Archive for March, 2017

Daily Prayer for March 31

March 31, 2017

Jesus is Alive
Even though I knew the Bible stories about Jesus, I did not know Him. I wasn’t even sure that He really cared about my everyday struggles. But the day came when I understood that He died and rose again, even for me. What He’s done for me, He’ll do for you. Jesus is alive! He is not a myth or a fairy tale. He lives; I know He lives! He is my best Friend and my elder Brother. He is the Sun who rose with healing in His wings, my Redeemer.

PRAYER:
Praise God! Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory? Jesus, I know that my Redeemer lives — you are risen from the dead, and I am risen with you. I set my heart on things above, where you are seated at the right hand of God. Thank you Jesus! I have this assurance that even as you were taken up from among us to heaven you will come back in the same way you left. When you appear I shall be like you — awesome! Hallelujah! Jesus is Lord!

Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 15; Colossians 2:12; 3:1; Acts 1:11 
                         

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Daily Prayer for March 30

March 30, 2017

Praying for Others
Do you pray for others because you want them to change to make your life easier, or because you want God to be gloified? When you pray for others, pray for them with joy. When you pray for others you are restored to a spiritual tone of heart and mind. Probably few of us have been through as much as Job of the Old Testament. He lost everything, and was attacked physically. After many months he prayed for his friends. The Lord turned his captivity and restored his fortunes; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Let’s pray for one another.

PRAYER:
In the name of Jesus, I thank God for you—every time I pray. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Amen.

Scripture Reading
Ephesians 1:16-23
                         

Daily Prayer for March 29

March 29, 2017

Free From Fear
The grandmother called to talk about the fear that she lived with. She was so afraid that something dreadful might happen to her husband, children or grandchildren. How could she overcome this torment? We prayed for her family from Psalm 91. You can turn fear out of doors by declaring your faith in God’s Word. Praying aloud will stop the tormenting thoughts. Believe God; He is faithful, and He watches over His word to perform it.

PRAYER:
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for delivering me from the fear of death. You are with me; I will not be afraid. You are my God, and I will not be dismayed. I have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but I have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Amen.

Scripture Reading
Hebrews 2:14-15; Isaiah 41:10; Romans 8:15; Psalm 34:4

Daily Prayer for March 28

March 28, 2017

Delivered From the Power of Darkness
If life is passing you by, and you are struggling with self-doubt, feelings of inferiority and insecurity, Jesus is waiting to give you life in all its fullness – the more abundant life – a life of composure and stability. During this Easter season remember Jesus is alive! He turns your gloom to joy, your turmoil to peace, your depression to hope. Jesus gives you a reason to live, shows you the pathway of Life, and He will help you become your true self.

PRAYER:
Father, we thank you for Christ, our Passover lamb, who has been sacrificed to clear us of sin. You have delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the Kingdom of the Son of your Love. Therefore we will keep the Festival, not with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the bread of sincerity and truth. Amen.

Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 5:7; Romans 3:25; Colossians 1:13

Daily Prayer for March 27

March 27, 2017

Wisdom from Above
Do you live and conduct your everyday going-to-work life with wisdom? The wise and intelligent person does good works with humility [which is the proper attribute] of true wisdom. This wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Prov 9:10). This recognition and reverance for the LORD leads the child of God to submission. The wise man not only hears the word, but submits in every circumstance to the word of God. The wise man is a doer of the word, and enjoys life.

PRAYER
Father, in the name of Jesus, I prize Wisdom highly and exalt her; she will bring me to honor because I embrace her. She gives to my head a wreath of gracefulness; a crown of beauty and glory. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand are riches and honor. Jesus has been made unto me Wisdom, Righteousness, Sanctification and Redemption. Hallelujah!

Scripture Reading
Proverbs 4:6-9; Proverbs 3:16; 1 Corinthians 1:30
                         

Daily Prayer for March 26

March 26, 2017

It was a joyous occasion on September 20, 2003 when Dawn Dresselhaus and our grandson, Matthew Copeland, were married. We thank God that Matt found a [true] wife and obtains favor from the Lord (Proverbs 18:22 AMP). We welcomed Dawn into our family, and think of her as a granddaughter. She is tenacious, a woman of substance and faith whose speech is seasoned with grace. Her quiet and gentle spirit brings the unstated assurance that all is well. Dawn, a graduate of Bryan College is a devoted wife and the mother of two boys, Jonah and Ethan Copeland. She learned her values from her godly parents, and we are grateful for the woman she has become.

Prayer:
Father, today I pray for mothers of young children. You knew them before the foundation of the world and chose them to be Your representatives to future generations. I ask You to give them wisdom and good understanding as they teach and instruct their children according to Your will and purpose. Direct their steps and make them sure. A mother’s tasks are many! Whatever may be their task, give them Your grace to work at it heartily as something done for You, Lord. Give them insight and good understanding as they train up each child in the way he should go…in keeping with his individual gift or bent. Then, they can rest assured that when the child is old he will not depart from it, in the name of Jesus!

Scripture References: Ephesians 1:4; Ephesians 6; Proverbs 16:9; Colossians 3:23; Proverbs 22:6                         

Daily Prayer for March 25

March 25, 2017

The Work of the Lord
Have you grown weary in the work of the Lord? He sends His Word to relieve and refresh you; He is ever mindful of your work with and for Him. This is God’s Word to you today: From the fruit of your words you shall be satisfied with good, and the work of your hands shall come back to you [as a harvest] (Proverbs 12:15). Take some deep breaths, and think on the goodness of the Lord. Weariness will fade away, and you will hear the Word of the Lord!

PRAYER:
LORD, thank you for opening the heavens, the storehouse of your bounty. You bless all the work of my hands if I continue to heed the voice of the LORD, our God, and observe faithfully all your commandments. I am strong in the Lord and will not give up, for my works will be rewarded. Father, in the name of Jesus, I stand firm giving myself fully to the work of the Lord, knowing that my labor is not in vain. Amen.

Scripture Reading
Deuteronomy 28:1, 12; 2 Chronicles 15:7; 1 Corinthians 15:58

Daily Prayer for March 24

March 24, 2017

The call that we had been expecting came on this day in 2002! We welcomed another granddaughter named Emma Beam Sutton to our family. She greeted us with a solemn expression, and we learned that we had to work for her radiant smile! God gave her a kind, tender and compassionate spirit. She is patient and independent! She enjoys being with her friends, and seeks to overcome people’s negative notions about her with kindness. Emma, a competitive player loves to play soccer, volley ball and other sports. She is creative and I’m honored to display her art work in my home and office. Emma is a middle child who is empathetic and motivated to help others. At the age of twelve (12) she raised money to help a little boy named William Hall who has perthes disease in his leg. God has great plans for her, and has foreordained paths that she is to walk.

Prayer:
Father, thank You for these granddaughters that You created to be capable, intelligent and valiant women. Holy Spirit, help me pray for them according to Your will. When I pray, I am assured that You will work all things together for good for the ones who love You, for those who are called according to Your purpose. They are in this world, but not of this world, and with every temptation You will show them the way of escape. I loose obsessive thought patterns from their minds and bind their minds to Your grace, mercy, love, and power. You have given them a sound mind, and I thank You for giving them the courage to make wise choices that brings honor to You. Their bodies were formed to be temples of the Holy Spirit, and I pray that they will bring glory and honor to You in the name of Jesus.

Proverbs 31:10: Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Timothy 1:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19                         

Daily Prayer for March 23

March 23, 2017

Overcoming Prejudice
My dictionary defines prejudice as an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual, a group, a race, or their supposed characteristics. Believers have the power to loose, crush and annihilate an attitude of prejudice from their minds and emotions. Regardless of our race, social or economic standing, we have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all. We are one family! Treat everyone as you would want to be treated with respect and honor.

PRAYER:
Father, I ask you to forgive me for tolerating prejudice in the household of faith, and set me free from the influence of public opinion that I may live out my glorious Christ-originated faith. Thank You for revealing that we are one blood, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. We are baptized into Christ and have put on the family likeness of Christ. We are one in the bonds of love. You are the God and Father of us all in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Scripture Reading
James 2:1-9; Ephesians 4:3-6; Ephesians 2:13-22

Daily Prayer for March 22

March 22, 2017

Living A Good Life
Are you enjoying a good life, or have you allowed your mind to be filled with gloom and doom? Tha life of God is available to you because He sent Jesus so you can enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). The Father’s intent is that you will experience His extravagant goodness, and come behind in no gift.

PRAYER:
Father, I desire to know you more intimately, for as I know you better, you will give me, through your great power, everything I need for living a truly good life. You even share your own glory and your own goodness with me! Lord Jesus, you have made me a king and priest – a royal house to serve as a priest unto God, my Father. I give you everlasting glory! You rule forever! You are an awesome God. Amen!

Scripture Reading
John 10:10; 2 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6