SUPPLICATION

GENERAL TRIBULATION

[We all can think of a Christian sister or brother experiencing so much affliction they may not be able to pray for themselves. Here’s an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

COMFORT OF THE SPIRIT IN AFFLICTION

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-2-11-17-pm…FATHER, as ____ goes through life the consolations of Your HOLY SPIRIT are useful and necessary to (him/her). The SPIRIT comforts (his/her) in afflictions. These afflictions are a provision that You have made for (him/her) (Heb 12:5,6) (ref#35, p405).

____’s natural spirit will struggle with afflictions. (He/She) will try to relieve (himself/herself) by any means. In a display of pride (he/she) will despise the chastising affliction or in dejectedness of spirit, (he/she) will sink under the weight of (his/her) troubles (ref#35, p406).

How easily ____ will look for second causes (causes other than You, FATHER) in (his/her) affliction. (He/She) will try to fix it (himself/herself). Keep (him/her) FATHER, from this for (he/she) will lose all the benefits and advantages of this affliction that You have bestowed upon (him/her) (ref#35, p406).

FATHER, keep (him/her) also from sinking under the trial. If You do not teach (him/her) to consider deeply Your chastisements and dealings with (him/her), (he/she) will find the season of afflictions many as (he/she) goes through life (ref#35, p406).

Only the SPIRIT can manage (his/her) soul in affliction so that You, FATHER, have the glory of it and (he/she) be benefited. Affliction gives (him/her) a chance to glory in (his/her) tribulations (Rom 5:3). Send the SPIRIT, FATHER, to ____.

“…there is no management nor improvement of any affliction, but merely and solely by the consolations of the Holy Ghost” John Owen (ref#35, p407).

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THANKSGIVING

Chord Progression: (Am  G  Fmaj  Em)  (Dm  Em  Fmaj  Am)

UNSWERVING

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-2-04-03-pmGOD, You are GOD—the Faithful (Deut 7:9).

You guide and control,

check and restrain (ref#110, p1174).

You, GOD, are constant (ref#110, p298).

 

Free from variation and change,

You are firm in purpose (ref#110, p298).

You are earnest and busy,

diligent and systematic (ref#110, p690).

 

FATHER, You keep covenant (Deut 7:9).

Your steadfast love never ceases (Lam 3:22).

You are steady, unflappable, and unshaken—

Undeflectable and unswerving (ref#110, p1464).

 

Your mercies never come to an end (Lam 3:22).

You are self-revealing—

expressing Your innermost thoughts and emotions (ref#110, p1218).

You are GOD.

CONFESSION

WORKING OUT MY OWN SALVATION

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-1-58-12-pm…FATHER, move me to work out my own salvation—but not on my own. Keep me always accepting what You give. I wish to let You set me apart.

“The one marvelous secret of a holy life lies not in imitating Jesus, but in letting the perfections of Jesus manifest themselves in my mortal flesh” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, July 23rd).

FATHER, Your mystery of sanctification is JESUS. All His sinless perfection You pour into me. And as You pour, I continually change slowly and surely into holiness (2 Cor 13:4).

If there is any effort on my part to be exerted it is to seek to know CHRIST better—“in His divine nature, in His human relationship, in His finished work, in His death, in His resurrection, in His present glorious intercession, and in His future royal advent” Charles Spurgeon (ref#34, Jan 4th AM). The reason You have made me one with JESUS is so His disposition will rule my disposition (ref#7, Feb 8th).

This “working out my own salvation” is to let You, FATHER, more quickly change me. Allow me to experience the closeness of JESUS, FATHER, so that His presence pushes anxious thoughts away that I may see clearly Your direction before me.

ADORATION

Chord Progression: (C A7 Dm G7) (C Dm/G G7 C)

 

TO THE KING ETERNAL

screen-shot-2017-02-21-at-1-54-24-pmYou are LORD, the everlasting GOD,

the Creator of the ends of the earth,

You do not faint or grow weary;

Your understanding is unsearchable (Isa 40:28).

 

You give power to the faint,

energizing the weary,

and when I lack might,

You increase my strength (Isa 40:29).

 

When I wait,

You renew my strength;

I shall mount up with wings like eagles,

spreading my wings and soaring (Isa 40:31).

 

I shall run and not be weary—

never getting tired.

I shall walk and not faint—

never lagging behind (Isa 40:31).

 

To the King of ages,

immortal, invisible,

the only God, be honor

and glory forever and ever. Amen (1 Tim 1:17).

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

 

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Prayer Facts:

“Poverty of spirit enters into true praying. ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ ‘The poor’ means paupers, beggars, those who live on the bounty of others, who live by begging.  Christ’s people live by asking. ‘Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath’” E. M. Bounds (ref#54, p32).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because righteousness and justice is the foundation of Your throne (Ps 97:2), I will wait for You.

Because You give skillful and godly wisdom and from Your mouth comes knowledge and understanding (Prov 2:6), I will wait for You.

Because Your mercy and loving-kindness endures forever (1 Chron 16:34), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: March 25th – March 31st

Mar 25            Josh 23-24; Ps 20

Mar 26            Jud 1-3; Mark 14

Mar 27            Jud 4-5; Mark 15

Mar 28            Jud 6-7; Mark 16

Mar 29            Jud 8, Ps 42

Mar 30            Jud 9-10; Gal 1

Mar 31            Jud 11-12; Gal 2

THANKSGIVING

Chord Progression: (C  F/C  Dm6  C/E)  (C  F6  G7  C)

YOU ALONE

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-3-55-05-pmTo the only GOD, be glory now and forever (Jude 25).

You are beyond experience—

transcendent and superior (ref#110, p1419),

excellent and important (ref#110, p1410).

 

To the only GOD, be majesty now and forever (Jude 25).

You are the foremost and greatest—

the choicest—the very best—

You are uppermost (ref#110, p1410).

 

To the only GOD, be authority now and forever (Jude 25).

You have a meaningful manner of speaking (ref#110, p1218)—

unencumbered (ref#110, p1456).

You alone are the Most High over all the earth (Ps 83:18).

 

To the only GOD, be dominion now and forever (Jude 25).

You are first in order—the zenith (ref#110, p1410)—

unconquerable and indomitable (ref#110, p689).

You are transcendent (ref#110, p1419).

CONFESSION

HUMILITY

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-3-46-01-pm“The head must be bowed low to the dust to admit that we are no better than what Jesus had to become for us” Roy and Revel Hession (ref#100, p77).

FATHER, let me daily review my total inability to help myself. You do not help me occasionally, like picking up a just-learning-to-walk child when he falls, no, I am in the troughs of an enemy who labors day and night to devour me (1 Pet 5:8). I need to envision myself daily in the middle of a ring of fire needing You to reach Your hand down and pluck me out.

“The bedrock in Jesus Christ’s kingdom is poverty, not possession; weakness, not strength of will; infirmity of character, not goodness; a sense of absolute poverty, not decisions for Christ…(Matt 5:3)”  Oswald Chambers (ref#83, p90).

“If we grow down in humility and up in worship—leave off all sin and the diverting pleasures of this world and persevere because we desire Christ supremely—we could not fathom doing anything to grieve One so infinitely glorious—One who saves to the uttermost and ever lives to intercede one as vile as me” Dan Cummings (ref#141, April 9, 2006).

ADORATION

Chord Progression: (C Em C7 F) (Fm C G7 C)

 

GOD’S CARE FOR ME

screen-shot-2017-02-20-at-3-42-00-pmCOMPASSIONATE FATHER, You have made me in the womb (Job 31:15).

You know the way that I take; You have concern for it,

You pay attention to my way (Job 23:10).

You care about my going out and coming in (Ps 139:2).

 

You hear my supplication, receiving my prayer (Ps 6:9).

You see my way and count all my steps (Job 31:4).

You perform that which You have planned for me (Job 23:14).

You daily bear me up (Ps 68:19).

 

You turn my mourning into dancing (Ps 30:11).

You bring me near to dwell in Your courts (Ps 65:4).

You make Your face to shine upon me (Ps 67:1).

You put a new song in my mouth (Ps 40:3).

 

You cover all my sin (Ps 85:2).

You deliver me from death (Ps 68:20).

You redeem my life from the pit (Ps 103:4).

You withdraw all Your wrath (Ps 85:3).

 

You satisfy me with good (Ps 103:5).

You heal all my diseases (Ps 103:3).

You hear my voice and pleas (Ps 116:1).

You crown me with love and with mercy (Ps 103:4).

 

What shall I render to You, O LORD

for all Your benefits to me?

I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving

and forever call on Your name (Ps 116:12,17).