Lord God, thank You for this new month. Lord sharpen our focus so that we will be effective watchmen and lookouts for You this month. Lord God, cause us to grow in spiritual discernment this month so that we will not be swayed or taken in by false shepherds/leaders, false prophets and false teachers. Lord God, weed out the false leaders, pastors and teachers in Your Body who are not meeting the needs of Your people but rather exploiting them for their own selfish gain. Lord God, for those who are being deceived by the NAR and the health and wealth prosperity gospel have their eyes opened to Your Truth. Lord God, thank You and praise You that there will be a day when You hold all these charlatans accountable for the harm that have done to Your Name.
Lord God, give us wisdom and humble hearts so that we will not be deceived by all the lies that surround us. Lord God, help us to focus on Your Truth. Lord, help us to hold all things that we read, hear and see up to Your Word. Lord God, help us to live by faith and not by sight and emotions. Lord God, remind my brothers and sisters in the faith today that the law always reflects the law giver and only Your Law gives life. Only Your Law and Your Rule is Just. May we not lose sight of that Lord.
Lord God, thank You that You are greater than we can even begin to imagine. Thank You that EVERYTHING You do has a purpose whether we understand it or like it. Lord, there are things that happen in this life that are difficult to reconcile. There is suffering in the world and may Christians not shy away from conversations on suffering but share how You, Jesus understand and identify with our sufferings. Jesus may we never, ever forget that You are fully God and fully Man. Lord, You do not require us to understand everything or know everything; but, You do require that we follow You in obedience.
Thank You Lord that faith in You is not a blind a blind faith, but a reasoned and orderly faith. Lord God, help us to grow this month in appreciating our salvation. Lord God, help us to remain faithful rather than compromising and losing heart.
Lord God, thank You for this reader! Lord God, it humbles me that You know the needs of each and every person. It humbles me Lord that there has never been, nor will there ever be a language on earth which You do not know. Lord God, as hostility towards You and Your people grows all over the world, thank You and praise You that we can come to You and converse with You anytime, anywhere and in any language. Lord God, help us grow this month is recognizing that we do NOT belong to ourselves or to our small little circles. We belong to You and to Your Body. Help us to seek out ways to do good to people in this new month.
Lord God, for the person reading this who does not know You or who is questioning the faith; may today be the day of salvation. Lord God, when unbelievers see the changing of the seasons, may this also be an avenue which points them to You. Thank You Lord that You are intimately and actively involved in Your Creation! Praise You Lord that You are still in the heart changing business! Thank You that NOTHING we do will merit our salvation, it is Your Work from beginning to end. Lord God, thank You for Your love and patience with us. Thank You for Your correction and discipline, even when it hurts.
Lord God, may our love, passion and prayers increase this month. May we seek to use our words (whether oral or written) to praise and glorify You, encourage believers and share the Gospel with the lost. Thank You again Lord for this reader. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.