Join us in prayer for our families, the church, America, and the world. Help us pray for the revival of the family, the revival of the church, and the awakening of the nation.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him, all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost
Jon Bloom said, “Don’t give up on daily devotions. Don’t whip through them. Don’t let them get crowded out by other demands. Brick upon brick a building is built. Lesson upon lesson a degree is earned. Stroke upon stroke a painting is created. Your devotions may have seemed ordinary today, but God is making something extraordinary through it. Press on. Don’t short-change the process.”
PRAY “THE COMMON PRAYER”
Almighty and most merciful Father; We have sinned, and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no peace and joy in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare Thou us, O God, who confess our sins, our faults, and our failures. Restore those of us who confess our sins and repent; According to Thy promises declared unto us in Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for His sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life,
To the glory of Thy holy Name.
In Jesus Christ Name we pray and for His sake. Amen.
DEVOTIONAL PASSAGE: PSALM 14
1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord.
5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
6 Ye have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the Lord is his refuge.
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
Warren Wiersbe writes in his commentary, “The psalm deals with the character and conduct of the “practical atheist” and adds to the messages of Psalms 10 and 12. The three psalms present a vivid picture of the ungodly–their proud attitude, their deceitful words, and now their corrupt deeds. All that they are, say, and do comes from their arrogant (and ignorant) belief that “there is no God.””
PRAYER FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERS
President Donald Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
First Lady Melania Trump
Second Lady Karen Pence
Presidential aides: Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Rick Dearborn
Leaders of federal agencies: Secretary of Energy Rick Perry
State governors: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
City mayors: North Las Vegas, Nevada Mayor John J. Lee
U.S. Senators and Representatives: Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson
All law enforcement officials
Leaders of nations around the world: Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
PRAYER FOR CHURCH LEADERSHIP
Leaders of National Baptist Convention: Special Assistant to President Matthew Canada
PRAYER FOR CURRENT EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Families of 7 people killed and 48 people injured in London terror attack
Families of over 90 people killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, suicide blast
Families of 36 people killed in Manila, Philippines, casino fire
Parents of 15 children who died from botched measles vaccination in South Sudan
Provision of food and clean water to 20 million starving in South Sudan famine
The peace of Jerusalem
Persecuted Christians around the world
heal her mother of cancer
bless her financially
bless her and her children and deliver them from financial struggles
heal her of the constant pains that wrack her body
help her to forgive her husband for abandoning them and to move on with her life
help her to love her children and herself; be spiritually healthy and be devoted to You
bring healing to her and her daughter and have their desires to be fulfilled
have her enemy who has harassed her for seven years to be removed from the complex
protect her from all attacks of the enemy on her current job and give her favor with man and in all tasks set before her
provide her a new job doing work that she enjoys and making income that will allow her to do more in her life, for her family and Your Kingdom
continue to do a work in her and bring a Godly Christian man into her life to marry this year
give her healing in her mind and body, deliver her from depression
meet her urgent financial need
bless her personally, professionally, and in every relationship
take the heart of stone from her heart and grant her a new heart, renew Your Holy Spirit within her
help her to truly value herself, give her wisdom
give him a closer walk with You
have 100% of her Social Security benefits to be released and all finances (including VA) to be released as soon as possible
provide her with her own place to live
provide him and his family members with a financial breakthrough to meet all obligations including rent, food and utilities
give them emotional and spiritual healing, for doors to open for them to be able to move out of Las Vegas, Nevada to a place where You will lead and ordain them
deliver Elena from all problems and be with her 11 children
PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST
PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECOMMITTED THEIR LIVES TO JESUS CHRIST
DEVOTIONAL READING: “Courageous Prayer” by A. W. Tozer
In a world like ours, courage is an indispensable virtue. The coward may snivel in his corner, but the brave man takes the prize. And in the kingdom of God, courage is as necessary as it is in the world. The timid soul is as pitiable on his knees as he is in society.
When entering the prayer chamber, we must come filled with faith and armed with courage. Nowhere else in the whole field of religious thought and activity is courage so necessary as in prayer. The successful prayer must be one without condition. We must believe that God is love and that, being love, He cannot harm us but must ever do us good. Then we must throw ourselves before Him and pray with boldness for whatever we know our good and His glory require, and the cost is no object! Whatever He in His love and wisdom would assess against us, we will accept with delight because it pleased Him. Prayers like that cannot go unanswered. The character and reputation of God guarantee their fulfillment.
We should always keep in mind the infinite lovingkindness of God. No one need fear to put his life in His hands. His yoke is easy; His burden is light.
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If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Saviour, John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and I want to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
If you just trusted Jesus Christ as your Saviour, and you prayed that prayer and meant it from your heart, I declare to you that based upon the Word of God, you are now saved from Hell and you are on your way to Heaven. Welcome to the family of God! I want to congratulate you on doing the most important thing in life and that is receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”
Until next time, May the Lord Bless You!
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and Amazon.com national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry.
He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.
He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.