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By signing, I acknowledge and agree to the Terms and Conditions. Didn't receive confirmation instructions? Lost Password? We encourage you to pray as God leads you. If you would like to follow a day guided prayer plan for our church, the daily exercise is listed below. Simply go to the day of the month and follow the guide:. This week's focus is on the Lord's Prayer. Each day read or recite the Lord's Prayer Matthew , and then meditate on a particular verse. Offer prayers for knowing God's will and then wisdom, courage, power and resources to do God's will.
Offer prayers for our provisions and that we might have the privilege to help in the provisions of others. Meditate on "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and God's righteousness and all these things will be added unto you. This week we pray for our personal relationship with Christ, the care of our own souls and those of our family members.
For what do you think a room will be like which is the delight of a King so mighty, so wise, so pure and so full of all that is good? I can find nothing with which to compare the great beauty of a soul and its great capacity. A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, altogether within reach of our inner selves, waiting for us to recognize it. Tozer, "The Pursuit of God". Yet the shepherd came that day. He met me where I'd strayed, and this is what He said, "Child I love you. There are two kinds of people in this world - those who take out more than they put in, and those who put in more than they take out There is laid on us the duty of handing things on better than we found them.
Mommy, do you love me? I'd still love you no matter what, no matter how mad, no matter how awful. And I always will. It is the place where there is "nothing left to lose," where love has no strings attached, and where real spiritual strength is found There I am free to receive the burdens of others without any need to evaluate, categorize, or analyze.
We are so accustomed to the apparently rational nature of our world that we can scarcely imagine anything happening that cannot be explained by common sense.
Read or recite the Lord's Prayer. Meditate on "Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Think on, or sing out loud a song of praise. Read or recite the Lord's Prayer Meditate on "And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Read or recite the Lord's Prayer Meditate on "And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Repentance Prayers for holiness in life. Read or recite the Lord's Prayer Meditate on "If we forgive others their sins, our heavenly Father will forgive us our sins. Read or recite the Lord's Prayer Meditate on "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and God's righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
Offer prayers for right priorities; are there portions of your soul you have forfeited that you would like to reclaim? Prayers seeking God's guidance in what it means to take up your cross.