One Reason to Pray for Your Church & Pastor Today

There are many reasons to pray for your church and her ministries. Westminster Larger Catechism Question 159 sets forth not only the way pastors are to preach, but also how they are to lead in ministry. To do the following well, your pastor and church desperately needs your prayers! How is the Word of God … Continue reading One Reason to Pray for Your Church & Pastor Today

A Prayer of Preparation for Worship

Gracious Father, may all who come within the walls of your house of worship today experience a fresh encounter with You, the living God, so that deep gladness and profound joy overtake them and sorrow and sighing flee away. May all who come dwell in your presence beholding your beauty. For Your presence ultimately transforms … Continue reading A Prayer of Preparation for Worship

A Simple Prayer for Parents

Part of the Scripture in today's reading in The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms is Psalm 102:28. "The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” Here is a simple prayer I wrote for parents and grandparents to internalize and use: … Continue reading A Simple Prayer for Parents

A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

Mother's Day can be a day of great rejoicing and great sadness. For pastors and worship leaders, it demands great sensitivity and wisdom as you plan on how to honor mothers corporately. I have found that the best way is to pray for them. Here is one attempt at praying for moms who are at … Continue reading A Pastoral Prayer for Mothers on Mother’s Day

A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them

O Father, may your salvation surround us who live and walk under the shadow of death. Draw near to your dying children. By simple faith in your undying grace may they have peace in the hour of their departing. Draw near to those caught up in the rawness of a new grief. Enable them to … Continue reading A Prayer for The Dying and Those Who Care for Them

Putting on Airs vs. Putting on Armor

A Prayer of Confession Gracious heavenly Father, we confess that we put on airs more often than we put on Your armor. Forgive us for our self-promotion, self-protection and self-reliance. Pardon us for not cherishing and trusting in Your gifts of righteousness, faith, and salvation during times of temptation and spiritual conflict. Transform us by … Continue reading Putting on Airs vs. Putting on Armor

In the Midst of Trouble – Psalm 138

A Prayer Guide... 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3 … Continue reading In the Midst of Trouble – Psalm 138

A Prayer of Adoration – from Psalms 3-5

Who is like You O LORD? You are a shield about Your people (3:3). You answer the prayers of Your people when they cry aloud to You (3:4). You sustain Your people when they sleep and when they rise (3:5). You are the LORD to whom salvation belongs (3:8). You are a God who gives … Continue reading A Prayer of Adoration – from Psalms 3-5

Your Name in the Lamb’s Book of Life

If you have turned from trusting yourself and placed your faith in Jesus alone for salvation, then you did this because the Father gave you to Jesus so that you would come in faith to Him (John 6:37). You came to believe on Jesus because the Father drew you to Jesus (John 6:44). All of … Continue reading Your Name in the Lamb’s Book of Life

A Prayer: Let Us Get Home Before Dark

Father of spirits, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith,we lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely,that we may run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Few, they tell us, finish well… Lord, let us get home before dark. Before the darkness of staining your … Continue reading A Prayer: Let Us Get Home Before Dark