Preparation

What is it that we are entrusted to do but cannot do because we don’t pray? Do we ask Jesus why we cannot do something? What will be our response to His reply?  Mark 9:14-29

Lord, every day we need You, need to be in Your presence, need to listen  You more than yesterday.

Lord, thank You for entrusting us with things that are beyond our own power or abilities, but we commit to spend time in Your presence so that You can use us.

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Who Stood in the Gap for You

Will you be the person who will stand in the gap so that the plan of God for our community will come to pass? How will we rekindle people’s  passion for God? How will you let go of the pain of people’s disobedience to transform them to dream with God? Exo 34:29-Exo 35,36

Lord, forgive us as we are often imprisoned in the memories of the unpleasant events of the past that we cannot dream with God of what You could for with our community.

Lord, thank You for all who stood in the gap for us regardless of the pain our actions might have caused them so that now we could be part of Your dreams for our community.

Our Requests

What do you usually ask God to do for you? Do our requests have anything to do with His response? Do we usually pray for miracles that others can see or for things which can enlighten our walk with Him? Exo 33:12-23, Mk 7:24-30

Lord, our requests reflect not only how we see You but also how we value our eternity with You; change us inside out to seek Your glory more than any other blessings.

Lord, in Your grace You give us anything we ask, but may we desire not just for things that make our lives pleasant on earth, but for that which strengthens our walk with You.

We Trust in You

When we feel cornered, how will you respond? When you are about to be put to shame, to whom will you turn? What is your prayer in such situations? Ps 25:1-7

Lord, let our first response to any disturbing situation be to lift up our soul to You declaring our trust only in You.

Lord, when we are about to be put to shame or when we are about to be victorious, we declare our trust in You by seeking Your ways. Ps 25:1-7

The Power of Your Presence

What is it that makes us afraid? Is it the darkest valley? Or evil along the path? Or Hurdles along the path? Or is it the unrest you experience? Ps 23

Lord, we often come across fear of uncertainty whether because of the darkness in the valley,  evil along the path, or unrest we experience, but let us seek Your presence to be our comforting, leading, and restoring Shepherd.

Lord, let not the darkest valley, or unrest and evil along the paths blind us from the sight of Your leading, comforting and empowering presence

An Invitation

Why does God give all the laws? Why is He concerned about all aspects of our lives? What is His ultimate goal about His people? Exo 22:31

Lord, we realize that all Your laws and stipulations are an invitation to be a holy people unto You.

Lord, we uphold obedience to Your Word as it is Your invitation to make us a Holy people.

My God Forever

How do our  understanding of our dependence in God in our adulthood can be translated into our trust in God ? Can we claim Him to be our God before our birth? What about during our infancy when we were helpless and defenseless? Ps 22:6-11

Lord, You have been our God when we were dependent on other human beings for our survival, and now we are older and stronger but still we see You as our only defense.

Lord, I didn’t know You during my infancy and before, but knowing who You are to me now, I declare that You have been my defender and refuge ever since I were in our mother’s womb.