Almighty Father, let your light so penetrate our minds that, walking in your commandments, we may always follow you, our leader and guide. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
“Dear God, no matter what, I choose to always trust in you. Please help my feelings to catch up with my choice to trust in you so that my faith will always be much stronger than, and overcome, all of my fear/s. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus’ name, amen.”
Lord Jesus, may I be one with you in all that I say and do. Draw me close that I may glorify you and bear fruit for your kingdom. Inflame my heart with your love and remove from it anything that would make me ineffective or unfruitful in loving and serving you as my All.
Thank You that we are Your children and You are our Father and sovereign Lord. May our hearts rejoice in good times and in bad and may Your abiding joy and perfect peace find residence in our heart – as we rest in Your love and trust in Your unfailing goodness.
Daily Reading: 12 May – The Rise of Israel: David and Saul – 1 Samuel 23:7—24:22 ~ grace under pressure
Merciful God, I pray that your grace may be upon me. Give me wisdom, strength, and confidence to face impossible circumstances. Let your will be done. I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Daily Reading: 11 May – The Rise of Israel: David and Goliath – 1 Samuel 16:1—18:16 ~ this is the Lord’s battle
“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)
Daily Reading: 10 May – The Rise of Israel: King Saul – 1 Samuel 8–10 ~ the focus of all Israel’s hopes
Heavenly Father, I give thanks for our government. I pray for all men and women having authority over us in any way. Pour out Your Spirit upon them and make Your Word known to them.
Cause them to be men and women of integrity, obedient concerning us, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, in all godliness and honesty. Let wisdom enter their hearts, and let knowledge be pleasant to them. Let discretion preserve them and understanding keep them, to deliver them from the way of evil and from evil men. Make their hearts and ears attentive to godly counsel, doing what is right in your sight.
Through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Daily Reading: 09 May – The Rise of Israel: Samuel Listens to God – 1 Samuel 1–3 ~ I will raise up a faithful priest
Father, I pray that I might be open to hear Your voice. May I be eager to hear what You have to say to me through Your Word and Spirit. Lord, there are some things in Your Word that are difficult to hear—warnings about the need for purity and the need for deep repentance from sin. Let me be willing to hear those words and, through the power of the Holy Spirit at work in me, obey them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.