Pray the Word with David Platt

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Short, daily meditations on God’s Word that not only drive us to pray, but drive how we pray. Featuring teacher, author, and pastor David Platt.

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#968 – The Rock of Our Refuge (Psalm 94:22)
344

Lord, we ask that You provide opportunities for gospel conversations during this time. Father, cause many to come to faith in You as the Rock of their Refuge. 

Apr 03, 2020
#967 – The Lord on High is Mighty (Psalm 93:3–4)
412

Today we pray for those who are preparing to have babies during this pandemic. We cry out to the God who is sovereign over all. 

Apr 02, 2020
#966 – Praying for the Elderly During COVID–19 (Psalm 92:12–15)
371

Let's go to the Lord on behalf of senior saints in nursing homes and senior living facilities. Father, help these brothers and sisters to bear fuit even in difficult circumstances.

Apr 01, 2020
#965 – Our Refuge, Fortress, and Redeemer (Psalm 91)
494

Father, we rejoice that even in the middle of a pandemic, You are redeeming sinners. Help us to proclaim Your gospel that many more will trust in You.

Mar 31, 2020
#964 – Praying for God's Work Among the Unreached (Psalm 90:17)
325

Lord, establish Your church to thrive in an impoverished village even during a pandemic. We pray for those laboring and toiling for the advancement of the gospel in such a difficult context.

Mar 30, 2020
#963 – Jesus Delivers us from Death (Psalm 89:48)
386

Pray for someone in your life who does not know Jesus. Let's ask God to save them. Deliverance from ultimate death only comes through the finished work of Christ. May we share the good news of the gospel with them.

Mar 29, 2020
#962 – Calling Out to God Day and Night (Psalm 88:1)
333

Let's pray for those police officers, healthcare workers, government officials, and first responders who are working day and night. When we are weak, You are strong.

Mar 28, 2020
#961 – The Joy and Peace of God's Presence (Psalm 87:7)
447

Today, we pray for those who feel anxious and alone. Lord, help them to find comfort and rest in You. May Your church find ways to minister to those who are struggling during this time. 

Mar 27, 2020
#960 – Calling Upon God for Grace (Psalm 86:5)
361

Lord, we pray for protection for healthcare workers during this pandemic. We ask in these tragic times, that You will cause multitudes to turn to You for salvation.

Mar 26, 2020
#959 – God's Character and Care for His Saints (Psalm 85:10)
404

"Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other."

Mar 25, 2020
#958 – Valleys Into Springs (Psalm 84:6)
383

God brings water to dry places. He makes valleys places of springs. And we pray that, in the midst of suffering and sickness, He would make these days fruitful.

Mar 24, 2020
#957 – Do Not Be Still, O God! (Psalm 83:1)
317

God, we need your peace in the middle of the unkown. Help us to turn to Your Word in dependence on You, for You are our only hope.

Mar 23, 2020
#956 – Praying for the Weak, Afflicted, and Destitute (Psalm 82:3–4)
441

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the world, let's call out to our gracious God who is indeed the Rescuer of the weak and needy.

Mar 22, 2020
#955 – Bought with a Price (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)
299

We belong to God. Jesus gave His life so we will be united with Christ forever. May we glorify Him with our bodies.

Mar 21, 2020
#954 – Flee Sexual Immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18)
335

We are desensitized to sexual sin. We must not flirt with sexual immorality but flee from it. Father, help us to say no sin and cling to the Savior.

Mar 20, 2020
#953 – Fighting Against Sexual Immorality (1 Corinthians 6:13)
264

We need God's grace to see that His commands are for our good. "The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body."

Mar 19, 2020
#952 – A Simple Principle (1 Corinthians 6:12)
251

Lord help us to live according to Your Word. May we be a people who value what is profitable over what is permissible.

Mar 18, 2020
#951 – Washed, Sanctified, and Justified (1 Corinthians 6:11)
241

We have been washed, sanctified, and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

Mar 17, 2020
#950 – Do not be Deceived (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
368

We must be careful not to celebrate sin but to grieve over its reality. May we boldly proclaim Christ, realizing that eternity is at stake.

Mar 16, 2020
#949 – Pursuing Reconciliation in the Church (1 Corinthians 6:1)
403

God give us wisdom to find reconciliation in the church. May we be a picture of unity to the watching world around us.

Mar 15, 2020
#948 – The Church Built According to God's Word (1 Corinthians 5:13)
278

Church discipline is not natural to us. Let us ask God for grace that we will play our part in His church being built according to His Word.

Mar 14, 2020
#947 – Confronting Sin in the Church (1 Corinthians 5:9–11)
363

We must be careful not to be selective in our gracious confrontation of sin in the church. Lord, help us to love our brothers and sisters well according to Your Word.

Mar 13, 2020
#946 – Christ Our Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7)
382

Church discipline is important because it shows the sacrifice of Christ to be supremely precious in the church. May we live in the freedom that Christ has purchased for us.

Mar 12, 2020
#945 – Taking Sin Seriously (1 Corinthians 5:6)
295

Father, we need help to flee from sin. Help us to see sin for what it really is, wage war on it, and run into Your kind arms.

Mar 11, 2020
#944 – Praying for Restoration in the Church (1 Corinthians 5:4–5)
307

Lord, we ask that You would use church discipline to bring people to repentance.

Mar 10, 2020
#943 – God's Word on Church Discipline (1 Corinthians 5:2)
356

Tolerating unrepentant sin in the church is arrogance. Let's ask God to help us to do the hard and necessary work when it comes to church discipline.

Mar 09, 2020
#942 – Dealing with Sin in the Church (1 Corinthians 5:1)
355

God holds the church responsible for the holiness of its members. We need God's grace to reform our understanding of the church and our role in it. May he keep us from only looking out for our own interests.

Mar 08, 2020
#941 – A Realization of the Kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:20)
362

"For the kingdom of God does not exist in talk but in power."

Mar 07, 2020
#940 – A Life Worthy of Imitation (1 Corinthians 4:16)
268

Others should be able to imitate our lives and by imitating us, experience lives that cling to Christ. Lord, help us to live in a way that can be imitated by others for the glory of Christ.

Mar 06, 2020
#939 – Praying for Discipleship (1 Corinthians 4:15)
320

Don't you want to lead others to Christ and help others to follow Him? Let's ask God to help us be spiritual parents in the lives of others.

Mar 05, 2020
#938 – A Recipe for Humility (1 Corinthians 4:7)
294

Lord, everything that is good is from You. Nothing good in us is from us. We ask that you rid us of pride, that we may humbly cling to You.

Mar 04, 2020
#937 – The Purposes of Our Hearts Matter (1 Corinthians 4:5)
306

Let's ask God to purify the purposes of our hearts. Lord, make us pure and holy in our hearts and desires that You might be glorified.

Mar 03, 2020
#936 – Jesus is Our Judge (1 Corinthians 4:3)
257

We don't live for the approval of others or for the approval of self. We live for the approval of our Judge—His name is Jesus. 

Mar 02, 2020
#935 – Success as Servants and Stewards (1 Corinthians 4:1–2)
347

"This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful."

Mar 01, 2020
#934 – Do Not Boast in Men (1 Corinthians 3:21–23)
323

May God give us grace to boast in Him. We need not acceptance, approval, or applause from the world because we are accepted by God in Christ.

Feb 29, 2020
#933 – The Church as God's Temple (1 Corinthians 3:16)
266

Lord we pray that You will give us a high view of Your church as Your temple.

Feb 28, 2020
#932 – Building Up The Church (1 Corinthians 3:12–13)
336

Are we exalting God by doing church according to His Word and not our ways? We need Your grace to be faithful servants.

Feb 27, 2020
#931 – The Church's One Foundation (1 Corinthians 3:10–11)
384

We do not have the option of building Christ's church however we want. Lord help us to play our part in the building of Your church according to Your Word. 

Feb 26, 2020
#930 – Praying for Churches and Leaders (1 Corinthians 3:9)
292

May local churches be fields that are flourishing for Your glory. buildings constructed in every way according to Your Word for the display of Your glory. Make us to be what You desire for the spread of Your glory in the world.

Feb 25, 2020
#929 – God Gives the Growth (1 Corinthians 3:6–7)
326

Lord, we ask that You give us humility to labor, plant, and water for the sake of Your glory.

Feb 24, 2020
#928 – Continually Growing (1 Corinthians 3:1–3)
318

We want to grow more and more in our knowledge of and dependence on God's Word. Lord, please keep us from apathy and coasting through the Christian life. Give us grace to trust You more. 

Feb 23, 2020
#927 – The Mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
313

The revolutionary truth of Christianity is that Jesus died for us that He might live in us. Our lives are now in union with Him, and we have been given the mind of Christ.

Feb 22, 2020
#926 – Desperate Dependence on God's Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:13)
241

We must be desperate for the Spirit of God, not dependent upon ourselves, but on Him who is able.

Feb 21, 2020
#925 – We Have God's Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:10–12)
350

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God."

Feb 20, 2020
#924 – The Greatness of God's Wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:9)
269

Lord help us to live according to Your ways. We want the high life, not according to the world, but according to Your Word

Feb 19, 2020
#923 – Live According to God's Wisdom (1 Corinthians 2:7–8)
277

We are faced with a question when we wake up each morning: will we live according to the wisdom of the world or according to the wisdom of God?

Feb 18, 2020
#922 – Proclaiming Christ (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
321

"My speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

Feb 17, 2020
#921 – Weak and Fearful (1 Corinthians 2:3)
325

We confess that we are weak and fearful. We need God's supernatural grace to help us to be bold in proclaiming the good news of the gospel.

Feb 16, 2020
#920 – Boast in the Lord (1 Corinthians 1:30–31)
352

The only way we can stand before God is by boasting in what Christ has done in His death and resurrection.

Feb 15, 2020
#919 – The Greatest News in the World (1 Corinthians 1:22–24)
392

"For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."

Feb 14, 2020
#918 – The Power of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 1:17)
314

It is freeing to know that we can share the good news of the gospel in confidence, knowing that He uses His gospel to bring people to Himself from every tribe and tongue. 

Feb 13, 2020
#917 – Praying for Unity in Christ's Church (1 Corinthians 1:10)
300

May we be kept from trying to be united by traditions, teachers, or anything else when the only one who can truly unite us is Jesus Christ.

Feb 12, 2020
#916 – He is Faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9)
255

Lord, help us to live our lives abiding in You, the Faithful One.

Feb 11, 2020
#915 – Sustained Until the End (1 Corinthians 1:8)
268

Christians should take great comfort in a Savior that promises to cause His saints to persevere until the end.

Feb 10, 2020
#914 – Called as Saints in Christ Jesus (1 Corinthians 1:1–2)
424

Lord we give You thanks for calling us to Yourself. Please continue to make us more like Christ. Sanctify us by Your grace today.

Feb 09, 2020
#913 – Wonderfully Made (Psalm 139:14)
404

You have been knitted together by the God of the universe. Take comfort in this and humbly worship Him.

Feb 08, 2020
#912 – The Exaltation of God's Word (Psalm 138:2)
328

Do you revere God's Word in a way that leads to worship and adoration of Him? May we live in a way that exalts His Word.

Feb 07, 2020
#911 – Living with an Eternal Perspective (Psalm 137:6)
395

Lord, help us to live today and every day realizing that our citizenship is in heaven.

Feb 06, 2020
#910 – His Love Endures Forever (Psalm 136:1–2)
411

In a world of unknowns, we have an absolute certainty. The Love of God for us will never ever end.

Feb 05, 2020
#909 – Bless the Lord (Psalm 135:21)
307

In response to God's blessing of us, we ascribe honor, glory, and praise to Him.

Feb 04, 2020
#908 – The Lord's Blessing (Psalm 134:3)
309

"May the Lord bless you from Zion, He who made heaven and earth!"

Feb 03, 2020
#907 – Unity in Christ (Psalm 133:1)
338

May local churches come together in light of the good news of Jesus Christ. Lord help churches to be filled with unity around the gospel. 

Feb 02, 2020
#906 – Clothed in His Righteousness (Psalm 132:9)
290

By God's grace through the finished work of Jesus, we are clothed in the righteousness of Christ.v

Feb 01, 2020
#905 – Hope in God (Psalm 131)
306

Lord help our souls to be calmed and quieted as we hope in You, knowing that in You we find rest for our souls.

Jan 31, 2020
#904 – Waiting in Dependence on Your Word (Psalm 130:5–6)
239

Lord as we wait for the day when you call us home, help us to trust in You. May we rest confidently knowing a day is coming when you wipe away every tear from our eyes.

Jan 30, 2020
#903 – The Righteousness of God (Psalm 129:4)
280

Though we deserve eternal destruction, through Jesus Christ dying on the cross we are covered by His righteousness for all eternity.

Jan 29, 2020
#902 – An Eternal Family (Psalm 128:6)
317

When we fear God, we find ourselves as a part of a family that transcends this world.

Jan 28, 2020
#901 – Praying for Children (Psalm 127:4)
397

"Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth."

Jan 27, 2020
#900 – Revive Us Again (Psalm 126:4)
357

Lord, we pray for revival. Restore us to a closeness with You that only comes through repentance for our good and Your glory.

Jan 26, 2020
#899 – The Lord Surrounds His People (Psalm 125:2)
261

"As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds His people, from this time forth and forevermore."

Jan 25, 2020
#898 – The Lord is on Our Side (Psalm 124:2–3)
234

If God is for us, who can stand against us? In our gracious God we have a perfect defender, provider, and protector.

Jan 24, 2020
#897 – Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Psalm 123:1)
318

Lord, amid whatever is going on in our lives may we look to You, knowing our help comes from the Lord. 

Jan 23, 2020
#896 – Safe and Secure in Jesus (Psalm 122:6–7)
282

Because of Christ, even death cannot breach the security we have in Him.

Jan 22, 2020
#895 – He Does not Sleep nor Slumber (Psalm 121:3–4)
239

We require sleep every single day of our lives, but the One who sustains us does not. We will go to sleep tonight, but God does not sleep or slumber. 

Jan 21, 2020
#894 – Our Help in Distress (Psalm 120:1)
343

"In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me."

Jan 20, 2020
#893 – Walking in His Word (Psalm 119:1)
344

May we know God's Word and allow it to direct every area of our lives.

Jan 19, 2020
#892 – Let Us Rejoice and Be Glad (Psalm 118:24)
359

It infuses meaning into today to know that God has made the day and has a purpose for it. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Jan 18, 2020
#891 – A Constant Call (Psalm 117:1)
259

Churches exist to see God praised and extoled among all nations. Global mission is not a program in the church, but the purpose for which we have breath. 

Jan 17, 2020
#890 – Though We Die, Yet We Shall Live (Psalm 116:15)
397

Through the gospel, God has taken death and turned it into the best thing that can happen to us. To live is Christ and to die is gain.

Jan 16, 2020
#889 – To God be the Glory (Psalm 115:1)
334

Lord, may You become greater and may we become less. For the sake of Your steadfast love and faithfulness, may You receive all glory.

Jan 15, 2020
#888 – Tremble at His Presence (Psalm 114:7–8)
333

The God who provided in the Old Testament is the God who is committed to providing for you today. Does this compel you to tremble in awe before Him?

Jan 14, 2020
#887 – Praying for Those Who Long for Children (Psalm 113:9)
398

"He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord!" 

Jan 13, 2020
#886 – How Firm a Foundation (Psalm 112:7)
320

Don't you want a life that rests on a sure foundation? This is what is afforded to us through the good news of Christ. Lord help us to trust in You.

Jan 12, 2020
#885 – Delighting in the Works of the Lord (Psalm 111:2)
357

We praise God for His works in the past, the way He is working right now, and for what He will do in the future. Great are the works of the Lord. May we delight in Him.

Jan 11, 2020
#884 – The Lord Will Not Change His Mind (Psalm 110:4)
373

You can rest in the Word of God and all His promises. You can put all of your trust in Him and know you will not be put to shame.

Jan 10, 2020
#883 – Deal on My Behalf for Your Name's Sake (Psalm 109:21)
363

Lord help our prayers to consist of petitions asking for Your grace, receiving Your grace, and all of this taking place for Your glory.

Jan 09, 2020
#882 – Let Your Glory Fill the Earth (Psalm 108:5)
360

Does the glory of God drive your prayer life? May our lives be marked by longing for God to be exalted and His glory to fill the earth.

Jan 08, 2020
#881 – His Steadfast Love Endures Forever (Psalm 107:1)
351

In a world of fleeting love and heartbreak, we can rest assured that God's love for us is steadfast and endures forever.

Jan 07, 2020
#880 – Responding to God's Word in Worship (Psalm 106:12)
363

Corporate worship is a rhythm of revelation and response. We gather, hear God's Word, and respond in adoration of Him.

Jan 06, 2020
#879 – Giving Thanks and Making Christ Known (Psalm 105:1)
394

Lord help us to see that making Your deeds known among the peoples is as fundamental as giving You thanks and calling upon Your name. 

Jan 05, 2020
#878 – All Creatures of Our God and King (Psalm 104:24)
295

The vastness of God's creative power should compel us to worship Him.

Jan 04, 2020
#877 – Dealt with According to Christ's Righteousness (Psalm 103:10–12)
353

For all who are in Christ, God deals with us not according to our sins, but according to the righteousness of Jesus. He has paid the penalty for sinners to bring them back to God.

Jan 03, 2020
#876 – A Godly Audacity (Psalm 102:2)
412

God has promised that He is with His people, even in the middle of our distress. May we call out to God boldly, knowing that He is for our good and His glory.

Jan 02, 2020
#875 – Walking with Integrity of Heart (Psalm 101:2)
340

Let's pray that, by God's grace in the power of His Spirit, our lives, both public and private, will be marked by walking with integrity of heart.

Jan 01, 2020
#874 – Flee Temptation and Pursue Christ (1 Timothy 6:11)
282

Lord help us to say no to sin and to pursue Christ. May we be marked by a pursuit of righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, and gentleness.

Dec 31, 2019
#873 – Praying for the Local Church (1 Timothy 5:1–2)
413

The church is united by Christ. We are a family. Prioritize praying for the local church which you are a part of.

Dec 30, 2019
#872 – Training in Godliness (1 Timothy 4:7–8)
318

Bodily training is of some value, but training in godliness is infinitely valuable for today and for all eternity. O Lord may we continually long to grow in our dependence on You.

Dec 29, 2019
#871 – Praying for Pastors (1 Timothy 3:1)
389

Paul tells Timothy that there are qualifications to be a pastor. Let's pray that these characteristics will be true of our pastors in Christ's church. 

Dec 28, 2019
#870 – Praying for Leaders (1 Timothy 2:1–2)
418

We are commanded in God's Word to pray for those in authority. Lord, help us to obey in this way.

Dec 27, 2019
#869 – Perfect Patience (1 Timothy 1:16)
344

Let's praise God for His patience towards us. Each of our lives display a picture of God's perfect patience.

Dec 26, 2019
#868 – God with Us, Forever (Revelation 22:1–5)
281

On this Christmas Day, let's long for the day when we will rule and reign with our God forever. Come, Lord Jesus, come quickly.

Dec 25, 2019
#867 – Love on Display (1 John 4:14)
221

We have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. May God use our lives to make known the greatest news there is.

Dec 24, 2019
#866 – He Has Spoken to Us by His Son (Hebrews 1:1–4)
313

We celebrate all that Christ accomplished in His first coming and look forward to the day when the One who is seated at the right hand of the Father comes again to bring His church into the presence of God for all eternity. 

Dec 23, 2019
#865 – From Bitterness to Blessing (Ruth 4:14)
352

You may feel at times like Naomi did in Ruth 1–bitter, barren, hurt, despairing, and hopeless. But if you are trusting in Jesus, you can persevere with hope because a day is coming when death and sorrow will be no more.

Dec 22, 2019
#864 – His Mercies Never End (Lamentations 3:19–24)
372

God's mercies for you are new every morning. His steadfast love for you never ceases. He is faithful, and even in the midst of tragedy we can hope in Him.  

Dec 21, 2019
#863 – The Spirit Shall Rest on Him (Isaiah 11:1–2)
367

Through the work of Christ, the Spirit that rested on Him is given to us by His grace through faith in Him.

Dec 20, 2019
#862 – The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
322

Jesus has made peace with God on our behalf. In Christ, we will experience peace, joy, justice and righteousness forever. 

Dec 19, 2019
#861 – Everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
298

The Son who came to save us cares for us with the perfect eternal affection of an Everlasting Father.

Dec 18, 2019
#860 – Mighty God (Isaiah 9:6)
372

The child who we celebrate at Christmas is the Mighty God who has come to us. Jesus identified with us in every way yet was without sin and has saved us through His finished work in the cross and resurrection.

Dec 17, 2019
#859 – Wonderful Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
282

In Jesus we have a perfect and reliable counselor. Jesus leads us according to that which is good and right.

Dec 16, 2019
#858 – Redeemed by God (Ruth 3:9)
297

God sent Jesus to redeem us by dying on the cross in our place. Christian, take comfort that you have been bought by God. We are made righteous in Christ and will experience eternal joy with Him. 

Dec 15, 2019
#857 – A Desire Fulfilled (Proverbs 13:12)
258

This proverb is a picture of the advent season. After much waiting and anticipation, we rejoice that the hope of God has come!

Dec 14, 2019
#856 – He Came to Set Us Free (Psalm 102:18–22)
347

We were in bondage to sin, but Christ graciously came to set us free from sin's penalty. He promises that we are being freed from sin's power and will one day be free even from sin's presence.

Dec 13, 2019
#855 – Longing for His Justice (Psalm 98:7–9)
314

We have been saved through the satisfaction of God's justice at the cross. Through the work of Christ, the Just has justified us. Now, we long for and rejoice in God's justice, that He will come again and make all things new. 

Dec 12, 2019
#854 – The God Who Remembers (Psalm 74:1–3)
323

God's people are right to call upon Him to keep His promises. How much more should we pray this way today since we have seen God's promised redemption fulfilled through the death and resurrection of Christ?

Dec 11, 2019
#853 – A Sufficient Sacrifice (Psalm 40:6–10)
275

Only Jesus is qualified to bear the weight of our sin as a substitute. Through His perfect sacrifice on the cross we are welcomed into the presence of God.

Dec 10, 2019
#852 – Kiss the Son (Psalm 2:10–12)
365

Have you bowed the knee to King Jesus? Have you taken refuge under His rule? Believe in Him and find refuge.

Dec 09, 2019
#851 – Find Refuge Under His Wings (Ruth 2:12)
212

Those who trust in Christ for salvation find refuge under God's wings. There is no need for anxiety or fear under the wings of the God of the universe.

Dec 08, 2019
#850 – Breaking the Cycle of Sin (Judges 2:11–15)
349

All we like sheep have gone astray. We are all in bondage to sin, but God sent Jesus to break the cycle of sin. Through His perfect life, death, and resurrection we are forgiven of our sins and regarded as righteous in His sight.

Dec 07, 2019
#849 – I Will Put My Words in His Mouth (Deuteronomy 18:18)
297

This passage tells us how Jesus would come as the Perfect Prophet and how God would speak to us by His Son. May the Lord help us to take Him at His Word and cling to Him.

Dec 06, 2019
#848 – Look and Live (Numbers 21:4–9)
363

All the way back in the book of Numbers we find the anticipation of Jesus being lifted up on a cross to pay the penalty for our sins. We find life by looking to Him in faith.

Dec 05, 2019
#847 – The Privilege of His Presence (Exodus 40:34–38)
301

We have the Holy Spirit of God, the glory of God, dwelling in us right now. He's leading us, guiding us, and transforming us into the image of Christ.

Dec 04, 2019
#846 – Looking and Living for Our Future Reward (Genesis 47:29–31)
375

May we lift our eyes from this world and all that it offers and look to the promises of God, for He has called us to another world, a heavenly country, a new heaven and a new earth.  

Dec 03, 2019
#845 – Walking by Faith (Genesis 12:1–3)
353

As Abraham walked by faith and not by sight, may the same be said of us. May we cling to the cross of Christ for all of our days.

Dec 02, 2019
#844 – Hope for the Hopeless (Ruth 1:22)
415

Our God has a track record of taking the darkest days and shining light in the brightest ways. In Him we have a hope that will not put us to shame.

Dec 01, 2019
#843 – The Urgency of Eternity (Revelation 20:15)
288

Every person will one day enter into everlasting life or eternal torment. May we urgently proclaim the gospel while we still can.

Nov 30, 2019
#842 – Glorified with Christ Forever (Revelation 19:7)
278

A day is coming where our union with Christ will be made perfect. There will be no more sorrow, suffering, or sickness. Lord, help us to long for this day.

Nov 29, 2019
#841 – Every Tribe, Language, People and Nation (Revelation 5:9)
334

God's goal is for every tribe, language, people, and nation to praise Him. Is this our goal? Lord, may it be so.

Nov 28, 2019
#840 – Prayerlessness is Pride (Revelation 3:17)
265

When we do not pray, we show that we believe we are self sufficient. God help us to see that apart from You we can do nothing. 

Nov 27, 2019
#839 – Patient Endurance (Revelation 1:9)
326

The Christian life is one of patient endurance. Moment by moment and day by day, may we trust in Jesus even amid trials and tribulations.  

Nov 26, 2019
#838 – Because He First Loved Us (1 John 4:19)
351

Out of the overflow of love we have received from God in Christ, may we love the Lord, His church, and all of those around us and throughout the world.

Nov 25, 2019
#837 – Heed Instruction from God's Word (Proverbs 10:17)
233

If you do not heed instruction from God's Word, not only will you be led astray, but you will lead others on a path to death.

Nov 24, 2019
#836 – Faithful to Forgive (1 John 1:9)
270

May the confession of sin be an ongoing part of our relationship with God and in this we will experience forgiveness and cleansing according to His faithfulness.

Nov 23, 2019
#835 – He is Patient (2 Peter 3:9)
315

Lord we pray that you will bring many to repentance, that they may know You and realize Your patience and kindness to sinners.

Nov 22, 2019
#834 – He Cares for You (1 Peter 5:7)
269

How are we to deal with anxiety? We are to look to God, cast our anxieties on Him, and know that He cares for us.

Nov 21, 2019
#833 – Unhindered Prayers (1 Peter 3:7)
359

Our relationships with others affect our relationship with God. Lord, help husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Help all of us to care for others around us the way you have called us to do so.

Nov 20, 2019
#832 – Called to Proclaim His Excellencies (1 Peter 2:9)
347

By God's grace, we belong to Him. We have been brought out of darkness into His marvelous light. May we be faithful to proclaim His excellencies. 

Nov 19, 2019
#831 – Made Complete and Equipped by His Word (2 Timothy 3:16)
303

The One who knows what is best for us has given us His Word. It is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness that we may be complete, equipped for every good work.

Nov 18, 2019
#830 – Fighting Against Folly (Proverbs 9:13)
259

Folly is loud and seductive, yet it knows nothing. Lord help us to see through foolishness. May we turn to Your Word and live out of the overflow of Your wisdom. 

Nov 17, 2019
#829 – No Reason to Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)
298

What causes you to be anxious? What causes you to worry or be filled with fear? See that God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. Lord deliver us from anxiety and worry.

Nov 16, 2019
#828 – Prayer and Spiritual Warfare (1 Timothy 4:1)
370

There is a spiritual battle going on around us at this very moment. God has given us prayer as weapon to fight the good fight of faith.

Nov 15, 2019
#827 – Praying for all People (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
400

This passage exhorts us to pray for everyone. May we as followers of Christ be faithful to pray for leaders and those in high places and also pray for those in low places all over the world.

Nov 14, 2019
#826 – Discipline that is Fruitful (Hebrews 12:11)
231

Lord we ask for Your loving, compassionate, and wise discipline in our lives. Train us with your discipline to run from sin and to trust in You.

Nov 13, 2019
#825 – Living by Faith (Hebrews 11:1)
325

God has not called us to a blind leap into the dark, but to bank our lives on the One who is dependable and faithful.

Nov 12, 2019
#824 – A Sacrifice for all Time (Hebrews 10:12)
450

Jesus Christ came and made purification for sins, the sacrifice to end all sacrifices to bring sinners back to God. He rose from the grave in victory and is seated at the right hand of God.

Nov 11, 2019
#823 – A Prayer for Wisdom (Proverbs 8:10–11)
195

Lord, we ask for a right view of wisdom compared to everything this world offers. May we long for wisdom according to Your Word.

Nov 10, 2019
#822 – Remembering Sin No More (Hebrews 8:12)
403

Let us not beat ourselves up for that which God remembers no more. When Satan tempts you to despair and tells you of the guilt within, look up and see Him there who made an end of all your sin.

Nov 09, 2019
#821 – A Better Hope (Hebrews 7:18–19)
445

Jesus, the perfect High Priest has come and laid down His life as a substitute. He has paid for our sins and conquered the grave. All who trust in Jesus can draw near to God.

Nov 08, 2019
#820 – Growing up in Christ (Hebrews 6:1)
347

Are you stuck in a rut in the Christian life? God has called us to continue growing in Christ. There is no room for complacency in the life of the Christian 

Nov 07, 2019
#819 – Sharper than any Two-Edged Sword (Hebrews 4:12)
409

Even right now, God's Word is living and active. It is sharper than any two edged sword. His Word penetrates the depths of our being and transforms us from the inside out.

Nov 06, 2019
#818 – Victory Over Temptation (Hebrews 2:18)
315

The One who was tempted in every way yet did not give into sin, lives in you. There is no temptation that you cannot overcome in Christ. Through Jesus, we are no longer under sin's bondage.

Nov 05, 2019
#817 – Standing Firm in Jesus (Philippians 4:1)
415

Do we long for our brothers and sisters in the church to stand firm in Jesus? May it bring us joy to see our fellow followers of Jesus standing firm in Him.

Nov 04, 2019
#816 – A Warning Against Adultery (Proverbs 7:27)
251

Lord, help us all to flee sexual immorality. Give us grace to flee all sexual thoughts, desires, and activities outside of marriage between a man and woman.

Nov 03, 2019
#815 – Being Prompted to Pray for Others (Philippians 1:3–4)
356

Let Philippians 1:3–4 prompt you to pray continually for those who are around you.  

Nov 02, 2019
#814 – Imitators of God (Ephesians 5:1)
300

We are called to imitate God as His children. O Lord, may we be a walking reflection of You out of the overflow of being Your beloved children.

Nov 01, 2019
#813 – Speaking the Truth in Love (Ephesians 4:15–16)
366

May we not be those who speak about others, but may we speak the truth in love. This is God's design for the church in Christ.

Oct 31, 2019
#812 – He Himself is Our Peace (Ephesians 2:14)
438

Jesus has broken down the dividing wall of hostility. Let's pray for unity in the church and for the spread of the gospel where Christ has not yet been praised.

Oct 30, 2019
#811 – The Character of Christ in Us (Colossians 3:12–15)
252

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Oct 29, 2019
#810 – Courage-Giving Fellowship (Acts 28:15)
284

You are not alone. Let's thank God for saving us into a family. Take courage from fellowshiping with others in Christ and look for opportunities to give courage to others.

Oct 28, 2019
#809 – Created to Work (Proverbs 6:6–11)
247

God has made us to labor for His glory. Lord, deliver us from both idleness and the idolatry of work. In everything we do, may we glorify You.

Oct 27, 2019
#808 –The Preeminence of Christ (Colossians 1:16)
309

For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things were created through Him and for Him.

Oct 26, 2019
#807 – A Calling for all of Us (Acts 26:18)
328

Lord help us to play our role in You opening the eyes of the lost and bringing them out of darkness into the light.

Oct 25, 2019
#806 – A Clear Conscience (Acts 24:16)
278

Do you long to have a clear conscience before God and others? Pray for God's help that you may have the integrity Paul displays in Acts 24.

Oct 24, 2019
#805 – Praying for the Persecuted (Acts 22:22)
290

We have brothers and sisters all throughout the world who are suffering for following Jesus. As we pray for their boldness and continual dependence on Christ, let us also pray that we will be bold in sharing the good news of Jesus.

Oct 23, 2019
#804 – A Responsibility to Proclaim God's Word (Acts 20:26–27)
297

May God give us grace to not stay silent. Let's be faithful to humbly proclaim the whole counsel of God's Word.

Oct 22, 2019
#803 – Taking the Gospel to the Unreached (Romans 15:23–24)
444

Just as Paul wrote to the church at Rome, even now God is calling people to take the gospel where Christ has not yet been praised. Let's pray for this: that God will send laborers into the harvest.

Oct 21, 2019
#802 – Praying for Contentment (Proverbs 5:15)
296

Lord keep us from looking to other cisterns to satisfy us. We pray that you will help us to be faithful, even in the face of temptation. 

Oct 20, 2019
#801 – We Belong to the Lord (Romans 14:8)
298

Whether we live or whether we die, our focus is to be on how we can glorify Christ.

Oct 19, 2019
#800 – Lay Your Life Down Before Him (Romans 12:1–2)
324

Lord help us not to be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds. In light of your mercy, may we worship you.

Oct 18, 2019
#799 – Selfless Love for the Lost (Romans 9:1–3)
351

Paul longs, with extraordinary love, for others to know Christ. In light of the cross of Jesus, we must be filled with compassionate resolve for others to hear the gospel and trust in Christ.

Oct 17, 2019
#798 – Led by God's Spirit as Sons (Romans 8:14)
281

For we have not received a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!" 

Oct 16, 2019
#797 – Hope Does Not Put Us to Shame (Romans 5:3–5)
391

Even in the midst of pain and suffering, we see God refining us. We are called to endure knowing that our hope in Christ will not put us to shame.

Oct 15, 2019
#796 – Standing on the Promises of God (Romans 4:20–21)
263

Abraham took God at His Word. May we do the same and trust that all the promises of God have reached their yes and amen in Christ. Lord, help our unbelief.

Oct 14, 2019
#795 – A Disciplined Pursuit of God (Proverbs 5:23)
233

Growth in spiritual disciplines will not happen accidentally. Let's ask God to help us not to be led into folly, but to carry out our lives in disciplined pursuit of Him.

Oct 13, 2019
#794 – Under Obligation to Share the Gospel (Romans 1:14–15)
357

We have been given a glorious privilege to proclaim the good news of Jesus to a lost and dying world around us. God, please use us today to serve our joyful obligation to proclaim Christ and Him crucified.

Oct 12, 2019
#793 – Spent for the Souls of Others (2 Corinthians 12:15)
250

Are you spending your life for the good of the souls of others? God, give us a desire to spend our lives for the good of others.

Oct 11, 2019
#792 – Strength in Weakness (2 Corinthians 10:10)
364

Do you ever feel like you cannot do what God has called you to do? You are weak, but Christ is strong. You can trust in Him.

Oct 10, 2019
#791 – Godly Grief (2 Corinthians 7:10)
347

When it comes to sin in our lives, let's ask that God will give us godly grief that produces repentance. 

Oct 09, 2019
#790 – Ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20)
346

Christian, you represent Jesus and have the privilege of calling others to trust in Jesus and become citizens of a heavenly kingdom.

Oct 08, 2019
#789 – Living in a Battlefield (2 Corinthians 4:4–6)
367

So often in the Christian life, we can live day by day being silent while the battle rages around us. Let's engage in the battle by preaching Christ. May we speak the gospel today.

Oct 07, 2019
#788 – Ponder the Path of Your Feet (Proverbs 4:25–27)
270

May God help us to refrain from flirting with sin. We are prone to wander at every turn, but let's wage war on sin and keep our feet moving forward on the path to which God has called us.

Oct 06, 2019
#787 – Comfort in Affliction (2 Corinthians 1:3–4)
394

We have a God who gives comfort in affliction. He is the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.

Oct 05, 2019
#786 – Depending on God's Grace Today (1 Corinthians 15:10)
338

Lord help us to labor and toil by Your grace for Your glory. May we be dependent upon Your grace today.

Oct 04, 2019
#785 – A Picture of Love (1 Corinthians 13:4–7)
297

Let's pray that the depiction of love in 1 Corinthians 13 will mark each of our lives.

Oct 03, 2019
#784 – Member of the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27)
307

Every member of the church matters. May God help us to see that all members of the church have gifts from the Spirit for the building up of Christ's Church.

Oct 02, 2019
#783 – For the Sake of the Gospel (1 Corinthians 9:22–23)
491

The Apostle Paul was willing to lay down his own life for the sake of the lost hearing the gospel and trusting in Jesus for salvation.

Oct 01, 2019
#782 – Building Up One Another (1 Corinthians 8:13)
354

The Bible calls followers of Jesus to set aside their rights for the sake of others. This changes everything when we ask ourselves how can we live in a way that helps encourage others in their faith?

Sep 30, 2019
#781 – The Lord's Discipline (Proverbs 3:11–12)
228

May we learn to love the discipline of God. We know that He is ultimately for our good and for His glory.

Sep 29, 2019
#780 – Open Our Eyes (1 Corinthians 6:9–10)
359

Jesus has set us free from the penalty of sin. We have been freed to obey. May He open our eyes to all areas of our lives where we are tempted to sin against Him.

Sep 28, 2019
#779 – God's Temple (1 Corinthians 3:16–17)
362

1 Corinthians 3 shows us that the church is a unique body because it is set apart by God to be a display of His character.

Sep 27, 2019
#778 – Dependence on God's Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:11)
390

We need the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to the truth of God's Word. May we be desperate for God's Spirit.

Sep 26, 2019
#777 – Accurately Understanding God's Word (Acts 18:26)
322

God, please help us all to grow in our understanding of Your Word. May we accurately study Your Word and accurately proclaim Your Word.

Sep 25, 2019
#776 – The Word Speeding Ahead (2 Thessalonians 3:1)
312

We want God's Word to take root in our communities where we live and we want God's Word to speed ahead to those throughout the world who have never heard of Christ.

Sep 24, 2019
#775 – Abounding in Love (1 Thessalonians 3:12–13)
326

God we pray that today we will abound in our love for the church, for Christ, and for the lost and dying world around us.

Sep 23, 2019
#774 – The Reward of Wisdom (Proverbs 2:3–5)
269

Lord help us to boast only in knowing You. We trust that knowing You is the reward of wisdom.

Sep 22, 2019
#773 – God's Word Going Forth Everywhere (1 Thessalonians 1:8)
308

Lord please cause Your Word to go forward. May Your Word not be stuck, insulated inside the walls of our church buildings, but cause it to sound forth to the ends of the earth.

Sep 21, 2019
#772 – Gospel Opportunities All Around (Acts 17:26–27)
440

God, open our eyes to the opportunities we have to share the gospel with the nations right around us. May we proclaim the gospel in our neighborhood and among the nations.

Sep 20, 2019
#771 – The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23)
397

Let us pray that God will bring about this fruit in our lives. By the power of God's Spirit, may we be a people marked by this fruit.

Sep 19, 2019
#770 – Crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20)
429

We are saved from sin by faith in Christ. The life we now live must be by faith in the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us.

Sep 18, 2019
#769 – Wisdom from Above (James 3:17)
314

Let's make it a daily habit that before we even get out of bed we will cry out to God to give us His wisdom.

Sep 17, 2019
#768 – Religion That is Pure and Undefiled (James 1:27)
350

Lord, please do not let us neglect what you have declared to be pure and undefiled. Help us to take responsibility for caring for orphans and widows.

Sep 16, 2019
#767 – Dwelling Secure in God (Proverbs 1:32–33)
277

May God give us grace to actively seek and pursue wisdom through His Word.

Sep 15, 2019
#766 – The Leadership of God's Spirit (Acts 16:6–8)
243

O Lord, direct our steps today for the spread of Your gospel.

Sep 14, 2019
#765 – Multitudes of Missionaries (Acts 13:4)
275

God, give us faith to pray honestly for You to call out multitudes of missionaries for the sake of Christ being praised among all nations.

Sep 13, 2019
#764 – Family Members Imprisoned for the Gospel (Acts 12:5)
244

May we be faithful to pray for our brothers and sisters throughout the world who have been imprisoned because of their devotion to Jesus Christ.

Sep 12, 2019
#763 – Repentance that Leads to Life (Acts 11:18)
242

Thanks be to God for His gracious love towards all the nations. In this text we once again see the global thrust of the gospel.

Sep 11, 2019
#762 – Union with Christ (Acts 9:5)
295

We rejoice that we are united to Christ through His death and resurrection. We know that even when there are those who are against us, God is for us. He identifies with us.

Sep 10, 2019
#761 – Supernatural Forgiveness (Acts 7:60)
277

Lord, teach us to forgive those who have sinned against us. We pray that God will bring even those who are persecuting Christians to trust in Him and proclaim Christ.

Sep 09, 2019
#760 – Excellence According to God's Word (Proverbs 31:10)
309

May all of our lives be marked by wisdom according to God's Word rather than the ways of the world.

Sep 08, 2019
#759 – Devotion to Prayer (Acts 6:4)
283

Lord, please teach us to pray with the kind of devotion we see in Acts 6:4.

Sep 07, 2019
#758 – They Had Been With Jesus (Acts 4:13)
198

May the conclusion of those around us be that we have been with Jesus. 

Sep 06, 2019
#757 – The Spirit Dwells in You (Acts 2:1–4)
428

If you trust in Christ for salvation, you have the Spirit of God inside of you. Might this compel you to open your mouth and proclaim the good news to those around you.

Sep 05, 2019
#756 – Just the Beginning (Acts 1:1)
387

Jesus rose from the grave and sent His Spirit to be with His people. The gospel continues to go forward in the world. Acts shows us that the work of Jesus cannot be stopped.  

Sep 04, 2019
#755 – All Authority Belongs to Jesus (Matthew 28:18)
422

In light of Christ's authority, we pray that God will help us to boldly proclaim the good news of Christ. We pray that the gospel of Christ's Lordship will be proclaimed among the unreached peoples of the world. 

Sep 03, 2019
#754 – Life in His Name (John 20:31)
445

We have been called to experience life in Christ. May God help us to wage war on any temptation to retreat into nominal Christianity. May our lives be dictated by Christ who is our life.

Sep 02, 2019
#753 – Praying in Accordance with God's Word (Proverbs 30:32–33)
252

Father, we pray that Proverbs 30:32–33 would be realities in our lives today. 

Sep 01, 2019
#752 – The Gospel Proclaimed to All Nations (Luke 24:46–47)
355

In Luke 24, Jesus makes it clear that the gospel is to be spread in all the world. May we pray to the end that God will use His church to get the gospel to all the world.

Aug 31, 2019
#751 – You will be with Me in Paradise (Luke 23:43)
363

We cannot stand before God in and of ourselves, but we rejoice that we have been saved completely by Jesus and His finished work.

Aug 30, 2019
#750 – Jesus Paid it All (Matthew 27:51)
315

Jesus gave Himself in the place of sinners to reconcile us to God. Through Christ's work, we are no longer separated from the presence of God. 

Aug 29, 2019
#749 – Looking Back and Looking Forward (Matthew 26:29)
351

The Lord's Supper compels us to look back and remember what Jesus has done for us. It also causes us to look forward with great anticipation of the day when we will see Jesus face to face.

Aug 28, 2019
#748 – The Eternality of God's Word (Matthew 24:35)
232

God help us to see the supremacy of Your Word over everything else in this world.

Aug 27, 2019
#747 – Jesus Praying For Us (John 17:20–21)
465

Jesus prays for the unity of Christians. If we are not unified, we hinder the spread of the gospel. 

Aug 26, 2019
#746 – Safe in God (Proverbs 29:25)
206

Do you want to live in safety and security? Don't live for the approval or applause of others. 

Aug 25, 2019
#745 – I Have Overcome the World (John 16:33)
338

Do not think for a second that you are defeated. Lift up your head, for you belong to the King who has conquered death. He has overcome the world and promises to bring you into His perfect presence forever and ever.

Aug 24, 2019
#744 – Asking in Accordance with God's Word (John 15:7)
282

The key to experiencing what God wants for us in prayer is asking God in accordance with His Word. Lord, help Your Word to abide in us that we may confidently call out to You according to Your Word.

Aug 23, 2019
#743 – I Have Given You an Example (John 13:15)
269

How can you serve someone in this way today? Let's lay our lives down to serve others for the glory of God.

Aug 22, 2019
#742 – Jesus Wept (John 11:35)
396

We have a God who has come to us. He knows what it means to be greatly troubled. He is able to identify and empathize with our hurt. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. We know that in Christ we will be with God forever.

Aug 21, 2019
#741 – One Flock, One Shepherd (John 10:16)
462

The Good Shepherd is bringing sheep into His fold from all over the world. He has commissioned us. May we be faithful to take this good news of the Savior to the ends of the earth.

Aug 20, 2019
#740 – Unworthy Servants (Luke 17:10)
359

The posture of our lives should be one of realizing we are unworthy servants. May we humbly before our God be faithful to labor and toil in the duty God has graciously assigned us.

Aug 19, 2019
#739 – A Pretty Simple Proverb (Proverbs 28:27)
277

In our giving, we will not want. This is the antithesis of the way of this world. May God give us grace to give generously and to be content in Him.

Aug 18, 2019
#738 – I Once was Lost, but now I am Found (Luke 15:10)
396

God graciously seeks and saves the lost. We were once lost and now are found. 

Aug 17, 2019
#737 – The Last Will be First (Matthew 19:30)
320

Don't buy into the ways of this world. Lay down the pursuits of this world and live as servants of the King, longing for the glory of Christ.

Aug 16, 2019
#736 – Don't Underestimate God (John 6:9)
576

The picture in John 6 is that your life in the hands of Jesus can be used in ways far beyond what you can ask or imagine.

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Aug 15, 2019
#735 – Enthralled with Jesus Above All (Luke 14:26)
380

Your love for Christ should make your closest relationships in this world look like hate in comparison.

Aug 14, 2019
#734 – A Testimony Worth Telling (John 4:39)
395

An encounter with Jesus is all that is needed to be equipped to testify to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Aug 13, 2019
#733 – Our Hearts Follow Our Money (Luke 12:34)
276

If you want to know where your heart is, look at what you do with your money.

Aug 12, 2019
#732 – Faithful Friends (Proverbs 27:6)
252

We need friends who will help us see things to which we are blind. We need friends who will provide constructive criticism for our good.

Aug 11, 2019
#731 – Treasure That Lasts Forever (Mark 10:21)
300

Jesus loves us so much that He doesn't let us live for the possessions of this world. Do we believe that Jesus is worthy of being treasured more than the possessions of this world? 

Aug 10, 2019
#730 – I am Sending You Out (Luke 10:3)
479

Whatever risk it involves, let's pray that God will send out laborers into the harvest realizing that we are lambs being sent out in the midst of wolves. 

Aug 09, 2019
#729 – Take Jesus at His Word (Matthew 8:8–9)
379

Do you long for the faith of the centurion? Let's pray to God that He will help us to trust in His Word.

Aug 08, 2019
#728 – Do You Know Jesus? (Matthew 7:21–23)
406

This is a sobering passage where we see the need to know Christ. We cannot go through religious routine void of faith in Christ and expect to have a different outcome on the day of judgment. 

Aug 07, 2019
#727 – A Paradigm for Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13)
349

Jesus teaches us to pray for God's glory, gifts, grace, and guidance.

Aug 06, 2019
#726 – Shining a Light for God's Glory (Matthew 5:16)
334

Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Aug 05, 2019
#725 – A Clear Warning (Proverbs 26:12)
259

This verse warns us against wisdom in our own eyes, wisdom according to our own thoughts and ways. We must look to the all-wise God for help.

Aug 04, 2019
#724 – Bear Fruit in Keeping with Repentance (Matthew 3:8)
283

Lord, open our eyes to see areas of temptation and sin in our lives. Help us to turn from sin and to cling to You.

Aug 03, 2019
#723 – The Right to Become Children of God (John 1:12–13)
364

To all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God. By God's grace in Christ, we have the privilege of knowing God as Father. 

Aug 02, 2019
#722 – Turn and Trust (Mark 1:14–15)
420

Mark's Gospel introduces us to Jesus proclaiming the good news of the gospel, that there is salvation for anyone who repents and believes.

Aug 01, 2019
#721 – Praying for Children (Matthew 2:16)
366

Father, cause Your church to be a reflection of Your love for the fatherless and for the vulnerable. We pray for protection for the newlyborn, the unborn, and all those who are in harm's way. 

Jul 31, 2019
#720 – Righteous and Devout (Luke 2:25)
261

God, give us grace to be faithful and patient and to worship You even in the midst of our waiting.

Jul 30, 2019
#719 – My Soul Magnifies the Lord (Luke 1:46–48)
297

Let's rejoice in our Redeemer. He has looked on our sinful state and shown us grace upon grace by saving us.

Jul 29, 2019
#718 – Praying for Self-Control (Proverbs 25:28)
284

This verse highlights the destruction of lacking self-control. We need the Lord's grace to help in this battle.

Jul 28, 2019
#717 – The Sun of Righteousness (Malachi 4:2)
363

All who turn from sin and trust in Christ now know Jesus as their righteousness before God. We anticipate the day when we will fully and finally experience healing in His wings. 

Jul 27, 2019
#716 – Behold, He is Coming (Malachi 3:1)
341

Malachi 3 sets the stage for Christ coming to redeem sinners and bring them back into right relationship with God. We long for His return, "Come, Lord Jesus!"

Jul 26, 2019
#715 – Faithful Both to God and to Spouse (Malachi 2:15)
333

Let's pray for spouses to be faithful to one another and to God.

Jul 25, 2019
#714 – Worthy of All Our Worship (Malachi 1:14)
239

Are we offering to God a sacrifice of worship with our lives that is pleasing to Him?

Jul 24, 2019
#713 – The Battle for Holiness (Nehemiah 13:17–18)
272

In and of yourself you will drift toward sinfulness. You need the Spirit of God and the help of God to move toward holiness.

Jul 23, 2019
#712 – Rejoicing with Great Joy (Nehemiah 12:27)
202

Let's pray that in our personal lives and when the church gathers together that we will worship God appropriately for His glory.

Jul 22, 2019
#711 – Houses Built on God's Wisdom (Proverbs 24:3–4)
205

God, please cause our houses to be built on wisdom and established with understanding. May every room in our houses be filled with knowledge of You.

Jul 21, 2019
#710 – Your Name Matters (Nehemiah 11:12)
366

You are part of a great picture that extends over centuries. Your life matters in the kingdom of God. May we labor to the end that others hear the good news and are brought into this kingdom.

Jul 20, 2019
#709 – Joy in Obligation (Nehemiah 10:32)
313

Lord, help us to delight in your statutes, love your commandments, and long for Your Word in love for You.

Jul 19, 2019
#708 – You Alone are God (Nehemiah 9:5–6)
319

God is the only God, the Creator of heaven and earth. He is worthy of the praise of all peoples.

Jul 18, 2019
#707 – Want the Book (Nehemiah 8:1)
335

We have the Word of God constantly at our fingertips. Do we want the Word of God? Do we want the Book?

Jul 17, 2019
#706 – Prayerful Dependence on You (Nehemiah 6:9)
223

This short prayer encourages us that God invites us to bring all our petitions to Him regardless of how big or small they may seem.

Jul 16, 2019
#705 – Fight the Spiritual Battle (Nehemiah 4:17–18)
219

May God give us vigilance to seek and honor Him in everything that we do. Let's fight the spiritual battle as we live out each day of our lives.

Jul 15, 2019
#704 – Honoring Your Parents (Proverbs 23:25)
242

Pause and think right now: how can you honor your mom and dad? Lord, help us to know how to do this at every age and stage of our lives.

Jul 14, 2019
#703 – Humble Courage (Nehemiah 2:4–5)
280

May God give us grace to be obedient to Him, even in that which is difficult. We pray for humble courage in total dependence on Him.

Jul 13, 2019
#702 – He is Faithful (Esther 8:17)
231

Let's stop and pray with joy and gladness at the wonderful of the gospel. Jesus has saved us from sin and conquered death that we may live with Him forever.

Jul 12, 2019
#701 – Praying for Favor (Esther 5:2)
283

Lord give us favor that doors may be opened for the gospel to go forth and bear fruit in all of the world. 

Jul 11, 2019
#700 – Longing for the Salvation of Others (Esther 4:15–16)
332

Are we willing to lay down our lives that others may know Christ? Father, help us to fast and pray with the heart of Esther.

Jul 10, 2019
#699 – The Sovereign Hand of God (Esther 2:17)
376

God is sovereign over the details of our lives. God has put you where you are right now for the spread of His renown. 

Jul 09, 2019
#698 – Brokenness Over Sin (Ezra 9:3–6)
253

May we not be casual with sin, but weep over it. Praise God that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Jul 08, 2019
#697 – A Bountiful Eye (Proverbs 22:9)
212

Father, open our eyes to those who are in need. May we seek out ways to help others and to share the good news of Christ with them.

Jul 07, 2019
#696 – Set Our Hearts on You (Ezra 7:10)
260

It is our prayer that God will set our hearts on Him that we may be obedient to proclaim the Word of Christ to others. May God's Word be constantly on our hearts and lips.

Jul 06, 2019
#695 – The Global Purpose of God (Zechariah 2:11)
337

We are all called to live for the sake of every people group on the planet, that they may know Christ. 

Jul 05, 2019
#694 – Great is Thy Faithfulness (Ezra 6:22)
358

Looking at God's faithfulness in the past is often a great way to grow in faith in the present.

Jul 04, 2019
#693 – Weeping Over Sin and Shouting Over Salvation (Ezra 3:11–13)
375

In many ways we have lost our capacity to weep, particularly over sin. As a result of this, there is a lack of shouting of over salvation.

Jul 03, 2019
#692 – One Leader, One King (Ezra 1:1)
416

We rest confidently in the reality that one day the True King's Word will be fulfilled and a multitude from every tribe and tongue will surround His throne.

Jul 02, 2019
#691 – Spiritual Warfare (Daniel 10:13)
410

Might our eyes be opened to the reality of spiritual warfare and the weapon we have been given to fight.

Jul 01, 2019
#690 – Victory Belongs to the Lord (Proverbs 21:31)
207

Apart from Him we can do nothing. All of our hope is in the God to whom belongs the victory.

Jun 30, 2019
#689 – More Important than Life (Daniel 6:10)
349

How important is prayer to you? Daniel was willing to risk his life to commune with God.

Jun 29, 2019
#688 – He is Able to Save (Daniel 3:28–29)
347

We have brothers and sisters throughout the world who risk their lives to worship Christ. Let's remember them in prayer, and may we live wherever we are to make the good news of Christ known.

Jun 28, 2019
#687 – Better than the Ways of the World (Daniel 1:8–9)
308

God, give us grace to be led by Your Word. May we live, not according to the ways of the world, but by the Word of God.

Jun 27, 2019
#686 – For the Sake of His Holy Name (Ezekiel 36:22–23)
380

Our motivation must be in step with God's, and His motivation is His glory covering the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Jun 26, 2019
#685 – An Urgent Message (Jeremiah 52:4)
365

Judgment is coming. Those who have trusted in Christ must realize the urgency of the gospel. May God give us grace to tell someone the glorious news of the gospel today.

Jun 25, 2019
#684 – You are Our Delight (Jeremiah 31:33)
368

God has graciously given His people new hearts. By saving us through His grace, we now long to delight in our Redeemer.

Jun 24, 2019
#683 – Wise Counsel and Guidance (Proverbs 20:18)
239

May we surround ourselves with others who give us wise counsel, and may we, by God's grace, be able to give wise guidance to those around us.

Jun 23, 2019
#682 – The Purpose of the Lord will Stand (Proverbs 19:21)
258

It is good to know that it is only the purpose of the all-wise God that will stand. Let's submit our plans to His purpose.

Jun 22, 2019
#681 – Seek and Find (Jeremiah 29:13)
226

God, give us grace to seek and be satisfied in You. May we boast only in You.

Jun 21, 2019
#680 – Known Before we were Born (Jeremiah 1:4–5)
342

Before we were formed in the womb, we were known by God. We praise God for His love for us. May He help us to show this love for every single life in the world.

Jun 20, 2019
#679 – Saved for a Purpose (2 Kings 19:19)
360

You are not saved without reason. You have been saved so that His glory will be made known among all the peoples of the earth.

Jun 19, 2019
#678 – Devotion to God Alone (2 Kings 17:33)
239

Lord, help us to worship You and only You. Give us grace to flee the temptation of pledging our lives to anything other than You.

Jun 18, 2019
#677 – Christ, Our Shepherd and Security (Micah 5:4–5)
268

By God's grace, we dwell securely under the care of the Good Shepherd. May His name be made known to the ends of the earth.

Jun 17, 2019
#676 – The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower (Proverbs 18:10)
318

God is our refuge and strength. May we run to Him and see that we are secure in His grace.

Jun 16, 2019
#675 – Tremble at His Word (Isaiah 66:2)
260

Lord, remove our pride and selfishness that we may be humble and contrite, trembling at Your Word.

Jun 15, 2019
#674 – Proclaiming Good News Wherever We Go (Isaiah 52:7)
323

"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, 'Your God reigns.'"

Jun 14, 2019
#673 – Transgressions Blotted Out (Isaiah 44:22)
311

God, help us to take sin seriously but realize that you have covered our sins through Christ. We have been forgiven and freed from sin.

Jun 13, 2019
#672 – Send Me (Isaiah 6:8)
249

Father, cause the posture of our hearts be that of Isaiah. May each of us say each day, "Here I am! Send me."

Jun 12, 2019
#671 – Cry out to God (Joel 1:14)
313

Are we willing to cry out to God day and night? Lord, help us to be desperate for You.

Jun 11, 2019
#670 – Seek Me and Live (Amos 5:4)
247

Life is not found in seeking the pleasures, pursuits, and plaudits of this world. No, life is found in seeking God.

Jun 10, 2019
#669 – Allured by God's Love (Hosea 2:13–14)
388

We love Him because He first loved us. God has looked down on us and rather than condemning us, He condemned Christ. 

Jun 09, 2019
#668 – Repent and Believe (Jonah 3:10)
321

Anyone who turns from sin and trusts in Christ will be saved from God's judgment and will be with Him forever. Who can you share this news with today? 

Jun 08, 2019
#667 – Sharing God's Love for Sinners (Jonah 1:1–3)
371

Lord, help us not to be like Jonah. Keep us from prejudice toward any people when it comes to opening our mouths and proclaiming the good news of Christ. 

Jun 07, 2019
#666 – One God Over All (2 Kings 5:15)
253

We are tempted to live for many things, but there is only one true God who is worthy of our worship.

Jun 06, 2019
#665 – Christ is Coming Back (2 Kings 2:11–12)
312

There is coming a day when the trumpet will sound and Christ will come back for His bride. Until He returns, may we be faithful to Him.

Jun 05, 2019
#664 – Aligning with God's Word (1 Kings 22:12)
303

When you are in a church gathering, at a conference, or reading a book, test what you hear. If it does not align with God's Word, do not believe it. 

Jun 04, 2019
#663 – You are Never Alone (1 Kings 19:4–5)
426

Even in the depths of discouragement and depression, God is with you. Know that in whatever you are walking through, God has not stopped loving you. 

Jun 03, 2019
#662 – Honoring God and Our Families (Proverbs 17:6)
299

May we bring glory to God in the way that we care for our families.

Jun 02, 2019
#661 – The Lord, He is God (1 Kings 18:37–39)
314

We pray in faith that God will call His people according to His purpose. Let's pray that by God's grace many will turn in Christ declaring, "The Lord, He is God."

Jun 01, 2019
#660 – Hearing and Doing the Word (1 Kings 17:5)
210

May we, like Elijah, hear God's Word and obey God's Word.

May 31, 2019
#659 – Wholly Following Christ (1 Kings 11:6)
230

Let's pray that God will help us not to let sin have a foothold in our lives. May we wholly follow Christ.

May 30, 2019
#658 – Fixing Our Eyes on God (Proverbs 31:25)
355

We are prone to be anxious, but when we fear God we do not have to be afraid of the future.

May 29, 2019
#657 – Using Words Wisely (Proverbs 16:24)
214

Lord, help us to build up others with our words today.

May 28, 2019
#656 – Honoring God with Our Firstfruits (Proverbs 3:9)
289

With all that God has given you—regardless of what or how much—see it as a gift from Him and belonging to Him to be used for His honor and glory.

May 27, 2019
#655 – Unrighteous Anger (Proverbs 16:32)
332

We often view anger as a display of strength and power. But the Bible says that it is better to be slow to anger and self-controlled. May we examine our lives for areas where we struggle with unrighteous anger toward one another.

May 26, 2019
#654 – Wisdom Implies Humility (Proverbs 1:5)
289

The foolish think they have it figured out. We must humbly submit to God's Word knowing that there we obtain guidance. 

May 25, 2019
#653 – God's Glory Among the Nations (1 Kings 8:41–43)
368

Even tucked away in 1 Kings, we see God's heart for the nations. He is worthy of the praise of all the peoples on the earth.

May 24, 2019
#652 – In Awe of God's Wisdom (1 Kings 3:28)
354

We lack wisdom. May we constantly pray to God that we may walk in His wisdom. 

May 23, 2019
#651 – Living with Courage (1 Kings 2:2–3)
345

Let's trust God's Word even when it is not easy, knowing that we will experience God's goodness. 

May 22, 2019
#650 – The Song of Creation (Psalm 148:7–8)
343

All of creation obeys its Maker. May we join in this song ascribing to God the honor that only He is due.

May 21, 2019
#649 – Knitted Together by God (Psalm 139:13–14)
409

We praise God for crafting us together. He has made everyone fearfully and wonderfully in His image. May we promote the beauty and wonder of Psalm 139 throughout the world.

May 20, 2019
#648 – A Simple and Significant Verse (Proverbs 15:22)
312

As we make decisions, it is good to live in community with those who fear God and are depending on Him through His Word.

May 19, 2019
#647 – The Beauty of God's Word (Psalm 119)
295

There is so much treasure to be found in Psalm 119. Let's pray some of these verses over our lives.

May 18, 2019
#646 – Storing up God's Word (Psalm 119:11)
319

How are you internalizing Scripture? O God, make us a people who store up Your Word in our hearts.

May 17, 2019
#645 – Delighting in God's Word (Psalm 1:1–2)
403

We pray that by God's grace we will saturate our souls with meditation on God's Word day and night.

May 16, 2019
#644 – Who Shall Ascend the Hill of the Lord? (Psalm 24:3–4)
444

In Christ we are made clean. Through His merits, we can draw near to the throne of God and ascend the hill of the Lord.

May 15, 2019
#643 – Appealing to God for Mercy (Psalm 51:1)
344

We are sinners who defy God, yet He invites us to appeal for mercy because of His steadfast love. 

May 14, 2019
#642 – Displeasing God (2 Samuel 11:27)
324

Lord help us to see areas of our lives where we are not pleasing You.

May 13, 2019
#641 – A Tranquil Heart (Proverbs 14:30)
319

In Christ we can be free from bone-rotting envy. May God give us grace to rest in Christ.

May 12, 2019
#640 – The Kindness of the King (2 Samuel 9:7–8)
382

We who were once enemies of God have been invited to eat at His table now, for all our days in this life, and for all of eternity.We who were once enemies of God have been invited to eat at His table now, for all our days in this life, and for all of eternity.

May 11, 2019
#639 – Prayer Based on Promises (2 Samuel 7:27–29)
425

Lord, help us to trust Your promises as we learn to pray with boldness, courage, and faith according to Your Word.

May 10, 2019
#638 – The Lord is Our Shepherd (Psalm 23:1–3)
455

Why does God lead us in paths of righteousness? For His name's sake. He leads us for our good and ultimately for His glory.

May 09, 2019
#637 – Live Looking to God (2 Samuel 2:1)
305

May we humbly go before God asking for Him to guide our every step, trusting that this will bring glory to Christ.

May 08, 2019
#636 – He Will Provide (1 Samuel 28:6–7)
377

God, help us truly to seek You alone knowing that You will provide and draw us into deeper intimacy with You.

May 07, 2019
#635 – Trust in God's Timing (1 Samuel 24:7)
260

We are prone to try and take matters into our own hands. We need wisdom and patience to walk in step with the Spirit and in obedience to God's Word.

May 06, 2019
#634 – Walk with the Wise (Proverbs 13:20)
264

Let's pray to the end that we will be surrounded by wise companions who delight in God and His Word.

May 05, 2019
#633 – The Danger of Deception (1 Samuel 21:1–2)
275

Might we in our own lives take sin as seriously as God does. 

May 04, 2019
#632 – God upon the Throne (1 Samuel 19:10)
305

Jesus has conquered sin and death. He rules and reigns even now. We know that one day our suffering will pass and we will be in His arms for all of eternity.

May 03, 2019
#631 – The Danger of Defying God (1 Samuel 17:26)
563

The Philistines defied God. David trusted God and lived for the glory of the Lord. May we see the futility of defying God and grow in our dependence on Him.  

May 02, 2019
#630 – God Looks on the Heart (1 Samuel 16:7)
254

Father, please make our hearts to be more like yours. May we grow in our affection for Christ and for others.  

May 01, 2019
#629 – After God's Heart (1 Samuel 13:13–14)
304

The way to life is living according to God's Word. Lord, help us to trust that following You is for our good.

Apr 30, 2019
#628 – A Posture of Humility (1 Samuel 9:21)
286

May we lay our pride down daily before God. Let's pray for lives that are marked by humility in light of God's grace.

Apr 29, 2019
#627 – A Wise Man Listens to Advice (Proverbs 12:15)
273

We all have blind spots. God uses others in our lives to help us see that which we cannot see on our own. 

Apr 28, 2019
#626 – Speak, Lord, for Your Servant Hears (1 Samuel 3:9)
298

God has given us His Word. We do not have to wait for some audible voice. Amid the busyness of our week, may our lives be dictated by listening to God's Word.

Apr 27, 2019
#625 – Children Belong to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:27–28)
270

Children are wonderfully made by God and belong to Him. May we pray for children in the church and throughout the world to be saved by God's grace through Christ.

Apr 26, 2019
#624 – Tragedy into Triumph (Ruth 4:14)
306

Know that even through times of tragedy, loss, and brokenness, you can trust God. Suffering in this world will be far outweighed by glory that is to come.

Apr 25, 2019
#623 – A Picture of Redemption (Ruth 2:20)
407

Jesus has the right, resources, and resolve to redeem us from sin and bring us into the family of God. All glory be to Christ.

Apr 24, 2019
#622 – The Power of God's Presence (Judges 16:20)
424

If you are in Christ, you are not alone. God will never leave you nor forsake you.

Apr 23, 2019
#621 – A Dangerous Phrase (Judges 14:1–3)
319

God, save us from doing what seems right in our own eyes. Please help us to see through the lens of Your Word and live according to it.

Apr 22, 2019
#620 – The Grave Has Been Conquered (Romans 10:9)
257

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Apr 21, 2019
#619 – Apart from Him We Can Do Nothing (Judges 6:15)
336

God has called each of us to do that which can only be accomplished in His power at work in us.

Apr 20, 2019
#618 – For God So Loved the World (Judges 4:1)
322

We deserve judgment, but Jesus has taken this judgment upon Himself. Through Christ's work we have everlasting life.

Apr 19, 2019
#617 – Passing the Gospel to the Next Generation (Judges 2:10)
310

The book of Judges shows us the danger of failing to pass the gospel on to the generation that will follow.

Apr 18, 2019
#616 – We Will Serve the Lord (Joshua 24:14–15)
250

Our lives should be marked by devotion to God. May God use our lives today as His servants for His purposes.

Apr 17, 2019
#615 – The Seriousness of Sin (Joshua 7:1)
194

When we sin against God, it does not just affect us. Lord, help us to see the seriousness of sin and run to the Savior.

Apr 16, 2019
#614 – Are You on God's Side? (Joshua 5:13–14)
317

May we keep from thinking that this life is primarily about us. God teach us to pray according to Your will. Help us to seek Your will above all else.

Apr 15, 2019
#613 – Capturing Souls (Proverbs 11:30)
303

When we share the gospel we are helping lead others to a road of eternal life with God. May we point people from death to life.

Apr 14, 2019
#612 – Consecrated for Christ (Joshua 3:5)
287

May we be constantly consecrated before God. Lord, set us apart daily to be used to play our part in the accomplishment of Your puurpose.

Apr 13, 2019
#611 – Meditating on God's Word (Joshua 1:8)
246

We want good success according to God's Word and not according to this world. Might God make us a people who are marked by meditation on His Word. 

Apr 12, 2019
#610 – Knowing God Face to Face (Deuteronomy 34:10)
269

Through Christ's work on the cross in our place, we are afforded intimacy with God. We can know Him face to face.

Apr 11, 2019
#609 – Choose Life (Deuteronomy 30:15–20)
283

God help us to choose life and to spread life for the glory of Jesus Christ. May we learn from the foolishness of those who have gone before us.

Apr 10, 2019
#608 – Not by Bread Alone (Deuteronomy 8:3)
304

Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.

Apr 09, 2019
#607 – God's Word on Display (Deuteronomy 6:6–9)
208

Look for opportunities to constantly speak of God's Word. Lord, help us to saturate our public lives with Your Word.

Apr 08, 2019
#606 – The Harvest is Plentiful (Proverbs 10:5)
289

Let's pray for laborers to be sent by God out into the harvest. 

Apr 07, 2019
#605 – The God who Fights for You (Deuteronomy 3:22)
284

How do you fight fear? By trusting in the God who fights for you. If God is for us, who can be against us?

Apr 06, 2019
#604 – Called and Equipped (Deuteronomy 1:17)
302

We cannot fulfill what God has called us to on our own. However, by God's grace and power at work within us, we can. All glory be to Christ.

Apr 05, 2019
#603 – God's Character on Display (Numbers 35:34)
377

Jesus has commissioned us to go to the nations. Let's pray that God's character will be on display in the church and that God's glory will be made known in places where Christ has not yet been praised.

Apr 04, 2019
#602 – When the End Doesn't Justify the Means (Numbers 20:10–11)
311

Like Moses, there is a temptation for us not to do God's work God's way. Lord please help us to value Your Word more than a pragmatism that sees efficiency and effectiveness as supreme.

Apr 03, 2019
#601 – He Sees Our Hearts (Numbers 16:4–5)
231

May God deliver us from the temptation to make it look as though we are holy instead of actually pursuing holiness. God help us to be holy before You.

Apr 02, 2019
#600 – Choose Faith over Fear (Numbers 14:9)
284

We are prone to be anxious and afraid. The exhortation of Scripture is to take God at His Word. Lord, help us to trust in You. Replace our fear with faith.

Apr 01, 2019
#599 – Knowledge of the Holy One (Proverbs 9:10)
303

Wisdom flows from seeing God for who He is and responding to Him appropriately. May God help us to have a perspective that is centered on the knowledge of Him.

Mar 31, 2019
#598 – Empowered by the Spirit (Numbers 11:29)
343

We have been empowered by the Spirit of God to speak and proclaim His Word.

Mar 30, 2019
#597 – Humble Confession (Leviticus 26:40–42)
281

What do you need to confess before God right now? Lord, help us to walk in constant confession of sin.

Mar 29, 2019
#596 – Observe All My Statutes (Leviticus 19:37)
314

We go to God's Word, not looking for suggestions to consider, but for commands to obey.

Mar 28, 2019
#595 – Covered by Christ (Leviticus 16:34)
364

Every bitter thought and every sinful deed has been covered by Christ's work on the cross. Trust in Him alone to save you from your sins.

Mar 27, 2019
#594 – Our God is Glorious (Leviticus 9:23)
272

May we long to see more and more of God's glory. Lord, forgive us for neglecting your glory. 

Mar 26, 2019
#593 – The Guidance of God (Exodus 40:36–38)
288

In these verses we see a picture of God leading His people step by step. He has given us His Spirit and leads us today.

Mar 25, 2019
#592 – Loved by Wisdom (Proverbs 8:17)
248

May our lives be characterized by a God-centered and Bible-saturated wisdom. Let's pray to the end that we will walk wisely in every area of our lives.

Mar 24, 2019
#591 – Reflecting the Glory of God (Exodus 34:34–35)
282

We become like what we behold. The more we focus on Christ, the more He will be reflected in our lives.

Mar 23, 2019
#590 – Selfless Intercession (Exodus 32:32)
293

We are prone to stay silent in fear when it comes to sharing the gospel. Let's put ourselves aside, calling out to God on behalf of others that we may boldly proclaim Christ to them.

Mar 22, 2019
#589 – Set Apart for God's Purpose (Exodus 30:30)
234

Let us pray that God will set our lives apart for service to Him. May our lives look entirely different from the world around us for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Mar 21, 2019
#588 – Guard Against Casually Approaching God (Exodus 28:35)
380

We are tempted to neglect the seriousness of the privilege of calling upon God. May God help us to have right reverence when it comes to approaching Him.

Mar 20, 2019
#587 – Nothing in My Hand I Bring (Exodus 26:34)
321

Access has been granted to us—by the mercy of God—to come to Him. He has made a way for us to be accepted in His sight.

Mar 19, 2019
#586 – A Substitute Sacrifice (Exodus 24:8)
511

The blood of Christ has sealed the New Covenant. Thanks be to God that we are made clean in Christ and are united to Him forever. 

Mar 18, 2019
#585 – A Deadly Allure (Proverbs 7:21–23)
284

Let's pray that God will keep us from toying with sin. May we take God at His Word and flee from adultery and every temptation.

Mar 17, 2019
#584 – No Other gods Before Me (Exodus 20:3)
335

May God help us not to exchange His glory for lesser things. God alone is worthy of our ultimate devotion.

Mar 16, 2019
#583 – God Our Sustenance (Exodus 16:15)
290

God is our provider and our ultimate source of sustenance.

Mar 15, 2019
#582 – A Picture of God's Power (Exodus 14:31)
289

When sinners turn from sin and trust in Jesus, we see God's power to save on display. Only He can transform lives by bringing sinners from death to life.

Mar 14, 2019
#581 – The Spotless Sacrifice (Exodus 12:23)
339

The only way to be delivered from the judgment we deserve is to take refuge in Jesus Christ. He is the spotless sacrifice.

Mar 13, 2019
#580 – The Root of Every Sin (Exodus 10:3)
251

Pride is on display when we sin against God. We think we know what is best. The antidote to sin is humility, so let us ask God for this.

Mar 12, 2019
#579 – The Danger of Self-Exaltation (Exodus 9:17)
369

In each of our lives, we are tempted to live for our purposes instead of God's praise.

Mar 11, 2019
#578 – A List Like This (Proverbs 6:16–19)
263

Let us ask God to help us to hate what He hates. May God purify and sanctify us so that none of these things characterize our lives.

Mar 10, 2019
#577 – He Hears Your Cries (Exodus 6:5)
261

God will show Himself faithful to all His promises. Even in the valley of the shadow of death, He is faithful.

Mar 09, 2019
#576 – The Sovereignty of God and Man's Responsibility (Exodus 4:21)
335

Thanks be to God that, in this mystery of His sovereignty and man's responsibility, He has provided our salvation in Jesus.

Mar 08, 2019
#575 – "I AM" Sent Me (Exodus 3:14)
344

God is not dependent on anyone or anything. He is immutable, and He is with you. 

Mar 07, 2019
#574 – Bound for the Promised Land (Genesis 50:25)
331

Everything looks very different when your eyes are fixed, not just on today, but on what will matter ten trillion years from now.

Mar 06, 2019
#573 – Let the Nations be Glad (Genesis 49:10)
303

We take the gospel to the nations because to Him shall be the obedience of all peoples. Jesus is worthy of the praise of every tribe and tongue.

Mar 05, 2019
#572 – God Keeps His Promises (Genesis 46:27)
269

The promises of God are sure. They are surer than anything else in this world. You can count on His Word.

Mar 04, 2019
#571 – Intoxicated in Love (Proverbs 5:18–19)
295

Let us pray for ever-increasing intoxication to mark marriages.

Mar 03, 2019
#570 – Not You but God (Genesis 45:8)
321

Joseph realizes that his brothers meant evil, but God meant it for good. Questions may arise as we journey through life in a fallen world, but the conclusion is clear: Trust in Christ.

Mar 02, 2019
#569 – Our Good and His Glory (Genesis 42:6)
350

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.

Mar 01, 2019
#568 – Fruitful in Affliction (Genesis 41:52)
298

Affliction can be a field where fruit grows. Affliction is unavoidable in a fallen world, but even in this, God can cause your life to bear fruit.

Feb 28, 2019
#567 – You are Not Alone (Genesis 39:20–23)
359

Regardless of the circumstances in your life, you can hold fast to the promise of God that He is with you. Know that you can trust Him.

Feb 27, 2019
#566 – Pointing to Christ (Genesis 37:26–27)
331

Always see the Bible in the context of a bigger story of redemption in Jesus Christ. The story of your life is intended to point people to the story of God's love in Jesus.

Feb 26, 2019
#565 – A New Name (Genesis 35:10–12)
331

Just as God gave Jacob a new name, He is gracious to us and has provided our salvation in Christ. May we never cease to be overwhelmed by God's grace that He has poured out on us.

Feb 25, 2019
#564 – Get Wisdom (Proverbs 4:7–8)
234

It is wise to seek wisdom. In whatever we do today, we need wisdom. We are driven to pray to this end.

Feb 24, 2019
#563 – Boldly Asking for Blessing (Genesis 32:26)
319

We see Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32. Might we boldly seek God's face, crying out to Him day and night.

Feb 23, 2019
#562 – From Barrenness to Blessing (Genesis 30:22)
328

Let us pray in a multitude of ways that God will take barrenness and turn it into blessing. 

Feb 22, 2019
#561 – Communion with God (Genesis 28:16–17)
250

Christ dying on the cross in our place has given us access to God. We constantly have communion with God. 

Feb 21, 2019
#560 – The Forfeits of Sin (Genesis 25:31–34)
299

We are prone to exchange intimacy with God for immediate gratification. God, help us to value intimacy with You over the fleeting pleasure of this world.

Feb 20, 2019
#559 – Grant Us Success Today (Genesis 24:12)
303

We are hopeless apart from God. We need His intervention daily. Let us pray that God will continually conform us more into the image of Christ each day. 

Feb 19, 2019
#558 – His Only Son (Genesis 22:2)
312

God sent Jesus to be the substitutionary sacrifice for us. God's only Son was given to atone for our sins. See the love of God for you.

Feb 18, 2019
#557 – Help Us to Trust in You (Proverbs 3:5–6)
224

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall make straight your paths.

Feb 17, 2019
#556 – Praying for Healing (Genesis 20:17)
353

We pray to the God who is sovereign over the health of everyone. It is entirely right to pray in faith for healing. May God help us to pray in faith, trusting that He knows what is best.

Feb 16, 2019
#555 – The Privilege of Intercession (Genesis 18:22)
345

God has ordained prayer as a means by which He acts. God responds to our praying so may we be encouraged by the privilege we have in prayer.

Feb 15, 2019
#554 – God's Grace for the Nations (Genesis 17:5)
347

God wants His glory to be made known among all the nations. May we be faithful to pray for the spread of the gospel to the ends of the earth. 

Feb 14, 2019
#553 – God is Committed to You (Genesis 15:18)
285

God is faithful to His promises. Christ's commitment to His bride is sealed by the blood He shed on the cross.

Feb 13, 2019
#552 – A Willingness to Obey (Genesis 12:4)
257

Let us pray that God will help us to value obedience to Him above all else.

Feb 12, 2019
#551 – My Eye Sees You (Job 42:5–6)
245

Might we know and trust God more as a result of walking through pain, sorrow, and suffering.

Feb 11, 2019
#550 – The Paths of the Righteous (Proverbs 2:20)
190

God, help us to walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. We are prone to wander, but God will keep us for our good and His glory.

Feb 10, 2019
#549 – The Author of all Wisdom (Job 38:36)
311

While we lack wisdom, knowledge, and perspective, we can always trust God and His perfect wisdom.

Feb 09, 2019
#548 – Blessed be the Name of the Lord (Job 1:20–22)
328

Let's pray for grace to respond to sorrow and sadness with worship. Through Christ, we know that even death does not have the final say. May we worship in the face of sorrow and death.

Feb 08, 2019
#547 – Praying for the Unreached (Genesis 9:7)
367

God wants His grace and goodness to fill the earth. We must devote ourselves to getting God's gospel where Christ has not been proclaimed.

Feb 07, 2019
#546 – Sin is Serious (Genesis 7:20–22)
359

The wages of sin is death. Thanks be to God for His mercy that Jesus has endured the flood of God's wrath due us. We have been freed and forgiven.

Feb 06, 2019
#545 – Seek God in Worship (Genesis 4:26)
296

When people call upon the Lord there is grace, mercy, hope, and reconciliation to be found.

Feb 05, 2019
#544 – Multiply and Fill the Earth (Genesis 1:28)
382

Christians are commanded to take the gospel to image bearers who have not trusted in Christ, that they too may have salvation and be conformed more into the image of Christ.

Feb 04, 2019
#543 – The Beginning of Wisdom (Proverbs 1:7)
468

God-fearing worship leads to God-given wisdom. Wisdom begins with worship of God. We will only see things in the world wisely when we seek God worshipfully. 

Feb 03, 2019
#542 – Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:17–18)
405

Even in the midst of great sorrow and suffering, because of Christ conquering sin and death, we can take joy in the God of our salvation.

Feb 02, 2019
#541 – As the Waters Cover the Sea (Habakkuk 2:14)
288

As Christians we have confidence that a day is coming when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.

Feb 01, 2019
#540 – God Hears Our Cries (Habakkuk 1:6)
363

We can pray honestly before God knowing that He cares for us even when we do not understand.

Jan 31, 2019
#539 – Marriage and Family According to God's Word (Numbers 36:6)
275

We live in a culture that is very confused about marriage and family. May the marriages and families of Christians be directed by God's Word for the good of the church and the glory of Christ.

Jan 30, 2019
#538 – Freedom in Christ (Numbers 35:28)
302

What can free us from the judgment we deserve? The death of our Great High Priest frees us from bondage to sin. Jesus atones for all our sins and has reconciled us to God.

Jan 29, 2019
#537 – Unique Stewardship (Numbers 34:1–2)
299

May God help us to glorify Him with all that He has entrusted to us wherever we find ourselves in this life.

Jan 28, 2019
#536 – God's Loving Leadership (Numbers 33:1–2)
280

It is humbling to reflect upon how God has faithfully directed our steps. May God give us grace to trust Him for all our days.

Jan 27, 2019
#535 – Sin Will Find You Out (Numbers 32:23)
316

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Jan 26, 2019
#534 – Vengeance Belongs to God (Numbers 31:1)
302

We look to God as the ultimate Judge who will never let us down and will ultimately bring about justice.

Jan 25, 2019
#533 – Praying for Marriages (Numbers 30:16)
261

We pray for God's grace and mercy to cause marriages to thrive all throughout the church.

Jan 24, 2019
#532 – Intentional Rest and Focus on God (Numbers 29:1)
305

What intentional regular focused rest are you getting in your life? We need rest from ordinary work and focused time crying out to Him.

Jan 23, 2019
#531 – A Daily Offering (Numbers 28:1–3)
224

May we view today as an offering before our King. May He be glorified in our lives each day.

Jan 22, 2019
#530 – Qualified by the Spirit (Numbers 27:18)
315

All of God's people are empowered by the Spirit of God. We have the very Spirit of God indwelling us. May we live today in light of this reality. 

Jan 21, 2019
#529 – Obey God (Numbers 26:64–65)
265

God help us to obey you. Keep us from disobedience. May we have courage to trust and follow You.

Jan 20, 2019
#528 – Jealous for His Glory (Numbers 25:10–11)
310

The beauty of the gospel is that God shows jealousy for His glory by showering love on us through Christ's finished work. 

Jan 19, 2019
#527 – Knowledge of the Most High (Numbers 24:16)
260

In Christ, we have knowledge of the Most High. We have the privilege of knowing God forever. May this privilege never grow old in our hearts.

Jan 18, 2019
#526 – The Immutability of God (Numbers 23:19)
277

We are fallible, but God is not. He is perfect in all of His ways, and what He says is always true. 

Jan 17, 2019
#525 – Guard Against Greed (Numbers 22:21)
268

We must never be driven by desire for more money at the expense of faithfulness to God. 

Jan 16, 2019
#524 – Look and Live (Numbers 21:8–9)
293

We find life by looking to a picture of death. Jesus went to the cross to bear our sins and die the death we deserve. Only in Him do we find life.

Jan 15, 2019
#523 – Pray for Leaders (Numbers 20:12)
296

The mantle of leadership has been given by God to be stewarded under His authority.  

Jan 14, 2019
#522 – The Clean for the Unclean (Numbers 19:7)
298

Jesus has exposed Himself fully to the stain of our sin. He became unclean so that you and I could be made clean.

Jan 13, 2019
#521 – Give Generously (Numbers 18:25–26)
288

All Christians are to give sacrificially and generously for the building up of the church and the spread of the gospel.

Jan 12, 2019
#520 – Everything Depends on Jesus (Numbers 17:8)
274

Only in Christ can sinners find righteousness and life. Let us pray that every facet of our lives will be marked by total identification in Jesus.

Jan 11, 2019
#519 – Standing in the Gap (Numbers 16:48)
374

May we be a people who stand in the gap interceding for others. Might we pray for those around us and throughout the world who have not testified to the goodness of God's Son.

Jan 10, 2019
#518 – A God-Centered Perspective (Numbers 15:32–35)
358

We have too small a view of the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. Father, help us by your grace to flee from sin and run to You.

Jan 09, 2019
#517 – Faith over Fear (Numbers 14:31–33)
276

Fear keeps us from experiencing all that God wants us to experience. Let us pray that God will deliver us from fear that we may walk in obedience to Him.

Jan 08, 2019
#516 – A Picture of Faith (Numbers 13:30)
289

Faith believes the Word of God, faith trusts the power of God, and faith is willing to obey God's Word. May we be men and women who take God at His Word.

Jan 07, 2019
#515 – Humility and Faithfulness (Numbers 12:3–8)
262

The path to intimacy with God is paved by humility before Him. Let us pray that God will remove pride from us and that we will be found faithful in all that has been given to us.

Jan 06, 2019
#514 – More than Able (Numbers 11:23)
269

Our God is sovereign over all and is more than able to do all that He desires for His glory. 

Jan 05, 2019
#513 – Sound the Trumpet (Numbers 10:10)
281

May we be a people who are constantly crying out to God.

Jan 04, 2019
#512 – Hear the Word of the Lord (Numbers 9:8)
302

In all of the decisions we have to make, let us look to God and His Word for wisdom.

Jan 03, 2019
#511 – Gifts to the Church (Numbers 8:19)
291

All Christians have been given to the church as a gift from God for the good of the church and the glory of Christ.

Jan 02, 2019
#510 – God Speaks Through His Word (Numbers 7:89)
262

When we open up the Bible we find the very words of God. May God help us to focus on His Word and meditate on it day and night.

Jan 01, 2019
#509 – Blessed and Kept in Grace and Peace (Numbers 6:24–26)
261

This passage beckons a confident comfort for followers of Christ. We are blessed and kept by God. He is gracious to us and has given us His peace.

Dec 31, 2018
#508 – Jesus Cleanses the Unclean (Numbers 5:1–4)
336

Jesus alone is able to take the most unclean and make them clean. He has taken our sins upon Himself to make wretched sinners clean in Him.

Dec 30, 2018
#507 – Every Member is Gifted (Numbers 4:49)
242

Take comfort in the truth that every member of the body matters. You have been gifted for the building up of the church and the spread of the gospel.

Dec 29, 2018
#506 – The Perfect High Priest (Numbers 3:2–4)
347

Jesus paid the price for our sins and has made us right before God. We are commissioned now as a royal priesthood to proclaim the grace of Christ in all the world.

Dec 28, 2018
#505 – Centered on God (Numbers 2:1–2)
233

May every part of our lives revolve around the presence and glory of God. Lord, help us to live with our eyes fixed on You. 

Dec 27, 2018
#504 – All that God Commanded (Numbers 1:54)
188

It should be our prayer that God will help us not to live according to our ways but to obey all that He has commanded.

Dec 26, 2018
#503 – Advent: He will Save His People from Their Sins (Matthew 1:21)
311

Praise God for saving us through Jesus Christ. On this Christmas, let us pray for the spread of this good news to the ends of the earth.

Dec 25, 2018
#502 – Advent: The Alpha and the Omega (Revelation 1:8)
318

The child in the manger is God. He has existed for all time and will reign forever as Lord Almighty. 

Dec 24, 2018
#501 – Advent: A Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14–16)
320

Because of Christ fulfilling all righteousness and dying in our place at the cross, we can boldly approach the throne of grace in our time of need.

Dec 23, 2018
#500 – Advent: For Your Sake He Became Poor (2 Corinthians 8:9)
268

Let's be intentional to turn our attention during this Advent season toward those in urgent physical need around us. May we be compelled by the Spirit of God in us to give sacrificially. 

Dec 22, 2018
#499 – Advent: The Most Important Message (1 Corinthians 15:3–4)
315

Christ died for our sins and rose from the grave in victory. Let's pray that God will give us boldness to proclaim this message of first importance. 

Dec 21, 2018
#498 – Advent: Lord of All (Romans 10:12–13)
243

Salvation is available for anyone who will trust in Christ. May God use us to make His gospel known in our neighborhoods and among the nations. 

Dec 20, 2018
#497 – Advent: The Word Became Flesh (John 1:14)
332

The most astounding reality in the world is that God became flesh and dwelt among us. Praise God that we have glimpsed His glory full of grace and truth in the person of Christ.

Dec 19, 2018
#496 – Advent: They were Writing about Me (Luke 24:24–27)
267

The whole Bible is about Jesus. Everything on the landscape of human history revolves around Him. His first coming changed everything, and His second coming will consummate everything.

Dec 18, 2018
#495 – Advent: Divine Appointment (Luke 2:4–7)
232

As we think about the coming of Christ this season, be amazed by the promises that led to the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ. All of this happened just as God had said.

Dec 17, 2018
#494 – Advent: He Came to Serve You (Mark 10:45)
268

Jesus came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. Praise God that He is where our help comes from for all our days.

Dec 16, 2018
#493 – Advent: The Wonder of the Incarnation (Matthew 1:20)
355

The incarnation should compel us worship in awe that God has provided a way to reconcile us to Himself in Jesus.

Dec 15, 2018
#492 – Advent: Born a Child and yet a King (Micah 5:2)
340

Jesus is a perfect ruler who has always been and forever will be. He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death. He came to save people from every tribe and tongue.

Dec 14, 2018
#491 – Advent: The Reality of Restoration (Amos 9:11)
295

God is gradually conforming us more into the image of Christ. One day this rebuilding and repairing process will be complete. We will be free from sin and see God as He is.

Dec 13, 2018
#490 – Advent: An Everlasting Covenant (Jeremiah 32:40)
288

All who trust in Christ are brought into a relationship with God that will last forever. Right now and always, God is working for your good.

Dec 12, 2018
#489 – Advent: Man of Sorrows (Isaiah 53:2–4)
370

Jesus was smitten by God and afflicted. Humanly speaking, there was nothing that would draw us to Him. He became like us yet was without sin. He has conquered sin and death and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Dec 11, 2018
#488 – Advent: Comforted in Christ (Isaiah 40:1–2)
292

There is no condemnation for us in Christ because Christ was condemned in our place. We deserve judgment, but in Christ we receive comfort for today and for all eternity.

Dec 10, 2018
#487 – Advent: The Fully Obedient Son (1 Kings 9:4–5)
355

Because of Christ's sinlessness, He is the qualified substitute. Christ's death in our place makes us right before God and frees us from sin. Let's pray that God will continue to conform us into the image of Christ.

Dec 09, 2018
#486 – Advent: His Kingdom is Forever (2 Samuel 7:12–13)
277

Kingdoms rise and kingdoms fall, but the rule and reign of Christ will never end.

Dec 08, 2018
#485 – Advent: A Flawed Family Tree and a Faithful God (Ruth 4:13–17)
402

Let us pray that God will cause His gospel to go forth and bear fruit in all the world, that His kingdom will continue to expand.

Dec 07, 2018
#484 – Advent: The One True King (Judges 21:25)
250

The people of God could not find a ruler who could satisfy their longings. Jesus Christ came as the King of kings whose ways are right and ultimately for our good. In Him our deepest needs are met.

Dec 06, 2018
#483 – Advent: Until the Son of God Appears (Numbers 24:17)
278

The Old Testament anticipates the coming of a perfect King. Christ fulfilled this prophecy, and He rules over us as our King and Savior.

Dec 05, 2018
#482 – Advent: Out of Bondage (Exodus 15:19)
243

Exodus anticipates Christ's coming to save sinners from ultimate slavery so they can experience ultimate freedom.

Dec 04, 2018
#481 – Advent: A Promise Fulfilled (Genesis 15:1–5)
319

God fulfilled His promise to Abram as Christ died and rose from the grave that sinners from every tribe and tongue may turn from sin and trust in Him.

Dec 03, 2018
#480 – Advent: Sin and the Hope of a Savior (Genesis 3:1–6)
317

Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, but God graciously promised that He would send a Savior to remedy the curse of sin and reconcile sinners to Himself.

Dec 02, 2018
#478 – Worship Him Alone (Jeremiah 51:15–17)
336

We are quick to give away our worship to things that are unworthy of our affection. Let us call on God to guard us from idolatry that we may worship Him alone, the one true God. 

Dec 01, 2018
#479 – God's Word Will Always Prove True (Jeremiah 52:4)
290

All that Jeremiah prophesied proved true. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever.

Dec 01, 2018
#477 – God's Wrath is Real (Jeremiah 50:25)
326

We need a right view of God's wrath. Jesus has endured the wrath due sinners. God's wrath is real but He has provided a substitute for those who trust in Him.

Nov 30, 2018
#476 – Don't Trust in Fleeting Things (Jeremiah 49:4)
231

Trusting in possessions or position in this world is a recipe for disaster. God help us not to boast in anything other than Christ.

Nov 29, 2018
#475 – The Effects of Sin on Children (Jeremiah 48:4)
284

The effects of sin and oppression and injustice and war in the world do not just impact adults—they impact children as well.

Nov 28, 2018
#474 – Interceding on Behalf of Sinners (Jeremiah 47:6)
253

God's judgment is coming upon sinners, and we are driven to pray and plead for God's mercy, to intercede on their behalf.

Nov 27, 2018
#473 – God's Gracious Discipline (Jeremiah 46:28)
258

May we receive God's discipline and respond to it in a way that glorifies Him, knowing that it is ultimately good for us. 

Nov 26, 2018
#472 – Save Us from Focus on Ourselves (Jeremiah 45:5)
278

God, help us to live with urgency for others today that we may contend for the faith. 

Nov 25, 2018
#471 – Humility, Fear, and Obedience (Jeremiah 44:10)
248

We pray for humility before God, a fear of Him, and a hatred of sin that will lead to obedience of all His commands. 

Nov 24, 2018
#470 – Examine Your Life (Jeremiah 43:4)
235

In what areas of your life are you directly disobeying God's Word? Lord, help us to trust and obey You.

Nov 23, 2018
#469 – His Ways More Than Ours (Jeremiah 42:20–21)
265

Do we really want to obey God, or do we hope that God will bless what we want to do? He knows what is best for us. God, help us to long for your ways and to delight in You.

Nov 22, 2018
#468 – The Severity of Selfishness (Jeremiah 41:2)
261

We are tempted to look out for our own interests rather than the interests of others. May we wage war on selfishness for the good of others and the glory of Christ.

Nov 21, 2018
#467 – God's Infallible Word (Jeremiah 40:2)
228

God help us to believe Your Word even when we are tempted to doubt and help us to proclaim it when we are tempted to be silent.

Nov 20, 2018
#466 – A Pretty Simple Truth (Jeremiah 39:18)
313

The essence of the Christian message is trust in God and be saved.

Nov 19, 2018
#465 – You can Trust Him (Jeremiah 38:6)
268

Even when all around your soul gives way, Jesus is your hope and stay. Even in the mud, you can rest in Him.

Nov 18, 2018
#464 – A Prayer for the Persecuted (Jeremiah 37:15)
304

Like Jeremiah, we have brothers and sisters throughout the world who are imprisoned because of their faith. Let's pray for them to persevere that the gospel may continue to go forth and bear fruit in all the world.

Nov 17, 2018
#463 – Hear from God (Jeremiah 36:11–12)
296

We need God's Word from the time we wake up until we lay down again at night. May we be a people who submit to His authority.

Nov 16, 2018
#462 – God Our Father (Jeremiah 35:14)
247

By God's grace we are His children. Let us see His commands as good for us that we may trust and obey Him.

Nov 15, 2018
#461 – Repent and Run from Sin (Jeremiah 34:11)
178

Our sin is so pervasive. We need Jesus every moment of every day. May God help us to flee sin and run to Him.

Nov 14, 2018
#460 – Confident in Christ Forever (Jeremiah 33:20–22)
347

Christ's sacrifice on the cross seals your union with Him forever and ever. He is our King and our Great High Priest.

Nov 13, 2018
#459 – Nothing is too Hard for God (Jeremiah 32:17)
351

God is sovereign over all, and nothing is too hard for Him. He will bring about salvation among all the peoples of the earth. 

Nov 12, 2018
#458 – A New Covenant in Christ (Jeremiah 31:34)
310

Wherever you find yourself, you have the privilege of knowing God through Jesus. He remembers our sins no more.

Nov 11, 2018
#457 – No Longer Slaves to Sin (Jeremiah 30:8–9)
284

Christ has liberated us from the yoke of sin and has burst its bonds by standing in our place at the cross. 

Nov 10, 2018
#456 – Our Future and Hope in Christ (Jeremiah 29:11–13)
263

God has plans for your welfare. This plan is for you to follow Christ, seeking first the kingdom of God.

Nov 09, 2018
#455 – Don't Minimize Messages of Judgment (Jeremiah 28:8–9)
344

Let's be clear when engaging the lost that judgment is coming, but peace is possible in Christ. God, please help the gospel not to be far from our lips.

Nov 08, 2018
#454 – Supreme Confidence (Jeremiah 27:5)
326

God is sovereign over all nations and all rulers. We have supreme confidence and complete hope in Him, knowing that one day we will be with Him forever.

Nov 07, 2018
#453 – The Whole Counsel of God (Jeremiah 26:2)
288

Jeremiah was commanded not to hold back a word. May God help us to boldly proclaim the fullness of His Word knowing that even difficult passages are for our good.

Nov 06, 2018
#452 – Jesus Drank the Cup (Jeremiah 25:15)
299

Jesus drank the cup of the wine of God's wrath due sinners. Because of Christ's work on the cross we are called the righteousness of God in Him.

Nov 05, 2018
#451 – Delight in Him (Jeremiah 24:7)
285

By God's grace we have been given a heart to know Him. May our relationship with God be marked not by religious duty, but by delighting in Him.

Nov 04, 2018
#450 – The Lord is Our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:5–6)
241

God promised an unrighteous people that He would send a King to be their righteousness. By God's grace, in Christ, we find rest for our souls.

Nov 03, 2018
#449 – A House Built on Righteousness (Jeremiah 22:13)
194

How are you building your house? Pray that God will help your life to reflect God's compassion for the poor and needy.

Nov 02, 2018
#448 – The Way of Life (Jeremiah 21:8)
249

The way of death is sin, but in Christ we know the way of life. Through faith in Jesus, our lives are hidden with Christ in God.

Nov 01, 2018
#447 – Persecuted for Proclaiming Christ (Jeremiah 20:1–2)
233

We have brothers and sisters all over the world facing persecution. When one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts. Let's pray for them and for their families.

Oct 31, 2018
#446 – Turn from Sin and Trust in Him (Jeremiah 19:15)
354

By God's grace through faith in Christ you can be saved. See the weight of the reality that if you do not turn from sin and trust in Him, judgment is coming.

Oct 30, 2018
#445 – Clay in the Potter's Hand (Jeremiah 18:5–6)
216

May it be our prayer for God to make us vessels for His glory knowing that He is conforming us more into the image of Christ.

Oct 29, 2018
#444 – Desperately Sick and Deceitful Hearts (Jeremiah 17:9)
237

We are prone to wander and to leave the God we love. Let's pray that God will daily conform our hearts more to the heart of Christ.

Oct 28, 2018
#443 – My Strength, My Stronghold, and My Refuge (Jeremiah 16:19)
178

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.



Oct 27, 2018
#442 – Feed on God's Word (Jeremiah 15:16)
254

Has God's Word become a joy to you and is it the delight of your heart? Praise God that He has called us by name and may we grow in our dependence on Him through delighting in His Word.

Oct 26, 2018
#441 – We Acknowledge Our Wickedness (Jeremiah 14:20)
223

Christians must repent, confessing to God how we have sinned against Him. He is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us.

Oct 25, 2018
#440 – At the Root of All Our Sin (Jeremiah 13:9)
223

In a sense, pride can be found at the root of all our sin. Let's call upon God for humility in each of our lives.

Oct 24, 2018
#439 – Faithful to Forgive (Jeremiah 12:16)
192

God is gracious and merciful. Even when we sin against Him, He welcomes us to flee sin and return to Him. 

Oct 23, 2018
#438 – Pray for the Persecuted (Jeremiah 11:21)
295

We have brothers and sisters all around the world who risk their lives to make the gospel known in difficult contexts. Let's pray for boldness for them and for us to proclaim Christ.

Oct 22, 2018
#437 – None Like You (Jeremiah 10:6–7)
192

All nations are nothing before God. He alone is perfect in all of His glorious ways. He rules and reigns over all.

Oct 21, 2018
#436 – Boast in God (Jeremiah 9:23–24)
246

We are tempted at every turn to boast in things other than God. May we see the foolishness of this and boast only in Jesus Christ.

Oct 20, 2018
#435 – My Heart is Sick (Jeremiah 8:18)
314

May we be filled with grief over those who do not know Christ and those who do not have access to the gospel.

Oct 19, 2018
#434 – The Good Life (Jeremiah 7:23)
262

We must hear God's Word and obey Him. We know that the only way for it to be well with us is to trust and obey.

Oct 18, 2018
#433 – Take Pleasure in God's Word (Jeremiah 6:10)
243

God help us to hear the clear message of judgment due sin and to rest in the finished work of Christ.

Oct 17, 2018
#432 – An Appalling and Horrible Thing (Jeremiah 5:30–31)
292

It is possible for leaders in the church not to speak the Word of God and for people to love it. God, keep us from this. May we be led by Your Word.

Oct 16, 2018
#431 – The Weight of What is Coming (Jeremiah 4:19)
305

Christians must sound the alarm and proclaim Christ because of the weight of judgment  coming for those who do not trust in Jesus.

Oct 15, 2018
#430 – Shepherds after God's Own Heart (Jeremiah 3:15–18)
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Let's ask God for pastors who will feed the flock with the knowledge and understanding. We want pastors who will teach God's Word faithfully for the glory of Christ.

Oct 14, 2018
#429 – The Fountain of Living Waters (Jeremiah 2:11–13)
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We foolishly look to be satisfied by broken cisterns. Let's pray that God will help us to seek satisfaction only in Him.

Oct 13, 2018
#428 – God is with You (Jeremiah 1:4–8)
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Like Jeremiah, you may feel insufficient and inadequate, but God promises that He is with you to help, deliver, strengthen, and comfort you.

Oct 12, 2018
#427 – Equipping You for His Will (Hebrews 13:20–21)
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Call out to God who in His grace has saved you in Christ, that He will equip you to do his will and to please Him.

Oct 11, 2018
#426 – The Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1–2)
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May we look to Jesus and wage war on sin as we run the race set before us, longing to see Christ glorified in our lives.

Oct 10, 2018
#425 – He Rewards Those Who Seek Him (Hebrews 11:6)
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The God who rules and reigns over all is the One who rewards those who seek Him. Let us long to seek God and find our reward in Him.

Oct 09, 2018
#424 – Stir Up One Another (Hebrews 10:24–25)
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Don't approach church with a consumeristic attitude, but approach church seeking how you can help stir up others in love and good works.

Oct 08, 2018
#423 – Waiting for Him (Hebrews 9:27–28)
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Jesus has come and paid the price for our sins. We know He is coming again so we wait for Him and work to proclaim the gospel around the world.

Oct 07, 2018
#422 – Know The Lord (Hebrews 8:11)
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By God's grace through Christ we know Him. May we grow in our knowledge of and our love for Him.
Oct 06, 2018
#421 – Jesus Our Intercessor (Hebrews 7:25)
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Jesus lives to make intercession for you and me. He is dispensing the blessings of God in our lives.
Oct 05, 2018
#420 – Persevere with Faith (Hebrews 6:11–12)
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May we call out to God knowing He will supply grace for us to patiently persevere whatever comes our way in this life.
Oct 04, 2018
#419 – Maturity in God's Word (Hebrews 5:12–14)
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We cannot be content to drink spiritual milk like infants and not grow in our feasting on God's Word.
Oct 03, 2018
#418 – Sympathetic Resonance (Hebrews 4:14–16)
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When we walk through temptations and trials, we have a Great High Priest who echoes our hurts and trials. We can approach His throne boldly and there find grace and mercy in our time of need.
Oct 02, 2018
#417 – Help Our Unbelief (Hebrews 3:19)
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In the face of temptation, may we turn from sin and trust in Christ. We want to experience all that God has designed for us through faith in Him.
Oct 01, 2018
#416 – The Destruction of Death (Hebrews 2:14–15)
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Jesus came to conquer death and has given us eternal life. We are no longer bound to the fear of death, but will be united with Christ in His resurrection.
Sep 30, 2018
#415 – He Sat Down (Hebrews 1:3)
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The One who upholds the universe took on human flesh and lived the life we could not live. He died for sinners, ascended on high, and sat down having finished the work He came to do.