SUPPLICATION

PROVISIONS

[We all know someone who is dealing with financial problems. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD

screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-8-39-05-am…FATHER, even the sparrow finds a home and the swallow makes a nest for herself in Your house, O LORD (Ps 84:3). The ravens do not sow or reap yet You feed them (Luke 12:24). The lilies do not toil, but how beautifully they survive (Luke 12:27). You clothe even the grass that is alive one day and the next day burned (Luke 12:28). You feed the birds;…are we not worth much more than these (Matt 6:26)?

O LORD, You are so attentive to ____ that You even know how many hairs are on (his/her) head (Luke 12:7). Let (him/her) find faith enough to know that You’ll also supply everything for (him/her) (Phil 4:19).

Unbelievers are worried about what they shall eat and drink and wear (Luke 12:30). Remind ____ that (he/she) should not be anxious about (his/her) life (Luke 12:22). You know what ____ needs (Luke 12:30). You will supply every need for (him/her)  from Your glorious riches which have been given to (him/her) in CHRIST (Phil 4:19).

FATHER, it is Your good pleasure to give (him/her) Your kingdom–all the resources You possess (Luke 12:32)!   It is through CHRIST’s kingdom You amply supply all (his/her) necessities. CHRIST is (his/her) over-generous provider. You gave Him to (him/her) as head over all things. He is all in all, making everything complete filling everything everywhere with Himself (Eph 1:22-23).

Through Your kingdom, You will supply (his/her) needs day after day (Luke 12:31). There is no evil or lack worth trembling at when (he/she) knows You will not allow anything to separate (him/her) from You (Rom 8:39).

King David prayed for all things as if he had nothing and prayed knowing he would have everything from You he needed.  May (he/she) rest in Your great provisions.

SUPPLICATION

PROVISIONS

[We all know someone who is dealing with financial problems. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

PROBLEM WITH WEALTH

Screen Shot 2016-08-24 at 1.11.33 PM…FATHER, I pray that ____ not be asking for abundance. For (he/she) will not be able to be rendering a slave’s obedience to You and, at the same time, possess a passion for accumulating wealth (ref#37, p14, [Matt 6:24]).

Move ____ to realize (he/she) cannot eat or drink or wear more than a day’s supply and that any surplus left over from the day (he/she) will have the care of storing and watching against theft (ref#34, Feb 14th AM).

Aid ____, LORD, to understand the problem with wealth, as well as the benefit of poverty. JESUS lived with voluntary poverty for it disconnected Him with everything that chains people down to this world. Because of it He was able to go wherever His FATHER wanted Him to go (ref#8, Nov 6th).

SUPPLICATION

PROVISIONS

[We all know someone who is dealing with financial problems. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

MAKING THE LITTLE MUCH

Screen Shot 2016-07-18 at 5.21.06 PM“…remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth,… (Deut 8:18 ESV).

GOD’s “primary way of provision is through work…He has given life, energy, resources, and opportunity. His primary way to care for those who cannot work is through the generosity of those who are able to work” John MacArthur, Jr. (ref#36, p391).

FATHER, assist ____ with (his/her) ability to acknowledge (his/her) indebtedness to Your goodness. Give (him/her) peace for the daily provisions You provide. Keep (him/her) from being ungrateful, for where there is no increase You make little much simply by causing ____ to be content with her present possessions (ref#34, Oct 26th AM). Hold ____ in contentment as You provide a worker to share resources with (him/her).

SUPPLICATION

PROVISIONS

[We all know someone who is dealing with financial problems. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

WARNINGS AGAINST HOARDING

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 2.28.17 PM…FATHER, I lift up ____ as (he/she) has asked for prayer. Give (him/her) the ability to evaluate (his/her) resources correctly. (His/Her) possessions You give that they might be “consumed in use and…meet the legitimate requirements of the body” Dietrich Bonhoeffer (ref#10, p174-175).  Remind ____ You give earthly goods to be used, not to be collected.

I beseech You, FATHER, to give ____ food suitable for (him/her)—food that will nourish and preserve (him/her), and that You would give it day by day. Assist (him/her) to not be over-zealous and careful for tomorrow but by daily prayer obtain daily supplies from You.

SUPPLICATION

PROVISIONS

[We all know someone who is dealing with financial problems. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

A WAY IN THE DESERT

Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.15.01 PM“When the poor and needy seek water,

and there is none,

and their tongue is parched with thirst,

I the Lord will answer them…” (Isa 41:17 ESV).

 

“I will open rivers on the bare heights,

and fountains in the midst of the valleys.

I will make the wilderness a pool of water,

and the dry land springs of water” (Isa 41:18 ESV).

“that they may see and know,

may consider and understand together,

that the hand of the Lord has done this,

the Holy One of Israel has created it” (Isa 41:20 ESV)

 

“’Remember not the former things,

nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I am doing a new thing;

now it springs forth…” (Isa 43:18-19 ESV)

 

“…I give water in the wilderness,

rivers in the desert…”

…to give drink to my chosen people,

the people whom I formed for myself…” (Isa 43:20-21 ESV).

FATHER, remember ____. You have provided the means to make (him/her) humble. The wounds which marred CHRIST brought many sons to glory. And also, the wounds that mar ____ are designed to bring many sons to glory. Help ____ not shrink back from the difficulties for You have stirred (him/her) up in righteousness, and You will make all (his/her) ways level; ____ shall build Your city and set Your exiles free, but not for a price or reward (Isa 45:13). Cause ____ to lean on You for help remembering (his/her) life is sacrificed for Your glory.

SUPPLICATION

LACKING PROVISIONS

[We all know someone who is dealing with financial problems. Here is an opportunity to pray for them. Fill their name in the blanks.]

GOD GIVES DAILY ALL PROVISIONS

Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.03.58 PMFATHER, I lift up ____ as (he/she) foresees (his/her) present supplies insufficient for (his/her) future daily needs. Grant (him/her) faith enough to believe You will never cease to sustain and uphold (him/her). You will not, You will not, You will not let (him/her) down (Heb 13:5). You obligate Yourself to supply (his/her) needs (ref#36, p388).

Empower ____ to ask You to take charge of (him/her). Provide for (him/her), FATHER, all that concerns (him/her) in this world—everything which (his/her) body requires. Aid ____ in acknowledging (his/her) “entire dependence upon You for life, and breath, and all things” Neil T. Anderson (ref#14, “Give us this day our daily bread”).

You graciously supply spiritual as well as physical needs. ____ requires a daily supply of grace, too. As with physical food, ____ needs a daily portion of spiritual food. Remind (him/her) that, in JESUS, all necessary things are laid up for (him/her). “In the Word, through the ministry, by meditation, in prayer, and in waiting” (he/she) will receive renewed strength (ref#34, Feb 14th AM).