We circulate new prayers each week for you to lift up to the Lord at 7:30pm every day (or at any time that you can). Join with us in your own homes; alone or with family, or even in your online small groups. To join our email prayer chain, please subscribe HERE.
Your next prayer email will be with you on Friday. In the meantime, please see this week’s prayer below.
A prayer for each day, to guide your heart and meditate on the truth, to encourage and quicken your spirit:
Psalm 116:1-2 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy. Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
Oh Jesus, we love You! You have heard us, You have seen, You have held every tear in Your bottle. Thank You for walking with me through this day, through these months of change and discouragement, rest and weariness, satisfaction and upheaval. In all of it, You remain the same, You remain faithful and steady; and You always – always – hear. Keep us in Your heart, Lord, and watch over us so that we may call on You as long as we live.
Psalm 116:5-6 Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; our God is merciful. The Lord preserves the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.
Merciful God, show us mercy as we are merciful toward others. Forgive us as we forgive our debtors. Be gracious to us as we are gracious with others. Thank You, that even in our ignorance You lead us and preserve us. We repent, for we know that when we ought to be wise we are foolish; when we ought to be gentle, we are harsh; when we ought to be bold, we are timid; when we ought to be selfless, we are selfish. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You, who are good to forgive and lead us faithfully!
Psalm 116:7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
Thank You that our souls find rest in You. Today, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the chaos and stress and turmoil – both within our hearts and without in our world – we turn to You and tell our souls to rejoice in God. You have given us everything we need, You have told us to rejoice, and to be thankful; today we lift up hearts full of praise and bless Your name. We think of the reasons we have to thank You and praise You. For Jesus, for the sunshine, for friends and family, for our salvation, for everlasting love, for security in Your arms, for a place to live, for peace in our hearts beyond our situations! Yes, You have dealt bountifully with us.
Psalm 116:8 For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling; I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
Dear Jesus, You have always been with us through every trial. You have saved our souls, You have caught every tear and held us close in our trials, and You have kept our feet on the solid ground. We will live in the land and prosper only by Your hand. As Corrie Ten Boom said, ‘How foolish of me to call on human help when you are here, Jesus.’ Let this be our own heart’s cry as we encounter sorrow and suffering and loneliness and fear. You are here, Jesus. You are our life and peace, our only hope, our anchor, and our very present help in trouble. We love You. We just love You!
Psalm 116:15-17 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant. You have loosed my bonds. I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.
Abba Father, we have a history of praise with You, and a future filled with hope. We know that You are trustworthy to save and deliver us – but more than that, to hold us in Your arms. Thank You for esteeming us as precious when You are infinite and we are dust. Because You give us worth we are counted worthy. Because of Your love You offer us freedom – and we love You for it. We love You for hearing us and we honor You this day. Come and be in our midst, O King! We offer ourselves to You as living sacrifices. Amen.
“If disaster comes upon us, the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before you—for your name is in this house—and cry out to you in our affliction, and you will hear and save.” 2 Chronicles 20:9