The prayer published today on the Believing Prayer site is a tad different than normal. I pray it works for those who read it. It contains seven short stanzas with 4-2-4-2 meter. Here’s the first:
You, O Lord, created me,
A living soul,
A breathing spirit, full and free,
Complete and whole.
You can read the entire piece at this link: The Humble Son to Lead.
Sometimes the site features prayer in poetry format, but often not. Whatever the format, the prayers seek to express needs of the many in an accessible and memorable manner. The site encourages greater spirituality and development of prayer in the life of the saint.
“Now Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he stopped, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.'”
Jesus’ own prayer instilled in his disciples a dissatisfaction with theirs, apparently, and a request to be taught.
What is there to see in Jesus’ prayer life to desire and emulate?
#VOTD #prayer #Lord’s-prayer
“Give us today our daily bread.”
Jesus taught his followers how to pray and how to depend upon the Father for their needs.
Besides bread, what needs might we ask God to provide?
#VOTD #prayer #model-prayer
“I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
Ephesians 1.18 NLT
In his letters Paul usually included a prayer for spiritual blessing for his readers after the salutation.
How key is understanding to the Way of Christ and to our spiritual well-being?
#VOTD #prayer #understanding
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV)
Всякое раздражение и ярость, и гнев, и крик, и злоречие со всякою злобою да будут удалены от вас; но будьте друг ко другу добры, сострадательны, прощайте друг друга, как и Бог во Христе простил вас. (К Ефесянам 4:31-32 Russian)
Most holy and awesome God, our dear Father in heaven ~ thank you the blessing of life on this Lord’s Day that greets all people who love Christ as Lord. Bless all people in the world with the opportunity to know about your love and grace that has brought the hope of eternal life to this dark world. Give all Christians the wisdom to think before speaking so that we do not stir up any bitter feelings toward fellow believers. Help us to be good examples for all people of the way Jesus would behave in any situation. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr., Gospel Minister
Cedar Creek FL
#prayer #wisdom #good-example
“Come all [you] worshippers of God, hear what he did for me: no sooner had I called to him that I was praising him for answering me.”
Psalm 66.16-17 J. Moffatt
What evidence does the psalmist give that God will answer prayer?
Is it right to praise God for answers yet to come?
Sometimes we look for something to pray about. Opportunities and needs abound if we could only identify them. A prayer with a purpose is a prayer with real direction. So here’s a topic that meets all three of these areas. Continue reading