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February 4: A Prayer for the Ministries of The Body of Christ

Blessed Father, we thank You for the ministries of The Body of Christ. Thank You for each ministry member who serves Your people and Your Kingdom. Thank You for using the ministries of The Body of Christ to bless and improve the lives of The Body of Christ as well as the community.  Lord, we praise Your great and awesome Name!  Your Name is holy.  Mighty King, You love justice and have established fairness.  You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel.  We exalt You, our God.  We bow low before Your feet, for You alone are holy!

 

Awesome Father, we know that there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  There are diversities of activities, but it is You, God, who works all in all.  We confess that the ministries of The Body of Christ operate as one.  Having gifts differing according to the grace that has been given to them, we confess that our ministries will use these gifts to serve You and are kindly affectionate to one another in brotherly love.  They will be of the same mind towards one another.  Lord, we declare that the members who serve in ministry will not grow weary while doing well.  They will indeed reap a reward as they do not faint.  We confess that they will commit their ministry plans to You, Lord, and trust that You will cause them to succeed.  We declare that each ministry in The Body of Christ reflect the love, hope, peace, faith and discipline of the Kingdom.

 

Holy Spirit, please continue to unify the ministries of The Body of Christ so that they operate seamlessly and as a well oiled machine. Please anoint the ministry leaders with fresh ideas and creative ways to do ministry.  Show them how to expand to impact more lives in the community for the Kingdom. Please bless the families, homes and jobs of each ministry worker. Teach them how to live balanced and healthy lives.  Holy Spirit, please touch the hearts of more of The Body of Christ members to become actively involved in a ministry.

 

Today, I will pray for the following Body of Christ ministries: 

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Magnificent Father, please forgive those ministry members for disobedience, selfish-ambitions, pride, gossip, perversion and any act of sinfulness.  Forgive them for depending on their own strength and intellect, instead of Your supernatural power and authority.  Forgive those ministry leaders who do not consult You regarding the direction You have for their ministry.   Lord, forgive those members who are not using their gifts and talents in ministry.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive.  (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person (s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help our ministry members to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Eternal King, the heavens declare Your glory and the skies proclaim the work of Your hands.  You are the Lord Most High, the great King over all the earth.  Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power.  You created all things and by Your will they exist and were created.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen


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January 3: A Declaration of Worship to God, Our Father

Mighty Father, we thank You for Your love and compassion.  Thank You for keeping Your covenant with us throughout the ages.  Thank You for making us Your people.  We bless Your Holy Name.  We proclaim Your unfailing love in the morning and Your faithfulness in the evening. Lord, You are compassionate, merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. Your unfailing love toward those who fear You is as great as the height of the heavens are above the earth.  Let the whole world fear You, Lord.  Let everyone stand in awe of You. Lord, You spoke and the world began; it appeared at Your command. You breathed the Word, and all the stars were born. Lord, You are our inheritance, in You will we hope.  What a joy it is to be one of Your children. Father, You are good and Your faithful love endures forever.

 

Wonderful Father, we reverence and honor You.  You are our God and we submit our loyalty and adoration to You.  You are the only true God.  You are the living God and the everlasting King!  Father, all of Your works will thank You, Lord and we, Your faithful followers, bless You.  You are so awesome! We declare that we will keep Your commandments, walk in Your ways, and fear You.  Father, Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls.  Your decrees are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your commandments are right, bringing joy to our hearts.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true and each one is fair.  Father, Your Word is more desirable than gold, yes, even the finest gold.  Your Word is sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb. Your Word warns us and we expect great reward as we adhere to it.  Father, You are great and most worthy of praise.  We will bless You at all times and constantly speak of Your praises.

 

List three character attributes about God, as Father, that you love:

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Loving Father, please let Your ears be attentive to our prayer.  Holy Spirit, teach us how to reverence and adore our Father in true holiness.  Please touch the hearts of those in our congregation who do not reverence and adore You, and help them to love You with all their hearts, souls, and strength.  Holy Spirit, place in us a hunger and thirst for Your righteousness, so that we will be filled.

 

Gracious Father, forgive us for sins of pride, arrogance, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, idolatry, and lack of faith.  Lord, forgive us for half-hearted worship.  Forgive us for disrespecting Your Name and treating You irreverently.   Forgive those of us who are parents for not teaching our children to reverence and adore You.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  You are the God who is, and who always was, and who is still to come – the Almighty One.  All honor and glory belongs to You, God, forever and ever!  You are the eternal King, the unseen One who will never die; You alone are God.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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October 10: A Prayer Regarding Unpleasant Work Environments

Glorious Father, we thank You for the blessing of employment.  Thank You for Your favor that surrounds Your children like a shield.  Thank You for Your goodness and mercy which follow closely behind us.  Lord, Your Kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. You rule throughout all generations.  You always keep Your promises; You are gracious in all that You do.  You help the fallen and lift those bent beneath their loads.  The eyes of all look to You in hope; You give them their food as they need it.  When You open Your hand, You satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.  We bless and praise Your holy Name!

Almighty Father, we declare that Your Word will be operative in the lives of our Church Family members who work in unpleasant environments.  We confess that as they commit their works to You, their plans will succeed. Holy Spirit, we declare that our Church Family members who work in unpleasant environments will yield to Your leading and guidance so that they will be empowered to be light in the midst of their dark work environment. They are peacemakers in contentious situations so they will be blessed. Lord, we confess that they will walk uprightly and do what is right so no good thing will be withheld from them. We decree that as employers treat their employees and customers with dignity, fairness and respect; they will be blessed as they endure persecution for doing what is right.

 

Holy Spirit, I will declare the following scriptural blessing for my employer:

 

Holy Spirit, please fill our Church Family members who work in unpleasant environments with Your wisdom, understanding, counsel, and power.  Give them dreams and visions that exceed their expectations and provide them with the resources they need to successfully accomplish Your purpose(s) for them.  As they perform their assigned tasks, help them to always work as unto You. Holy Spirit, help them to be peacemakers in their work environment and to not participate in any negative conversations or behaviors.  Father, help their supervisors and managers to communicate and write down the mission, vision and job descriptions and make them plain to their employees so that they can implement it.  Help our Church Family members to not grow weary while doing well at their jobs and remind them that they will reap a harvest of blessings if they do not give up.

 

Merciful Father, forgive the employees and employers who work in unpleasant environments for all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those who have not been diligent in seeking Your guidance and leadership in their work places.  Forgive those who do not trust in You, but lean to their own understanding.  Forgive those who have compromised Your Word in order to make a profit.  Forgive those employers who have not treated their employees and customers fairly.  Forgive those who have not properly taken care of or shown respect for one another.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Eternal King, You are the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth.  You never grow weak or weary.  No one can measure the depths of Your understanding.    In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Jesus Christ (our Passover Lamb)

A Prayer of Thanksgiving for Jesus Christ (our Passover Lamb)

Scripture Reading:

Hebrews 1:1-12, Hebrews 9:11-28

Reflections of the Heart:

“Jesus (our Passover Lamb) has borne our grief and carried our sorrow.  He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities.  The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and it is with His stripes that we are healed.”  Isaiah 53:4-5

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Heavenly Father, we praise You, the Lord of hosts.  Lord, You are good and Your mercy endures forever. You are the Lord, our Righteousness.  We are grateful to You!  We thank You that all who choose eternal lifeare included in Your Church Family. We adore You as Abba Father, with all our hearts.  Thank You for being such a loving God.  Thank You for being our God and making us Your people. Thank You for being mindful of us and sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Deliverer and Liberator.

Jesus, You made us right in God’s sight through Your obedience to His plan of Your death on the cross, resurrection and ascension into heaven. We have the peace of God because of our faith in You. Lord Jesus, You have brought us into a plan of undeserved privilege and position with God, and we confidently and joyfully believe to see God’s glory. HALLEL YAH!  When we were utterly helpless in our sin nature, You came to earth at just the right time and died for us sinners. Most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who he thought did especially good deeds.  But, God showed His great love for us by sending You to die for us while we were still sinners.  Since we have been made right in God’s sight by Your blood, we believers in You, Lord, are saved from God’s condemnation.  Because of Your death, our friendship with God is restored.  Today, we can rejoice in our wonderful relationship with God because You have made us God’s heirs.  You became our sacrifice.  You endured pain, shame, and humiliation to purchase our right-standing with God.  Jesus, we love You.  Because of You, we are God’s righteousness.  Father God, Jesus and Your Word inspires us to be all that You have created us to be.

Who is Jesus Christ to you? What is your relationship like with Him?

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Holy Spirit, inspire us to always remember that Jesus is our Godly Brother.  Remind us to love and appreciate Him. Remind us to confess our love for You, Holy Spirit, and our Heavenly Father, God, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  We yield to be led and guided in our daily confession to share as witnesses the goodness of Christ with our families, friends, co-workers and enemies.  Most of all, Holy Spirit, remind us that we have a new nature in Christ. Remind us that our self-esteem, both spiritually and mentally, is centered solely in Jesus Christ.

Father, forgive us for not fully pursuing the knowledge of the sacrifice Christ made for our freedom.  Forgive us for taking communion without remembering Jesus’ death on our behalf.  Forgive us for our overt and covert acts of sin, including stubbornness, arrogance, selfishness, ungratefulness, pride and rebellion.  Holy  Spirit, inspire our Church Family members who have drifted back into old bondages and enslaved mentalities to know that God forgives those who come before Him out of a pure heart and ask for forgiveness.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive.  As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Father, help us to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Eternal God, You are mighty and strong.  You are the One and Only Creator above all.  You are Jehovah Jireh, our God who provides! King above all kings!  Jesus, You are God’s Worthy Lamb, slain as God’s sacrifice for the sin of the world. You have all authority, power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory and blessing in heaven and earth. Honor, glory and power belong to You, the One sitting at God’s right hand on the throne. You are the Lamb forever and ever. In Your mighty Name, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 118:1, Exodus 6:7, Romans 5:19, Philippians 4:7, John 11:40, Romans 5:1-11, II Corinthians 5:21, II Peter 1:4, I Corinthians 11:23-29, Colossians 1:23, Hebrews 2:1, Galatians 4:4-5, II Corinthians 9:10, I Timothy 6:17, Revelation 5:12-13, Revelation 22:3-5

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer of Worship

A Prayer of Worship

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 147, Deuteronomy 6:1-9

 

Reflections of the Heart:

Our God is an awesome God.  He is kind, tenderhearted, and merciful.  Our Father loves us with an everlasting love and He is always concerned about our welfare.  All that we need He provides through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  God should always be revered and adored.  He should have our utmost respect.  Today, bless the Lord.  Lift up your praises to the One who is the living God; our God who is our Father.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

 

Father, we bless Your Holy Name.  We declare Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night.  Lord, You are merciful, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.  As the heavens are high above the earth, so great is Your mercy toward those who fear You.  Let all the earth fear You, Lord.  Let everyone in the world fear You, and let everyone stand in awe of You.   Lord, You speak and it is done; You command and it stands fast.  Lord, You are our portion and hope.  Thank You, Father, for Your love and compassion.  Thank You for keeping Your covenant with us throughout the ages.  Thank You for making us Your people.  What a joy it is to be one of Your children.  Father, You are good and Your mercy endures forever.

Father, today, we reverence and honor You.  You are our God and we submit our loyalty and adoration to You.   You are the First and the Last.  You existed before time and created everything that exists.  We acknowledge that You are the only living God.  There are no other gods.  Father, You are kind and merciful, slow to anger and filled with unfailing love.  You are good to everyone and You shower compassion on all of Your creation.  All of Your works will thank You, Lord and we, Your faithful followers, bless You.  You are so awesome!  We confess that we will keep Your commandments, walk in Your ways, and revere You.  Father, we confess that Your instructions are perfect, reviving our souls.  Your decrees are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Your commandments are right, bringing joy to our hearts.  Your commands are clear, giving insight for living.  Revering You is pure, lasting forever.  Your laws are true and each one is fair.  Father, Your Word is more desirable than gold, yes, even the finest gold.  Your Word is sweeter than honey dripping from the honeycomb. Your Word warns us and we expect great reward as we adhere to it.  Father, You are great and most worthy of praise.  We will bless You at all times and constantly speak of Your praises.

 

List three attributes about God’s character that you love:

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Father, please let Your ears be attentive to our prayer.  Holy Spirit, teach us how to reverence and adore our Father in true holiness.  Please touch the hearts of those who do not reverence and adore You, and help them to love You with all their hearts, souls, and strength.  Holy Spirit, place in us a hunger and thirst for Your righteousness so that we will be filled.

List three ways you can show appreciation and gratitude to the Lord:

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Father, forgive us for sins of pride, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, and idolatry.  Lord, forgive us for half-hearted worship.  Forgive us for disrespecting Your Name and treating You irreverently.   Forgive those of us who are parents for not teaching our children to reverence and adore You.  Lord, remind us of those we need to forgive; and help us to forgive.

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

 

Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end.  You are the God who is, and who always was, and who is still to come – the Almighty One.  All honor and glory belongs to You, God, forever and ever!  You are the eternal King, the unseen One who will never die; You alone are God.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 92:2, Psalm 103:8, 11, Psalm 33:8-9, Lamentations 3:24, Psalm 136:1, Revelation 1:17, Psalm 145:8-10, Deuteronomy 8:6, Psalm 19:7-10, Psalm 96:4, Psalm 34:1, Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 1:8, I Timothy 1:17

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 136, Ephesians 5:20

 

Reflections of the Heart:

As a Church Family, we join in corporate thanksgiving for God’s favor, mercy and lovingkindness towards us.  It is not that we have been so good, but because He is good.  We are tremendously blessed.  God’s mercy endures forever and we are to be thankful for it.  As we gather this month with our families to celebrate Thanksgiving, let us share with one another our personal thanks to God.

Scriptural Prayer:

Father, we give thanks to You, for You are good.  Your faithful love endures forever.  We give thanks to You, the Lord of lords.  Your faithful love endures forever.  To You, who alone does mighty miracles. You are the God who made the heavens so skillfully.  You laid out the earth above the waters.  We thank You, Father, for forgiving our sins, healing all of our diseases, redeeming us from death, crowning us with Your loving-kindness and tender mercies, filling our lives with good things and renewing our youth like the eagles.  Thank You for giving us Your Name and making us Your children.  Thank You for giving us a future and a hope.  Thank You for being our Shepherd and protecting us.  Thank You for protecting our children and blessing them to grow in Your wisdom and stature.  Thank You for providing us with our daily bread.  We are blessed to have You as our Father.

Father, as we observe Thanksgiving, we thank You for establishing Your will on earth as it is in heaven through our lives. Father, it is Your will for us to give thanks to You always and in all things.  As we observe Thanksgiving, we thank You for:  (List 7-10 things you are thankful for.  Think about your family, career, church, friends, yourself, etc.)

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Father, we magnify Your Name.  You are an excellent Father and we love You.  Holy Spirit, please help us to always walk in an attitude of thankfulness.  Help us to daily look for things to praise and thank the Father for.

Father, forgive us for being ungrateful and unappreciative.  Forgive us for acting spoiled and arrogant.  Forgive us for always wanting more and not counting our blessings.   Forgive us for acts of rebellion and disobedience.  Father, thank You for not dealing with us according to our sins nor punishing us according to our iniquities.  Lord, remind us of those we need to forgive; and help us to be quick to forgive.

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

Blessing and honor and glory and power be to You, Lord, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.  You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will they exist and were created.  Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power and might, be to You, our God forever and ever.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT): Psalm 136:1,3-6, Psalm 103:3-5, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 23:1, Luke 2:52, Matthew 6:11, I Thessalonians 5:18, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 5:13, Revelation 4:11, Revelation 7:12

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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Prayer of Thanksgiving to God, the Holy Spirit

Prayer of Thanksgiving to God, the Holy Spirit

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 113, Romans 8:1-17

 

Scriptural Prayer:

Heavenly Father, blessed is Your glorious Name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise.  You alone are the Triune God; You have made the skies and the heavens and all the stars.  You made the earth, the seas and everything in them.  The angels of heaven worship You.  You are an awesome God.  Lord, as a Church Family, we thank You for being such a loving God.  Thank You for redeeming and reconciling us back to You, through Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to comfort, empower and guide us here on earth.  Holy Spirit, we are thankful to You, for Your manifested presence in our lives.

Father, as a Church Family, we are grateful to You for sealing us with the promise of Your Holy Spirit.  We are thankful that the same power (Holy Spirit) that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is now working in us to do Your good will and pleasure.  Holy Spirit, we thank You for being our Helper and living in us forever.  We thank You for teaching us all things and bringing to our remembrance all things God, our Father, has said.  Thank You, for leading us and guiding us into all truth.  Thank You for freeing us from the bondages of our fleshly desires; for to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Holy Spirit, thank You, for producing in us the fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control as we walk in You.  Holy Spirit, because of You, we have the power to love unconditionally; power to perform miracles and healing; and the power to cast out demons.  We can do all things through Jesus Christ because of You.

What areas of your life are you still trying to control?  Jot those areas down and now ask the Holy Spirit for help in these areas:

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Holy Spirit, we ask that You teach us how to reverence God, the Father, in true holiness.  Enable us to receive the truth of the Word.  Please give us comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of the Father’s will so that we may conduct our lives in a manner worthy of Christ.  Help us to walk daily, in the spirit of humility and to think more of others than we do ourselves.  Finally, teach us how to love and honor You.

Father, forgive us if we have grieved Your Spirit from time to time.  Forgive us for acts of sinfulness such as: pride, rebellion, disobedience, selfishness, hatred, stealing, lying, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and idolatry.  Forgive those of us who have not worshipped You, in Spirit and in Truth.  Forgive those who speak of the Holy Spirit, but do not allow Him to operate within them.  Forgive those who know Jesus as Savior, and having a form of godliness, deny Your power.  Lord, remind all of us of those persons we need to forgive; and please help us to forgive.

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

Blessed are You, the only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.  You alone have immortality and dwell in the light, which no man can approach.  To You, O God, belongs honor and power everlasting.  You only have held the oceans in Your hand.  You measured off the heavens with Your fingers.  You know the weight of the earth and weigh the mountains and hills on a scale.  We bless and honor You,  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text (NKJV & NLT):  Nehemiah 9:6, Ephesians 1:13, Ephesians 1:19-20, John 14:26, John 16:13, Romans 8:2-6, Galatians 5:22, Mark 16:17-18, Philippians 4:13, Matthew 6:13, I Timothy 6:15-16, Isaiah 40:12

Today, I will trust God to:  ______________________________________________________________________________

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