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 That Many Will Turn to Christ
Lord, I bow humbly before You. You are high and exalted, and I am so small and so human, so limited by time and space. You are holy and I fall so far short of Your glorious ideals. What amazing grace that You grant me access to You at all times, day and night!
Show me afresh Your deep love for the world, Your yearning that people trust Your Son Christ and live with You forever in Your eternal family. To think that my prayers can help fulfill Your longings!
I want to persevere in prayer day by day for my unsaved family members and friends, including especially _______________ and _____________. Give me the grace to pray for them often, and to relate to them with greater love and helpfulness, and to tell them of Christ in gentle and timely ways. Help make them intensely aware of their need for forgiveness. Convince them of Your love for them and draw them closer to Your Son Jesus Christ. Do the same for my friends and more distant relatives who don’t know You, including ________ and ___________.
It seems, Lord, that there are so many barriers that keep people from You. Deliver those who think there are no absolutes, who believe that every viewpoint or lifestyle is okay as long as it seems right to them. Turn people from modern philosophies and Eastern religious practices, and from pursuing ideals of some sort, even “Christian” goodness or service, depending on their own efforts rather than on Christ. Defeat Satan as he blinds them to their need of the Cross. Open the eyes of thousands daily to the glorious light of the Good News of Jesus Christ. May many learn to trust You for forgiveness in our community, our region, and beyond.
Show me how and where to focus my prayers and motivate many around the world to pray faithfully that people will come to Christ and proclaim Him their Savior.
2 Peter 3:9
Timothy 2:1; 3-4
2 Corinthians 4:3-4
Never think that you do not have influence. You do, your prayers do, they matter and they count, especially to God. Your prayers and your faith do make a difference. So never give up.