Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

A Prayer For Protection

{Based on Psalm 17}

Hear my cause, O Lord; listen to my cry for help. I have examined by heart, my prayer is honest; I’m on the level. Father, You are holy and just. You see things as they are whereas we see them as they appear to be. Your eyes can detect a bad motive or an evil heart. If You try my faith; if you put me to the test, there must be a reason. If You are testing my son, there is a reason, a good reason. Our problem at present does not involve others, it is not about what others have done to us. No one has mistreated us–our problem pertains to our faith and our personal walk with You. Can we trust You in the darkness? Can we believe in You when heaven is silent and our prayers are not being answered? I call upon You to break the silence–speak to us. In some wondrous or simple way, reaffirm Your love for us. Perhaps it would be a simple recollection of the cross and what Jesus did for us there. Although He was abused and mistreated, He did not respond in kind, He did not curse His enemies or retaliate in any form. During heavens silence, He showed Himself weak in order to save us. Father, keep the cross ever on our minds. It should be the only reminder we need of Your love for us. Please guard my son, hide him in the shadow of your wings. I am not asking for riches or honor, only for his peace of mind. Jesus was surrounded by those who hated Him. They mocked and ridiculed Him as He suffered for our sins. We are surrounded by friends who love us and our praying for us. Deliver us from our fears and fill us with Your peace. Someday LORD, and it will not be long, we will awaken and see Your face–when we do, we will see righteousness and peace and our hearts with be satisfied. In Jesus name, we pray! Amen.

[6/15/17]

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Our Father who is in heaven, Your name should be and will be honored in all of Christendom and throughout the world. You are all mighty and always present. You dwell in the heavens above and in the hearts within. You are everywhere and all things exist because of You. You are the source of life and You set the boundaries as to how far men can go. You are unconquerable: no army can stop you, no earthy power can become your rival. You are above and beyond all human powers. At the blast of Your breath, the word of Your mouth or the thought of Your mind, kingdoms fall and armies perish. Who can stand before You or against You? Your anger is greater than any weapon we can form. Human defiance enhances Your glory. You don’t have to judge us, our sins will bring us low. Only You can save us from our sin. You are glorious and majestic. The highest mountain pales in comparison to You. You are great and awesome and we would be wise to respect YOU and give You our worship and allegiance. You break the power of enslaving sin, You set the captive free. Your blood can make the vilest clean; it even cleansed a sinner like me.

{Based on meditations of Psalm 76}

Prayer of Thanksgiving

LORD, You are my light and my salvation, there is no legitimate reason for me to be afraid? You are my fortress, my hiding place, my great protector so why should I tremble with fear? Although the odds are against me, I will not give in to fear because Jesus has defeated sin and evil on the cross. LORD Jesus, I take delight in your perfection. You took on the garb of my flesh and lived in this sin cursed world, yet You never sinned, You never feared, You never failed and You will not start now. You are the huge rock, the cliff that I stand on. Because of Your great might and perfection, my enemies cannot reach me. I celebrate this wonderful salvation with song, praise and thanksgiving. This morning, my heart heard you say, “Come and talk with Me,” and LORD I am talking to YOU. You have always been my helper. Your grace has brought me safe thus far and it will lead me home. My friends and family may abandon me but You never will. Teach me how to live LORD and point me in the right direction. Deliver me from the evil one and give me the wisdom to avoid temptation. I see Your goodness more each day and I long to be in your perfect presence. I am in the land of the dying but I am headed for the land of the living. On this earth, evil seems to prevail but I wait patiently on Jesus return. I am fully confident that He will make all things right. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

[Based on meditations from Psalm 27]

Jeremiah’s Prayer

[Jeremiah’s Prayer, Chapter 17, NIRV]

LORD, You are Israel’s only hope. Everyone who has deserted you is going to be ashamed. There is no life a part from YOU. LORD heal me and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved. You LORD are the only one I praise. They keep teasing me about my prophecies of judgment not materalizing but how can I long for Your judgment to come, it is not going to be a pleasant thing. You know my heart, You are aware of every word I speak, you know that I do not want to see Jerusalem fall. It strikes terror in my heart to think about the things that are coming. LORD vindicate me before my enemies: let me not be put to shame and deliver me from fear.

A Prayer of Praise

{Based on Psalm 103}

Abba Father, I will praise YOU because You are worthy of praise. I praise You for Your infinite attributes–I praise You for being holy, good, just, faithful, gracious, long-suffering, patient, kind and merciful. I praise You because You have a plan to save us from all that harms us and You have the desire and ability to execute this plan. In Your time, you will save us from our sin, our self, our weakness and all our sickness. You will save us from death, darkness, demons and diseases. I praise You because You do not give us what we deserve which is death and hell. I praise You for the ability to separate us from our sin as far as the east is from the west. I praise You for your infinite love which is higher than the heavens and deeper than outer space. I praise You because Your love is supernatural, unconditional, eternal, complete and perfect satisfying our souls deepest need. I praise you for creating me and for knowing me. You know more about me than I know about myself. You know my frailty, my weakness, my sins and my motives. There are no secrets with You. I praise You because You know me yet you love me. I praise You because You or KING of kings and LORD of lords: You are sovereign, You are in absolute control. I praise You because You allow us to serve You; what a joy it is to be your servant. In spite of all my failures; in spite of my fleshly nature, my inordinate pride, my selfish ambition and my uncontrolled anger: I will praise YOU because You are all that I am not and all that I long to be.

Prayer For Wisdom and Success

This prayer is based on Psalm 90

Abba Father, You are the Eternal One–You have no beginning and no end. You are clothed in mystery. By the power of your word, You created from nothing all that our eyes behold: the majectic mountains, the vast seas and endless space. You created us from the dust of the earth and to the dust these clay bodies will return but You breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, Your Ruach, Your Spirit and we became living souls who will dwell with You in eternity future. Our life here on earth is short; like a watch in the night, like a day at work. It passes like an evening shadow, it disappears like smoke from a cheminey or steam over a kettle. We are here for a moment and then we are gone. Please give us wisdom that we may use our brief time wisely. Deepen our respect for Your awesome power. Satisfy us with your perfect love. Give us joy even in the midst of sorrow. Make us glad to be your children. Show us Your power by transforming our lives into the image of Your sinless Son and let our children witness this power. May they become your humble servants and love You with all their heart. LORD our purpose is to please YOU and to this end, we pray for success. In Jesus name. Amen!

A Prayer For The President

Based on Psalm 72 {NIrV}

Father, give our president the ability to judge fairly. He is your servant, help him to do what is right. May he govern our people in the right way; may he be fair to those who are hurting. May you prosper his leadership so that we can help others. May the president stand up for those who have no voice, may he save the unborn from being slaughtered. May the president be blessed with health and long life. May his rule shine with justice like the noon day sun. May his courage refresh us like a failing rain. May he have influence throughout the world and may his enemies lick the dust. May leaders of other countries respect him. May he be an advocate for the persecuted. May all lives be special to him. May Christians everywhere pray for him. May the LORD bless him and keep him so that all nations will be blessed by him. May his name be remembered forever, may his fame last as long as the sun shines. May he honor, love and respect the King of kings.

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