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 Grace to Be Diligent in Prayer
It is such a pleasure, Lord, to be able to come into Your presence, and to be still before You, and to be able to rest in Your love. How wonderful it is to worship You and to be able to commune with You. And what strength and refreshment come from such warm fellowship with You!
Please don’t let me forget that prayer is is more than this. Give me grace to work diligently in prayer for others. And as You lead, to wrestle earnestly in prayer on their behalf. Please put special burdens on my heart, and enable me to be able to por out my heart for You to fulfill Your purposes.
Loving Father, I know that Your great desire is for all Your children to be both mature and effective in life. Please do this for me, and for those in my church, my family and with my friends. Do it for fellow believers all over the world.
Thank You for Your Holy Spirit and the power that He give me to be able to serve You, and to serve others through prayer. Thank you for the way praise refreshes and strengthens me to work hard in prayer, and the way it stimulates my faith and helps assure answers.
Please use those who are seeking to rally Your people to pray. Raise up many who will pray faithfully, pleading with you to work mightily in all the world.
Psalm 46:10; 23:2; 116:7
2 Corinthians 4:16
Ephesians 4:14-16; 6:12, 18
2 Peter 1:2-8; 3:18
2 Chronicles 20:20-22
Make sure that when you pray that you don’t limit God with unbelief or by thinking that you know everything that God can do, instead expect the unexpected.