May 2023 Prayer

Father God, remind us Lord that this is the month, day and second that You have made. Let us rejoice and be glad in this time that You have given us, no matter how difficult it may be.

Lord God, help us to face this new month in boldness and confidence. Help us to face this month exalting You and not ourselves. As chaos abounds and surrounds, may we cling to Your peace. Praise You Jesus that You are Peace. That Peace is indeed a Person and not some abstract thought, feeling or emotion.

Lord God, lead us and guide us this month. May we seek to grow in Christ this month. Lord God, it is the cry of my heart to apply Your Word. Lord God, You care WAY more about our character than what we know. And what we do know, You require us to display in our lives and to act upon it. James tells us very clearly that it is sin to know what to do and not do it.

Help us Lord to not just talk about You this month but to talk with You. To hear You in and through Your Word. Lord God, may we be a people who are like David, seeking Your face. May we long to dwell in Your house more than we want to dwell here on earth. Lord God, please God, protect the young people who do not know anything different than what is happening in this world now. Help believers Lord to navigate and fight the tension of living like Christ in an increasingly hostile world.

Lord Jesus, what a joy it is to serve You. Jesus I ask that You will be our Master more and more. I ask Jesus that You will increase in our lives and that we will decrease. Remove our pride and arrogance. Open our eyes and ears to where we are falling prey to deception and lies.

Lord God, thank You for this reader. Lord, may this reader be blessed by Your salvation this month. May this reader seek Your Kingdom first. Praise You Jesus that Your Kingdom is already, but not yet. Praise You Jesus that You will return. May we be motivated to live by Your Spirit knowing that whether we are alive when You return or meet You in death, may we live confidently that You are who You say You are and that You will bring us home to You, where we will dwell in Your shalom forever and ever and ever.

Lord God, reveal to us what we are holding to tightly this month. Reveal to us Lord where we have set up idols. Reveal to us where we are placing things and people above You. Lord Jesus, I praise You that You are seated on the Throne and that You know the end from the beginning. Lord, again teach us to number our days. Not for greater gain or future reward but because we love You and long to please and glorify You. Thank You again for this reader Lord. May they be encouraged and be an encourager more this month. May all Your people glorify You more this month. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.