Grant us lucid minds

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. (1 Corinthians 2:12 ESV)

Но мы приняли не духа мира сего, а Духа от Бога, дабы знать дарованное нам от Бога, (1-е Коринфянам 2:12 Russian)

O LORD GOD Almighty ~ thank you dear Father for allowing us to experience the fullness of your love for humanity as we trust and obey your beloved Son. Grant us lucid minds as we read your Word with our thinking caps on, in hopes of receiving the fullness of your vastly superior wisdom. Fill every sincere follower of Christ with your Spirit so that our thoughts and plans are founded upon pure motives that will bring peace, love and joy into an otherwise drab, dull and dead-end existence. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Starving to know

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:10-11 ESV)

Всем сердцем моим ищу Тебя; не дай мне уклониться от заповедей Твоих. В сердце моем сокрыл я слово Твое, чтобы не грешить пред Тобою. (Псалтирь 118:10-11 Russian)

O LORD my God, dear Father in heaven ~ thank you Lord for not forgetting that your people in all generations and language groups are starving to know what you expect from us. Bless all parents and grandparents with your wisdom that enables us to positively internalize the antiseptic power of your inspired Scriptures. Help younger generations to grow up reading and loving your word more than any other written documents. Protect all ages of Christians from dispassionate and characterless teachers who roam the world searching for souls to pollute by their own sophistry. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Victory over the audacious Satan

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; (Psalm 46:1-2 KJV)

Бог нам прибежище и сила, скорый помощник в бедах, посему не убоимся, хотя бы поколебалась земля, и горы двинулись в сердце морей. (Псалтирь 45:2-3 Russian)

Almighty God, dear heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for blessing your people of faith with everything needed for this day’s journey here on earth. We lift our voices in heartfelt praises of thanksgiving on this Lord’s Day. Accept the worship of all your children around the world, as we humble ourselves as servants of your beloved Son who leads us into victory over the audacious Satan who constantly is at war with your children. We could not survive the devil’s onslaughts for even one day if it were not for the help we receive from your abiding Spirit. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Easy availability of Scriptures

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.

(1 John 3:21-22 ESV)

Возлюбленные! если сердце наше не осуждает нас, то мы имеем дерзновение к Богу, и, чего ни попросим, получим от Него, потому что соблюдаем заповеди Его и делаем благоугодное пред Ним. (1-e Иоанна 3:21-22 Russian)

O LORD my God, hear the prayers of every person who has faith enough to cry out to you in praises of thanksgiving and sincere requests. Thank you dear Father for the easy availability of your Scriptures that contain the greatest treasure on earth – the keys to eternal life through faith in your beloved Son. Help all the Transformed of the earth to live in such a righteous manner that the gospel message will remain the most attractive story in print. Give us lucid minds so that we will retell the great story of love over and over to people who are in need of salvation and hope that never dies. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Awakening of trust

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:13-14 ESV)

Моисей сказал Богу:– Вот, я пойду к израильтянам и скажу им: «Бог ваших отцов послал меня к вам», а они спросят: «Как Его имя?» Что мне ответить им? Бог ответил Моисею:– Я Тот, Кто Я Есть. Скажи израильтянам: «„Я Есть“ послал меня к вам».(Исход 3:13-14 NRT)

O LORD my God – dear heavenly Father in whose hand all the future belongs ~ thank you dear Lord for introducing humanity to your endless nature of being present now, in the past and in the future. Lord, please be with those people who are in such pain and suffering from diseases like we call cancer and other such infirmities. Inspire a great awakening of trust in your beloved Son to lead us safely through this confusing maze of life and into eternal joy, peace, love and unbridled happiness in your loving presence. In the precious name of Jesus – the eternally great I AM, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Source of encouragement

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5:10 ESV)

Бог же всякой благодати, призвавший нас в вечную славу Свою во Христе Иисусе, Сам, по кратковременном страдании вашем, да совершит вас, да утвердит, да укрепит, да соделает непоколебимыми. (1-e Петра 5:10 Russian)

Most holy LORD God, my dear heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord for the gift of life on this new day that already demonstrates abundant evidence of your work as Creator of everything. Help me dear Lord to be a source of encouragement to those who are feeling weak and downtrodden by all the cares of this life. Be with us as we wait for the glorious appearing of our dear Savior. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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Bringing Christians together

Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. (1 John 2:10 NIV)

Кто любит брата своего, тот пребывает во свете, и нет в нем соблазна. (1-e Иоанна 2:10 Russian)

O LORD God, my holy, righteous and gracious Father in heaven ~ hear the prayers of your children who depend upon your mercy for our very lives. Thank you for bringing Christians together in local congregations where everyone desires to exalt and obey Christ as Lord. Help me Lord to love and respect all my brothers and sisters in Christ who also look for a much brighter tomorrow when you are finished with us here on earth. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church of Christ

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