Lord God, thank You for shapes, colors, clouds, trees. Lord God, the way You create NEVER ceases to amaze me. Thank You Lord God for all the ways that You manifest Yourself to Your people.
Lord God, continue to point people to Yourself through nature and through Your Word.
Lord God, help us to deal with people who are difficult whether they are loud and obnoxious neighbors, difficult family members and co-workers, help us to endure and to not let our emotions over take us when we are annoyed.
Lord God, thank You for this reader. Lord God, thank You that for believers in Christ our afflictions are momentary in light of eternity. Teach us Lord to number our days. Help us to remain humble, not thinking too highly of ourselves.
Lord God, draw this reader closer to You. No matter where this reader is located in Your world, thank You and praise You that Your Son is always shining. Thank You Holy Trinity for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, thank You for this new month. Lord God, teach us to live more for You this month. Father God, guard Your people this month from attacks from wolves who seek to destroy our testimony.
Father God, as natural disasters are affecting millions, we are trusting You Lord to sustain and provide for Your people. Lord God, may we desire to share Jesus with our lost neighbors, friends, coworkers, family members more this month.
Lord God, help us to trust You and Your Sovereignty. May we trust Your Kingship more than our own earthly political systems. Nations are coming against nations and we know Lord these things will happen when Jesus’s return is coming near. Come Lord Jesus!
Lord God, thank You for this reader. May this reader trust You more and seek Your face more this month. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, thank You for Your grace and mercy this day. Thank You Jesus that You will never abandon Your people. Lord, regardless whether it is night or day for this reader, may they meditate on Your Word. Lord, may Your Word never depart from our head, heart and hands.
Thank You Lord for this reader. Bless this reader to bless others. Help this reader to help others. Comfort this reader so they may comfort others.
Lord God, may we love others because You first loved us. Your love for us is as constant as the rising and the setting of the sun. May we not fear what man will do to us. May we instead fear, revere and worship You.
Thank You Jesus for Your salvation. Lord God, for the reader who does not know You, may this be their day for salvation. Thank You Jesus that Your Good News is still good, no matter what society says.
May Your people NEVER forget or take advantage of what You have done for us. Lord God, thank You for this reader. Fill this reader with the peace of Your Presence. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2 The Lord has made known his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 4 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord! 7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! 8 Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together 9 before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Lord God, thank You for the new song that Your people in Christ can sing to You. Lord God as You led Israel through the sea and wilderness so too will You lead Your people by grace through faith in Christ alone.
Lord God, thank You and praise You for Your gift of salvation, how sweet Your grace truly is. Lord God, You have made Your salvation known to the world, thank You and praise You that You know who belongs to You. Lord God, may today be the day of salvation for the reader who doesn’t know Christ.
Lord God, even in these trying times of societal, moral and ethical collapse both in the world and in the church, Lord may Your called out people break forth in joyous songs and praises for all that You have done in our lives. Help us stay connected to You.
Lord God, even if Your people don’t praise You, Your creation will. Lord God, may we care for Your creation. The earth is Your footstool and the place where You have revealed Your salvation to us. Where Jesus came from heaven to take on flesh to dwell among us.
Lord God, thank You that You will Judge justly and righteously. Help us to live each day praising You. May we never forget the prayer that changes everything is praise. Father God, we have so many reasons to sing Your praises. Thank You Lord for Your Word. Thank You for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, thank You for this new month. Lord God, may we allow You to lead us and guide us this month. Lord God, help us to listen to Your voice. Lord God, may we allow You to prepare us for all that You have planned for us this month.
Remind us that this world is not our home. As geopolitical issues increase, help us to process what we are hearing and seeing alongside Scripture. Lord God, thank You that Your Holy Spirit will help us and strengthen us when we are tested and persecuted for our faith.
Lord God, may we allow You to put the persecuted church on our hearts more this month. Lord God, help Your people to grow in discernment more this month.
Lord God, I pray against evil agendas that are attempting to infiltrate sound churches. Lord God, I ask that You would give people wisdom and discernment when it comes to the pastors they follow and the worship music they listen to.
Lord God, I pray for the people who are followers of Andy Stanley. What a sad and tragic figure he has become in the church. Lord God, open Your peoples eyes to see what is happening in the world. Lord God, may we never place any person or thing above You and Your Word. May we be more enthralled with Your Good News than with anything this world has to offer.
Lord God, thank You for this reader. Thank You Lord that even when we do not know what to pray we can have confidence that Jesus is interceding on our behalf. Lord God, help us to grow in praying for others. Open our eyes to see the needs around us. May we be intentional about finding ways to share Jesus with others.
Lord God, for my brothers and sisters who have physical, mental, emotional afflictions, I ask Lord God for You to heal them spiritually and to help them endure the trial and season they are in. Thank You and praise You Father that our trials will not last forever!
Lord God, thank You again for this reader! Lord God, may this reader love You more deeply and fully this month. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
I can honestly say that I have never seen a sunrise in the East and rainbow (there’s a hint of a second one) in the West, at the same time in all my 41 years of living.
I am fascinated and awed by sunrises, sunsets, and rainbows. Since God spoke the world into being, God has watched over the rising and setting of the sun. The rainbow in the sky is God’s promise not to destroy the earth by flood again.
While this may sound provincial to this unbelieving world, in today’s rapidly changing culture, I take great comfort in this fact.
Today’s beautiful morning also reminds me of Jesus’s rebuke to the Pharisees and Sadducees, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times” (Matt 16:2-3 ESV).
There is a judgment that is coming for both believers and unbelievers. For believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, ask the Lord to reveal to You where You are falling short of what and where the Lord wants You. Work for the Lord willingly rather than man, even in the most difficult circumstances. I know first hand how much easier it is said than done. However, God gives us the grace we need to be His hands and feet with the proper attitude.
For the unbeliever it is my humble prayer that today will be your day of salvation, repenting of your sins and that you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, so you will be saved (Rom 10:9).
Lord God, You know our hearts. You know the loads we carry. Lord God, may we come to You and find rest for our souls. Lord God, thank You for this beautiful sunrise and rainbow. Lord God, prepare us Lord to face You. Lord God, help us to think Your thoughts! Lord God, Your judgement that is coming will be quick and final. May we NEVER presume on Your grace. Lord God, I ask that believers will hold other believers accountable in a loving manner when they are in sin and error. Lord God, may Your people love each other enough to fight for their personal time with You, may believers seek to be spiritually healthy with the same passion that we seek to be emotionally and physically healthy. Lord God, raise up strong leaders in Your Church! Lord God, thank You for this reader. Lord God, encourage this reader today. Help this reader to trust You Lord. Help all believers to increase in their obedience and submission to You. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
It has been over year since I have last seen Kelly and it has been over five years since I visited Kelly in Texas. This will be a quick visit; however, that is better than no visit!!!!!!
I thank God for the opportunity to visit Kelly for the weekend. My small local airport is surprisingly busy at 4am eastern time!
I look forward to sharing with y’all what God places on my heart from this visit. I am so thankful and grateful to God for my family and friends that the Lord has entrusted me with. I am thankful and blessed.
Lord God, thank You for the opportunity to see Kelly. Lord God, prepare me for Texas and Texas for me. Prepare me and the people I will sit beside. Lord, if there is an opportunity to share Jesus on this flight, may I rise to the occasion. Thank You Jesus for this reader! Thank You for their friendship! Lord God, lead this reader today! In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, thank You for this new year and this new month. Lord God, thank You that Your mercies are new each morning! Lord God, remind us that our negative behaviors of 2022 do not need to continue in 2023. Help us to be more like Jesus in this new year and month.
Lord God, teach us to number our days that we may make the most of the time that You have given to us. Remind us that as You helped Moses in Psalm 90, so too will you help us. Lord God, help us to live in greater confidence and hope this year. Lord God, may we read our Bible’s more this year.
Lord God, help us to crave You more this year. Lord God, may we take inventory and confess anything that is coming between us and You. Lord God, may we actively choose to live a life of obedience and submission to You.
Lord God, in a world that values doing what pleases ourselves, help us to live as a people who live and long to please. Lord God, help us to die more to ourselves this year. Help us to pick up our cross more this year. Help us to follow You more this year!
Lord God, prepare us to not be surprised by the events that unfold in our world. Help us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ when opportunities are presented to us! Lord God, help us to want others to know Jesus, even if it is costly.
Lord God, thank You that You have created each person in Your image. May we never forget that unbelieving people are created in Your image and that when unbelievers do things that we do not like or do not understand, they are only acting as unbelievers should. May we call out sin more this year, may we hold ourselves and other believers accountable this year; however, may we leave the judgement of unbelievers to You and You alone.
Lord God, thank You for this reader! Thank You for the opportunity to pray for this reader! Lord God, what a joy and honor it is that You have allowed us to live in this time period where believers all over the world can pray for one another online.
Lord God, as the internet unites the world, how much more does Jesus unite Your people. Help us Lord to be bridge-builders and peacemakers in this difficult time. Help us to love as Christ loved, help us to see others as Christ saw others, and Lord God, may people smell Christ on us even if that means we are repugnant and disgusting. Lord God, may we rather be approved by You than approved by this dying world system.
Lord God, thank You again for this reader. Prepare this reader for the new year. Lord God, prepare Your people to live for You and to endure for Your sake and glory. Thank You Holy Trinity for Your unfailing love. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Lord God, thank You for today. Thank You for family, friends and fellowship. Lord God, thank You for this reader. Lord God, help this reader focus on You. Thank You Jesus that Your Holy Spirit indwells us, motivates us and sustains us.
Lord God, as You hold the whole world in Your Hands, may we never forget that You hold our personal lives in Your Hands as well.
Thank You Lord that no two sunsets are the same, just as there are no two Christians alike. Lead us Lord. Although there is nothing new under the sun, may we continue to dwell in You each day and apply old truths as well as new truths from Your Word in our lives.
Lord, bless and guide this reader. May this reader know that Jesus loves them and so do I. Thank You Holy Trinity for the opportunity to see another day. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.
Father God, as this new month dawns help us to draw closer to You. Lord God, teach us to walk in Your ways. Give us boldness and confidence to denounce and call out evil where we see it.
Thank You Lord God that You will hold all people accountable who do inexplicable things to children. Lord God, help us to value and affirm life more this month. Lord God, may we as Christians stop platforming and following celebrities and people of this world who do NOT care about You, Your Word and how You call Your people to live. Help us Lord to separate ourselves from evil. Help us to defend the cause of widows and orphans more this month. Lord God, may we be quick to defend Your Word this month even if it is costly.
Lord God, I know that not everyone who reads this blog celebrates Christmas; however, may we all take time to meditate on the fact that the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ, was born of a virgin, took on flesh and dwelt among us.
Lord God, may we mediate more this month on how costly the Incarnation really was. Lord God, may we cling to You more this month than to this dying world.
Help us to point people to Jesus more this month. Lord God, it breaks my heart how far society has fallen. It grieves me how bankrupt, evil and wicked we have become. Lord God, while we grieve may we not lose heart or hope that Christ is Victorious, He is reigning and He is soon returning, Amen!
Lord God. thank You for this reader. May this reader grow in You more this month. Lord God, help us to think Your thoughts more this month. Help us to remain in Your perfect peace. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.