Prayer Guide for January – 2019
We begin our prayer time in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. + Amen.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11; “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
Did it seem to you that 2018 went by too fast? Perhaps it seems that way because of all the blessings we received or opportunities to serve Him caused the hours to spin on our clock at a faster pace. We continue to seek Your directions and stand in awe at how You provide for us and our time, talents and treasures are used to serve You.
Song of Solomon 1:3-4; “Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you! Take me away with you; let us hurry! Let the king bring me into his chambers. We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!”
A time of ‘Adoration’ to our Heavenly Father.
Please take time to sit and consider how our Triune God comes to us through His ‘WORD’ every day and He has impacted your life.
Think about the blessings you have because of His blessing you with material goods and the daily blessings His Hand provides for you..
Give thanks for where God has placed you and the gifts that you were given to use for Him along your journey.
Romans 3:10-18; “There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”
We were born, sinful and unclean, through no fault of our own, but because of the sins of our parents, grandparents…Adam and Eve.
God sent His only Son to die for our sins. Jesus did everything right while he was here on this earth. He loved you with a love that cannot be measured. He gave to the world when no thanks were returned to Him. He healed when there was no hope, and He died without complaint. Jesus did nothing wrong and everything right; all this for you. He lived for you and died for you. Our sins nailed Him to the cross on Calvary and kept Him there until His life on earth had ended.
A time of personal confession.
John 3:16-17, 36; “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”
Our sins are placed at the base of the cross...His cross, and we give thanks that the times we have fallen short in the eyes of our Heavenly Father have been washed clean and we have been forgiven through the Blood of our Risen Savior Jesus Christ.
Where do we begin to give thanks? So great are the blessings that our Heavenly Father has poured into our lives and continues to daily shower upon us.
Psalm 107:1-3; “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story; those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.”
As we begin this new year, let us give thanks for what we have and spend some quiet time with our Heavenly Father, considering all the blessings we have received and his endless presence as we face the challenges from last year; and may be facing today.
Ephesians 5:1-3; “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.”
We come to You now with hearts, minds and words filled with ‘Thanksgiving’.”
We give thanks for our Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit.
We give thanks for having a Savior.
We give thanks our providence; monetary, food, clothing and shelter. As we give of our first fruits may we also give a portion of our best to His children who need the assistance we can provide.
We give You thanks for the Haitian children who are not only the prime purpose of Trinity/HOPE but also Your missionaries for the future generations in Haiti who bring the true message of Christmas to lives who have never known.
We give You thanks for the work that is being accomplished by the Haitian parents, teachers, school principals and Feeding Program Directors who are shaping the lives of young Haitian children this school year.
January 1st is Independence Day in Haiti and while it is a time of much celebration gaining freedom from the French it is also a time of violent protests by people without hope. May the many young Christian missionaries who have been prepared with the Good News in Haitian schools with Trinity/Hope feeding programs since 1998 bring Hope to the hopeless who are still living in fear of the vodou priest.
Heavenly Father, we bring our supplications before You;
Heavenly Father, this coming year please continue to lead and bless Trinity/HOPE with Your loving hand; may we always strive to accomplish much by and through Your will.
Lord, please bring a period of calmness to Haiti and cause the violence to cease and true peace to begin.
Bless the workers here in the U.S. and in Haiti and give them courage as they face challenges from the evil foe. Provide them with courage, endurance and love.
Heavenly Father, please bless new donors unknown to us but who are out there ready to help to feed Haitian children through the Matthew 25 Project.
Lord Jesus; please bring comfort, peace and joy to Pastor Gergens and his family as they mourn the passing of his mother.
Lord God, bless Your Word wherever it is proclaimed. Make it a Word of power and peace to convert those not yet Your own and to confirm those who have come to saving faith. May Your Word pass from the ear to the heart, from the heart to the lip and from the lip to the life that, as You have promised, Your Word may achieve the purpose for which You sent it; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
2 Corinthians 13:11-14; “Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints send their greetings. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
May God go before you to guide you; may His arms be beneath you to support you, around you to protect you and above you to bless you. And may the blessings of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you always dear sister and brother in Christ,
In His love, have a very prosperous and blessed new year.