SUPPLICATION

NON CHRISTIAN Backsliders

[We all have friends and family that do not want anything to do with Christianity so it is up to us to pray for their salvation. Here’s an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

BACKSLIDERS NEED TO BE HUMBLE

FATHER, I thank You for Your Word, that encourages me. It gives me more confidence when I pray for the salvation of ____.

Second Chronicles 12 tells about King Rehoboam who ruled Judea. When he was strong he abandoned Your law along with all Israel (2 Chron 12:1). Because of their unfaithfulness, an army so huge they could not be numbered came up from the south against them (2 Chron 12:2,3).

“Then the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves…” (2 Chron 12:6 ESV). FATHER, when You saw that they humbled themselves, You did not destroy them (2 Chron 12:7). It is true that You only pour out Your wrath on ones who will not humble themselves—on the ones who will not repent (Rev 9:20-21).

I pray that You give to ____ situation after situation with opportunities to humble (himself/herself). I even pray for opportunities like You gave Israel—an overwhelming army against (him/her)—if that’s what it takes.

Even if ____ should humble (himself/herself) and afterwards go back to sinning, it keys me to know there is interaction going on between You and (him/her). I pray earnestly that You continue to draw (him/her). How I long to see many more glimpses of contriteness in (him/her).

THANKSGIVING

Chord Progression: (C  G/F  Edim  C/F)  (Dm  Am  G7  C)

YOU VIVIFY

You are the God who works wonders—(Ps 77:14).

luxuriant wonders—

rich and extravagant—

profuse and excessive (ref#110, p807).

 

With Your arm You redeem Your people (Ps 77:15).

You accommodate and oblige;

You are ready to reconcile and help (ref#110, p8);

You give freely (ref#110, p589).

 

The hungry soul You fill with good things (Ps 107:9).

Full of affection and love, You are tender (ref#110, p1378).

You satisfy the longing soul (Ps 107:9)

for You are considerate and gentle (ref#110, p1378).

 

What god is great like our God (Ps 77:13)?

You vivify;

You give life (ref#110, p1494).

Your way, O God, is holy (Ps 77:13).

CONFESSION

INTUITION

“As the power of man’s intellect searches out things pertaining to man, so does our mind by the power of the Holy Spirit understand heavenly things” Geneva Notes (ref#67, [1 Cor 2:11]).

“To know things in our intuition is what the Bible calls revelation. Revelation has no other meaning than that the Holy Spirit enables a believer to apprehend a particular matter…” Watchman Nee (ref#101, p77).

The definition of “intuition” is— “…learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning…” Watchman Nee (ref#110, p709). Kenneth S. Wuest’s, The New Testament, An Expanded Translation, talks of Christians as having a “instinctive perception” of You, FATHER (ref#37, [John 15:15] p252).

I am a subject of the teaching of the HOLY SPIRIT; He makes known truths to me by His illumination (ref#16, [1 Cor 2:10]). His spiritual sensing impinges on me directly without reason or cause (ref#101, p71). This makes it unnecessary to ask for the opinion of others or even to question myself (ref#101, p74). And, the moment I cease to follow my intuition at that very moment I begin to walk after the flesh and end up mingling spiritual things with things of the flesh (ref#101, p31).

“Walking after the spirit involves both the initiation of a work by revelation and execution of it through the Lord’s strength” Watchman Nee (ref#101, p30).

FATHER, give me faith enough to follow Your voice in my heart.

ADORATION

Chord Progression: (C Am G Dm) (Cdim Dm Am A7)

YOUR NAME, O LORD, ENDURES FOREVER

“It is good…to declare your steadfast love in the morning,

and your faithfulness by night,” (Ps 92:1-2 ESV).

“For your steadfast love is great to the heavens,

your faithfulness to the clouds” (Ps 57:10 ESV).

 

“Your righteousness is like the mountains…

your judgments are like the great deep;…” (Ps 36:6 ESV).

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,

and your dominion endures throughout all generations…” (Ps 145:13 ESV).

 

“…’Great and amazing are your deeds,

O Lord God the Almighty!

Just and true are your ways,

O King of the nations” (Rev 15:3 ESV)!

 

“Who will not fear, O Lord,

and glorify your name?

For you alone are holy.

…for your righteous acts have been revealed.’” (Rev 15:4 ESV).

 

“Your name, O Lord, endures forever,

your renown, O Lord, throughout all ages” (Ps 135:13 ESV).

“How great are your works, O LORD,

how profound your thoughts” (Ps 92:5 NIV)!

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“Prayer…cannot request too much because the Father desires to glorify his Son as much as possible” Bryan Chapell (ref#66, p97).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You have given me the Word of Truth and the Gospel of my salvation in CHRIST (Eph 1:13), I will wait for You.

Because You, FATHER, have blessed me in CHRIST with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm (Eph 1:3), I will wait for You.

Because You caused CHRIST to suffer by being tempted, therefore He is able to run to my cry as I am being tempted and exposed to suffering (Heb 2:18), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: May 13th – 19th

May 13      1 Chron 22-24; 2 Cor 2

May 14      1 Chron 25-27; 2 Cor 3

May 15      1 Kings 1; 1 Chron 28; 2 Cor 4

May 16      1 Kings 2; 1 Chron 29; 2 Cor 5

May 17      1 Kings 3; 2 Chron 1; 2 Cor 6

May 18      1 Kings 4-5; 2 Chron 2

May 19      1 King 6; 2 Chron 3; 2 Cor 7

SUPPLICATION

CHRISTIAN

[Because we are Christians and live in the world we will always need prayer for our walk and for witnessing to others about CHRIST. Here’s an opportunity to pray for others or even ourselves. Fill their name or your name in the blanks.]

DRAWING CONVERSATION BACK TO JESUS

“And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom.   For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.   And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God” (I Cor 2:1-5 ESV).

FATHER, I pray for ____ as (he/she) has opportunity to speak of Christianity. Restrain (him/her) from thinking and speaking in a worldly manner. There is no spiritual strength using words that put pressure on the will of the listener or to make an effort to engage emotions (#123, p116). “Paul does not threaten or merely exhort, nor does he lift up some shining example to emulate” Timothy Keller (ref# 123, p117). Prod ____ to make (his/her) message only be about “the limitless significance of Jesus Christ as the propitiation for our sins,…” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, Oct 15th).

FATHER, also keep ____ from toting a specific program of Christianity. This, too, is the world’s way to persuade, for it is easier to be part of a cause than to be an obedient CHRIST-follower. “It is easier to belong to a coterie which tells what Jesus Christ has done for me, easier to become a devotee to Divine healing, or to a special type of sanctification, or to the baptism of the Holy Ghost” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, Oct 15th).

Again, prod ____ to proclaim the Gospel, testifying “to the matchless worth of the person and work of Christ” A. W. Pink (ref#152, p 167)—no sales pitch—no witnessing for CHRIST, but witnessing about CHRIST.

THANKSGIVING

Chord Progression: (C/E  G/F  C/E  F6)  (Gsus  F7  G  C)

INDUBITABLE

FATHER, You are the absolute highest—(ref#110, p1341)

sitting enthroned as King forever (Ps 29:10).

You are self-perpetuating—

You have indefinite continuation of Yourself (ref#110, p1218).

 

You are indubitable—indisputable (ref#110, p689);

in Your hand are power and might (2 Chron 20:6).

No one may question You (ref#110, p689),

none can withstand You (2 Chron 20:6).

 

You are magnifico—

having the highest rank (ref#110, p814).

You sit enthroned— (Ps 29:10)

ruling over all the kingdoms of the nations (2 Chron 20:6).

 

You can never be reduced

because You are uncurtailed (ref#110, p1453).

The announcement of Yourself is the

self-proclaimed GOD of the summit (ref#110, p1218, 1341).

CONFESSION

NOT SUCCESS BUT FAITHFULNESS

…FATHER, keep me from the desire for success. In my base nature I want You to come and revive my church, my town, my country. I want everybody to witness Your power so I can be proud of Your accomplishments—so everyone can see how wise I am to follow You. I want You to prove Who You are and what You have done for me (ref#83, p118).

But JESUS did not turn the world upside down in a great show of power. When He was on earth after performing a miracle he would not let the news be spread (Matt 9:30). He didn’t succumb to the devil’s temptation to make Him a household word (Matt 4:6). He was not interested in being admired by men.

Move me FATHER, to settle on CHRIST as my example to follow: “The one dominate note in His life was to do His Father’s will. His way was not the way of wisdom or of success, but the way of faithfulness” Oswald Chambers (ref#83, p120).

ADORATION

Chord Progression: (C F/A G/B Csus) (C F Bdim C)

DRAWING WATER FROM THE WELL OF SALVATION

You are the MOST HIGH over all the earth;

Your name alone is the LORD (Ps 83:18).

You forever remain the same—

Your years have no end (Ps 102:27).

 

You, LORD, are the everlasting GOD—

Creator of the ends of the earth.

You do not faint or grow weary;

You’re never fatigued or exhausted (Isa 40:28).

 

There is no searching Your understanding;

You must be infinitely wise.

Your boundless skill is proved

by the works of Your hands Barnes’ Notes (ref#16, [Isa 40:28]).

 

You are righteous in all Your ways,

Everything You do is true.

Kind, You are, in all Your works,

Yes, Your trademark is love (Ps 145:17).

 

With joy I will draw water

from the wells of Your salvation—

from those ever-flowing fountains

from You, the great Giver (Isa 12:3).