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 OF PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“If we are to pray with power, we must pray with faith….If we are to have real faith, we must study the Word of God and discover what is promised. Then, we must simply believe the promises…Faith must have God’s sanction. Trying to believe something that you want to believe is not faith” R.A. Torrey (ref#155, p45-46).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You rule by Your might forever and You keep watch over the nations (Ps 66:7), I will wait for You.

Because Your judgments are true and righteous altogether (Ps 19:9), I will wait for You.

Because Your understanding is inexhaustible and boundless (Ps 147:5), I will wait for You.

Because You are unchangeable, what You want to do, You do (Job 23:13), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: June 10th – 16th

June 10    Prov 16; Matt 10

June 11    Prov 17; Matt 11

June 12    Prov 18; Matt 12

June 13    Prov 19; Ps 60

June 14    Prov 20; Matt 13

June 15    Prov 21; Matt 14

June 16    Prov 22; Matt 15

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“Understanding is more taxing than doing, and meditation is a severer tax than service….The cost is not so much in the sweat of agonizing supplication as in the daily fidelity to the life of prayer” Samuel Chadwick (ref#4, p27).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You are full of pity and compassion and tenderness and mercy (James 5:11), I will wait for You.

Because You give strength and fullness of might to Your people (Ps 68:35), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: June 3rd – 9th

June 3     Prov 10; Ps 35

June 4     Ps 150

June 5     Prov 11; Matt 6

June 6     Prov 12; Matt 7

June 7     Prov 13; Matt 8

June 8     Prov 14; Matt 9

June 9     Prov 15; Ps 36

PRELUDE OF PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

You don’t need self-discipline to pray continuously; you just need to be poor in spirit” Paul E. Miller (ref#62, p65).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You keep covenant, loving-kindness, and mercy for those who love You and keep Your commandments (Neh 1:5), I will wait for You.

Because You do not withdraw Your eyes from me (Job 36:7), I will wait for You.

Because You open my ears to instruction and discipline (Job 36:10), I will wait for You.

Because You give songs of rejoicing in the night (Job 35:10), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: May 27th – June 2nd

May 27      Prov 3; 2 Cor 13

May 28      Prov 4; Ps 33

May 29      Prov 5; Matt 1

May 30      Prov 6; Matt 2

May 31      Prov 7; Matt 3

June 1       Prov 8; Matt 4

June 2       Prov 9; Matt 5

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“Prayer is asking and knocking at a door for something we have not, which we desire, and which God has promised to us” E.M. Bounds (ref#54, p182).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because Your breath gives life (Job 33:4), I will wait for You.

Because You form the spirit of man within him (Zech 12:1), I will wait for You.

Because You teach me more than the beasts of the earth and make me wiser than the birds of the heaven (Job 35:11), I will wait for You.

Because You do great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number (Job 5:9), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: May 20th – 26th

May 20      1 Kings 7; 2 Chron 4; 2 Cor 8

May 21      1 Kings 8; 2 Chron 5; 2 Cor 9

May 22      2 Chron 6-7; Ps 135

May 23      1 Kings 9; 2 Chron 8; 2 Cor 10

May 24      1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chron 9; Ps 29

May 25      Prov 1; 2 Cor 11

May 26      Prov 2; 2 Cor 12

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

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“It is a vital necessity for Christians to think along the lines on which they pray. The philosophy of prayer is that prayer is the work” Oswald Chambers (ref#157, June 14th).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because Your stability and faithfulness are great and abundant (Lam 3:23), I will wait for You.

Because You are very compassionate and merciful (James 5:11), I will wait for You.

Because You are always fair and just (Isa 30:18), I will wait for You.

Because You give freedom to the prisoners (Ps 146:7), I will wait for You.

Because You give Your underserved favor to the low and humble and the afflicted (Prov 3:34), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: May 6th – May 12th

May 6      2 Sam 13-14; Ps 28

May 7      2 Sam 15-16; Ps 32

May 8      2 Sam 17: Ps 71

May 9      2 Sam 18; Ps 56

May 10    2 Sam 19-20; Ps 55

May 11     2 Sam 21-23; 2 Cor 1

May 12    2 Sam 24; 1 Chron 21; Ps 30

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“There is nothing secret about communion with God. If we live a holy life before God, broken of our pride and self-will, crying out for grace, then we will be in communion with God. It is really that simple” Paul E. Miller (ref#62, p247).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You do not forsake those who seek You (Ps 9:10), I will wait for You.

Because You make a covering over those who take refuge in You and defend them (Ps 5:11), I will wait for You.

Because You will cause Your ear to hear the desires and the longing of the humble and oppressed, and will prepare and strengthen and direct their hearts (Ps 10:17), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: April 29th – May 5th

Apr 29            2 Sam 6; 1 Chron 13; Ps 27

Apr 30            1 Chron 14-15; 1 Cor 13

May 1              1 Chron 16; Ps 132

May 2             2 Sam 7; 1 Chron 17; 1 Cor 14

May 3             2 Sam 8-9; 1 Chron 18; 1 Cor 15

May 4             2 Sam 10; 1 Chron 19-20; 1 Cor 16

May 5             2 Sam 11-12; Ps 51

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“God has decreed the means as well as the end, and among the means is prayer….It is God’s purpose that His will shall be brought about by His own appointed means, and that He may do His people good upon His own terms, and that is, by the ‘means’ and ‘terms’ of entreaty and supplication” A.W. Pink (ref#152, p137-138).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because there are three that bear witness in heaven: the FATHER, the WORD, and the HOLY SPIRIT (1 John 5:7), I will wait for You.

Because in Your hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind (Job 12:10), I will wait for You.

Because You will remember Your covenant forever (Ps 111:5), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: April 22nd – 28th

Apr 22            1 Sam 27; 1 Chron 9; 1 Cor 9

Apr 23            1 Sam 28-29; Ps 24

Apr 24            1 Sam 30-31; 1 Chron 10; 1 Cor 10

Apr 25            2 Sam 1; Ps 140

Apr 26            2 Sam 2; 1 Chron 11; Ps 142

Apr 27            2 Sam 3; 1 Chron 12; 1 Cor 11

Apr 28            2 Sam 4-5; 1 Cor 12

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

 

Prayer Facts:

“…to what purpose then is prayer? It is answered, This is the way and means God has appointed, for the communication of the blessing of His goodness to His people. For though He has purposed, provided, and promised them, yet He will be sought unto, to give them, and it is a duty and privilege to ask” A.W. Pink (ref#152, p139).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You determined the measurements of the earth, and laid its cornerstone (Job 38:4-5), I will wait for You.

Because every beast of the forest is Yours and the cattle upon a thousand hills are Yours also (Ps 50:10), I will wait for You.

Because You know and are acquainted with all the birds of the mountains, and the wild animals of the field (Ps 50:11), I will wait for You.

Because You are the LORD who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar and Who by rebuke restrains it (Isa 51:15), I will wait for You.

Because before You there was no GOD formed, neither shall there be after You (Isa 43:10), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: April 15th – 21st

Apr 15            1 Sam 18; 1 Chron 6; 1 Cor 7

Apr 16            1 Sam 19; 1 Chron 7; Ps 59

Apr 17            1 Sam 20-21; Ps 34

Apr 18            1 Sam 22; Ps 17

Apr 19            1 Sam 23; Ps 31,54

Apr 20           1 Sam 24; 1 Chron 8; Ps 57

Apr 21            1 Sam 25-26; 1 Cor 8