Monday, September 19, 2016
2016 09 19
LORD, let your word come to your people in our day.
And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins, Luke 3:3 (NKJV)
I pray for preaching of repentance throughout this region.
Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones. Luke 3:8 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help me bear fruit worthy of repentance and put my hope in nothing less than what Jesus has done for me.
When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. Acts 18:5 (NKJV)
Jesus, help our clergy know that compulsion of your Spirit and preach that you are the Christ.
Now the Lord spoke to Paul in the night by a vision, "Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city." Acts 18:9-10 (NKJV)
Speak those words of encouragement to all your witnesses.
For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14 (NKJV)
Holy Father, help us discern the times when we are called to serve you at risk and go forward with prayer and fasting.
Restore us, O God of our salvation, and cause Your anger toward us to cease. Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You? Show us Your mercy, LORD, and grant us Your salvation. Psalm 85:4-7 (NKJV)
LORD, in your mercy revive us.
I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly. Psalm 85:8 (NKJV)
Jesus, protect me from turning to folly.
A word received: You are in my care; place your hope in me.