Defeat Loneliness

How will you introduce yourself? What will loneliness and solitude do to our spirit? How will we keep the spiritual sensitivity alive in extremely difficult times? Rev 1

Lord, let Your love and love for Your people consume us so that even in loneliness and solitude we live acknowledging that we are companions, brothers and sisters of hundreds of saints around the globe.


Lord, let who we are in You permeate every cell of our body; even in extreme loneliness we continue to live in the Spirit so that we could function in a giving mode as Your messenger rather than being in the receiving end.

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Taking Risks

Is it common to take risks even for a personal matter? How many people we know have chose to walk towards death when their lives could have been protected?  Which is common to face death out of despair or for a cause that matters to God? Esther 4-5

Lord, many boldly took risks for Your sake not knowing whether their lives will be spared or not; give us grace to teach others with faith and valor that value of life is not in its longevity but in obeying You.

Lord, let us be counted among those who have faced dangerous situation only for Your glory with peace knowing that You are in control and “all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” Esther 4,5

Dipped in Your Love

Can we work hard without love? Can we be passionate about right doctrine and right actions without love? Can we preserve without growing weary without love? Rev 2:1-7

Lord, we realise that hard work, right doctrine, right actions and perseverance are significant but you look beyond all these to see how we do all these with love in our hearts, so we repent, let our actions be dipped in love.

Lord, often our lack of first love goes unnoticed in things we do in Your name like hard work, preserving right doctrine and right practices, or persevering without growing weary, we repent, please once again soak us in your live.

The Able One

Which is more important to us-right behaviour or pure heart? Have we wondered if there is a checklist to shape our hearts according to His plan? What is our promise in this context? Jude 1:20-24

Lord, rather than modifying our behaviour, we pursue building ourselves in faith, to pray in the Holy Spirit, sustain in Your love, and show mercy to others mixed with fear knowing that You are our stronghold.

Lord, when You ask us to do something naturally impossible-to change our heart not just our behaviour, You remind us of Your ability to keep us from falling to present us without fault but with great joy in glorious presence

Our Greater Joy

What gives us greater joy- celebration, honour, popularity, achievements? How will we express that we give priority to someone’s walk with the Lord over attaining success or honour?  How do we communicate our joy when we see our children walking in the truth? 2 John 4; 3 John 3-4.

Lord, there are a lot of things to find delight in this world but let us find greater joy in that which heaven rejoices-when our sons and daughters repent and they continue to walk in repentance.

Lord, a lot of things crowd our hearts to give us joy-success, popularity, honour in our children’s lives but our greater joy is always to see our children walking in repentance.

Seeking You

Do our spiritual eyes seek to see what God is doing now or to hear what He is speaking now? If we are immersed in the things of the physical realm, who will communicate God’s plan to the world? How can we encourage others to become a community who long to “do what the Father is doing?” Zech 1-4

Lord, forgive us we often get engrossed in the mundane things so that  things of this earth grow fairly bright, thus blinding our eyes from You.


Lord, let there be a heart cry among Your people to be Your spokesman and spokeswoman who clearly see and hear You as they choose to see the things of this earth as strangely dim.

Your Mercy Still Surprises Me!

Will we have a burden for His work, if our life is perfect? What if there is nothing special to notice or no one gives credit, will we continue to serve in His house? If we work only after His nudging, will He grant His presence to empower us?   Hag 1, 2

Lord, let the zeal to serve Your house and Your people consume us not only because You delight in it but also because we are amazed at Your mercy through which You have promised to empower even those who begin to work only after You have nudged them.

Lord, You always surprise us with Your mercy and love-You empower those who were once apathetic to serve in Your house with the promise of Your presence to strengthen them towards a task which You will make glorious at the end.