PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“There may be cases in which the answer is a refusal, because the request is not according to God’s Word, as when Moses asked to enter Canaan. But still, there was an answer: God did not leave His servant in uncertainty as to His will” Andrew Murray (ref#19, FIFTH LESSON).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You, FATHER, were made visible in human flesh (1 Tim 3:16), I will wait for You.

Because CHRIST has come down from heaven to do Your will and not His (John 6:38), I will wait for You.

Because Your Son has come that I may have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10), I will wait for You.

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

Dec 16    Ps 117-118

Dec 17    Ps 119: 1-48

Dec 18    Ps 119:49-96

Dec 19    Ps 119:97-144

Dec 20   Ps 119:145-176

Dec 21   Ps 120-122

Dec 22   Ps 123-124

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PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“The world will never believe in a religion in which there is no supernatural power” Samuel Chadwick (ref#4, p89)

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because the world and its fullness are Yours (Ps 50:12), I will wait for You.

Because You execute and accomplish the thoughts and intents of Your mind and heart (Jer 30:24), I will wait for You.

Because Your counsel shall stand and You will do all Your pleasure and purpose (Isa 46:10), I will wait for You.

Because Your thunderings speak awesomely of You, and You tell the cattle of the coming storm (Job 36:33), I will wait for You.

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

Dec 9     Ps 101-102

Dec 10   Ps 103-104

Dec 11   Ps 105-106

Dec 12   Ps 107, 109

Dec 13   Ps 110-111

Dec 14   Ps 112, 114

Dec 15   Ps 115-116

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“Real prayer is communion with God, so that there will be common thoughts between His mind and ours. What is needed is for Him to fill our hearts with His thoughts, and then His desires will become our desires flowing back to Him” Arthur W. Pink (ref#152, p140).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because the HOLY SPIRIT imparts grace—that unmerited favor and blessings of You, FATHER (Heb 10:29), I will wait for You.

Because the SPIRIT writes Your law on my heart (Isa 59:21), I will wait for You.

Because the SPIRIT is the down payment of my heritage (Eph 1:14), I will wait for You.

Because the HOLY SPIRIT examines everything even the divine counsels and things hidden beyond my scrutiny (1 Cor 2:10), I will wait for You.

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

Dec 2   Ps 86-87; Rev 16

Dec 3   Ps 88-89; Rev 17

Dec 4   Ps 91-92; Rev 18

Dec 5   Ps 93-94; Rev 19

Dec 6   Ps 95-96; Rev 20

Dec 7   Ps 97-98; Rev 21

Dec 8   Ps 99-100; Rev 22

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

 “…bring your problems to God, and stay with Him while He solves them….We injure our spiritual life when we dump the whole thing down before God and say—You do it” Oswald Chambers (ref#8, Oct 25th).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You spread out the northern skies over emptiness and hang the earth upon nothing (Job 26:7), I will wait for You.

Because You still and stir up the sea by Your power (Job 26:12), I will wait for You.

Because by Your breath the heavens are garnished (Job 26:13), I will wait for You.

Because You are the living GOD enduring and steadfast forever and Your kingdom shall not be destroyed and Your dominion shall be to the end (Dan 6:26), I will wait for You.

Because You sit above the horizon and I am like a grasshopper (Isa 40:22), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Nov 25th – Dec 1st

Nov 25    Job 38-39; Rev 10

Nov 26    Job 40; Ps 149; Rev 11

Nov 27    Job 41-42; Ps 76

Nov 28    Ps 77-78; Rev 12

Nov 29    Ps 79-80; Rev 13

Nov 30    Ps 81-82; Rev 14

Dec 1        Ps 83-84; Rev 15

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

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:

“It is more than asking, it is communion, fellowship, co-operation, identification, with God the Father and the Son by the Holy Spirit” Samuel Chadwick (ref#4, p61).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You work out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of Your own will (Eph 1:11), I will wait for You.

Because every good and perfect gift comes from You with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17), I will wait for You.

Because You satisfy the longing soul and fill the hungry soul with good (Ps 107:9), I will wait for You.

Because You know how to rescue the godly out of temptations and trials (2 Pet 2:9), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Oct 28th – Nov 3rd

Oct 28   Ezra 9-10; Ps 67

Oct 29   Neh 1-2; John 19

Oct 30   Neh 3-4

Oct 31   Neh 5-6; John 20

Nov 1    Neh 7-8; John 21

Nov 2   Neh 9-10; Ps 68

Nov 3   Neh 11-12; 1 John 1

PRELUDE TO PRAYER

Prayer Facts:

“Our petitions urge wants that are immediate, obvious, and urgent. We cannot see deep enough or far enough to know what is our real need. Most people would like good health, home comfort, congenial conditions, happy friendships, a little more money, and better success;…” Samuel Chadwick (ref#4, p60).

Reasons for Waiting for GOD:

Because You are alive and true and genuine (1 Thes 1:9), I will wait for You.

Because wisdom and might are Yours; because You change the times and the seasons, because You remove kings and set up kings (Dan 2:20-21), I will wait for You.

Because You reveal the deep and secret things and know what is in the darkness and the light dwells with You (Dan 2:22), I will wait for You.

Read Through the Bible in a Year: Oct 21st – 27th

Oct 21     Zech 10-12; John 13

Oct 22    Zech 13-14; Ps 66

Oct 23    Ezra 5-6; John 14

Oct 24    Esther 1-2; John 15

Oct 25    Esther 3-6; John 16

Oct 26    Esther 7-10; Ps 3; John 17

Oct 27    Ezra 7-8; John 18

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