Help us to see clearly, Lord, that we may ask according to your will. Seek ye first, the Kingdom of God, and ALL these things will be added unto you.
Thought for the Day.
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Hebrews 12:1-2 NASB1995
But the things which God announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that His Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Father, may we all, who profess your name, be telling a lost world, the Good News, that our souls were bought with a price, that we can never repay, by Jesus perfect life, his giving of himself for us, out of perfect love, that we might be rescued from ourselves, to a new life in him. Your word never returns empty, and YOUR LOVE NEVER FAILS.
Our flesh and blood are weak, but when we live by the Spirit, that can only be given by God, we live.
You are the strength when I am weak, you are the treasure that I seek, you are my all in all.
How awesome, that we have a God who instructs us, walks with us, speaks to us through his word, and loves us, in spite of our failures.
A Note from the Apostle Paul on Prayer. A Spiritual Battle indeed.
This verse introduces the general character of a believer’s prayer life: 1) “all prayer and petition” focuses on the variety; 2) “at all times” focuses on the frequency (cf. Ro 12:12; Php 4:6; 1Th 5:17); 3) “in the Spirit” focuses on submission, as we line up with the will of God (cf. Ro 8:26, 27); 4) “be on the alert” focuses on the manner (cf. Mt 26:41; Mk 13:33); 5) “all perseverance” focuses on the persistence (cf. Lk 11:9; 18:7, 8); and 6) “all the saints” focuses on the objects (cf. 1Sa 12:23).
A Prayer of gratitude, to our Loving Father.
Father, we come before you in humility. You are Holy & Righteous & Perfect & Just & Know & See all things. Before you, we bow, because our heart are grateful for your gift of your son, Jesus. He has made all things right, that we might stand before you as clean and whole, in spite of our sinfulness. We are eternally grateful, and bless your name, today, and everyday. Amen