Prayer for Today

God is preparing you for greatness

February 3, 2016

Father, You have given me a heart to go after my destiny by using the gifts, talents and abilities You placed in me at the beginning of time. Now Lord, give me the plan for fulfilling my life purpose.

Lord, put good people around me as wise counsel so my plans will succeed. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide me into all Your truths. Allow me to write the vision You’ve given me for my ministry/my business. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the help of others, I will see my vision come to fruition. Strengthen my heart so that I will not grow weary of doing good.

Help me to focus on my destiny not my past Lord so I can remain steadfast, immovable and not swayed by the storms of life. If I keep my eyes on You, I will remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty, who no foe can stand against.

This year I will be steadfast in pursuit of my destiny! I will not be defeated! This is my “Yes” year! In Jesus name. Amen.

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Scripture References:

Psalm 20:4                                         Philippians 3:12 – 14

Psalm 139:13 – 16                            Hebrews 12:3

Proverbs 15:22                                 Habakkuk 2:2

Jeremiah 29:11                                 I Corinthians 15:58

John 16:13                                           Proverbs 4:26

Psalm 91

 

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Prayer for Today

Father God, I pray the part of the Lord’s Prayer that says, “Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven” often without thinking about it, but today I am asking for Your will to be done in my life.

Father, You know what good, right is and perfect for me, because every good and perfect gift comes from You. You know exactly what I need and when I need it. You know how to show Your strength, power and righteousness throughout my life. Today I commit to submit to Your overarching authority in my life. I permit You to have Your perfect way in me.

Lord, when my flesh starts to scream because it is uncomfortable, comfort me by your Holy Spirit. I’ve been praying for ________________________________________ (Fill in whatever you’ve been praying for. Some examples: a closer walk with God, a healthier lifestyle, a mate, a change of heart in your children, a financial blessing, deliverance from past pains, etc.) I know the first step to getting my prayers answered is for Your will to be done in my life.

I have tried to achieve what I want my way and it hasn’t worked. I have tried to fulfill my call and my purpose the way I thought was best but all I’ve done is messed up and left pieces of my dreams shattered throughout my life. NO MORE! Now God, I will do things Your way.

I will not listen to unwise council. I will keep my eyes steadfast and fixed on You because You are the author, the perfecter and the finisher of my faith.

In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Scripture References:

 

Matthew 6:10                                                  Proverbs 15:21 – 23

Matthew 7:11                                                   I Peter 5:10

James 2:23                                                         Hebrews 12:2

Romans 12:1 – 2

II Corinthians 1:2 – 4

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Yes and Amen

February 28, 2016

Father, I have decided that this is my year of “YES”! No matter what the world throws at me, You have given me permission to pursue my greatness in You and to operate in the gifts, talents and abilities You have given me. (Romans 11:29) I am going to operate with this one truth being my foundation this year:

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (II Corinthians 1:20)

All Your promises to me are “Yes” in Christ Jesus and I give the “amen” as a sign of agreement when I am obedient to what You say and, bring You glory through my obedience and unshaken faith. (Romans 4:19 – 21)

The promise of Your love for me is “yes”! (II Thessalonians 2:16 – 17)

Your promise of protection is a “yes” for me and my family! (Psalm 121:7 – 8)

Your promise of peace is a “yes” for me! (Colossians 3:15)

Your promise to give me the ability to make wealth is “Yes” in Christ Jesus! (Deuteronomy 8:18)

Your promise of my success is “yes”! (Proverbs 16:3)

Father, I thank You for these and so many other promises that You have made me. I will walk and operate in Your promises this year and will know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Your answer to me concerning Your promises is always YES! In Jesus name pray. Amen.

Scripture reference:

Romans 11:29                     Deuteronomy 8:18

II Corinthians 1:20           Proverbs 16:3

Romans 4:19 – 21

II Thessalonians 2:16 – 17

Psalm 121:7 – 8

Colossians 3:15

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obey-god-forked-path

January 27, 2016

Father, as I press to reach the greatness that You have deposited in me, I must remember that obedience to You is paramount in my quest to be all You created, planned and purposed me to be for Your glory. My obedience means more to You than any sacrifice I could make. (I Samuel 15:22)

I know You’re going to tell me to do some things, send me some down some paths that I don’t want to travel and allow me to go through some difficult and dark situations and circumstances. Father, in those times I need Your help maneuvering past my feelings so I can remain obedient to You because You require obedience. (Deuteronomy 5:33)

I may never know why You had me travel the paths where You led me but I still have to obey Your word in general (the Bible) and Your specific word to me. (Psalm 128:1) I know I will never achieve the greatness You have in store for me without my complete obedience to You. (Jeremiah 7:23)

Help me Father today and every day to submit to You. (Romans 6:19 and James 4:7) Help me not to hold anything back from You, but instead help me give You my everything and become Your love in the world as I become lost in You. (II John 1:6). In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Scripture references:

Deuteronomy 5:33            James 4:7

I Samuel 15:22                    II John 1:6

Psalm 128:1

Jeremiah 7:23

Romans 6:19

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Set back - come back

January 26, 2016

Father, as I press towards the mark of the higher calling in You (Philippians 13:12 – 14) and I seek after the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33), I find my inner voices reminding me of my past failures. Failed marriages, failed businesses, failed projects and failed relationships all come flooding back to me as I work to set plans to fulfill my God given purpose.

The feelings of disappointment that each failure caused begins to sweep over me like a storm driven wave. I end up thinking, “how can the God of all possibly use me to accomplish greater?” I find my steps slowing, my optimistic outlook weaning and my spiritual esteem faltering.

Then Lord, I consider the life of David. He was an adultery, a cold-hearted murderer and less than a stellar parent, yet You Father God, gave him the title of “a man after my own heart.” (Acts  13:22 – 23) Then I know there’s hope for me!

You Father God are not a respecter of person (Acts 10:34). If You allowed David to be the beginning of the greatest dynasty in history and showed him favor despite his failures, You will do the same for me if I do everything You want me to do.

So I press towards the greatness that has been deposited in me! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Scripture references:

Matthew 6:33

Acts 10:34 – 35

Acts 13:22 – 23

Philippians 3:12 – 14

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12.Faith-without-Works

January 25, 2016

Father God, speaking “greater is coming” but not acting like I believe that it’s true is a waste of time.

I know acting like I believe it means that I change my words and my actions. Father God, help me to change my action so, by the power that You have invested in me, I can bring about the greater that I keep saying is coming.

My actions must show that I’ve moved from doubt and fear to belief and faith. My actions should show that I’ve left past failure in the past and am moving forward to greater triumphant.

Father, if I really believe that greater is coming, I must set aside time to spend with You one-on-one because it is through You; Your word and Your spirit, that my faith will be built up to believe that greater is here, in me and even more greater works will I do.

Father, help me to set aside unnecessary stuff so I can get in Your face, which is the face of greater. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Scripture references:

Proverbs 29:25

Mark 4:40

Romans 15:13

II Thessalonians 1:11

James 2:14 – 16

 

Prayer for Today

God is greater than

January 22, 2016

Lord, You said, “As a man thinks so is he.” So today, I think I am greater than any adversity that may come against me, because greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world. I think I am more than a conquer through Jesus Christ my Lord. I think You are able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than I can ever ask, think or even imagine. I think that You are my hope, song, joy, and contentment in the middle of my battles.

I think that I am the head and not the tail, the first and not the last. I think You will perfect everything that concerns me. I think that I have been made to prosper spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially in this life. I don’t have to wait until I get to heaven to live a life full of promise, hope and goodwill. I believe that You have purposed that I will live a life full and abundant with everything I need according to Your riches in glory right now.

I think that my family is blessed. I think that the works of my hands are blessed. I think that I am blessed and that I operate in wisdom, power and authority. As I think so I am, therefore I will think upon Your Word and I will be blessed.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Scripture Reference:

Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)                                     III John 2

I John 4:4                                                           John 10:10

Romans 8:37                                                     Roman 9:22 – 24

Ephesians 3:20                                                I Chronicles 13:14

I Samuel 17:47                                                  Job 36:11

Psalms 118:14

Deuteronomy 28:13

Deuteronomy 28:8

Prayer for Today

Grace Moving in GOD'sJanuary 21, 2016

This year Father, as I pursue my greatness by pursuing You and Your plan for my life, there will be times people will tell me “no” when I know the answer should be “yes”. There will be times and in certain situations where I will be rejected and turned away as if I’m not good enough but, during these times I will not fret or worry because I know You are head over everything in heaven and on earth (I Chronicles 29:11 – 12).

Nothing is out of Your control; therefore, if man gives me an answer of “no” or “wait” after You’ve told me “yes”, I will continue to seek Your face and operate in Your favor until You make the necessary changes in me or in the situation (Philippians 4:19).

Father, I know You are with me at all times. You make Your face to shine upon me and You are gracious to me (Numbers 6:24 – 27). The greater that You have placed in me is greater than any power of or in the world system (I John 4:4 – 6). This is why I choose to rest in Your word, believe Your truths and work by faith (II Corinthians 5:7 and James 1:6).

Father, this year I will move and operate in greater, knowing that greater is coming! In Jesus name I pray, amen.

Scripture references:

Numbers 6:24 – 27

I Chronicles 29:11 – 12

II Corinthians 5:7

Philippians 4:19

James 1:6

I John 4:4 – 6

Prayer for Today

Refiners finer

January 19, 2015

Father, whether I want to admit it or not, I have a lot of stuff in me that does not bring You glory. Life has left me scarred and battered in so many places. I have built up walls and defense mechanisms against hurt, rejection and heartache. These walls and defense mechanisms have kept me from being truthful, honest, upright and have positioned me to not represent You in the best way.

Father, I have allowed fear, anger, a bad attitude and low esteem, among other things, to be embedded in the core of who I am. Just like when a miner pulls raw metal out of the ground and has to refine it so that it can be used for its rightful purpose, I need You to refine me so that I can be used for the purposes You have planned for me.

I know that I will have to go through a refining fire to remove my impurities but, if I want to look like Christ, I must allow You to purify me of my sins so I can be used by You. I want to be a clean and useful vessel for You. Refine me! Purify me! Use me! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Scripture references:

Psalm 66:10

Isaiah 48:10

Jeremiah 9:7

Zechariah 13:9

II Timothy 2:21

I Peter 1:7

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Prayer for Today

Jesus in the drivers seat

January 13, 2016

Father, as I begin to make plans and set goals for myself, my family and my professional life for this year, don’t let me forget that my plans must take a backseat to the plans You have for me. Nothing I plan is going to be better for me than what You have already ordained.

I know everything is not going to go the way I want it to go, but I am sure that everything will go the way You’ve ordained it to go if I allow You to lead me. Help me to mature to the point that when what You’ve ordained overrides my plans, I do not fret, complain or grumble. Instead of complaining I rest in the knowledge that You have my best interest at heart.

You planned my perfect path long ago, and You know what’s best for me. You will improve me until I fit into Your plan for me. Thank you, Lord, for caring enough about me that You planned for my greatness in the land of the living.

In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Scripture References:

Proverbs 19:21

Psalms 65:9

Isaiah 25:1

 

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