Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

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.

SING “GLORIA PATRI”

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
And to the Holy Ghost;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be:
World without end. Amen.

LISTEN: Whyte House Family Devotions: A Prayer for the Family, the Nation and the World #11 (Thursday, June 1, 2017)

Whyte House Family Devotions: A Prayer for the Family, the Nation and the World #11 (6/1/17)

William Wilberforce said, “This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! I suspect I have been allotting habitually too little time to religious exercises, as private devotion and religious meditation, Scripture-reading, etc. Hence I am lean and cold and hard. I had better allot two hours or an hour and a half daily. I have been keeping too late hours, and hence have had but a hurried half hour in a morning to myself. Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. But all may be done through prayer — almighty prayer, I am ready to say — and why not? For that it is almighty is only through the gracious ordination of the God of love and truth. O then, pray, pray, pray!”

DEVOTIONAL PASSAGE: PSALM 11

DEVOTIONAL READING: “Praying That Is Praying” from A. W. Tozer

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Devotion – 06/01/2017

SING “DOXOLOGY”

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

William Wilberforce said, “This perpetual hurry of business and company ruins me in soul if not in body. More solitude and earlier hours! I suspect I have been allotting habitually too little time to religious exercises, as private devotion and religious meditation, Scripture-reading, etc. Hence I am lean and cold and hard. I had better allot two hours or an hour and a half daily. I have been keeping too late hours, and hence have had but a hurried half hour in a morning to myself. Surely the experience of all good men confirms the proposition that without a due measure of private devotions the soul will grow lean. But all may be done through prayer — almighty prayer, I am ready to say — and why not? For that it is almighty is only through the gracious ordination of the God of love and truth. O then, pray, pray, pray!”

GENERAL PRAYER

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 11

1 In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.

3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

5 The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.

6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

7 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

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Matthew Henry writes in his commentary, “In this psalm we have David’s struggle with and triumph over a strong temptation to distrust God and betake himself to indirect means for his own safety in a time of danger. It is supposed to have been penned when he began to feel the resentments of Saul’s envy, and had had the javelin thrown at him once and again. He was then advised to run his country. “No,” says he, “I trust in God, and therefore will keep my ground.” Observe, (1) How he represents the temptation, and perhaps parleys with it; (2) How he answers it, and puts it to silence with the consideration of God’s dominion and providence, his favour to the righteous, and the wrath which the wicked are reserved for. In times of public fear, when the insults of the church’s enemies are daring and threatening, it will be profitable to meditate on this psalm.”

PRAYER FOR GOVERNMENT LEADERS

President Donald Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
First Lady Melania Trump
Second Lady Karen Pence
Presidential aides: Director of the Office of Chief of Staff Michael Ambrosini
Leaders of federal agencies: Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
State governors: Texas Governor Greg Abbott
City mayors: San Bernardino, California Mayor Carey Davis
U.S. Senators and Representatives: Washington Senator Maria Cantwell
All law enforcement officials
Leaders of nations around the world: Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk

PRAYER FOR CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Leaders of Southern Baptist Convention: LifeWay Christian Resources CEO Thom S. Rainer

PRAYER FOR CURRENT EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Families of victims in Portland, Oregon, train stabbings
Provision of food, clean water, and protection for those affected by violence in the Central African Republic
Families of 31 people killed in Baghdad, Iraq, bombings by ISIS
Families of 16 people killed by thunderstorm in Moscow, Russia
Families of victims in Lincoln County, Mississippi, shooting rampage
The peace of Jerusalem
Persecuted Christians around the world

PRAYER REQUESTS

Virat
help him to get an education

Verdell
heal her son who is very ill

Caliph and Edith
bless their evangelistic meetings, revivals, leadership training, and discipleship ministry

Alice
have her parents to become real Christians

Wesley
heal his roommate’s friend, Jennifer, of heart problems
help Jennifer’s boyfriend to be caring

Lamonica
help her friend, Stephan, to be delivered from drugs and alcohol and accept Your Love

Rosemary
heal her husband, Paul, of lung cancer; give her strength

Deb
help Sam to avoid having kidney stones
heal Brendon of sore and all pain, particularly in his liver
bless Dan, Cheri, and Sam with permanent jobs, safety, and no bullies

Bernard
bless him and his family with financial prosperity, health, and a profitable business

Pierre
help him to become a pastor

Anne
bring complete healing to a young man who has brain cancer

Noviana
help her out with problems in her family and job

PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST
Sundara
Md
Agnes
Mary
Diane
Arthur
Lovish

PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECOMMITTED THEIR LIVES TO JESUS CHRIST
Munguacel
Sai
Richard
Jacob
Lowin
Anne
Celestino

DEVOTIONAL READING: “Praying That Is Praying” from A. W. Tozer

Juliana of Norwich at the beginning of her wonderful Christian life addressed a prayer to her Savior and then added the wise words, “And this I ask without any condition.”

It was that last sentence that gave power to the rest of her prayer and brought the answer in mighty poured-out floods as the years went by. God could answer her prayer because He did not need to mince matters with her. She did not hedge her prayers around with disclaimers and provisos. She wanted certain things from God at any cost. God, as it were, had only to send her the bill. She would pay any price to get what she conceived to be good for her soul and glorifying to her Heavenly Father. That is real praying.

Many of us spoil our prayers by being too “dainty” with the Lord (as some old writer called it). We ask with the tacit understanding that the cost must be reasonable. After all, there is a limit to everything, and we do not want to be fanatical! We want the answer to be something added, not something taken away. We want nothing radical or out of the ordinary, and we want God to accommodate us at our convenience. Thus we attach a rider to every prayer, making it impossible for God to answer it.

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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.

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