PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“I must hear the person who gives me the promise. The very tone of his voice gives me courage to believe. I must see him. In the light of his eye and countenance, all fear as to my right to take fades away” Andrew Murray (ref#11, p70).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because Your truthfulness and honesty is shown through CHRIST becoming a servant and a minister (Rom 15:8), I will wait for You.

Because Your Son, JESUS CHRIST, is the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead, and the Ruler of the kings of the earth (Rev 1:5), I will wait for You.

Because through Your Son’s death He brings to naught and makes of no effect him who had the power of death (Heb 2:14), I will wait for You.

Because CHRIST has the power, authority and right on earth to forgive sins (Luke 5:24), I will wait for You.

Because JESUS saves me from my sins and prevents me from failing and missing the true end and scope of life which is You (Matt 1:21), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Nov 18th – 24th

Nov 18    Job 25-26; Rev 6

Nov 19    Job 27-28; Ps 73

Nov 20    Job 29-30; Rev 7

Nov 21    Job 31; Ps 120; Ps 74

Nov 22    Job 32-33; Rev 8

Nov 23   Job 34-35; Rev 9

Nov 24    Job 36-37; Ps 75

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PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“Only when we live with God in a personal, loving relationship where God himself is everything to us,…is a capacity developed to believe that He gives whatsoever we ask” Andrew Murray (ref#11, p69-70).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You have Your way in the whirlwind and in the storm (Nahum 1:3), I will wait for You.

Because You determine and count the number of stars and call them all by their names (Ps 147:4), I will wait for You.

Because You make lightenings for rain and bring forth the wind out from Your storehouses (Jer 10:13), I will wait for You.

Because You do great things past finding out and marvelous thing without number (Job 9:10), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Nov 11th – 17th

Nov 11   Job 11-12; Rev 1

Nov 12   Job 13-14; Rev 2

Nov 13   Job 15-16; Rev 3

Nov 14   Job 17-18; Ps 70

Nov 15   Job 19-20; Ps 72

Nov 16   Job 21-22; Rev 4

Nov 17   Job 23-24; Rev 5

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“…prayer is indeed a power, on which the ingathering of the harvest and the coming of the Kingdom do in very truth depend….So wonderful is the surrender of His work into the hands of His Church, so dependent has the Lord made Himself on them as His body, through whom alone His work can be done, so real is the power which the Lord gives His people to exercise in heaven and earth, that the number of the labourers and the measure of the harvest does actually depend upon their prayer” Andrew Murray (ref#19, NINTH LESSON).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because not one sparrow is forgotten or uncared for in Your presence (Luke 12:6), I will wait for You.

Because the ravens neither sow nor reap yet You feed them (Luke 12:24), I will wait for You.

Because You care for me (1 Pet 5:7), I will wait for You.

Because You number every hair on my head (Luke 12:7), I will wait for You.

Because You meet all my needs according to Your glorious riches in CHRIST (Phil 4:19), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Nov 4th – 10th

Nov 4    Neh 13; Mal 1-2; Ps 69

Nov 5    Mal 3-4; 1 John 2

Nov 6    Job 1-2; 1 John 3

Nov 7    Job 3-4; 1 John 4

Nov 8    Job 5; Ps 108; 1 John 5

Nov 9    Job 6-8; 2 John

Nov 10  Job 9-10; 3 John

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“We seek God’s gifts: God wants to give us HIMSELF first. We think of prayer as the power to draw down good gifts from heaven; Jesus is the means to draw ourselves up to God. We want to stand at the door and cry; Jesus would have us first enter in and realize that we are friends and children” Andrew Murray (ref#19, TWELFTH LESSON).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because Your eyes are on me and Your ears are open to my prayers (1 Pet 3:12), I will wait for You.

Because You hear when I cry for help and deliver me out of all my distress and troubles (Ps 34:17), I will wait for You.

Because You perform that which You have planned for me (Job 23:14), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Sept 2nd – 8th

Sept 2     Jer 13-15; Jude

Sept 3     Jer 16-17; Philemon

Sept 4     Jer 18-20; Heb 1

Sept 5     Jer 22; 2 Kings 24; Heb 2

Sept 6     Jer 23,25; Heb 3

Sept 7     Jer 26,35,36; Heb 4

Sept 8     Jer 45-47; Heb 5

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“If no answer comes, we are not to…suppose that it is not God’s will to give an answer. No; there must be something in the prayer that is not as God would have it…It is far easier to the flesh to submit without the answer than to yield itself to be searched and purified by the Spirit, until it has learnt to pray the prayer of faith” Andrew Murray (ref#19, FIFTH LESSON).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You send the Counselor to represent CHRIST and act on His behalf (John 14:26), I will wait for You.

Because the SPIRIT will show me what is true (John 14:17), I will wait for You.

Because the SPIRIT will teach me everything (John 14:26), I will wait for You.

Because the SPIRIT will always be with me and help me (John 14:16), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Aug 26th – Sept 1st

Aug 26      Habak 1-3; 2 Tim 2

Aug 27      Zeph 1-3; 2 Tim 3

Aug 28     Jer 1-2; 2 Tim 4

Aug 29     Jer 3-4; Titus 1

Aug 30    Jer 5-6; Titus 2

Aug 31    Jer 7-9; Titus 3

Sept 1     Jer 10-12; Ps 50

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“Our early training, the teaching of the Church, the influence of habit, the stirring of the emotions—how easily these lead to prayer which has no spiritual power, and avails but little….True prayer…must be to the glory of God, in full surrender to His will, in full assurance of faith, in the name of Jesus, and with a perseverance that, if need be, refuses to be denied. All this must be learned” Andrew Murray (ref#19, FIRST LESSON).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You have separated me from the peoples that I should be Yours (Lev 20:26), I will wait for You.

Because You establish Your covenant between You and me, to be a GOD to me (Gen 17:7), I will wait for You.

Because You consecrate and make me holy (Lev 22:32), I will wait for You.

Because You are the LORD who sanctifies me (Lev 20:8), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Aug 19th – 25th

Aug 19      Isa 60-62; 1 Tim 2

Aug 20      Isa 63-64; 1 Tim 3

Aug 21      Isa 65-66; 1 Tim 4

Aug 22      2 Kings 21; 2 Chron 33; Ps 49

Aug 23      Nahum 1-3; 1 Tim 5

Aug 24      2 Kings 22; 2 Chron 34; 1 Tim 6

Aug 25      2 Kings 23; 2 Chron 35; 2 Tim 1

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“One of the terrible marks of the diseased state of Christian life in these days is that there are so many who rest content without specific answers to prayer” Andrew Murray (ref#11, p35).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You do great things which I cannot comprehend (Job 37:5), I will wait for You.

Because You will have compassion on the poor and the lives of the needy You will save (Ps 72:13), I will wait for You.

Because I will pray to You and You will hear me (Job 22:27) I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Aug 5th – 11th

Aug 5       Isa 25-28; Eph 4

Aug 6       Isa 29-31; Eph 5

Aug 7       Isa 32-35

Aug 8       2 Kings 17; 2 Chron 28; Eph 6

Aug 9      2 Chron 29-31; Phil 1

Aug 10     2 Kings 18-19; Ps 47; 2 Chron 32; Phil 2

Aug 11      Isa 36-37; Phil 3

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“As the Son began His prayer by making clear His relation to the Father, pleading His work and obedience and His desire to see the Father glorified, do so too. Draw near and appear before the Father in Christ….Say that you too have given yourself to finish the work the Father has given you to do, and to live alone for His glory….” Andrew Murray (ref#19, TWENTY-SEVENTH LESSON).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You do not faint or grow weary (Isa 40:28), I will wait for You.

Because You are faithful to sanctify me completely (1 Thes 5:23-24), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: June 17th – 23rd

June 17    Prov 23; Matt 16

June 18    Prov 24; Ps 37

June 19    Prov 25; Matt 17

June 20    Prov 26; Matt 18

June 21    Prov 27; Matt 19

June 22    Prov 28; Matt 20

June 23    Prov 29; Matt 21

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

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Prayer Facts:

“The spirit of the world is the great hindrance to the Spirit of prayer.  All our most earnest calls to men to pray more will be vain unless this evil is acknowledged and combated and overcome. The believer and the Church must be entirely freed from the spirit of the world….It is only through death to the world that we can be freed from its spirit….In Christ it was the crucifixion spirit and death that was the source of the intercession Spirit and power. With us it can be no other way either” Andrew Murray (ref#143, p118).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You are God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, the terrible God, Who is not partial and does not take bribes (Deut 10:17), I will wait for You.

Because You are acquainted with and understand the heart (Acts 15:8), I will wait for You.

Because You preserve the way of Your saints (Prov 2:8), I will wait for You.

Because You guard the feet of Your godly ones (1 Sam 2:9), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: February 19th – 25th

Feb 19 Num 5-6; Acts 15

Feb 20 Num 7; Ps 23

Feb 21 Num 8-10; Acts 16

Feb 22 Num 11-12; Acts 17

Feb 23 Num 13-14; Ps 90

Feb 24 Num 15-17; Acts 18

Feb 25 Num 18-19; Acts 19

SUPPLICATION

GENERAL 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.]

ASKING FOR THE SPIRIT

screen-shot-2017-01-28-at-3-03-38-pm“Keep on asking for something to be given, and it shall be given you. Keep on seeking and you shall find. Keep on reverently knocking, and it shall be opened to you….how much…will Your Father …in heaven give the Holy Sprit to those who ask Him for Him to be given” (ref#37, p163, [Luke 11:9,10,13]).

FATHER, I pray for ____, that (he/she) continue pleading for the HOLY SPIRIT—that (he/she) become sensitive to the requirement of constant asking. Incite (him/her) to grasp the concept of how vital He is in (his/her) life.

“As God’s children, we have already received the Spirit. But, we still need to ask and pray for His special gifts and operations as we require them. And not only this, but for Himself to take complete and entire possession; for His unceasing momentary guidance” Andrew Murray (ref#19, SEVENTH LESSON).

FATHER, Your SPIRIT is not general or bland with His words of instruction. He will inspire ____ immediately. Favor (him/her), O LORD, to instantly know it is the SPIRIT’s words that has entered (his/her) mind.

I read of the SPIRIT in Acts and marvel at His clearness and specifics. His comfort sets the ones He dwells in apart (Acts 9:31). Set ____ apart today with the blessing of Your SPIRIT.