31 Days of Prayer – Day 4

Daily Prayer of Expectancy

019c6-mychildFather in heaven, great and powerful and full of love, I lift my heart in praise for the privilege of coming to You in prayer. Give me special grace as I join Your exalted Son in His ministry of prayer.

Search my heart, Lord, and show me if any sin is hindering Your work in my life. May I respond without delay whenever You make me conscious of sin. How grateful I am for Your total forgiveness the moment I confess my sin, turning back to You as my Lord!

And Father, teach me to pray. How much I yearn to know Your will and Your way. I thank You that Your Son lives within me. What a joy to know that He is my teacher – that through Him I can learn to pray. I can learn to release Your boundless power for both my needs and the needs of many others, near and far. Teach me to pray.

Day by day may Your Spirit work in me, motivating me to abide in Christ and pray in faith, moving Your mighty hand to fulfill Your purposes. Keep reminding me that You are able to do infinitely more than I would ever dare to ask or imagine, by Your mighty power at work within me.

To You be the glory both now and forever.

Amen

Pray for Wisdom and Guidance

Dear Lord, how wonderfully generous and powerful You are! You are able to listen to and to help everyone in the world all at the same time. What a marvelous and wonderful Master we have to belong to! I thank You for revealing Your promises, commands and your principles, so that Your Spirit can guide me in my prayer life and in my living.

I come to You now, humbly asking You for greater wisdom and more understanding in all spiritual things and things in my life. May I grow to know what it is that You want for me in all important decisions I may be facing. Give me on the spot wisdom in conversations I have and in decisions that I must make in daily life. In these decisions enable me to be able to quickly commit them to You and to trust in You completely to help me say and do the right thing. Keep reminding me to do this at home and other places I might be, so that I won’t try to rely upon my human understanding of things, which is lacking.

Guide me in long range decisions that I also might be facing. Help me to learn better how to seek the guidance of Your Holy Spirit so that I might be enlightened by Your wisdom and Your Word. Help me as I weigh all the possibilities, then conclude the right steps I need to take and the right time in which to take them. I admit now, just how much I need Your wisdom and guidance!

I now pray for some special decisions I have to make regarding _________ and ___________. As our Shepherd, lead us in good paths in paths that please you.

Again I want to praise You for Your wonderful wisdom and awesome power and Your deep desire for my highest good each and every day of my life.

Amen

Scripture

Psalm 145:6-7;16-19

Colossians 1:9-11

Psalm 37:5

Proverbs 3:5-6

2 Chronicles 20:12

Psalm 33:3 & 143:8-10

Isaiah 55:8-9

Ephesians 3:20

Romans 8:28-29

Extra Note

Don’t give up on prayer, even if it seems as if they are not being answered. God does answer. Sometimes He will fulfill our needs and desires immediately, other times He asks us to wait and there are times He will refuse our request because He has something better in mind for us.

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