Archive for May, 2009

Daily Prayer for May 21

May 21, 2009

For Parents
Your job of parenting is crucial. Several years ago when our four children were small, after a personal encounter with Jesus, I began to communicate with Him about my concerns for our children, and my feelings of inadequacy as a mother. Prayer became my salvation, and new parenting skills were born out of love and faith in God. Your children are a blessing from the Lord, and you have the responsibility of teaching and training them. Encourage and treat your children with respect. Teach them good manners, how to greet people, how to be considerate of others. Have dinner together each evening and enjoy family time. When your child says I want to be a truck driver tell him that he can be the driver and the owner of a fleet of trucks. Remember that your children are tomorrow’s leaders: presidents, ministers, educators, inventors, and developers of new technology. Teach them who they are, help them discover their purpose in life and how to fulfill their destinies.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, I commit myself, as a parent, to train my child in the way he/she is to go. When I obey your word you are faithful to your promise that my child will not depart from your ways. This child that you have given me will grow and prosper in this life and be a blessing to others. He/she is a world changer! I turn the care and burden of rearing this precious one over to you so I can walk in your wisdom and be alert to your guidance. I purpose to nurture and love him/her as you have loved us. I will command and teach my child diligently. Your grace is sufficient to overcome my inabilities as a mother/father. When I am weak then I am strong in your ability in the name of Jesus. Amen
Scripture Reading
Proverbs 22:6
1 Peter 5:7
Deuteronomy 6:7

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Daily Prayer for May 20

May 20, 2009

Filled With Love
If your prayers aren’t being answered, check out your love walk. Are you walking in love toward your family and your fellowman? Jesus said in John 13:34-35: Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other. One may lament, how can I love like Jesus loves? How can I love with the God kind of love? When you were born again the love of God was shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit. At first this love is streaked with selfishness and self-centeredness, but if you will read the Word, pray and meditate on God’s love for you, his love will drive fear out of doors. Fear is an entity that keeps you from loving one another, but you can risk loving others because you learn to trust in God’s love for you.

PRAYER:
Father, I pray that I may be filled with the love of God. You are able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to your power that is at work within me. To you goes all the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Scripture Reading
Ephesians 3:19-21

Daily Prayer for May 19

May 19, 2009

Love Surpassing Knowledge
Jesus prayed that we would remain united in our love for one another. The first part of the commandment that Jesus left us is to love the Lord our God with our entire being. And the second is that we would love our neighbor as ourselves. Is it possible to love God but not love others? It seems that some Christians think so, but if we want our prayers answered we must love the Lord our God with all our heart, mind and strength and learn to walk in love others as we love ourselves. The world will know that God loves them as much as He loves Jesus if we show love one to the other. You are born of God; you are born of Love because God is Love.

PRAYER:

Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that Christ will dwell in my heart through faith. Also, I pray that I, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Amen

Scripture Reading
Ephesians 3:17-19 (NIV)

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May 18, 2009

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Daily Prayer for May 18

May 18, 2009

I Can Do All Things
Every day is a day of rejoicing but today is especially joyful for me; it is the birthday of our oldest daughter, Renee, who has achieved success in spite of dyslexia. She has to study more and work harder but she continues to prove that God’s word is true. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Dreams are seeds of reality – they are the beginning of all your achievements. Obstacles can become stepping stones to success if you believe. Your future is filled with probabilities and possibilities. Jesus said that all things are possible to the person who believes.

PRAYER:

Father, You are the Strength of my life. I am working out my own salvation with reverence, not in my own strength for you are effectually at work in me, energizing and creating in me the power and desire both to will and to work for your good pleasure, satisfaction and delight. I am a new creation in Christ; old things have passed away, and today I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Nothing shall be impossible to me in the name of Jesus. Amen
Scripture Reading
Psalm 27:1
Philippians 2:12-13 AMP
Philippians 4:13
2 Corinthians 5:17

Daily Prayer for May 17

May 17, 2009

His Yoke is Easy
At one time I carried upon my shoulders the yoke of religious bondage. I was expected to live a life of perfection, and got saved over and over again. I was loaded down by a bundle of rules like a pack animal. The heavy harness that fit over my shoulders robbed me of my joy and pulled me away from God. But the day came when I met Jesus who freed me from this religious yoke of bondage. I found the rest that Jesus promised; love, healing and peace with God. Today I enjoy a father/child relationship with God who changed meaningless, futile, wearisome toil into a life with purpose. You will become spiritually productive when you yoke up with Jesus. His yoke is easy and his burden is light.

PRAYER:
Father, I have fixed my eyes upon You as the Author and Finisher of my faith. I am running the race with excellence, ever learning, ever growing and ever achieving. Reveal those things that encumber my race and give me the power to uproot and remove anything that binds me to past failures. In the name of Jesus, I accept your yoke, which is easy, and I accept your burden, which is light. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I will do mighty acts of valor! Amen
Scripture Reading
Matthew 11:28-30
Hebrews 12:1-2
Psalm 108:13

Daily Prayer for May 16

May 16, 2009

Sing a New Song
Out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. This water is for your healing and the healing of those within your realm of influence. This living water will wash away thoughts that would limit your spiritual and emotional growth and your possibilites. What are you speaking; what are you singing? Are you singing songs of self-pity, gloom and doom or songs of joy, peace and love? The choice is yours. Speak out to others in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, offering praise with your voice and making melody with all your heart to the Lord (Eph. 5:19) You begin by loving the Lord your God. Choose to be joyful in him and be in high spirits. If you are feeling down, if circumstances are holding you in depression, if you are in the midst of a trial choose to sing a new song to the Lord, and your feelings will be lifted, and you can go on your way holding your head high because the joy of the Lord is your strength. Praise goes before victory!

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, today I am singing a new song. Yesterday with its victories and failures has passed away, and behold on this day all things have become new. I look forward to all things that You send my way — a new sunrise, new friends, relationships, assignments, responsibilities, blessings, and new opportunities to be a blessing to someone today. I release the past, and will not judge by the former thought patterns and attitudes. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your goodness to me. The earth is full of God’s unfailing love. Amen
Scripture Reading
Isaiah 42:9-10 AMP
Isaiah 43:18-10
Psalm 33:5

Daily Prayer for May 15

May 15, 2009

All is well
Jesus said: If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your heart, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7) What a wonderful promise. If your thoughts, actions and habits are controlled by the Word of God, you will know that in spite of circumstances all is well. Each and every day take time to pray Scriptural prayers, meditate and read your Bible. You can have complete assurance and boldness before God if you keep His commandments and habitually practice what is pleasing to him. Believe in and rely on the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He has commanded us. (1 John 3:20-24) Regardless of circumstances you can rest assured – all is well.

PRAYER:
Father, I acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other. Empowered by Your Spirit, I purpose to keep Your decrees and commands, which You have given me, so that it may go well with me and my children after me, and that I may live long in the land the Lord my God gives me for all time. To the glory of God the Father, I acknowledge that Jesus is Lord of my home, ministry and the work place. Jesus is Lord of my life! Amen
Scripture Reading
Deuteronomy 4:39-40
Deuteronomy 5:29
Philippians 2

Daily Prayer for May 14

May 14, 2009

Care-free
The human body and central nervous system cannot tolerate the burden of worry, fretting, and anxiety. This type of burden causes a chemical imbalance in your DNA and interfers with the production of necessary hormones for physical, mental and emotional health. Worry is probably the major cause of sickness. The Holy Spirit taught me to cast all my burdens on the Lord during a crucial time in my life. I chose not to worry and declared that God cared for me and my household. The Holy Spirit taught me how to take off my cares and lay them on the Lord. I approached God boldly in prayer and read His Word aloud to myself until worry subsided. Today I teach classes on Overcoming Worry, but find that some Christians are determined to worry and have their anxiety attacks. The choice is yours. You can lug around the worries and cares or you can talk to the Lord about any situation whether it is financial, marriage relationship, the death of a loved one, or children gone astray. Choose to cast the care of any circumstance that is causing you to worry over on the Lord because He cares for you.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your goodness. In the name of Jesus I cast the whole of my care—all anxieties, worries and concerns—upon You. I know that You love me and care for me, and those for whom I am praying. Today I make all my requests known to You with thanksgiving. I know You hear me, and I believe Your best answers are on the way from the moment I ask. Amen.

Scripture Reading
Psalm 136:1
Philippians 4:6
I Peter 5:7

Daily Prayer for May 13

May 13, 2009

Complete in Christ
Often a man and woman will marry for the wrong reasons. Each is looking to the other to heal all their hurts from the past and fulfill all their unmet needs. The demands they place on each other are too overwhelming for human nature. One of the greatest myths religion has taught is that a man or woman is not complete until they marry. Each individual must work out and fully complete his own salvation. This is found in none other than in Christ Jesus. You are complete in him; you are accepted in the beloved. In Christ you come to completeness of personality. God’s divine power has given you everything you need for life and godliness through your knowledge of him who called you by his own glory and goodness. (2 Peter 1:3-4). The names of God reveal his desire to supply your every need.

PRAYER:
My life is complete in You, Lord Jesus. Every answer, every need, every solution I have need of is available to me. You are Jehovah-Rapha, my Healer, Jehovah-Nissi, my Victory, Jehovah-Jireh, my Provider. You are Jehovah M’Kaddesh, my Sanctifier, Jehovah-Shalom, my Peace and Security. My Shepherd, you’re Jehovah-Rohi, Jehovah-Tsidkenu, my Righteousness, and Jehovah-Shammah, my ever-present Friend. Because I am complete in You, Lord Jesus I can overcome my insecurities and bring maturity and wisdom to every relationship for the good and benefit of others. Amen
Scripture Reading
Colossians 2:10