Father God, thank You Lord for another new month. Thank You Lord for all the ways You worked in us and through us in October. Lord God, I ask that You will help us to have an even greater desire to live holy for You this month. Lord, this life is not easy! Culture is continuously bombarding us with distractions to keep us from holy living. Lord, continue to transform our minds and hearts so that we may seek You first and best.
Lord God, as the days get shorter here in the North may we use this time to reflect and meditate on how Your light penetrates darkness. Lord, make us sensitive this month to our Brothers and Sisters who are being persecuted for their faith. Lord God, may those of us who are in positions to worship freely and who have financial resources, may we steward these gifts well. To whom much is given, much is required.
Lord God, good theology always moves from the head to heart to hand. Lord God, may we be hearers of the Word, who value the Word, and act accordingly to do Your Word. Lord, may we strive to obey You more this month than last.
Lord, for those who live in the United States, November is a time to celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Regardless of one’s political party, may we never forget the men, women and their families who have given and sacrificed so much. Lord God, only the Good News of Jesus Christ will rid this world of its hatred. Lord, work on the hearts of both believers and unbelievers. Stir believers to live authentic lives and stir unbelievers for their need for You. Lord God, may we value people because You value You people. Lord, You are still in the people using business and may we be used by You to be a light in darkness, to comfort, heal and to love. Lord, help us when we need to point out sin and error to do so with grace and mercy. Lord God, I ask that You make us sensitive to the people around us who are already fretting the upcoming holidays, may we be warm, caring and inviting to them.
Lord God, prepare us for this month and this month for us. Lord God, I ask that for anyone who is like me who looks back on vain regrets and past mistakes to free themselves and let it go. As Warren Wiersbe says, “let the past be a rudder to spur you forward and not an anchor weighing you down.” Thank You Holy Trinity that You are in this place. Thank You for being with this precious reader; right here, right now. Thank You Lord for this reader and their time. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.