Friday, February 15, 2013

February 15, 2013

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer,

believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Mark 11:24

God, we know that the promise of your word to give what we ask in prayer is directly proportional to our hearts being aligned with yours.  Help us in our prayers, to be so attuned to you that your desires are our desires.  Amen.


 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013

At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out,

and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved.
 
Daniel 9:23
 
Holy God, on this day that commemorates love, let us not forget the love you have for us no matter what the situation we find ourselves in regarding other loving relationships.  Help us to keep true in our spirits our love for you.  Amen.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
Matthew 6:8

Gracious God, we give thanks that you know us so well that you know our needs before we ask you about them.  Today help us to discern the difference in our hearts between our wants and our needs.  Help us to recognize all the ways you have already met those needs.  God, permit that we may be more focused on the needs of others today and that we would be so attuned to your Spirit's prompting, that we would know how you would use us as vessels to meet the needs of others.  Amen.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 12, 2013

From the first day that you set your heart to understand

and humbled yourself before your God,

your words have been heard,

and I have come because of your words.

Daniel 10:12

Holy God, we give thanks that you know our hearts and have heard our words.  Help us this day to maintain that right relationship with you and with others.  Amen.

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 11, 2013

Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing

shall spring up speedily; your righteousness shall go before you;

the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call,

and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’
 
Isaiah 58:8-9
 
God, may your perpetual light shine upon all of those in darkness this day and may the ill find healing in their midst.  We seek you, not in ernest, but in faith.  Permit that we would see your face and hear your voice this day.  Amen.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 10, 2013

You shall weep no more. He will surely be gracious to you

at the sound of your cry. As soon as he hears it, he answers you.
 
Isaiah 30:19
 
God this day take away our weeping that we may celebrate the fullness of your presence in our midst.  Grant us strength for our struggles, faith for our doubt, and peace for the chaos of our lives.  Amen.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 9, 2013

He regards the prayer of the destitute

and does not despise their prayer.
 
Psalms 102:17
 
God thank you so much for meeting us where we are at; even when it feels like we are in the depths of Sheol.  But thank you more for not leaving us there; for hearing our prayers and responding not out of disgust or dispising, but rather out of love.  Help us to draw closer to you that we might be lifted out of the mire that we find ourselves in and that we might come to know the real nature of your caring love for us.  Amen.