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Gone Too Soon
Jan 31 3:17 AM

Gone Too Soon

Jan 31 3:17 AM
Jan 31 3:17 AM

David had not yet been crowned king when he heard the news that both King Saul and his dearly beloved friend Jonathan had been killed in battle.

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Streams in the Desert: An excerpt from the book
Jan 2 12:29 AM

Streams in the Desert: An excerpt from the book

Jan 2 12:29 AM
Jan 2 12:29 AM

Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

Acts 12:5

Prayer is the link that connects us with God. It is the bridge that spans every gulf and carries us safely over every chasm of danger or need.

Think of the significance of this story of the first-century church: Everything seemed to be coming against it, for Peter was in prison, the Jews appeared triumphant, Herod still reigned supreme, and the arena of martyrdom was eagerly awaiting the next morning so it could drink the apostle’s blood. “But the church was earnestly praying to God for him.” So what was the outcome? The prison was miraculously opened, the apostle freed, the Jews bewildered, and as a display of God’s punishment, wicked King Herod “was eaten by worms and died.” And rolling on to even greater victory, “the word of God continued to spread and flourish” (vv. 23–24). Do we truly know the power of our supernatural weapon of prayer?

Do we dare to use it with the authority of a faith that not only asks but also commands? God baptizes us with holy boldness and divine confidence, for He is looking not for great people but for people who will dare to prove the greatness of their God! “But the church was earnestly praying.”  ~A. B. SIMPSON

In your prayers, above everything else, beware of limiting God, not only through unbelief but also by thinking you know exactly what He can do. Learn to expect the unexpected, beyond all that you ask or think.

So each time you intercede through prayer, first be quiet and worship God in His glory. Think of what He can do, how He delights in Christ His Son, and of your place in Him—then expect great things. ~ANDREW MURRAY

Our prayers are God’s opportunities. Are you experiencing sorrow? Prayer can make your time of affliction one of strength and sweetness. Are you experiencing happiness? Prayer can add a heavenly fragrance to your time of joy. Are you in grave danger from some outward or inward enemy? Prayer can place an angel by your side whose very touch could shatter a millstone into smaller grains of dust than the flour it grinds, and whose glance could destroy an entire army.

What will prayer do for you? My answer is this: Everything that God can do for you. “Ask for whatever you want me to give you” (2 Chronicles 1:7).  ~FREDERICK WILLIAM FARRAR

Wrestling prayer can wonders do,

Bring relief in dire straits;

Prayer can force a passage through

Iron bars and heavy gates.

 

PRAYER

Holy Father, attend to each of us in the area of prayer.  We desperately admit to our need of having our hearts cultivated and molded in the school of prayer.  We are weak, and we need you to strengthen us in the holy work of prayer.  Our spirit cries out to you to make us holy as You are Holy.  Our soul stands in need of Your power to control our thoughts and emotions so that they do not lead us astray.  And our bodies look only to You for the courage to be broken, and denied its fleshly desires, so that our life may bring Your heart joy.  O God revive in us a passion to pray, and may the fire you light never grow dim in our hearts. In Your Gracious Name, I pray, Amen.

Daily Spiritual Exercise

Identify one area of your life that is not sanctified before God and write it on sheet of paper.  It may be a quick temper, or a relationship, or an unresolved conflict, or a marital concern, or some other area.  Then determine one action you will do every day to correct and change that area of your life, and make every effort to do it.  Finally, look at the sheet every morning and pray for God’s help in changing that one area of your life until it no longer exist, and then move on to the next area.   

 

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Eric S.

Thank you for allowing me to see the truth to myself and the areas I need to work on. Thank you for opening my eyes and giving me the willingness to want to change. Thank you for the “small” and “big” changes You want me to make. I yield myself to Your will and power because I cannot do anything without You. I love You and thank You for helping me become more patient and have more patience not only with others, but with myself. Thank you.
In Jesus name,
Amen.

Posted on Mon, Jan 2, 2023 @ 3:48 AM CST

Marcia W.

GOD you are so awesome!! Thank you for the opportunity to connect with you in prayer. Each day I'm asking in prayer to help me to be the best person that I can be. I want to make you my focus in everything that I do in my life. I'm trying to work on having more patience with myself and others. I know through you ALL things are possible. I pray each day for continued strength and growth in your word. Thank you Jesus, Amen.

Posted on Mon, Jan 2, 2023 @ 10:56 AM CST

Alexandra Guyton

Dear God help me to be a peacemaker and show love and kindness to everyone who crosses my paths

Posted on Mon, Jan 2, 2023 @ 11:46 PM CST

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