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Daily Share-a-Prayer w/e 07/08/2022

Derek Mill
Worship Leader, All Saints Church, Belton

 

Sunday 7th August

Heavenly Father, thank You that I can come to You at any time, day or night, knowing that we can talk things over
 
Thank You that I can ask any question and trust that You hear me
 
Thank You that, because You love me, You wait until I am ready to listen before You speak. I guess sometimes I think I know what You will say, and that often I will be way off beam, so You wait until I am ready to hear what You have to say before You say anything
 
And, of course, the enemy will want his say, trying to drip his lies into my ear. However, You have given clear instructions! "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn, and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up"
 
Thank You that You come near to me when I come near to You. I know what I need to do to be ready to receive from You. Help me to wash my hands and purify my heart, enable me to see my sin so I grieve, mourn, and wail over it, knowing that it comes between us, but also knowing, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness"
 
Lord Jesus, thank You that I can bring everything to You. Purify my heart so when I ask I may see Your promise fulfilled, "You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it". In Your Name. Thank You
Amen
 
songs for today:
Ask – Love and the Outcome
 
Take It To Jesus
 
The Night Song
 


 


Saturday 6th August

Heavenly Father, thank You for the sequence of songs I found as I was looking for new ways to worship You. Just the titles say so much to me!
 
'Abide': I can live in You, as You live in me, I depend on You for everything; 'A Thousand Hallelujahs' would be the start of worship and then a thousand more, and more; 'The Name of the Lord' is above all other names and is powerful; I can 'Be Like You', because of Your Holy Spirit alive in me, it is what the Father wants for me, to be like His Son, Jesus, who is the exact likeness of God, in the flesh
 
There are many hymns that tell me the same things, many recent songs that have the same sentiments, but hearing a new generation of composers find the Way, the Truth, and the Life, finding Your love is divine, excelling all loves, and expressing their worship, lifts my spirit so I am lost in wonder, love and praise
 
Hearing a new generation find that Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life, that eternity beckons, is so encouraging. Your Spirit is still inspiring composers today as it did Charles Wesley when he wrote, 'And can it be that I should gain an interest in the Saviour's blood,' and when he wrote 'Christ the Lord is risen today, Hallelujah.' And 'Jesus, lover of my soul.' Great hymns of faith and Truth then, and great songs of faith and Truth today
 
New songs remind us that You are still our Refuge, our Deliverer, our Defender; no weapon formed against us shall prosper. I worship You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thank You, my God
Amen
 
songs for today:
Abide 
 
A Thousand Hallelujahs 
 
The Name of the Lord
 
The Sound of Music is Family - Be Like You 


 
Friday 5th August

Heavenly Father, it is obvious to us that houses do not simply spring up overnight without builders being involved. If I said that had happened, "They just appeared!" people would think I was crazy. Not only are builders involved but before the first foundation is laid there is a great deal of planning involved
 
In the same way that the building of a house requires detailed planning so it is that a universe, a solar system, and a planet requires a great deal of planning
 
Thank You that we are not closer to the sun; we'd burn up
 
Thank You that we are not further away from the sun; we'd freeze
 
Thank You that we are in the perfect position, planned by You. I wonder if that is why we live on a 'plan-et'?
 
Thank You that when a child is conceived the egg begins to divide
 
Thank You that as the foetus grows each part of the body is in the right place, the heart, the lungs, the liver, the brain; all as You planned. It is why the eyes do not appear in the backside! It is no accident, it is by design. Where there is a creation, there is a Creator: You, our God. Every heartbeat comes from You. Every breath breathed is proof that You are the Giver and Sustainer of life
 
Thank You that I can know You, the Creator of everything through Jesus. "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful Word"
 
Thank You that we can come into Your presence to receive healing, freedom, lovingkindness, forgiveness, liberation, restoration, transformation, and salvation
Amen
  
songs for today:
Constellations
 
We Come Alive
 
The Giver



Thursday 4th August

Heavenly Father, thank You for setting the seasons in place, spring, summer, autumn, winter; each with its own characteristics, its own beauty
 
Thank You that as the world turns, night and day, and as the earth orbits the sun, bringing the seasons, there is a constant reminder to us that there will be times of dark and times of light, times of cold and times of warmth, times when leaves shed and when leaves flourish
 
There will be seasons when we look to You to hold us up, strengthen us, guide us. Seasons when the Hope of Christ is so strong we can reach out, feeling the Kingdom of God is at hand. And seasons when there is revival in the land
 
Father, as we move from one season to another help us to remember that You are God over them all. Just as there is a season to sow seed and a time to harvest, so there is a time to wait for the seed to take root and grow. It may seem like nothing is happening, but beneath the surface You are at work; we must just be patient
 
Thank You that You are always at work, doing something, even a new thing. Your Word tells us, "See, I AM doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I AM making a Way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland". In a wilderness You are making a Way
 
When I am in a wasteland You are forming a stream; a stream of abundant flow, Living Water to revive and refresh. Jesus said, "My Father is always at His work to this very day, and I AM working too". Thank You. Open my eyes to see
Amen
 
songs for today:
God I Look To You
 
The Hope of Christ
 
God of Revival


 
Wednesday 3rd August 

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your promises to us. There are so many given throughout Your Word and Your Spirit testified to the Truth of each one! Thank You that Your Word is Your Word; You have given us Your Word, Your promises, and You are as good as Your Word
 
As good as Your Word? As good as Jesus! Your Word made flesh, who came to the earth to be with us in the land of the living. Jesus fulfilled the words of King David, who wrote in a Psalm, and would have sung, "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" 
 
Thank You that we can see Your goodness personified in Jesus
 
Thank You that Your goodness extends through to today, and tomorrow and through into eternity. Your goodness is unfailing. Again, King David knew of not only Your goodness, but Your unfailing love, writing and singing, "Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the Way I should go, for to You I entrust my life". This was true then and is still true today
 
Thank You Jesus, The Way, the Truth and the Life, that You show me the Way, that I know what is true because of You and I have life, life in all fullness, today, tomorrow and on into eternity
 
Though the storms may come and winds may blow You will strengthen me so I can remain steadfast; without Jesus I could so easily sink or be blown away, but Jesus holds on to me, as He held on to Simon Peter when he was sinking. Keep me steadfast!
Amen
 
songs for today:
Holy Forever
 
Promises



Tuesday 2nd August

Heavenly Father, I am so overwhelmed by You, by Your love for me. You demonstrate Your love for me through the cross, and what You were willing to do in order to save me. There is only love in Your heart
 
Thank You that I am not written off by You
 
Thank You that I have not been left in a wilderness on my own, but that You are there with me to guide me to a safe place: 'The Heart of God''. Is there a safer place? No, most definitely not; You are my safe place
 
Thank You that You have no regrets about what we did to Jesus, but that it was You will, Your plan, Your Way; my sin has been paid for, "Paid in Full" by Jesus
 
Does this mean my life is problem free? Trouble free? No, not at all, You said, "In this world, you will have trouble". There may be, will be, times when I feel that I cannot lift my head but You remind me that I am not alone; You are with me. Whatever is going on in my life, it will pass. Until then I can hold on to You
 
No matter where I am, no matter the time of day or night, whichever way I turn, there is Jesus, my constant companion, who will never leave nor forsake me
 
Jesus said, "All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from Heaven not to do my will but to do the will of Him who sent me. And this is the will of Him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those He has given me, but raise them up on the last day". Whether it be today or in the future, all this will pass
 
Thank You that the future is secure in Jesus
Amen
 
songs for today:
Heart of God
 
This Too Shall Pass
 
There Was Jesus


 

Monday 1st August 

Heavenly Father, there is a novel by H.G. Wells called 'The War of the Worlds' which is a science fiction story about aliens from space aiming to conquer Earth. We only need to remove one letter, 'L', to get to the real battle, which takes place within each of us: 'The War of the Words'
 
The biggest and most important battle to win is for the mind, and we must win this battle. Words spoken over us can bring us down. The words in our minds need to be made captive and obedient to Jesus
 
Your Word tells us, "For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."
 
Thank You for supplying us with the most powerful weapon known to man; the Name of Jesus. There are words that cause fear to grow in us, but Your Word tells to not be afraid because You are with us. There are words that will cause us to worry, but You tell us to cast all anxieties on You
 
The enemy will try to shame us, reminding us of the past but all our sin and shame was dealt with on the cross. The enemy will continue to speak trying make us spiral down into depression, but Your Word tells us, "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles..." Lord, may Your Word defeat every other word
Amen
 
songs for today:
War of Thoughts
 
There's Nothing That Our God Can't Do


 

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