Prayer

SILENCE

Silence

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Be silent before the LORD, all humanity (Zechariah 2:13; NLT).

Obey his commands, listen to his voice and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation (Galatians 6:15; NLT).

Lord,
Waiting for you in silence
Is different every time…

Relaxing,
Restorative,
Or blissful;

Challenging,
Alarming,
Disturbing;

Inspiring,
Awesome –
Even revelatory;

For when you speak,
Our hearts
Are transformed,

And our lives
Turned
Upside down.

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Remember

Remember

Remember the LORD (Jeremiah 51:50; NLT).

Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV).

Worship the LORD with gladness (Psalm 100:2; NLT).

Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

Lord,
Please help me
To remember you all day,
Because when I forget you,
I also forget to thank you,
To worship you,
To listen for your voice,
And to see you in others.

Through Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Judgement

Judgement

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me” (John 14:6; NLT).

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1; NLT).

But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and instead live lives of wickedness (Romans 2:8; NLT).

Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve (Psalm 90:11; NLT).


Lord,
We are sinners –
Our lives amount to nothing
Without you.

Please forgive
And heal us.
Help us to follow
Your dear Son –

For there is no other way
We can be saved
From your judgement, wrath,
And condemnation.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Fear, freedom and power

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Fear 

Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety (Proverbs 29:25; NLT).

Serve only the LORD your God and fear him alone (Deuteronomy 13:4; NLT).

Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty (Ecclesiastes 12:13; NLT).


Father,
Fearing people
Is a dangerous trap,
But fearing you,
Trusting you,
And obeying your commands,
Brings safety.


Freedom and power

Instead, we will speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15; NLT).


Father,
My newfound sense
Of freedom and power
Lies in being able to express
Things I previously didn’t dare
To voice at all.

Thank you so much
For my progress!

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Unworthy

Unworthy

In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have only done our duty’ (Luke 17:10; NLT).

But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me,  for I am a sinner’ (Luke 18:13; NLT).

Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only him’ ” (Luke 4:8; NLT).


Lord,
I am your unworthy servant;
I don’t even do my duty!

Have mercy on me;
Heal and forgive me.

Help me to start afresh,
And to serve you alone.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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All

All

Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins (Psalm 103:2-3; NIV).

My son, do not despise the LORD’S discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in (Proverbs 3:11-12; NIV).

Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths (Psalm 25:4; NIV).

It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him
(Deuteronomy 13:4; NIV).

Lord,
I love you so much.

Please forgive all my sins,
Correct all my faults,
Teach me all I need to know,
And help me to serve you.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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