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 New Believers
Dear Lord, thank You for inviting me to join this strategic ministry of intercession. Show me which persons You most want me to pray for, and help me pray for them often, without giving up.
Thank You, Father, for Your tender heart toward the newly born again children in Your family. How grieved You are when they remain weak infants or become lukewarm or fall into sin. Protect and encourage the new family members I know, and others around the world, especially ___________ and ___________. Give special grace and deliverance to those strongly surrounded by Satan’s power. Deliver them from the evil one.
Assure new believers of their salvation and give them a hunger for the spiritual milk of Your Word. Help them pray and not lose heart. Lead them to nurturing groups of believers where Your Word is proclaimed and where older Christians will help them grow.
Teach them the wonder of Christ’s presence within them and how fully they belong to You. Fill their hearts with thankfulness and with glad surrender.
1 Timothy 2: 1,3
1 John 5:13
1 Peter 2:2-3
1 Corinthians 6:19-20