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PRAYING TOGETHER AS A FAMILY
The closing chapters of Hebrews offer some excellent, ethical instructions on constructive Christian living, brotherly hospitality, and nurturing a godly concern for the needs of others, as well as giving some serious warnings about refusing God's grace and rejecting His Word. It seems, from this verse, that a spirit of contentment could be a valuable guard against developing covetousness - an ungodly behavior that spawns discontent, jealousy, grudges, and greed.
God, in His grace, has given us many precious blessings and has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, no matter how fiercely the bitter winds of trial batter our lives and irrespective of other people who may have betrayed or hurt us. May we develop a character that is free from the love of money and strive to be content in all things, knowing that He Himself has promised to be with us in all the changing scenes of our lives.
Let's ponder on these comforting words of the Lord when we are tempted to envy the life of another or allow seeds of discontent to be sown in our hearts. Let us ponder on these words, Rejoice In The Lord Always, and be content in Him, He has promised, "I will never leave you nor will I forsake you."
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, we confess that there are times when we are tempted to be dissatisfied with our lives and envious of others, leaving us feeling discontented. Forgive us, Lord. May we be reminded today of that most precious blessing that You will never leave us nor forsake us. Remind us today, Lord, that as part of Your Bride we are the most blessed people on earth. Help us to keep our priorities in order, not looking to things of the earth for contentment but to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. In Jesus' name we Pray, AMEN.
We are all God's children and as we grow in grace and in an understanding of His Word of truth, our hearts should be thankful for His goodness and grace. As we mature in the faith and progress in our spiritual walk, we should reflect on the enormous sacrifice that the Lord Jesus Christ made for us on the Cross.
As believers who have been saved by grace through faith in Christ, we are encouraged to develop an attitude of grateful praise and ceaseless thanksgiving to our Father in heaven, our spiritual maturity is reflected in a heart of thanksgiving and praise for all that the Lord has done for us.
God knows that thanksgiving and praise are no bedfellows to unforgiveness or fear. He knows that gratitude and rejoicing is no companion of dissatisfaction or murmuring, and so we are encouraged to Give Thanks In Everything, even those difficult, daily circumstances, knowing that His grace is sufficient for those that are in Christ Jesus.
As His children, we have benefits and glories beyond our understanding. Let us glorify God by giving thanks in everything, for this is the will of God, for all who are in Christ Jesus.
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, may we grow in grace and in an attitude of thanksgiving for all that you have done for us, in Christ Jesus. Lord, We desire that Your will be done in our lives. We know that it is Your will that we should give thanks in all things, and so we pray that You would develop and refine this exquisite grace of thanksgiving in us. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
As Redeemed Children Of God and joint-heirs with Christ who are clothed with His righteousness by the Spirit of God, and who have an eternal inheritance prepared for us in heaven, we have much to cause us to rejoice. The sufferings of the world, through which we are passing, are for so brief a moment in the economy of eternity, that it should not affect the joy we have in our Savior.
The man or woman who turns often to prayer and maintains a worshipful attitude of prayer towards the Lord, is one who comes boldly to the throne of grace to offer up prayer and praise, supplication and intercessions, petitions and thanksgiving. Prayer demonstrates a humble dependence upon God, prayer is the breath of the dependent soul that touches the heart of the Father.
The praying man and woman are the ones who do not rely on their own strength, but trusts in the Lord with all their heart for all their needs. The man or woman of prayer is one who desires to maintain close and intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus. Let us live in an attitude of prayer, no matter what activity we are engaged in.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, praise Your holy name for all Your goodness and loving kindness to us and to all mankind. Thank You for sending Your Son to be our Redeemer. We give all our praise to Your name from this day forth and forevermore. Thank You that we can come to You in prayer any moment of the day. Help us to come boldly to Your throne of grace in all we do. Keep us ever humble before Your throne. In Jesus' name we Pray, AMEN.
The world is weary and war-torn... and individually and internationally the world longs for peace. People yearn for a ruler who will usher in a golden age of peace and prosperity. The world aches for a perfect reign of righteousness and virtue. They crave a time when the groans of creation cease, the wicked are punished, the hungry are fed, the oppressed are vindicated, the weary are refreshed, and justice rules in the corridors of power.
A time is indeed coming when The Earth Shall Be Filled With Justice And Peace, and the King of righteousness will reign supreme over the whole earth. He will judge with equity and peace, but it will never come about through the manipulations of people, democratic rule, imposed authoritarianism, or by majority votes in governmental ballot boxes.
At that time, He will judge the people fairly. The mountains will bring forth peace and justice will be given to the poor. The children of the needy will be saved, and the yoke of the oppressor will be broken in pieces. The name of the Lord will be feared throughout all generations and "He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass and will be likened to refreshing showers that water the whole earth," and the days of His righteousness will flourish.
May he be like rain falling on a mown field, like showers watering the earth.
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are sending the Lord Jesus to be Your anointed King Who is appointed to judge the world in righteousness and rule the nations with equity. We look forward to that time when the earth will be filled with His glory. In the meantime, we pray that we may live to His praise and glory. In Jesus' name we Pray, AMEN.
Forgiveness is a matter that is Dear To The Heart Of Our Compassionate God, and forgiveness paid a tremendous part in the redemption of mankind. Forgiveness of sin is what fallen man yearns for and yet is incapable of receiving, unless he comes to the foot of the Cross and is washed clean by the blood of the Lamb, there is no forgiveness of sins except through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Forgiveness should be a subject to which we should also pay close attention. Forgiveness is one of the godly garments with which we have been covered and clothed, and our call to kindness, compassion, and forgiveness rests on the immeasurable forgiveness and mercy that each of us have received in Christ Jesus.
Why is the act of forgiveness so difficult for some people? Why does it seem easier to let the root of bitterness grow in our heart, rather than humbling ourselves, asking for forgiveness, and forgiving another who has hurt or wronged us?
It seems to be the case that those who are not able to forgive have never come to an understanding how much they have been forgiven. The more understanding we have of the grace that we have received, the deeper our gratitude and the greater our capacity to forgive other people becomes.
Let us be those who are quick to forgive, quick to ask for forgiveness, and in doing so, we glorify our dear Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Our United Prayer:
Loving Heavenly Father, thank You for Your grace, mercy, love, and immeasurable forgiveness towards us. May we reflect You in our thoughts, words, and deeds. We pray that we will be kind, compassionate, and forgiving toward others, just as You forgave us. In Jesus' name we pray, AMEN.
The enemy of our soul seeks to permeate every nook and cranny of Christian life. Indeed we know that the devil himself prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. That same, evil enemy, who is called the devil and Satan, will also try to approach us as an angel of light - through the means of deceptive people, false apostles and deceitful workers, who pretend that they are apostles of Christ - but their witness and faith are compromised. How important therefore that we are alert and be watchful against the enemy of our soul - not only for ourselves but on behalf of all our brothers and sisters in Christ - so that together we keep looking to Jesus - our blessed Hope.
Like the Corinthians, we are also called to be brave and strong in our Christian walk. We are not to compromise our faith but to cling fast to that which is good, noble, right, pure, honorable and admirable. We do this as we trust in the Lord with all our heart. He is the Rock our Salvation and the Foundation upon which we stand. We are to be devoted to our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are one Body in Him. Indeed we are members of His Body and United Together In Him. Not only in this life but in the ages to come.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness to us and for instructing us how to live godly lives to Your praise and glory. May we stand firm in the faith and act in ways that does not dishonor Your name. May we be alert to the evils that surround us and our brothers and sisters in Christ and may we never compromise the truth of the glorious gospel of grace but be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Help us to withstand the wiles of the devil and be alert to his evil ways. May all we say and do be done in love - to Your honor and glory in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Pride is an attribute about which the Bible has much to say. With pride comes destruction, dishonor, and wickedness. Indeed, Proverbs tells us: "Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord." Satan himself, we are told in Ezekiel, had a proud heart because of his beauty. His pride most certainly contributed to his fall from grace and expulsion from heaven. In contrast, with humility comes honor, grace, and gentleness. Let us learn from Jesus when He says, "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
From the beginning of Genesis to the final Revelation of Jesus Christ, we discover that God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble. He resists the arrogant but gives grace to those that are lowly of heart. Since all the evils of the world are conceived and birthed through the corruption of our own hearts and the lusts of our own flesh, James reminds us that God gives us grace and even greater grace, but also urges us not to abuse His mercies by imitating the ways of the world, which is at enmity with God, but rather to Walk In Spirit And Truth. We are to exhibit genuine mercy and deep humility of heart, knowing that the Lord bestows His grace generously to those that are humble of heart.
Knowing that grace is given to the humble, we should earnestly seek after the precious fruit of the Spirit which will only develop and grow in the one that recognizes that every manifestation of sin is rooted in a proud and arrogant heart: "But He gives greater grace. Therefore, He says, But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
Our United Prayer:
Loving Father, thank You for the great grace that You show to us every day of our lives. We pray that we would heed Your serious warnings against prideful boastings and not yield to any ungodly ways. Rather, may we come to You on bended knee with a broken and contrite heart. In Jesus' name we Pray, AMEN.
The good news of salvation and life eternal, is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Whether Old Testament saints or New Testament believers, the only way to access this Free And Eternal Gift from the Father is to trust in His Word and believe in His Son.
Faith is simply having the confidence that the future things God has revealed in His written Word, will unquestionably happen. The reformation verse that shattered corridors of Christendom was: "The just shall live by faith." The righteous man shall live by faith, the godly man, the virtuous woman, the justified sinner, the maturing believer, are to all live by faith, as well as being saved by faith.
A living faith in God's Word and the confident hope in His promises are two graces that embrace each other in love at the foot of the Cross. This is not fingers-crossed and-hope-it-happens' type of faith. This is the faith that accepts without question that the Word of God is entirely dependable and is an indisputable fact.
The eye of faith sees beyond our present reality and places its feet firmly on divine revelation given by Almighty God, through the Word-made-flesh. It believes God's Word of truth in the pages of Scripture, which was written for our learning, instruction, encouragement, and hope. The heart of faith enables us to treat as reality those things that are unseen, even when circumstances of life appear to contradict the truth of God's Word.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Our United Prayer:
Loving Father, we can be so entrenched in our own thinking that sometimes we doubt Your Word and question Your promises, often wishing we had some concrete proof of Your love for us. Forgive us, Lord - we know that Your Word gives us all the affirmation of this absolute reality that we need. Your Word and promises are sure, and Your faithfulness stretches beyond the limits of time and space. Thank You for the gift of faith. We pray that, day by day, our loving trust in You will become increasingly established within our hearts, we long to please You in all we say and do and are. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
As the days get darker and the world becomes increasingly evil, the need for sincere Christian fellowship and encouragement becomes even more necessary. Every believer has been given spiritual gifts and graces that are to be used to encourage and exhort one another. Our spiritual gifts are to be used for the mutual edification, exhortation, teaching, consolation, building up, and encouragement of the Church of Christ.
As members of His body, let us Seek To Use Our Gifts and graces to uplift and invigorate our brothers and sisters in the faith, and to welcome the encouragement and advice we receive from them. Let us never forget that we have gifts that differ from one another, according to the grace that has been given to us, and through the power of the Holy Spirit we should exercise our spiritual gifts and grace accordingly - not only for the mutual encouragement of one another.. but also for the honor and glory of His precious name.
That is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank You that we are all members of Your body and that each one has been given gifts and graces that are to be used appropriately. Help us to live according to Your Word and to use our gifts and graces for the mutual encouragement of our brothers and sisters in Christ. May we all grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, as we see the day of His return grow ever closer. This we ask, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name we pray, AMEN.
May we not only know and appropriate all that is ours in Christ Jesus as recorded in those first few chapters of Ephesians and other passages.. but may we also bow down on our knees in prayer that the one new man in Christ may appropriate all that is ours in Him - and share this good news with others so that they too will come to know Christ as Savior, that their Salvation does not depend on what they do but on what Christ has already done.
Posture is not important when we pray to God. Whether we stand to pray or sit; whether we kneel or lift up a silent plea as we go about our daily business a humble heart that overflows with reverence, praise, worship, and thanksgiving is the identifying mark of a man or woman whose prayers avail much.
Like most prayers that we find in the Scripture Paul's intercession was 1) addressed to the Father, 2) in the power of the Spirit and 3) it was offered in the name of Jesus. But prayer as always needs to flow from a humble heart that overflows with reverence and praise, worship and thanksgiving.
How we praise God that we were not only born into the human race but that By Faith In Christ We Were Born Again into His heavenly family and have become part of the new creation in Christ. Praise God that we are redeemed... born-again - children of God and joint-heirs with Him.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,
Our United Prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the amazing truths that it contains. Help us to put away all thoughts that we have to add something to the finished work of Christ - and may we appropriate all that is ours in Him. Thank You Lord that You are not only our Creator but that by grace through faith in Christ You have redeemed us and become our true Father by faith in Jesus. Thank You that we are adopted into Your heavenly family and justified forever by grace through faith in Christ. Give us the opportunity to share this wonderful truth of salvation by grace through faith in Christ with others.. and may many come to faith in Him today and in the days that lie ahead - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
We are a growing group of people praying daily for and with others. We were led to start an online ministry to deliver what is needed more now than ever, a place where you can go to easily to submit a prayer request or requests involving others to pray for your needs. The Power of Prayer. Matthew 18:20- For where two or more come together in my name, there I am among them. You are never alone in prayer. The Power Of Numbers Praying.
We ask you to pray for this ministry, for its success in helping others in need of prayer.