You Have Been Prayed For… JOHN 15:11

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Matthew Henry.

“The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.”

John 15:11
New American Standard Bible

11 These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Thank You, for allowing us to experience lasting joy with You. Please take away our tastes and desires that are not of You and replace them with a passion to humbly serve in love. Guide our hearts to such joy which produce hymns of praise for all that You are. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… ROMANS 2:4

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“The solution to staying on the right side of the fine line between using and abusing grace is repentance.”

Romans 2:4
New American Standard Bible

Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and restraint and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Bless You, for the gift of a repenting heart. Help us to believe in what we know to be good and true. Guide us into action that would glorify You as we turn our desires to be aligned with Your will. Remind us that we are not our own and that You desire mercy more than sacrifice as we seek to serve You as we serve others. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… 1 CORINTHIANS 9:23

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“The gospel is not only the most important message in all of history, it is the only essential message in all of history.”

1 Corinthians 9:23
New American Standard Bible

23 I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it.

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Praise You for gifting us the wonder and glory of the gospel. Thank you for the endless riches that we find in the gospel for our daily lives. Help us to live out this glory as a sign of who we are in You and may all boasting be in You, for the only good in us is a gift from You. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… EPHESIANS 6:24

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“Duty or guilt may motivate us for awhile, but only a sense of Christ’s love for us will motivate us for a lifetime.”

Ephesians 6:24
New American Standard Bible

24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Bless You, for motivating us through love rather than a forced sense of duty and guilt. It is Your love for us that motivates us to a duty of service to our brothers and sisters. We love because You first loved us. Help us to show this incorruptible love in all we do for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… COLOSSIANS 3:23

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“God’s grace is not given to make us feel better, but to glorify Him.”

Colossians 3:23
Christian Standard Bible

23 Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people,

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Your perfect nature and glorious attributes are so worthy to be praised. Thank You, for granting us grace and providing all our needs knowing we deserve far less. Remind us daily of Your faithfulness and create within us the desire to know You more and more. May this deeper knowledge of You lead to all our works to being done for Your glory and not for the approval of man. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… EPHESIANS 6:6-7

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“To minister effectively, we need not only the strength and ability to minister but also the heart and disposition of a servant.”

Ephesians 6:6-7
New American Standard Bible

not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as slaves of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With goodwill render service, as to the Lord, and not to people,

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Thank You, for giving us new hearts that are determined to serve You. We recognize that all strength and ability to minister to others are gifts of grace from You and are given to us for Your purposes. Help us to appreciate and apply these gifts in a way that result in Your glory as those that hear come to know and trust in the Living God. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… 1 THESSALONIANS 2:4

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“If you are going to experience the joy of your freedom in Christ, you have to decide whether you will please God or people.”

1 Thessalonians 2:4
New American Standard Bible

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not intending to please people, but to please God, who examines our hearts.

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Thank You, for blessing us with freedom from sin and for allowing us to experience joy as we set our hearts to please You. Our hearts lay open before You to examine and heal us from self-center pursuits. As good work results from our turning to You we gladly boast in what You are doing in and through us to satisfy Your plans. Thank You for inviting us to be a part of what You are doing. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… ACTS 20:32

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“We need to teach grace before commitment, because grace understood and embraced will always lead to commitment.”

Acts 20:32
New American Standard Bible

32 And now I entrust you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Your faithfulness and commitment to loving us is a wonderful example of grace. While in our sins and trespasses You sent Jesus to save us knowing He was the only way to our salvation. We praise You for the grace that builds us up in the faith and gives us purpose and cause to raise a hallelujah. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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You Have Been Prayed For… 1 CORINTHIANS 9:27

Hallelujah, praise the living God for another day to pray for you all and be used by Him. Today I offer this line from Jerry Bridges.

“Spiritual disciplines are provided for our good, not for our bondage.”

1 Corinthians 9:27
New American Standard Bible

27 but I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.

Heavenly Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus, Your servant praises and thanks You.  Your love for us is overwhelming and beautiful. It is Your love for us that leads to a desire to discipline ourselves, not to get more love from You, but to show our gratitude and love to You. Thank You for blessing us for our good and the good of our neighbors. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

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