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 God’s Blessing on Our Missionaries
Dear Lord, Your eyes are searching the whole earth to strengthen those who are fully committed to You. May Your missionaries be fully committed today, and give them strength equal to the work You have assigned them. Enable them to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. I pray this especially for those laboring in Satan’s strongholds where his power has scarcely been challenged. And I want to include in these requests some missionaries I know _________________________________________
May they cultivate a strong and fresh grasp on Your Word, the sword of Your Spirit. Increasingly make them men and women of prayer. Protect them from getting swamped by demands that crowd out time alone with You.
May they rejoice in Your sufficiency and rely on You for wisdom and peace. Grant love and harmony in how they relate to their partners and children, to other missionaries, and to the people they work among. You know their personal trials today, loneliness, home sickness, the need for patience, official red tape; struggles in language learning, and on and on. Give them grace to trust You as their refuge and strength, as their sun and shield, as the best Person in their lives.
Put Your full blessing on their evangelism, their discipling, their church responsibilities, and on those with other gifts and callings. In the name of Jesus, the might Victor, defeat Satan’s attempts to blind people to the gospel and prevent the growth of believers.
2 Chronicles 16:8-9
2 Corinthians 3:4-6
Psalm 46:1; 84:11; 73:25-26
2 Colossians 43:4
2 Corinthians 4:4
1 Peter 5:8-9