May God, who gives us peace, who raised up Jesus from the dead and who through the blood of Christ has ratified a new and everlasting covenant and has now become our Good Shepherd, may He transform us and fit us perfectly into His will. To God be praise who through Jesus Christ accomplished through us what is pleasing to our Heavenly Father. To Him be glory forever and forever. Amen!
Archive for April, 2014
Father, I come to You in behalf of the Body of Christ of which You have allowed me to be a member. I pray that out of your glorious riches, You might strengthen our inner being with the power of Your blessed Holy Spirit so that Christ may be seen dwelling in our hearts. I pray that we would be firmly rooted and established in the unconditional love of Christ so that we along with other believer’s world-wide might be gripped by the powerful depth of the love of Christ and be filled with the goodness that comes by grace. Now unto Christ Jesus our LORD, who alone is able to go beyond anything we could ask, think or even imagine and answer prayers that we have not articulated and fulfilled dreams that we have not imaged. Unto Jesus be glory and honor in His Church in this world both now and forever. Amen!
God of our fathers, LORD of all creation. You spoke everything into being by the power of Your word. You created us to have dominion over all the earth but we sinned and fell short of our intended purpose. Father, we pray for mercy for without it we cannot survive in a fallen world. We depend upon Your mercies daily, they are as vital as the sun itself. We ask for wisdom rather than wealth. Without wisdom we cannot know Your will; if we don’t know Your will, we cannot find your way. Wisdom is more precious than gold. Wisdom leads to right choices and right choices lead to the abundant life that Jesus talked about in John 10. Wealth without wisdom will lead to pride and pride will lead to a fall. Deliver us from pride and lead us in the right paths for the glory and honor of Christ our LORD and Savior.
Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth and sea and everything in them. By the Holy Spirit you spoke through the mouth of your servant David: “Why do the nations get in an uproar? Why do they plot and conspire against Your Anointed? Earth’s leaders push for position, rulers meet for summit talks but they are God-deniers and Messiah-haters!” For in fact they did meet—Herod and Pontius Pilate with nations and peoples, even Israel itself!—met in this very city to plot against Your holy Son Jesus, the One you made Messiah, to carry out the plans you long ago set in motion. “And now they’re at it again! Take care of their threats and give Your servants fearless confidence in preaching your Message, as you stretch out your hand to us in healings and miracles and wonders done in the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
[The Apostles prayer is found in Acts 4]