Archive for April, 2008

Daily Prayer for May 7

April 28, 2008

Free to Love
God’s love is unconditional, and Jesus commanded us to love one another even as He loved us. This kind of love is defined in 1 Corinthians 13. Developing the God-kind of love enables you to put away childish self-protection techniques; denial, emotional isolation and other walls of self-protection. They served a purpose when you were a child, but now that you are an adult you can put away those self-imposed walls which are rooted in fear, and risk loving others allowing them to know you for who you are. After many years of trying to love as I was commanded I discovered the secret to loving others. Every day that you live love the Lord your God with your entire being – all that you are – your spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions) and body. Then you can love others even as you love yourself.

PRAYER:
Holy Spirit teach me to love the Lord my God with all my passion and prayer and intelligence…. and give me the grace to love others as well as I love myself. I accept and love myself—Your workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works. I release Your love that is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit toward my family, friends and enemies. I will not return evil for evil, but will let my enemies bring out the best in me, not the worst. When someone gives me a hard time, I will respond with the energies of prayer. Father, I love You because You first loved me. Amen
Scripture Reading
Matthew 22:37-39 (Msg)
Ephesians 2:10
Matthew 5:44 (Msg)

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Daily Prayer for May 6

April 28, 2008

Free to Receive Love
A feeling of self-rejection has the negative energy to prevent a child of God from receiving love. But you are accepted in the Beloved, and whom the Son has set free is free indeed; free to choose love and free to receive love. You can exchange negative energy for positive! The secret is setting your love on the Father and loving Him with your entire being; then love others as you love yourself. Accept God’s love and forgiveness; He has lavishly bestowed His love upon you. Ask the Holy Spirit to heal the wounds and hurts from the past, and deliberately choose being accepted, choose feeling accepted, loved and cherished. On the authority of God’s Word affirm: I am accepted, loved and highly favored of the Lord and I accept myself just as I am. I am free to love and receive love!

PRAYER:
Father, I thank you for loving me with an everlasting love. With loving-kindness you have drawn me, and you will build me, and I shall be rebuilt. Nothing shall separate me from the love of Christ—not tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril nor sword—nothing shall separate me from this Love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. I receive your unfailing love for it is my comfort! Amen

Scripture Reading
Jeremiah 31:3-4
Romans 8:35-39
Psalm 119:76 (NIV)

Daily Prayer for May 5

April 28, 2008

Free to Believe
Everybody believes something and your core beliefs about who you are and who God is controls your thinking. Watch your thoughts and your words for they reveal your beliefs. When you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior you received the capacity to know the truth, and the truth will make you free – free to exchange old negative thought patterns for God’s thoughts. Meditate on God’s Word — His love letter to you. All things are possible to you if you believe. Whom the Son has set free is free indeed – you are free to believe on the name of Jesus Christ the Lord!

PRAYER:
Father, I thank You for giving me the power of choice. I roll my works upon You…and You will cause my thoughts to become agreeable to Your will. I believe that I will receive whatever I ask for in prayer in the name of Jesus. I will not be afraid; I believe that You keep Your promise because You are righteous. Father, I seek to do Your will by believing in the one You have sent. Jesus is my Lord! Amen

Scripture Reading
Matthew 21:22 (NIV)
Proverbs 16:3 (AMP)
Mark 5:36 (NIV)
Nehemiah 9:8 (NIV)
John 6:29 (Living)

Daily Prayer for May 4

April 28, 2008

Grace to be Me
For many years I simply could not accept myself. I felt inferior and unacceptable to God. One day I sat aside my pride, called upon the name of the Lord, and He answered me. I no longer saw Him as a demanding God but a loving Father who accepted me with all my imperfections, and it was all by His grace. God’s grace cannot be earned; it can only be received; it is a free commodity in God’s economy. The dictionary defines grace as unmerited love and favor of God; divine influence acting in the person to make to make the person pure and morally strong. As you grow in grace God brings you to completeness of personality. He is working mightily in you!

PRAYER:
Father, I thank You for salvation. By grace I have been saved through faith…it is the gift of God. Sin shall no longer be my master, because I am under grace. Your grace is sufficient for me—for every situation that I face today—for Your strength is made perfect in weakness. From the fullness of Your grace we have all received one blessing after another in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Reading
Ephesians 2:8
Romans 6:14-15 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 12:9
John 1:16 (NIV)

Daily Prayer for May 3

April 28, 2008

Power to be Me
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. Your thoughts and words are energy, and they reach out to every condition and circumstance of your life. You have the power of choice, and have the ability to take control of your thought life and dislodge all the lies of the enemy. You have the power to be the person God created you to be! Choose to belive that you have received the ability, efficiency, and might when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. God needs you to be a true witness of the Gospel, and you will do this effectively when you are comfortable with who God created you to be. You are unique!

PRAYER:
Father, you give power to the weak, and to those who have no might, You increase our strength. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Thank You for giving me a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind. You gave me power to trample…over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt me in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Reading
Isaiah 40:29
1 John 4:4
Luke 10:19

Daily Prayer for May 2

April 28, 2008

Free to be Me
Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Do you believe that He is who He claimed to be — the Son of God? If you haven’t I encourage you to confess Him as your Savior and Lord today, and believe that He will do what He said He would. He is Truth, and He will make you to be your true self, your child-of-God self. You will no longer have to wear the childish masks that protected you from hurt, but you can allow yourself to be known just as you are. You were born for such a time as this!

PRAYER:
Father, You are equipping me to do the work of ministering toward building up the Body of Christ. I am arriving at real mature manhood/womanhood (completeness of personality). When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man/woman, I put childish ways behind me. My life lovingly expresses truth – I speak truly, deal truly and live truly in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Reading
John 1:12 (The Message)
Ephesians 4:11-15 (AMP)
1 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)

Daily Prayer for May 1

April 28, 2008

Freedom from Hang-ups
Sometimes we find it difficult to keep the words of Jesus: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself. (Mat. 22:37-30 LB) It is our hang-ups that hinder us and keep us from loving one another. Believers have the God-given ability to deal with unhealed hurts, unacknowledged anger and unresolved issues. Why? Because Jesus was beaten that we might have peace; he was lashed–and we were healed! Allow Jesus to bind up and heal your brokenness, and learn how to let go of hang-ups that cause you to do what you don’t want to, and hinders you from doing what you want to do.

PRAYER:
Jesus, Son of God, thank You for setting me free to make wise choices. Thank You for giving me wisdom beyond my natural understanding. I purpose to stand firm, and I do not intend to let myself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery to old hang-ups and insecurities. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty—emancipation from bondage –there is freedom. As a servant of the LORD, I refuse to quarrel; instead, I will be kind to everyone, able to teach, and I am not resentful. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

Scripture Reading
John 8:36
Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMP)

Daily Prayer for April 30

April 28, 2008

Looking Beyond Circumstances

Jesus is my Lord, and I will not lose heart. Even though my outward man is perishing, yet my inward man is being renewed day by day. For this light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for me a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while I look at the things, which are not seen. Thank You for the eternal things that will never pass away in the name of Jesus. Amen
Scripture Reading
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Daily Prayer for April 29

April 28, 2008

Affirmation of Transformation

Holy Spirit, You are our Liberator! Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit are with me! Amen.
Scripture Reading
2 Corinthians 3:18; 2 Corinthians 13:14

Daily Prayer for April 28

April 28, 2008

Pursue Love

Father, I eagerly pursue and seek to acquire love [make it my aim, my great quest]. Also, I earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments (gifts). When I was a child, I talked like a child and I thought like a child. Now that I have become a man/woman, I am done with childish ways and put them aside. My desire is to walk in love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for me, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 13-14:1