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A Year-End Prayer for Educators and Students

A Year-End Prayer for Educators and Students

 

Scripture Reading:

Isaiah 12, Luke 11:9-13

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Your majestic Name fills the earth!  The heavens proclaim Your glory and the skies display Your craftsmanship.  Day after day they continually speak; night after night they make Your presence known.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls. Your decrees are trustworthy, making the simple wise.  Your commandments are right, bringing joy to the heart.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true; each one is fair.  They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.   They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the honeycomb.  We thank You, Father, for our educators and students.  Thank You for blessing them to have a successful school year.  Thank You for watching over them and protecting them as they prepare for their summer break.  Lord, we are grateful and we bless Your wonderful Name.

Father, we declare Your Word over our educators and students as they approach the end of another school year.  As the people of God, we are expecting that You will work effectually in them, creating within them the power and desire to complete their courses.  We declare that our students hunger and thirst after righteousness, so they will be filled.  We say that in all of their getting, they get an understanding.  We confess that favor will surround our teachers and students like a shield and that they will have good relationships with their peers and colleagues.  We proclaim favor with college admissions boards, scholarship committees, internship opportunities and summer employment for our students.  Lord, we confess that all of our teachers’ and students’ needs are met according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus.  Like Jesus, we declare that our students are increasing in wisdom and stature and that they have favor with You and others.  We confess that each student will stay focused as the school year ends.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them, nor will any plague come near their dwelling, for You have given Your angels charge over them to protect them in all their ways.

 

Holy Spirit, show me how I can specifically pray for our educational system so that God will be glorified and more students will graduate:

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Father, we ask You place a hedge of protection around our educators and students on each school campus.  Please touch them and cause their hearts to fear You and hate evil, pride, arrogance, and the perverse mouth.  Holy Spirit, please lead and guide them.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Holy Spirit, please give our educators wisdom, strength, and guidance as they organize plans and curriculums for the next school semester.  Father, bless our educators and students during their times of travel, leisure and play.  During the summer, please keep our students from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and untimely death.  Holy Spirit, please refresh and renew the hearts and minds of each teacher during this summer.  Father, we ask You to please encircle, instruct, and keep our educators and students as the apple of Your eye.

Father, forgive those who have not been diligent.  Forgive them for getting involved with people and activities that did not represent Your goodness.  Please forgive them for all acts of sinfulness including idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness and revelries.  Lord, remind them of those they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.

 

Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.  Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  Lord, You reign and You are clothed with majesty; You have girded Yourself with strength.  The world is established so that it cannot be moved.  Your throne is established from of old.  You are from everlasting to everlasting.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 19:1-2,7-10, Matthew 5:6, Proverbs 4:7, Psalm 5:12,  Philippians 4:19, Luke 2:52, Psalm 91:10-11, Job 1:9, Philippians 2:5, Psalm 17:8, Galatians 5:19-21, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 145:13, Psalm 93:1-2

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Summer Prayer for Children and Youth

A Summer Prayer for Children and Youth

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 100, Psalm 127

 

Reflections of the Heart:

There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven.  Summer is a time for ice cream cones, driveway basketball games, neighborhood swimming, and lazy afternoons.  May the joyous season of summer reflect God’s loving care for our children and youth.  Let us enjoy our times of sun, relaxation and leisure with our friends and family.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, we bless Your Holy Name.  We come before Your presence with thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation.   Lord, You are the great God, and the great King above all gods.  In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains are Yours.  The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land.  Lord, You are our God and we are the people of Your pasture and the sheep of Your hand.  Father, we thank You for our children and youth.  We thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes through our children and youth during their summer activities.  Thank You for blessing our children and youth with a chance to rest and relax.

 

We declare that our children and youth dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  As a result, no harm will come near them during the summer.  In accordance to their obedience, we declare that they are blessed in the city and in the country.  They are blessed when they come in, and blessed when they go out.  We confess by faith, that our children and youth are blessed and they will not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the way of the sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful; but they will delight and meditate in Your Word day and night.  We declare that our children and youth will present their bodies as living and holy sacrifices to You, Lord.  We confess that they will not copy the illicit behavior and customs of this world because they are transformed into new people by the way they think.  We confess that every youth who is seeking summer employment will find it because they are surrounded with favor like a shield.  Lord, we confess that our children and youth are taught of You and Your ways so their peace shall be great and their composure undisturbed.

 

List your specific requests for the children and youth during the summer and take those concerns to the Lord in prayer:

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Father, please touch the hearts of our children and youth to fear You and hate evil, pride, arrogance, and a perverse mouth.  Cause them to walk according to the Holy Spirit and not their flesh.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Help them to honor and obey their parents so that things may go well with them and that they will have long life on the earth.  Father, please bless our parents and guardians with the knowledge and skill to structure a lifestyle that will compel our children and youth to honor and obey You as their God.  Please give our parents and guardians the wisdom, strength, and guidance they need to plan, organize, and implement summer activities for their children and youth.  Father, bless our families during the summer break.  Father, bless our families with vacations.  Please protect us during our times of travel, leisure and play.  During the summer, please keep our children and youth protected from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse and untimely death.  Holy Spirit, help each student to retain the information that they learned throughout the school year.  Father, we ask You to please surround them with Your love, lead and instruct them by Your Holy Spirit, and keep them as the apple of Your eye.

Lord, please forgive our children and youth for disobedience and all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive us for any abuse or neglect of our children and youth.  Forgive us for being so preoccupied with our own needs that we have failed to have structure in our homes for healthy meals and quality family time.  Forgive us for not always supporting our children’s educational needs, training them to have good manners, or teaching them to live a life of truth and integrity.  Lord, remind our children and youth to be forgiving; and help them to forgive.

Lead our children and youth not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord, we praise Your Name.  Your Name alone is exalted.  Your glory is above the earth and the heaven.  You are worthy, Lord, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, by Your will they exist and were created.  You are Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 95:1-5, 7,  Psalm 91:1-10, Deuteronomy 28:3,6, Psalm 1:1-2, Romans 12:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Isaiah 54:13, Proverbs 8:13, Galatians 5:16, Philippians 2:5, Ephesians 6:1-3, 13, Psalm 17:8, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 148:13, Revelation 4:11, Isaiah 9:6

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer for the Construction of a New Church or New Building

A Prayer for the Construction of a New Church or New Building

 

Scripture Reading:

I Chronicles 16:8-16, Nehemiah 3

Reflections of the Heart:

The God of heaven Himself will help us succeed; therefore, we will arise and build!  We will trust His Word and believe in the Sovereign Lord who always keeps His promises.  Nehemiah 2:20

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, we thank You for Your faithful love for us that never ends and Your mercy which never ceases.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.  Lord, You are God.  You created the heavens and earth and put everything in place. You made the world to be lived in, not to be a place of empty chaos.  You are the Lord and there is no other.  You publicly proclaim bold promises; You do not whisper obscurities in dark corners.   We thank You for giving our leaders the vision to build.  Thank You for providing the resources for us to build.  Thank You, Father, for being a wall of fire and protection around our congregation, families and those involved in the construction of this new building.

Father, we command that Your Kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven for the construction of the (Name the facility) project.  We believe that You will make our thoughts agreeable to Your will, so that the plans for this project may be established and succeed.  Your Word, Father, declares that for lack of advice, plans go wrong; but with many advisers there is success.  Therefore, we confess that we will seek the counsel of the godly as we proceed with this project.  We declare that we will write the vision for this new project plainly so that those involved can run and carry the correct message to others.  Father, we expect You to call forth competent and skilled laborers for this project, just as You called forth the artisans for the building of the tabernacle.  We confess that they will be filled with the Spirit of wisdom, understanding and knowledge in all manner of workmanship.  We proclaim that all involved in this project will focus their attention and efforts so that they can successfully complete their assignments and bring glory and honor to Your Name.  Father, we are confident that the new facility will be completed, because You have begun this good work.  Lord, I commit to praying without ceasing for this project.

Father, please bless this new building project to provide activities for our Church Family and the families in the community that will promote growth, development, relaxation and enjoyment.  Please provide all of the wisdom, finances, and resources that we will need to build a state-of-the-art facility.  We ask You to provide adequate funding, competent professionals, and skilled laborers for the construction.  Please give us favor with the surrounding communities and the nation.  Father, stir up the faith in me so that I will walk by faith and not by sight and give to this vision.

Father, please forgive us for questioning the vision You have given to our Pastor, and for not submitting to his/her authority.  Forgive us for having loose lips and speaking idle words against this project.  Forgive us Lord for not coming together as a church body, concerning the building project.  Please forgive us for all of our sins.  Father, remind us of those we need to forgive and we will be quick to forgive.

As a Church Family, please do not lead us to temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty.  Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours and this is Your Kingdom.  We adore You as the One who is over all things.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Lamentations 3:22-23, Isaiah 45:18-19, Zechariah 2:5, Matthew 6:10, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 15:22, Habakkuk 2:2, Exodus 31:1-6, Philippians 1:6, I Thessalonians 5:17, II Corinthians 5:7, Matthew 6:13, I Chronicles 29:11

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer for Persons Looking for Employment or Those in Need of a Financial Breakthrough

A Prayer for Persons Looking for Employment or Those in Need of a Financial Breakthrough

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 48, Psalm 112

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Sometimes things happen in life that are beyond our control.  It is during these trying times that we can rejoice in the knowledge that our God will never leave us nor forsake us.  Our relationship with Him allows us to walk through life’s challenges knowing that through the blood of Christ, we are overcomers.  Therefore, cast your cares upon Him for He truly does care for you.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, holy and righteous is Your Name.  You are a great God, and a great King, above all other gods.  You are our God; and we are the people of our pasture, and the sheep of Your hand.  Lord, You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth.  You are Jehovah Jireh, our provider and we place our trust in You.  Thank You for providing employment to Your children.  Thanks for sustaining those who are in need of a financial breakthrough.  Thank You for helping them daily.  Thank You, Father, for being our source and our supply.

 

Father, it is Your will that Your children live healthy, productive, happy, and balanced lives. We believe that as those persons who are seeking employment seek Your face; You will hear them and deliver them from all their fears.  We confess that they will not let mercy and truth get away from them.  They will wear them like a necklace; and write them deep within their hearts.  Then they will find favor with both You and men, and they will gain a good reputation.  Lord, we declare that they will trust in You with all their hearts; and not depend on their own understanding.  They will seek Your will in all that they do, and we believe that You will direct their paths.  Father, as they trust You and do good, they will live safely in the land and prosper.  In Jesus’ Name, we command the doors of employment to open for our unemployed.  We declare that as they receive employment, they will work with enthusiasm, as though they are working for You rather than for man.   We decree that those persons who are in need of a financial breakthrough will be still in Your presence and wait patiently for You to act.  As they do this, they will not worry about food and clothing, for if You clothe the grass of the field, how much more will You provide for them.

 

I will take the following steps in seeking employment today by: 

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Father, help those who are unemployed and those who need a financial breakthrough to trust You.  Please provide jobs, education and promotions for them.  Remind them that because they trust in You, they will not lack any good thing.   Father, some need a miracle right now.  Please help them.  Holy Spirit, for those who have a poor work ethic, help them to improve.   Please help those who have mismanaged their funds, to live disciplined lives.

 

Father, forgive those people who demonstrate a poor work ethic.  Forgive them for not being on time, leaving early, and wasting time.  Forgive those who have not paid their tithes and offerings (consistently), or spent their money unnecessarily. Forgive those who have operated in selfish ambitions, greed, lust, pride, arrogance, and rebellion.  Lord, remind them of people they need to forgive; and help them to forgive.

 

Lead them not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

We worship You, O King, Creator of heaven and earth!  To whom shall we compare Your great and marvelous works?  Who is Your equal?  Lord, You are high above all nations.  Your glory is above the heavens.  Yours is the Kingdom, power, and glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 95:3, 7, Psalm 37:3, 7, Proverbs 3:3-6, Hosea 2:8, Titus 2:9-10, Psalm 37:7, Matthew 6:25, Matthew 6:13, Jude 25, Isaiah 40:18, Psalm 113:4-5

Today, I will trust God to:  ______________________________________________________________________________


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A Prayer for God’s Favor

A Prayer for God’s Favor

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 103, Psalm 112

 

Reflections of the Heart:

God’s favor can open doors that cannot be shut and usher in opportunities that otherwise would be inaccessible.  What areas in your life do you need God’s favor?  Take those needs to Him in prayer and expect His favor to surround you like a shield!

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Father, You are the Most High God, the only true and living God.  You are excellent in all of Your ways. You reign in heaven and on earth.  The heavens are Your throne and the earth is Your footstool. There is no searching Your understanding.  Lord, You are good and Your mercy endures forever.  You are the great I Am, the Everlasting Father, a Mighty God, the Prince of Peace and a Wonderful Counselor.  You are our creator, redeemer, savior, and sustainer.  We give thanks to You for You are faithful even when we have been faithless.  We thank You for Your word which gives us light and understanding.   We thank You for giving us all things that pertain to life and godliness and for giving us all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.  We exalt You, Lord God, and we bless Your Name.

Father, as a Church Family, we confess that we will stand on Your word and proclaim Your truth. We declare that Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light unto our path.  You are the potter and we are the clay.  We confess that we will surrender to Your will.  Lord, it is Your will that we live life abundantly.  Therefore by faith, we confess that we will walk by faith and not by sight as we trust in Your precious promises.  We declare that as we bind mercy and truth around our necks and write them on our hearts; we will have favor in Your sight and in the sight of man.  We believe that You will supply all of our needs, so that we will be all that You have called us to be.  We declare that while many may seek the rulers favor, we will seek Your favor.  Every man’s judgment comes from You and every good and perfect gift comes from above.  Lord, we trust and believe that no good thing will be withheld from us as we walk uprightly before You.

Holy Spirit, help me to see the opportunities that the Father has placed before me.  Record what He reveals to you:

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Father, please show us Your ways, teach us Your paths and lead us in truth.  Holy Spirit, please motivate and inspire us as we meditate in the Word day and night so that we can obtain true riches, honor and long life.  Teach us humility and the fear of the Lord, which is the beginning of wisdom.  Lord, please give us favor in accordance with Your plan for our lives individually and corporately.   We ask for Your continual blessings in our homes, families, and workplaces.  Bless our going out and coming in.   Increase our finances and give us the ability to obtain wealth so that Your covenant is established.  Satisfy our hearts desires, as we delight in You and seek Your face.  Meet our emotional, spiritual, and physical needs and help us as a Church Family to flourish in the building of Your kingdom.  Protect us and raise up a standard against our enemies.  Lord, fill our hearts with Your joy and direct our steps.

Father, forgive us for our sins.  Forgive us for not studying Your Word to show ourselves approved.  Forgive us for not acknowledging You in all of our ways and for leaning to our own understanding.  Forgive those of us for not seeking Your guidance through prayer, and for being proud and self absorbed.  Forgive those of us for elevating our jobs, material possessions, people and relationships above You.  Forgive those for not seeking first Your kingdom and for not being faithful stewards over the resources with which You have given.  Create in all of us clean hearts and renew in us right spirits.  Lord, remind us of people we need to forgive and help us to forgive.

Lead us not into temptation; but, deliver us from the evil one.

Lord God Almighty, You are holy and righteous.  You are great and greatly to be praised.  You are worthy, Lord, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations.  We extol You and bless Your Name forever.  Yours is the kingdom and the glory and the power forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the written text:  Isaiah 66:1, Psalm 136:1, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 9:6, II Timothy 2:13, II Peter 1:3, Ephesians 1:3, Psalm 145:1, Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 64:8, John 10:10, II Corinthians 5:7, Proverbs 3:3-4, Psalm 84:11, Proverb 1:7, Deuteronomy 28:6, Deuteronomy 8:18, Psalm 37:4, Isaiah 59:19, Mathew 6:33, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 48:1, Psalm 145:1

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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