Daily Prayer of Expectancy
Father 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.
Pray for Worldwide Missions
Father, give Your people hearts that burn with Your longing for the Good News to be preached throughout the world, and begin this work in my heart. May we desire what You so deeply desire to do, to bring people into Your family and mold them into the image of Christ. May we faithfully invest our prayers, our time, and our money in what is on Your heart.
Bring a revival of urgent prayer among all Your people. May more churches, everywhere in the world, become missions minded. May they send out people who are close to You, empowered by You and equipped to serve and pray effectively
Show me, Lord, which mission groups and which parts of the world, which cities, countries, or people groups, You most want me to pray for. And enable me to pray with a growing faith, confident that my prayers indeed make a difference in the world, removing mountains that hinder Your work and bringing about impossible things.
Lord, You’re in charge of the harvest. Cause countless people to turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to You. Do this in every tribe, every language, and every religion, even in the most hard to reach places and the most resistant religions.
Lord, these are big requests but not too big for You!
Luke 1:37; 18:27