Psalm 12 – When the Faithful Vanish

Psalm 12 teaches us what to do when the faithful vanish and when vileness is exalted among the children of man.We naturally tend to become fearful, self-righteous, angry, harsh and judgmental. All you have to do is to first of all notice the dominant emotions in your own heart when you see this happening. Then, … Continue reading Psalm 12 – When the Faithful Vanish

A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine

Proverbs 17:22 - "A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." Lord, free us from an anxious, discouraged spirit that would weigh us down today. Keep a brooding spirit of despondency far from us that always looks at the dark side. Deliver us from a discontented, unbelieving sadness that … Continue reading A Joyful Heart is Good Medicine

A Prayer to Pursue Peaceful Relationships

God, our gracious, heavenly Father, you are our dependably steady and warmly personal God. Those qualities so frequently elude us. Show us the path of self-denying, sacrificial love. Grant us endurance and encouragement to love those who are different than us. Those who disappoint us and even those who hurt us. Show us how to … Continue reading A Prayer to Pursue Peaceful Relationships

Prayers of Confession for Palm Sunday

Prayer Sample #1:Holy Father,long ago the crowds with incessant hallelujahsgreeted Your dearly loved Son,but how quickly they mockedas He went lonely to the cross.Forgive us for the ways that we, too,have welcomed Him only in wordsand resisted His kingship.Subdue our restless and rebellious heartsso that we might serve You faithfullythrough Jesus Christ our Lord,who is … Continue reading Prayers of Confession for Palm Sunday

Prayers of Intercession – Psalm 95

Intercession is asking the Lord to meet the needs of others - your family, friends, co-workers, church, etc. May the worship of you, the living God, become the most important task of their daily lives and the activity around which they center their weekly lives. Grant them a renewed commitment to corporate worship and may … Continue reading Prayers of Intercession – Psalm 95

Prayer of Confession of Sin – Psalm 95

According to a simple reading of Psalm 95, My love, adoration and joy in you has been too measured and too contained.  Tim and Kathy Keller write in their devotional on this Psalm: "When the love of the immeasurably great and transcendent God of the universe becomes real to us, the joy should be uncontainable.”My … Continue reading Prayer of Confession of Sin – Psalm 95

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