Secret place

Daily Prayer – Find Your Secret Place!

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Quiet Time in the Morning!

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Matthew 6:5-7

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Heavenly Father, You have raised me from my bed this morning and awoken me from my sleep. I thank you that I can find my secret place to pray and speak to You, Abba Father. Enlighten my heart and mind, open my mouth that I may praise You, Holy Father. Jesus Christ, let the light of Your face come to me, Your disciple that I may behold the unapproachable light. Guide me as I walk towards working by Your commandments, in faith, You are always faithful. Lord God, who loves mankind the most, I pray that You help me at all times and in all things. Deliver me from all things evil and lead me to Your eternal Kingdom. For you are my Creator, Provider and Giver of everything good. I praise you, Father, who works in greatness and mysterious deeds for all of us. I thank you for not destroying us because of our sins. Grant to me, O Lord, that I have peace of mind as I begin with my day. I offer you all my hard work and perseverance as you have persevered for us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Daily Prayer – Thirst for the Gospel!

Advertisements God’s Word Is Real! 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Heavenly Father, Grant us a greater obedience to Your will, a more fervent love forContinue reading →

Daily Prayer – Contented Morning!

Advertisements Contentment in the morning! 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 Prayer Heavenly Father, I pray that I will stay focused on You today. You areContinue reading →

Move far away from the shallow

Advertisements Reflecting on the last wrote on this subject, I spoke about a song, an earworm, that I had playing in my mind over and over. Well, 2 days later and it’s still there. The song, “Shallow,” a duet by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from the movie “A Star is Born“. To view the firstContinue reading →

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Prayers of Gratitude (part 3)

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God’s New Mercies

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23

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20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

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16 But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

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Heavenly Father, today we want to thank You for new beginnings. Your mercies are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness to us even when we are not always faithful to You. Sometimes we walk away from You deliberately, through sin, in our lives. But many times, the distance between You and us is a slow fade, where we gradually spend less and less time with You and we can feel the difference. 

When we spend quality time with You every day, the same way Your Son did, we sense Your presence in our lives and Your love, joy and peace. As we get busy and don’t intentionally take time to be with You, we can feel a darkness settle over us. It may come in the form of worry, anxiety, self-pity, a complaining spirit or even sin. 

Abba Father, forgive us for the times we have ignored You. You are walking with us each day and yet many times we do not acknowledge Your presence. Empower us to change through Your Holy Spirit so that we can offer You the best part of our day, every day. Show us how important our time with You is each day and allow us to make You a priority in our lives, like we never have before.

Jesus, You knew how important time with Your Father was and often withdrew to a place so that You could be alone with Him. Many times this was early in the morning. Give us the willingness to make sacrifices to spend time with You, even if it means sacrificing sleep or giving up watching our favourite TV show or time on the internet.

We love You, Lord, and thank You for this fresh start today where we can make our relationship with You the biggest priority in our lives. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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Prayers of Gratitude (part 2)

Advertisements God Gives Grace 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 10 The thief comes only to stealContinue reading →

Prayers of Gratitude (part 1)

Advertisements God Hears Us We do not have to pray in a certain way for God to hear us. We can simply lift up the prayer of our hearts to Him as if we are talking openly with a close friend. I have taken some key truths from scripture and reworded them into prayers ofContinue reading →

Daily Prayer – 22 June

Advertisements Thanks in All Circumstances 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Heavenly Father, Thank you for Your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for Your goodness and for Your blessings over us. Thank you that You are able toContinue reading →

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