Prayers From A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, “Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayers From The Past…Romans 5:5

You have been prayed for ❤️🙏🏼 (originally prayed Friday Oct. 18th, 2019)

Romans 5:5 (NASB)

and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Glorious and Perfect God, praise to You on high for this Hope. I pray that we take full advantage of Your gifts and promises as we face what appear to be dire circumstances. That our hope can be securely fastened to The Holy Spirit within our hearts to direct us to Glory our Lord Jesus in every way with our everyday. Bring us your peace Lord (John 14:27) so we may not have heavy hearts. In the name of Jesus, amen 🙏🏼

Prayers From The Past…Ephesians 1:3

You have been prayed for ❤️🙏🏼 (originally prayed Thursday Oct. 17th, 2019)

Ephesians 1:3 (NASB)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Heavenly Father, thank You for these blessings and thank You Holy Spirit for Your gifts. I pray You help us recognize these gifts and prompt us to use them for Your glory. May we not waste them or take them for granted. I pray this in the name of Jesus, amen 🙏🏼

Prayers From The Past…1 Samuel 16:7

You have been prayed for ❤️🙏🏼 (originally prayed Wednesday Oct. 16th, 2019)

1 Samuel 16:7 (NASB)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Lord Jesus, Holy and Mighty, thank You for this day. I pray with thanksgiving that You help us to see as You do. That our focus is not of the world, but on heavenly things (COL 3:2) and that we can see the heart you have placed in us all. Please Lord, soften our hearts and close the gap between our knowledge and belief, all for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, amen 🙏🏼

You Have Been Prayed For… 1 JOHN 4:11

Another great morning to all of you, by the grace of our Lord Jesus. Love, it is simple but not easy. Straightforward, yet difficult to achieve. We do not seem to have an issue loving ourselves. I hear the objection of; “I do not love myself, don’t you see how much shame and guilt I hold on to.” But this is a form of self love in my eyes. If you’re focused on how much shame or guilt you have the focus is clearly on yourself and therefore not the promises of God. The command is to love others, and to love God. I do not recall the verse about loving ourselves. My trust is in Him and I believe if I love Him and others the rest will work out.

1 John 4:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

 

Abba, thank You for showing us how to love. I pray that we would be so filled with love for You and each other that it would be impossible to ignore. May You bless us with such love today that we could experience the reconciliation and repairing of damaged relationships. I pray for the opportunity to witness Your love to the world and share Your glory with all I encounter. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

You Have Been Prayed For… PROVERBS 3:3

Kindness and truth…ponder this for a moment…

Good morning from me to all of you, by the grace of our Lord Jesus I am able to share my walk with Him, with you.  I am so thankful for His Word and specifically Proverbs. It was a dear brother that put me onto reading Proverbs daily (thanks Travis) and since that time I am sure at least a few have been written on my heart.  I encourage you all to do the same, especially if looking into the Word is not a part of your daily routine.

Now back to kindness and truth, it has been my experience that these two are like muscles to be trained and developed.  The more I practice kindness and truth, the easier and more natural they flow from me.  I am convinced that it is the Holy Spirit and His Fruit that flows from a believer’s heart that in turn produce kindness and truth.  I encourage anyone reading this to look for a way each day to be kind and to share truth today (or more importantly, avoid lies).  Fasten on tightly His Belt of Truth!

One personal request for your prayers:  Please offer prayers on my behalf for discernment as I begin to plan a big next step in my life.  God has placed on my heart to pursue higher education in Christian Apologetics and New Testament studies.  I will be including this in my daily prayers as well and will start a new series of entries so all my faith family can enjoy this journey with me.  Thank you all so much for your love and support and above all I thank God.

Proverbs 3:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.

 

Heavenly Father, I adore and love You with all that I am.  I pray this morning for my loved ones and theirs that You would place opportunities in front of us to be kind and share the truth.  I pray our needs are met today by Your grace and compassion, and as we step out into Your glorious day our hearts would be soft and prepared to love.  For all my brothers and sisters who are in trials or battling illness, Lord Jesus, I call upon Your mighty power to be our victory once more.  Holy Spirit, guide me as I set course in my pursuit to know You more deeply and intimately with the goal of becoming fully surrendered and used by You.  In Jesus’ Name, amen.

You Have Been Prayed For… PROVERBS 1:7

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; ( 2 Peter 1:2). Truth is a very interesting topic to me. It is interesting how many believe truth cannot be known or place themselves in a very strange box the excludes truth. Truth is unavoidable and just because one doesn’t believe it doesn’t make it go away. As just one very famous example (in case you’ve been guilty of using this assertion) When someone says: “There is no truth” you simple ask them if that is a true statement. The law of non-contradiction proves the case for truth. Now that you know there is truth, don’t you think you owe it to yourself to chase after it. Who wants to live a lie?

Proverbs 1:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit, our loving Abba, praise You and bless You for truth. Thank You for wisdom and understanding so we can make sense of the world You created for us. I pray that we, Your children, would love truth and pursue it. That we would have open hearts and minds to allow the truth in. I pray we do not distort and twist Your world or Word into something it is not. May we have no part in causing another of Your children to stumble as they chase You. Bless us and protect us my King. In Jesus’ Holy Name, amen.

You Have Been Prayed For… 2 THESSALONIANS 3:5

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; ( 2 Peter 1:2) Good morning my forever family! I am so excited to worship and praise Jesus today. Today I’d like to share something I missed through my Christian childhood, JOY. While I was a joy filled child, it was not the JOY I found as an adult in Jesus. Rather it was a self focused joy or perhaps a joy born from ignorance of the troubles that exist in the world. (At least for myself, as I was well protected). But last year for the first time someone shared the acrostic JOY with me, as the formula for lasting and true JOY.

Jesus, Others , and then Yourself. Or Jesus Over Yourself. This idea awoke the truth of His message and once I started to serve more, I was finding more of His JOY. Hallelujah!

2 Thessalonians 3:5 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

Abba, praise Your Holy Name and endless love. Lord Jesus, we thank You that our hearts are directed towards You and I pray that a desire to pursue truth would be placed on the hearts of those that are unsure. Holy Spirit guide us into all wisdom and understanding so our faith will be unshakable. Show us the truth and be our light in our dark fallen world. In Jesus’ Name, amen.