Beware of placing the emphasis on what prayer costs us; it cost God everything to make it possible for us to pray. (Oswald Chambers)
This Week’s Scripture
• Jeremiah 31:27-34
• Psalm 119:97-104
• 2 Timothy 3:14 – 4:5
• Luke 18:1-8
Oh how I love your law!
It is my meditation all the day.
98 Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
Glory Be to the Father
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the
Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is
now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
Take time now to offer God your praise and worship.
31 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
Blessed Lord Jesus… Take me to the cross to seek glory from its infamy; Strip me of every pleasing pretence of righteousness by my own doings. O gracious Redeemer, I have neglected thee too long, often crucified thee, crucified thee afresh by my impenitence, put thee to open shame. I thank thee for the patience that has borne with me so long, and for the grace that now makes me willing to be thine. O unite me to thyself with inseparable bonds, that nothing may ever draw me back from thee, my Lord, my Savior. (The Valley of Vision)
As David did in Psalm 139, ask the Lord to search you and know you through and through. Confess the sins God brings to mind, knowing you are forgiven and that He will cleanse you from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
Loving and self-revealing God, I thank you for those who have gone before me in the faith and who faithfully passed along the Gospel over the many centuries, so that I now might also partake of it. For your inspired Word, which is able to make me wise for salvation through faith in my Lord Jesus Christ, I give you thanks. Gracious Lord, Please keep your Word alive in me so I may continually be trained in righteousness and equipped for every good work you set before me. In Christ I pray, Amen. (based on 2 Timothy 3:14-17)
Spend some time reflecting on the prayer of thanksgiving above and then thank God for who he is and the many ways he has poured out his goodness and grace in your life.
Supplication (Petitions – prayers for yourself)
• My personal mission field
Help me to identify those people who make up my personal mission field.
Enable me to begin sharing the gospel with those who do not yet know you.
Empower me to disciple those who are young in their faith.
Allow me to encourage those who are struggling in their faith.
Please give me perseverance in all areas of ministry.
• Today’s events and interactions with others, planned and unplanned
• Other needs
Supplication (Intercession – prayers for others)
• My family
• For missionaries throughout the world
• For those seeking to faithfully minister to loved ones at home
• For those who share the gospel in the inner city
• For those who bear witness to Christ in places of power
• Other needs
Choose this day whom you will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Amen. (Joshua 24:15)