As you pray, in the midst of whatever trial you presently find yourself, choose to worship God for who He is.
Father, how desperately I need Your help in aligning my heart with the truth of Your Word. With my mouth I would say that You are in the midst of the difficulties of my life, working them together for my good, but the unease in my heart says otherwise. Help me, O God! By the power of Your Spirit at work in me, change my heart! Remove fear and make me fearless. Remove timidity and make me bold for Your kingdom. Remove doubt and unbelief and increase my faith.
For I will remember Your deeds Lord, the miracles that You have done in my life as I have journeyed toward You. I will meditate on all of Your works and think about the many mighty things You have done for me. I purpose this day to worship You alone. I will bow to no other god.
Because You are my God, my refuge and strength, I will not fear even though trouble may seem to surround me. Because of Your great love for me, I know that You will rescue me. You will protect me, be with me, deliver me. Because You are my God, and You have redeemed me and called me by name, You will be with me when I pass through the waters of adversity—I will not drown.
The swift current of the trial of disappointment that I find myself in—will not sweep me away. The fiery trial of sickness or loneliness or financial instability or . . . —will not set me ablaze!
For You are the Lord my God, the Holy One of Israel, my Savior. Therefore, I will praise You, O Lord, with all my heart. I will tell of all Your wonders. I will be glad and rejoice in You and sing praise to Your name. For my hope is in Your unfailing love that is at work on my behalf, for my good, to make me more like Jesus. Seal this work to my heart, I pray. In the beautiful name of the One who died to make me Yours, Jesus. Amen.
Romans 8:28; Isaiah 29:13; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Timothy 1:7; Mark 9:24; Psalm 77:10-15; Daniel 3:16-18; Psalm 91:14-15; Isaiah 41:1-3; Psalm 9:1-2; Psalm 33:18; Romans 8:28
–Adapted from Pray the Word: 31 Prayers that Touch the Heart of God by Tiece L. King. This book is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount.
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Praise God, the giver of wisdom and power (Dan. 2:20). Give thanks for opportunities to worship with others, to learn from God’s wisdom, and to be touched by his presence. Confess attempts to survive through mere human wisdom and power. Commit yourself to carefully applying what God teaches you today. Ask God to empower you to live accordingly.
Pray for unsaved persons you know by name. Ask God to work through the power of his Holy Spirit to convict them of sin and lead them into his truth (Jn. 16:7-11). Ask God to use you to love them.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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