Posts Tagged ‘ Prayer ’

VerseD: 2 Chronicles 7:14

if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV

Like our Lord prayed the night He was betrayed, we should be praying for the lost of our world, the unity of the Church, an the strength to sacrifice of ourselves to continue His work in His name.

VerseD: Matthew 6:6

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 6:6, ESV

Our God is in control, not needing our prayers but rewarding our faithfulness to seek Him with help from the Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Matthew 5:44, ESV

It is easy to want retribution and revenge when people wrong us, but Holy Spirit can help us to not only pray for them but even love them with Christ’s love.

VerseD: Psalm 145:18

The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 145:18, ESV

We want God to do things our way, but He draws nearest to those who seek His will. We seek His will more as we move with the Holy Spirit who conforms our will to God’s, drawing us ever nearer to God.

VerseD: Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4, ESV

We want to handle things in this life on our own, but when we let the Holy Spirit guide our prayers and lead us to trust that God is in control – even to correct us in our sin – we find the peace of His power and guidance.

VerseD: 1 Thessalonians 5:17

pray without ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:17, ESV

We can talk about our thoughts and interests all day. We think about things all day.

Let us open ourselves to the Holy Spirit guiding those thoughts into prayers to God so that we think more like Him.

VerseD: Matthew 6:7-8

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Matthew 6:7‭-‬8, ESV

God knows what we need, so we do not need to try to please Him with many words or flowery speech. He lives in us by the Holy Spirit, so He helps us to ask.

Pray for the Youth River Trip 2022

Tomorrow and Wednesday, I am taking 13 youth (and a couple adults) on an overnight kayaking trip. Our focus this summer is “Getting Away”, remembering to pray and rest in God.

Please join me in praying for these youth (and those who can’t go this time!) that they will get a taste of God and His strength, that we have fun and relax, but mostly that we find greater faith and strength in Christ.

Daniel

VerseD: Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

Romans 8:26, ESV

This world and it’s problems and attacks can overwhelm is, but we have an Advocate and Helper who helps us pray and persevere, to have answers against the attacks and hope in any problem.

VerseD: 1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

1 John 5:14, ESV

We can know we are saved in Christ, and as we become more Christ-like, we want the same things as God. We will ask for the things He wants more and more, especially that which brings others to Him and bring ls Him glory.