PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“…don’t hunt for a feeling in prayer….You don’t experience God; you get to know him” Paul E. Miller (ref#62, p21).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because Your work is honorable and glorious and Your righteousness endures forever (Ps 111:3), I will wait for You.

Because no one is a ruler and a teacher like You (Job 36:22), I will wait for You.

Because You are a shield to those who walk uprightly and in integrity (Prov 2:7), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Oct 14th – 20th

Oct 14   Ezra 1; Ps 85; John 7

Oct 15   Ezra 2-3; John 8

Oct 16   Ezra 4; Ps 113; Ps 65

Oct 17   Haggai 1-2; John 9

Oct 18   Zech 1-3; John 10

Oct 19   Zech 4-6; John 11

Oct 20  Zech 7-9; John 12

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PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“…in everything by prayer whose essence is that of worship and devotion and by supplication which is a cry for your personal needs, with thanksgiving let your requests for the things asked for be made know in the presence of God,” Kenneth S. West (ref#37, p467, [Philippians 4:6]).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You are the Fashioner and Maker of all things (Jer 10:16), I will wait for You.

Because You make all the nations of men and determine their allotted periods of time and the fixed boundaries of their habitation (Acts 17:26), I will wait for You.

Because there is no human wisdom or understanding or counsel that can prevail against You (Prov 21:30), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Oct 7th – 13th

Oct 7     Ezek 42-44; John 1

Oct 8     Ezek 45-46; John 2

Oct 9     Ezek 47-48; Ps 64

Oct 10   Dan 5-6; John 3

Oct 11    Dan 7-8; John 4

Oct 12   Dan 9-10; John 5

Oct 13   Dan 11-12; John 6

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“There is nothing more difficult than to ask. We will long and desire and crave and suffer, but not until we are at the extreme limit will we ask….” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, June 9th). “Prayer is weakness leaning on omnipotence” W. S. Bowden (ref#55, p129).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because all Your promises find their answer in CHRIST (2 Cor 1:20), I will wait for You.

Because Your Son is holy, blameless, unstained by sin, separated from sinners and exalted higher than the heavens (Heb 7:26), I will wait for You.

Because You sent Your Son into the world so that I might live through Him (1 John 4:9), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Sept 30th – Oct 6th

Sept 30 Lam 3-5; 1 Pet 3

Oct 1   Dan 1-2; 1 Pet 4

Oct 2     Dan 3-4; 1 Pet 5

Oct 3     Ezek 33-35; 2 Pet 1

Oct 4   Ezek 36-37; Ps 63

Oct 5   Ezek 38-39; 2 Pet 2

Oct 6   Ezek 40-41; 2 Pet 3

PRELUDE TO PRAISE

Prayer Facts:

“It is not so true that ‘prayer changes things’ as that prayer changes me and I change things….Prayer is not a question of altering things externally, but of working wonders in a man’s disposition” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, Aug 28th).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You know everything and nothing is hidden from You (1 John 3:20), I will wait for You.

Because You produced and formed the world and all things in it (Acts 17:24), I will wait for You.

Because You bring to a standstill by severe weather the hand of every man (Job 37:7), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Sept 23rd – 29th

Sept 23     Ezek 20-21; James 3

Sept 24     Ezek 22-24; James 4

Sept 25     Ezek 25-28; James 5

Sept 26     Ezek 29-32; Ps 61

Sept 27     2 Kings 25; 2 Chron 36; Jer 40-41; Ps 62

Sept 28    Jer 42-44; 1 Pet 1

Sept 29    Obadiah; Lam 1-2; 1 Pet 2

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“In intercession you bring the person, or the circumstance that impinges on you before God until you are moved by His attitude towards that person or circumstance…Try to put yourself in God’s place….” Oswald Chambers (ref#7, Dec 13th).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You love the Son and have given everything into His hand (John 3:35), I will wait for You.

Because JESUS, Himself is the propitiation (the atoning sacrifice) for my sins, and not for mine alone but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Sept 16th – 22nd

Sept 16     Jer 52; Ps 143-144

Sept 17     Ezek 1-3; Heb 12

Sept 18     Ezek 4-7; Heb 13

Sept 19     Ezek 8-11; James 1

Sept 20    Ezek 12-14; Ps 53

Sept 21     Ezek 15-16; Ps 58

Sept 22    Ezek 17-19; James 2

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“The very powers of darkness are paralyzed by prayer. No wonder Satan tries to keep our minds fussy in active work till we cannot think to pray” Oswald Chambers (ref#23, p397).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You see my paths and count all my steps (Job 31:4), I will wait for You.

Because You know the way that I take, because You have concern for it, because You appreciate and pay attention to my way (Job 23:10), I will wait for You.

Because You hear my supplication and receive my prayer (Ps 6:9), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Sept 9th – 15th

Sept 9      Jer 48-49; Ps 52

Sept 10    Jer 21,24,27; Heb 6

Sept 11     Jer 28-30; Heb 7

Sept 12     Jer 31-32; Heb 8

Sept 13     Jer 33-34; Heb 9

Sept 14     Jer 37-39; Heb 10

Sept 15     Jer 50-51; Heb 11

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:

“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness” Luther (ref#152, p135).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because for me, You foreordained, destined, and planned in love that I might be adopted as Your own child through JESUS CHRIST in accordance with the purpose of Your will because it pleased You and was Your kind intent (Eph 1:5), I will wait for You.

Because You draw me to Yourself, investing me with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in CHRIST (1 Thes 1:10), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Aug 12th – 18th

Aug 12      2 Kings 20; Isa 38-39; Ps 48

Aug 13      Isa 40-42; Phil 4

Aug 14      Isa 43-45; Col 1

Aug 15      Isa 46-49; Col 2

Aug 16      Isa 50-52; Col 3

Aug 17      Isa 53-56; Col 4

Aug 18     Isa 57-59; 1 Tim 1