your wisdom and for your eternal plan, to bring to earth your Son and offer him for our salvation, and also to include in your great mission of redemption those very creatures it is designed to rescue!
Frail and prone to failures, man is called to mission, to participate with you in the salvation of those still lost and far from you, so that your power is shown in their weakness.
For us, then, our God and Savior, make your grace sufficient.
Be, O Lord, my morning blessing,
day’s endurance, evening resting,
Be for me my air of breathing,
Sight for eyes and food for eating. Continue reading
While sleeping men have yet to rise,
And the bird is quiet in its nest,
While stars still shine in velvet skies,
And the circling sun still lies at rest, Continue reading
Whether it is pleasing or displeasing, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God to whom we send you that it may be well with us whan we obey the voice of the Lord our God. Jer 42:6 NKJV
But this is what I commanded them, saying, obey my voice and I will be your God, and You shall be my people. Jer 7:23 NKJV
Dear God, sometimes it is hard to obey, but we trust You to lead us well. Thank You that all of Your commands are good, and thank You for loving us and for drawing us near to You. Continue reading
Our God in heaven, whose name
Is life and love and peace,
Who is eternally same,
Our comfort in death’s release,
Give hope, the surer sign
Of brighter, heavenly things,
Where you gloriously shine,
And the throng of angels sings, Continue reading
With your people, Father in heaven, we are at home. We await only our reunion with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let your love prevail among us. May forgiveness be ever in our hearts and healing on our tongues. Continue reading
You, O sovereign God, rule over all, over every people and nation, over every man and woman, over all the universe which depends upon your sustenance in every moment in time.
Let us see your greatness, permit that we may know your majesty, though we ask not for any miraculous sign or stupendous wonder. We would know, O Lord, the Name that is beyond our grasp to perceive. Continue reading
Our Lord is light, eternal life,
To you we lift our eyes in longing
To live. Give wisdom by your word,
We bid you abide in us, to bear
Our load of sin, our weight of self. Continue reading
Dear God of all glory, our heavenly Father: we approach your divine righteous and good nature with trembling hearts of love and admiration for your prevailing mercy and kindness toward us—those made in your image.
Give us a better sense of our noble purpose here on this earth as we contemplate the perfect life of Jesus our Lord and Christ.
Help us to live every day with positive expectancy as we allow your loving nature to radiate outward toward our spiritual family, friends and neighbors.
We fervently pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
—David Binkley, Sr., Cedar Key, FL
My God, supply my every need,
Hear now my plea, come down and hear;
The heart is weak, knees knock in fear—
Let me upon your courage feed. Continue reading
Lord, we don’t know how to make things happen for people to be reached with the gospel. Throw us out into the midst of the nations. Put us in the path of people headed toward perdition. Though we ask no miracle, send us to the lost, like Peter to Cornelius, Phillip to the eunuch, Ananias to Saul. Continue reading