Oh Lord, help us to keep the faith and to endure life’s trials and persecutions. Every person is different and is on their own journey with You. Some people have believed for some time and are anxiously awaiting their time to die and to be with You for all eternity. There are also people who have believed for some time and have since left the faith or are now living in willful sin, of which I pray that they will return to You before their last breath. As for the baby Christians, who are just now coming to know You as their Lord and Savior, keep them going strong in the faith. May they find good Christians to fellowship and to be friends with. The lights that we carry, because of You, can be a huge difference in one person’s life. This is especially true when people are desiring to know what is right and what is wrong. We all have a lamp, but if there is oil in it is another question. So I pray that more people will be found seeking Your hand and being led by the Spirit. That they will come to You, crying out in all their confessions. I was once lost, closed off, and never all in for many years. Thankfully, my heart and mind were humbled enough to find You. Yes, God, You are my first love and my greatest delight. I love and honor You with all my heart, mind, and strength. Be near me all my days. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will help conform us into the person we ought to be. Since You are perfect in all Your ways, abide with us that we might also learn to live like You. Help us to love others the way they should be treated, not the way our flesh desires to treat or ignore people wrongfully. Help us to act and speak to people like You would on earth. Open our mouths and fill it with the Holy Spirit. I trust that my life can be much different if You are using me for Your glory. It is a blessing to be in a church that honors You in their worship and in what they do outside the church doors also. What we need is more unity in the faith. But this can only happen if You are leading us. If other people’s needs are being met, then I know that You are in control and not me. Only You can help me to become more selfless, kind, loving, and respectful. May these traits become who I am day in and day out. I believe in You, Lord. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, lead every person who is currently sharing the gospel. I am speaking of every person who has become Your witness in all the world. Give them words to speak that knock on doors, speak to people one on one, including social media, pray with people, and pass out gospel tracts. It is wonderful to know what they are doing, and we need more people so willing to get out there for You. To simply open their mouths and allow You to fill them. I just pray that they do not get out of control and say things they will later regret. So cast out of every person who wishes to be Your witness the spirit of strife, envy, pride, and contention. Fill them up with Your love, and patience. Only then can people learn to be Your witness and lead people to know You, and not to go further away from it. Darkness never mixes well with light, for one will always overtake the other. Therefore, help us to not get caught up in things that the flesh is moving us to do, but what You desire for us instead. As for me, I submit my life to not only follow You but to do as You lead me. People on earth are so precious, and I desire to lead as many of them to know You before it is too late. Be with me, God. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that you will help us learn to love, honor, and respect our parents, even when we get older. Many times months go by without me even calling my mother up, when she is so deserving of my time. Though I am older now, I think think the world of my mother and wish she knew this also. Will you keep her safe, God? I am sorry for my time away from her. Thankfully, I am able to see her today. May this be a joyous occasion, as she is able to not only see both me and my wife, but my two beautiful daughters. You have blessed me and my wife to have such wonderful children. I have heard them both say they believe in You, Jesus, and even my youngest loves to pray over the food. Wow, this is so wonderful to see in action. And thank You for leading my wife to help my youngest daughter to pray over the food. It is a blessing to have my wife teach her how to pray. My oldest daughter is also a wonderful example of dressing modestly and reading the Bible as we read as a family. I truly believe, God, that my youngest daughter has also desired to read the Bible also because of her older sister. I am so blessed. May they always remember to honor both of their parents as we also continue to raise them under Your guidance and direction, God. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that marriages will be restored to what they were supposed to be in Your eyes from the beginning. So often we lose sight of what You can offer us and try to fix things on our own. And when things start to spiral out of control is when I know I had a hand in it. I could have had Your guidance and direction on things, but instead, I took control. Forgive me, Lord. I do not know what is best for this marriage on my own and can only help lead it in the ways of love and respect if You are continually leading me. Please take the wheel and allow me to be led by You, even the most High. I long to have the respect and love in my life from my wife each day, but that can only happen if I can do the same for her. So may my actions be loving and respectful to the uttermost. Not just to my co-workers and friends, but to my wife, whom I spend the most time with. Help fix things that are broken now in the marriage. Many times we argue over things that are not important in the long run. Fighting never is the answer and I pray that we will instead give ear to each other when we are speaking. That if there is a problem or concern, we can talk it over with respect. Each spouse needs to know when there are problems in the marriage, so that things can be worked out for Your sake. But help us do this with You leading our hands and feet. If it is my ways and not Your ways, then things will only get worse. And help me to be more open to what my wife says. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that people would begin to be led by You and not what their prophets, pastors, teachers, priests, and/or bishops are telling them. We should never just take a person’s word for it without testing what they say with what the Bible says. I would never wish to accidentally diminish, take away, or add to what You have already said in scripture because of my false beliefs. Therefore, I pray that You will rip out of my heart and mind anything that I believe in now that goes against what You say. If anything is still engrained inside of me because of my upbringing in my family or at church, bring these evil things to my attention too. I am willing to forsake them completely. Nothing I know now or even do is more important than to live for You instead. I love Your ways. You are my deliverer. Even from the corruption that comes from different religions. Keep me from the commandments and doctrines of men, and if I am ever around such people, may I be bold enough to stick up for what is right and holy in the Bible. And with everything, help me to speak to people with respect and love. Help me talk to them in a way that will lead them to continue to follow You, Jesus, and not to desert Christianity altogether. Many people have left the Christian faith because of mean people who treated them unkindly. And I feel bad for not only the person who has left the faith but for the person who has led them out. I wish I could speak Your truth with love to them even now, but only You can make this happen. I love You, Lord. You are my God and I will follow You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I give You thanks for saving me. Although I am not a Jew, Your sacrifice for sins on the cross has allowed me to be a partaker of heaven. Thank You for extending Abraham’s promises to the gentiles, like unto the Jews. You placed me exactly in the family I should be raised in. Not in a Jewish family, but in a family that would be open to receiving Jesus as Lord and Savior. Thank You, God. I just pray that not only I but the rest of my family will come unto You fully. Receiving what You did for us on the cross, Jesus, is imperative to our salvation. It must not just be what we’ve heard of, but what we have received in our lives. I receive Your sacrifice God, and I also pray that I may not go back in my sinful state like before. The Holy Spirit was absent then, and I need the Spirit now every hour. Even, every day do I seek Your hand for guidance and direction. Come into my life, Lord, like never before. Take hold of my hand and lead me straightway into heaven. Go against the enemy and strike Him down when He tries to tempt me. It is not worth being found guilty after the fact. Help control the lusts of my flesh, that it might be solely for my wife in marriage. May my eyes be fixed upon You, that others may see my allegiance to my Savior and also follow You. It is my prayer, that my children will grow up knowing You, Jesus, as their Lord, God, and Savior. Light up their lives as You have lit up mine. And may my wife come to know You as I have also. I hope to see my family in heaven one day, while being forever in Your matchless presence. I love You, God. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will come into my life like never before. I don’t want to just have faith, but faith that is alive. The kind of faith that people can see inside of me. I am speaking of a changed nature that only You can do within me. I know that I have made great strides at breaking addictions in my life, but I know You can do much more still. I am only able to control the lusts of my flesh for a time until I am weak again. Therefore, I need Your continued strength to overcome the temptations of the enemy. I know there is such an armor that You can put upon me that will help me stand uprightly and not fall flat on my face. Though I hate it when I sin against You, I am unable to continue to fight the enemy on my own. Therefore, fight with me, God. I need the armor of God to come upon my arms, my legs, my hands, my feet, my head, and my chest. And don’t forget my mind and my heart. Conform the person I am now into the person that You wish me to be. I know my ways are not perfect and I have a long ways to go when it comes to following You. So come into my life and teach me. Help me to know Your ways and how to do Your will also. Every time I read the Bible, I learn more of You and Your commands. I just ask that You help me walk in the ways that You have already set before me. Help me to no longer be a hearer, but a doer also. Forgive me, Lord. Have mercy upon me. I will follow You and do as You say, Lord. I love You, God. I praise Your holy Name. Amen.
Father, who art in heaven, I pray that we will always remember what Your Son, Jesus, did for us on the cross. How You sent Christ into the world, in order to pay the ultimate sacrifice for sin. Jesus is the last Passover for sins, for He is the Lamb of God. I believe in Jesus, as I believe in You, my Father. Thank You for choosing me and others in the faith to be Your people, even before the foundation of the world. You knew who would follow You and would not. You knew who would only follow You for a time and later give up. You knew who would only say they were believers, but really in their heart, they were far from You. You can see everything that goes on in our lives. Nothing is hidden before Your Eyes. It is my prayer that I am able to stay in line with Your teachings and not be led by the teachings of men. Help me to be conformed to Your ways, which is holiness and love, that people will see Your light in me and know it is from You. I love Your ways, and I pray that I might be able to make a good impact on other people also, that they may also follow You. People do not realize that they were chosen from the beginning to be Your people until something happens in their hearts. Sure, we have free agency and a right to do our own things, but You knew this already. I am just amazed to know a God who does know everything and desires to have me with Him in heaven one day. Thank You, Lord. I am so blessed. I love Your ways and praise Your holy Name. I love You, God. Amen.
Oh Lord, I love You and am so amazed that I am able to speak to You. Who am I among the millions of people in this world? I am like a spec of sand upon the seashore, but still, You answer my prayers. You are not so distant when I call upon Your Name but are so near to my heart. It is like You are physically with me. I love Your presence, for it always brings me so much joy and love. You help me to live differently and for this I give You thanks. If people see me differently for the better now, then You have done it all. I am only Your workmanship, which You have foreordained upon this earth. Do unto me according to Your will. My ears are wide open to listen to Your words and obey. I love Your ways, for in them I find wisdom and knowledge that is beyond truth. Nothing is better than to be taught by the King of glory. Help me, Lord, to do good works that honor both You and my neighbors. Help me to speak to others with respect and love. May all my actions be known by others as a true Christian. Since I am loved by You, it is my obligation to love one another. Even Your commands are a delight in my sight. Thank You for leaving Your commandments for us, that we might know Your will more personally. There is a way that seems right unto people, but if it isn’t according to Your will I can never trust it. And help me, God, to not be distracted by the enemy. Lead me from temptation, that I might be led by the Holy Spirit and not grieve it. I trust in You. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, help us to not be led by our lustful passions. We need Your hand in our lives to not fall victim to sin and death. Without You, we are like sitting ducks to the fiery darts to the enemy. I hate it when I fall and go against Your will. I feel like I have failed You each time. You know the things I have done and I am so sorry to have sinned against You, God. I could have done a better job to live in Your presence, but I went off and did my own things. So hear my confessions and know that my heart is for You now. Forgive me, Lord. Help me to live up to Your standards that I might do what is right. Lead me from temptation, that I might be led by Your mighty hand instead of myself. I believe in You, Lord. You are my strong tower. I cannot fall if You are before me. My life is Yours and not my own. Give me guidance and direction. I will follow You. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that we will all come to a realization of what we have in the faith. That there is actual substance therein that will bring us unto You in this life and the next. We can’t just take our faith for granted and do our own things. I’ve learned the hard way when it comes to this and I am so sorry for deserting You. I look back now and know that my life was different then. I had pleasure, but it was only through the fleshly nature of this world. It lasted for a moment, but then guilt and shame always pilled up in my mind because of my sins. This is because the joy was not real. Satan has always attempted to manufacture something that appears to be good and appealing on the outside, but He can never do what You do for us on the inside. I’ve discovered that my joy can last, but only through following You, Jesus. Outside of You is darkness and evil dwells therein. I do not wish to have any more darkness seep into my life, but to have Your light forever dwell. I confess that I am a sinner and need You, Lord, in my life. Be ever with me and help me to not fall like others do. And may Your light so shine in me, that the wicked may come unto You also in all their confessions. You are able to restore us into the fold, even if people have fallen away. I believe in You, God. Yes, Father, thank You for adopting me into Your fold as Your son. I may call myself Your servant, but You call me Your son. Wow! I am so blessed. I love You, God. I can do all things through Your mighty hands. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that we will all press in to follow You. That we will not deviate from the path that leads to paradise in the new earth and heavens above. I just wish to be in Your presence for all eternity. Let not our flesh give way to the evil one, but help us to escape the temptations that come our way. May more people find You, Jesus, and be saved before their last breath. There are many people that go to church on the weekends that are on the fence of going all in to follow You and I pray this ends soon. We do not know the day that our life will come to a close. As for me, I will follow You, Lord. Wherever You lead me, I will go. Look into my soul and convict me of any wrongdoings and sinful actions. Once found out, I will certainly confess them and no longer press into them. I do not wish to grieve the Holy Spirit by continuing to sin willfully but to abide in Your presence at all times and in all places. I respect You and will by Your commands and not by what the flesh desires. Thank You for giving me the best example of how to live this life, Jesus. I look to You in faith, for in You is eternal life and joy that never ends. Help people understand that You are looking at our hearts and if You have them or not. I give You mine, Lord. I love You with all my heart, mind, and soul. Have Your way in my life forevermore. I am Yours. In Your Name, I pray, Jesus. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that I and other Christians will continually heed Your every desire for our lives. Help us to put You first, that our ears may be open to hearing Your message. May our hearts be open to know You more. And may our feet be ready to go where You lead us. Our eyes are often closed off to Your desires but are wide open to what the world is offering. We jump at the next best thing to buy but stand still when You tell us to do something. I know that I am no different than other people when I am not seeking Your presence. But I have learned from the past that pleasure in the moment is not worth it, especially if I am found sinning against my great God. Yes, Lord, You are great and I respect You. You are with me now and I pray that I will never leave You again. I need Your presence with me at all times to be safe. The enemy is like a roaring lion, ready to take down as many people that come His way. Only You can stand forth and fight Him off. So build me up even more so than before in Your armor. His fiery darts will have no more impact upon me when I am found seeking Your hand instead. It is when I veer off the path that I find myself helpless as a deer. You are my God and my strength. Give me words to speak and enlighten me with Your wisdom. Guide my feet to where I need to go in this life. Help me to do what You have called me to do. If there are any more spiritual giftings that I have not gone after, bring them to my attention. I am Yours, God, and You are mine. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that people will do what is necessary to get the blindfold off of their eyes. Many people are blinded because of the corrupt teachings of men, of which have desecrated Your holy scriptures. So many people are manipulating the Bible into believing what they want it to say, instead of being led by the Holy Spirit. Your Words are true when it says that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of God, and I am afraid that only people are really reborn in the Spirit. Where are those people who are living different lives for You? I often associate with people of all races, young and old, and their lives are often like those of the world. You are non-existent in the lives I speak to and most chuckle when I mention You in conversation. Where has this world gone, dear Lord? Where are Your saints who still long for You and trust in Your every word? I don’t want anything that will cause Your words to be manipulated or changed in any way. Your ways lead to life eternal and therefore, I will follow You, Jesus. I have nowhere else to go than to go after You and find what lies ahead in this life. My soul is tired of hearing the lies from people who appear to be righteous. Can’t people live unto You and not just say they are Christian? There is purity and holiness in Your words and therefore, I would never wish to bring darkness therein. Another gospel is also in many false churches/cults, of wish I pray that people will one day see. Especially for those people who are mixed in with these false teachings. Lead them out in the name of Jesus. I believe in You, Lord. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that people will get right with You while they still have time. To delay the day of our salvation is only damning us to hell. We never know the day or time that You will take us to paradise or hell when we die. There are good things in store for every person that believes in You, Jesus, but I can’t even fathom the pain people will go through if they end up in hell. They will continually be thinking back on their life and where they went wrong. How they had so many chances to confess and forsake their sins in prayer, but instead they justified them. Surely, Lord, this world has flipped what is right and what is wrong upside down. If I didn’t have You then I would also be doing things that were very sinful in Your sight and not even realize it. Thankfully, Your Spirit abides in me and I have not become a reprobate. I still continue to seek Your face and do Your will daily. I may not be perfect, but I strive to be obedient to You in all that I do. As I say I love You, Lord, I really mean it. Whatever task You have for my life, just let me know what it is and I will go forth as Your servant. I wish to shine Your light for all to see, but need You to be ever with me for that to happen. There are many false religions all around me and I wish to lead them out of it and to You alone, Jesus. I just need Your help in these evangelistic efforts. Help me know how to speak and act around people who are currently lost. I love You. I trust in You. Amen.
Oh Lord, will Your people open their hearts to know more from You? My heart is open to receive You and whatever Your heart desires to tell and to show me. In this life, You have already carried me away in visions of the second coming and of judgment. I am so grateful for these times to receive visions and dreams and to also know the interpretation of what was happening. You never disclose things to me and not help me understand the meaning thereof. Even though I am in the flesh and have not passed on to the grave yet, You have helped me understand what paradise will be like for every believer. Even hell that awaits people who do not repent and get right with You. Our time on earth is so limited, and that is why we must live each day for You, Lord. Every day that I have breath I just want to thank You and seek Your face even more so than before. May Your Words continue to be a lamp unto my feet. I am safe when You are leading me, but am left in uncertainty when the Holy Spirit leaves me. I know that this life does not have to be up and down with our faith, although it is for so many people. Therefore, I pray that people do figure out what is taking them down and apart from You before it is too late. Yes, God, I pray for my salvation and the salvation of others. May more people be saved in Your kingdom when all is set and done. I love You. I trust in You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that people will keep an open mind when it comes to what the Bible says, although their church may teach something differently. It is important that people continue to search the scriptures, that they may not be led astray by false brethren, teachers, apostles, and prophets. I wish that every person that goes to a church could be saved, but I know that this is not possible. If people continue bearing with different cults that teach another gospel, then they never really knew You, Lord. What they did find is a type of Christ, but not the true living Jesus, that You are to Christians. We have found the gospel of the cross and resurrection to be the power of God, but to the Mormons, the cross is an afterthought. It is important that we remember that You rose from the grave, but without preaching the cross, I cannot even think of a way that we could be saved. For it is through the blood which You shed for us on the cross, that the sins of the world might be paid. You did this for us freely, Lord, and I am so grateful. How could people downplay this most important event and take it away by substituting the atonement on the cross for Gethsemane? Do people not realize what they are doing when they manipulate the Bible into reading the way they want and not what You wish? And so we have hundreds of teachings that come from cults that are a disgrace in Your sight and mine. I love You more than anything that appears good on the surface. Therefore, I will follow You and not false teachers who are leading people astray. I trust in You, God, alone. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, my God, and my fortress. I call upon You now in honor and praise. You are my buckler and my shield. I am safe and have nothing to fear, for You are with me now. The darkness is scattered and Your light abounds. I am in awe at Your great wonders and might. Have Your way in my life, dear God. You are my King and I am Your servant. Call upon me and I will obey. Your ways are like honey to my mouth. I want more of You and less of me. If Your holiness abounds, then I am led from the enemy and into righteousness. This is what my soul desires. To live in obedience unto my God and my King. Fight every battle that comes before You. I am stronger when I am in prayer and supplication unto You, Jesus. Sup with me a little longer. Allow Your Spirit to stay with me. Many times my flesh is weak, but that does not have to happen any longer. You make everything stronger, even my willpower to resist temptation. No matter the things that the enemy tries to trick me on, it does not match the things You have to offer me. In this life, I am building up treasures in heaven, not on earth. I will lose many that I know and see now, but if I still have You in my life, then I have everything. Until my last breath will I call upon Your Name, dear Lord and Savior, and give You praise. I trust in You, Jesus. I love You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will move in each one of our lives. Help us to see the need to give unto others, even our church, different ministries, and of course, the needy. So often are we watching our bank accounts each weekend that we are at church and let the offering basket go on by without giving anything. Many places are now putting out different ways to give on the big screen and we also disregard that. I know that I was one of these people for some time until You pricked my heart to start giving. Thank You for letting me know how important it is to go to a place of worship and to help furnish the costs also. I love what the church is doing and I am grateful to have a hand in it. Lord, I know that different Christian ministries are also needing our help. I watch YouTube ministries all the time and to get these missionaries in all the world, helping the poor, they need money and help. Sponsoring children is also something I love to do and hope that You put this desire in other people’s hearts also. God, one thing that is severely lacking in this world is a heart to give to the poor and the homeless. So often do people let them leave a supermarket without getting everything they need or drive right past a homeless person with a sign. These people need a giving heart to survive. So may Christians come unto You fully, that they may learn what it means to be a cheerful giver. We may not be rich, but what we do give is from the heart. You know that well. I love You, Lord. I trust in You. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will help us to live this life in a way that pleases You. Help us to not make excuses for how we use our time each day, but that we will submit our lives fully surrounded to You and Your kingdom. Have Your way in our lives, Lord. Use us as You see fit, not how we wish to live. Take every bit of selfishness and pride and cast it away. I don’t wish to be led by my own flesh, which is sinful in Your sight, any longer. Your ways are delightful, not the things I have done through my own hands or others. Lord, I know that there many people in this world to still be reached with the gospel, however, people are scared or have no time to witness to them. There is a spirit of fear in people, which the enemy has caused, but I know that You are more powerful than any evil force. If people would simply submit themselves to You in prayer and in reading the Bible daily, then doors would be opened. All the fear would turn to boldness. Even people who are poor and homeless will be cared for and prayed over. Wow! I look forward to living in a world where people would join me on the streets and care for people in need. Lord, may Your Spirit abound in me all the days of my life. Light up my life that people may see You in me and rejoice. I love You, Lord. I trust in You, God. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will forgive me of all my sins. I know that I have done wrong things and You know very well what they are. I can’t hide anything from Your sight. Therefore, I come to You today openly, that You may hear my cries and forgive me of my sins. It is my desire to no longer do things that cause Your wrath to fall down upon me. Though I deserve Your punishments in the next life, I pray that my life will be spared from the wrath to come. My true desire is to do Your will and not have sin abound in my life, but the enemy strikes so hard sometimes that it is hard to resist his temptations. I am weak in those moments that I fall so hard. You know exactly what is going through my mind in those moments. Even afterward, when I am filled with guilt and shame. Therefore, I turn today from all filthiness and to Your presence, Jesus. Build me up in Your strength and armor. I know that I will have a better chance at defeating the enemy if You are with me. Will You now make a home in my life, while casting out all the darkness? Fill me up with Your light that holiness may about now. I believe in You, Jesus. I trust in You, Lord. Have mercy upon my soul. I love You, God. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that You will be with and keep our mother/s and our wife in Your beloved arms. They are so dear to me and I know that You think of them in the same way. So often do I forget all they do for me and my children and then it dons on me come mother’s day. This doesn’t have to happen but often does, of which I regret. I do love my dear mother’s and my wife, although my blood mother has passed away this year. Her spirit is no longer with us, but I know that she is in a better place. Lord, thank You for allowing her to raise me to know You, just as You allowed my stepmother to do the same. I am blessed to have both of them in my life for all these forty-some years. My wife is also a blessing. Thank You for bringing her into my life those fifteen years ago. Time has passed so quickly, but I know that You have brought us together and that is why we have stuck around all this time. Lord, help me and my wife learn to love each other in a new way. Help her know that she is loved by me and You today and the rest of my life. I love You, dear Lord. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that we will learn what we ought to be doing in this life. Conform each one of us in Your perfect will, that our own desires will not get in the way. I submit my life to You now, that You may change me as You need to. There are times that I fall and do things I know that are wrong. I am sorry, God. You know exactly what I’ve done. Without Your protection, I am an open duck to Satan’s fiery darts. My only desire in life is to serve and to love You and my neighbor as myself. If I am failing You in this then my life has no more meaning. Instead of being filled with gladness, I am filled with sadness and regret. Thankfully, Your hand has come to bear me up that Satan cannot just have His way in me like before. But still, there are times that I do fall and wonder how it must have affected You. Even my God, whom I love. Lord, forgive me. Have mercy upon my soul. I am sorry for hurting You. You are you my King and I ought to respect You enough to still obey You in every moment that I am being tempted. You will never allow me to be tempted more than I am able to resist, especially if you are indwelling in me. Yes, God, come and dwell with me all the rest of my days. I do not know how much time I have left on this earth. My last breath could be tonight or even tomorrow, but if my days do come to a closure in the near future, take me home to be with You. Where You are, I wish to be. I love You, Lord. I give You praise and honor, this day and forever. Amen.
Oh Lord, my God. I trust in You. You the God of the heavens and the earth. All creation bows down before Your glory. If not now, the wicked will bow down come judgment day. Even on that dreadful day will they see the God of the universe and fall down and plead for mercy. Oh, how there were many times that people had to get right with You, but they went on doing their own things once again like before. The Bible was in their house, but they left it and it continued to collect dust even until their death. You were a prayer away for salvation, but people couldn’t even find that amount of time to reach out to You for mercy and forgiveness. Surely, You do not wish for any person to go to hell or the lake of fire come judgment day. People did this to themselves. They denied their right to know You and to have You know them personally. Lord, I am grateful for this chance to know You each and every day of my life. There is not enough time in this life to fully know You, and I know that I cannot see You literally until I die. But know that You are all I desire in this world to be happy. I am lost with You, God. May Your hand be ever upon my life and my family. Lead us in Your holiness and righteousness. If I am not living for You, then please let me know. I do not wish to hurt You or to cause You to deny me also. I am Yours and You are mine. Have Your way in my life at all times. I love You. I trust in You. Amen.
Lord, open our eyes and ears to know You more. Help us to have a desire to searches the scriptures for learning and wisdom. How often do people find pleasure in other things outside of You. You have left us a gift with the Bible, but I am afraid that fewer and fewer people still read it. I read it daily, for it is a lamp unto my feet. I love Your ways and Your laws are written on my heart. Lord, make every lost thing that is Yours become found in Your own due time. I know that many people have tried to discourage people from knowing more of You outside the current books of the canon, but if there is more for us to learn from, I am hungry to learn. I am still in awestruck that You referenced both 1 Enoch and 2 Esdras. And we have Paul referencing 1 Maccabees. This is so interesting, that I have to read these books for myself also. I often wonder, Lord, why these books were so open for You and the disciples to read in the past, but are shunned in these latter days. This makes me wonder what kind of spirit is indwelling in people in our day. If people are closed off to learn from other sources than what we find in our canon of scripture, then there is something very wrong. What is lost in time does not have to be lost anymore. Thank You for leading me to find out more about these different books of scripture already. I love You, Lord. I want to know more of You. Lead and guide me. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that once people find You, that they will read the Bible daily and stay in constant prayer. The temptations in this world can easily ensnare us if the Holy Spirit is not with us. And the best way we can stay in line with Your commands is to live for You. Yes, God, my greatest desire in life is to know You more each day and to follow Your commands. I am happier when I do Your will, while giving up things that are unnecessary. I love Your ways. Thank You for persevering the Bible also. The words on the pages just fly off and into my heart each time I read and listen to Your most holy words. Thank You for allowing us to have a roadmap to heaven, instead of letting us stumble through life while trying to find which road to take. I know that salvation can only come through You, Jesus. Therefore, I desire for You to open the gates to heaven to me and others that I reach in this life. Be with me always. Help me to stay focused on the prize that is set before me. You are my greatest joy and the love of my life. I worship and praise Your holy name, Lord. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that the veil will no longer be upon people’s eyes and hearts. That, instead, people will know You, Jesus, as I and other Christians know You. We have given our lives to serve You, for we know that You are our God and have the power to save us from death to life. Our desire now is to be led by the Spirit. Keep our eyes fixed upon You, that the devil may no longer cloud our minds and hearts with worldly things that are only distractions from following You. No matter how good the temptation may appear to the flesh, it is not worth giving up what I have with You, Lord. What my flesh truly desires is not things that are temporary and cause guilt, but things that are eternal and bring about joy. It is amazing the times I have to spend in prayer and supplication unto You, my God. I am able to drift off and be with and learn from Your awesome presence. Even now, do I so drift, that the Spirit may come all around and inside me. I only desire for You to come into my life completely, Lord. My life is complete with You in my life. So come and make an everlasting home within my mind and my heart today and forever. I love You now and until the end of time. Following You and doing Your will brings me the greatest joy of all. I love You, Jesus. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that I will continue following You until the end of time. Keep my paths straight that I may not fall victim to Satan’s schemes again. His temptations have done me over one too many times and I feel terrible each time I have fallen. You have heard my cries and my pleadings for forgiveness and mercy. If I have fallen into sin, then I have failed You. This breaks my heart just thinking it. Therefore, I have built myself up in Your armor, of Lord. I have a way out of every temptation now, for You are with me. Though the devil still comes and tries me, I am able to fight against Him and win the battle. Thank You, God. Even a few days ago, I was looking up a picture about heaven and a pornographic picture showed up. It so discussed me that I had to click out of the window immediately. Now, I remember in years past, that this would never have happened. I would have justified clicking on the picture and justified my actions. Thankfully, Lord, Your Spirit has come inside of me. I can now see the goodness of this world and the evils of this world all the same. And as You have helped me understand that sin cannot enter heaven, I no longer wish to willfully sin also. And not only that, God, it is You who wills me to live differently. Because I trust in You every day, hour, minute, and second, I am a new person. I have been reborn in the Spirit. Thank You, Jesus, for saving a wretch like me. I am different because you have made me different. I love You, God. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that come death, that Your angels will come for me and bring me to where You are. In that very hour, it is my prayer that You will know how much I truly loved You. That I served You with all my heart. Everything You asked of me, I did it all to the best of my ability. I know that I failed You at times, but know that I am so sorry and pray that Your forgiveness is for me. It is my desire for every person I am around to know You as I know You, Jesus. You are my King. You are my God. You are my Savior. You are my Lord. You are the great I Am. My dear friend and Father also. You have heard my cries over the years and have wiped them all away in Your love and patience for me. Surely, I am not worthy of Your love, but You have shown it to me time and time again nonetheless. I will never understand why You never gave up on me but am so grateful to know that I am in good standing with You now. And why would I now go back to my old life and betray You? I will not, Lord. On that day, when I do die, I will run into Your arms, if You would just let me. You are my dear, dear, Father, and I love You with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. Whatever You wish of me, I will do it, my God. I am Yours and You are mine. Have my heart in this hour and do a mighty work in me. I trust in You. I love You. May more people be saved and also enter Your rest come judgment day. Amen.
Oh Lord, I pray that we will learn to respect one another. Though we have our differences, we can still work together for Your welfare, God. I love Your words in the Bible, but often wonder where these scripture references come from when they are not part of our canon today. Sure, people will say that many of these books were lost over time and that is true. But some of these references, like Paul makes in Romans 4 do still exist in the 1 Maccabees. The sad thing is, is that people decided that these books of scripture were not important enough to make it in the canon. The very fact that people have decided over time to include and exclude books of scripture is disheartening. Especially when You, Jesus, Paul, and others quote from these other books and even call them scripture. This alone should have caused people who were gathering the correct books in the canon to consider these references. Unfortunately, what we have is missing important books, and reading outside sources is looked down upon. As for me, I do not care what people in this world think of me. If 1 Enoch, 1 Maccabees, and others are directly quoted as scripture in the Bible, then my curiosity is increased. I love Your words, God. They are a lamp unto my feet. I want more of You and less of me. Continue to teach me what is right and what is wrong. What I need to stand on for truth and to stand against. I love You. Amen.