7 Days of Prayer

SUNDAY

A Heart Free From Pride

MONDAY

Prayer for Expressing Gratitude

TUESDAY

Prayer for Strength

WEDNESDAY

A Prayer for My Wife

THURSDAY

Prayer for a Worthy Family

FRIDAY

Praise to the Father

SATURDAY

The General Thanksgiving

Morning Prayer

Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my sighing. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.~~ Psalm 5:1-3

 

Heavenly Father, as I face this new day, I thank You for the work you have done for me as I slept. 

I give thanks, that You never sleep;

I give thanks, that Your loving care is with me when I am least aware;

I give thanks, that You renew, refresh and revitalize me.

I pray that I always and actively seek Your will and Your plans for my life. 

I lay my hopes and my fears at Your feet, watching for Your miraculous touch.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen. 

Today’s Morning Prayer: A Heart Free From Pride

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My heart is not proud, O LORD,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.But I have stilled and quieted my soul;
like a weaned child with its mother,
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, put your hope in the LORD
both now and forevermore.
~~ Psalm 131

God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
~~ James 4:6

“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. ”
~~Saint Augustine

I give thanks to You, heavenly Father, for protecting me through the night and granting me another day. I ask You to fortify me with the grace of Your Holy Spirit, and give Your peace to my soul, that I may be free from all needless anxiety and worry. Help me to desire always that which is pleasing and acceptable to You, so that Your will may be my will.

Today, make known to me, and take from my heart, every kind, form and degree of pride.

Today, empty me of self, and awaken in me the deepest depth and truth of that humility which can make me capable of your revealing light.

Today, do not allow attribution to me, for the good that you perform in me and through me, but rather, that all honor be to you.

Today, may your presence in me, and your work through me, testify of your holiness and saving grace.

Help me to die to self each day, and continuously seek your glorification in all that I think or do.

This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ, the exemplar of humility.

Amen.

Every Morning

 

Every Morning

Every morning lean thine arms awhile

Upon the window-sill of heaven

And gaze upon thy Lord,

Then, with vision in thy heart,

Turn strong to meet thy day.

 

~by Thomas Blake

Good Morning God

Good morning God,

I come to you again today in the name of Jesus.

  • I choose to worship you in spirit and in truth … so help me God.
  • I choose to glorify you God in everything I am and do today … so help me God.
  • I choose to love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength … so help me God.
  • I choose to love your Word … so help me God.
  • I choose to be available for you today to use as you will … so help me God.
  • I choose to be as Jesus today to every life I touch … so help me God.
  • I choose to always have a thankful heart and an attitude of gratitude … so help me God.
  • I choose to walk on the path of truth always in all ways … so help me God.
  • I choose to keep growing in “faith and love and every grace and seek more earnestly your face” … so help me God.
  • I choose to become the man of God you want me to be … so help me God.
  • I choose to become more and more in every way like you Jesus … so help me God.
  • I choose to be a living witness for you Jesus … so help me God.
  • I choose to give you my heart to love and serve you … so help me God.
  • I choose to fulfill my God-given life purpose … so help me God.
  • I choose to be a man of honesty and character … so help me God.
  • I choose to trust in you God in every circumstance … so help me God.
  • I choose to be a part of your plans and what you are doing in the world today … so help me God.

“Here’s my heart, LORD, take and seal it, seal it for your courts above” … so help me God.

Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus’ name, amen.

~~ By Richard (Dick) Innes

Prayer for Expressing Gratitude

This is the day that God has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
—Psalm 118:24

Morning Prayer: Prayer for Expressing Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day, I sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in my life.

My blessings are many and my heart is filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

I thank you, too, for those things in my life that are less than I would hope them to be. Things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When my heart feels stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in my weary eyes, still I rejoice that you are as near to me as my next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, I am growing and learning.

In the silence of my soul, I thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love.

Amen.

—from Prayers for Living

Morning Praise & Thanksgiving

Today’s Morning Prayer: Morning Praise & Thanksgiving

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.”
— 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the honor to be able to awake this morning and talk to You in prayer.

Thank You, Father, for Your mercy and grace — Your willingness to walk with me in spite of my sinful nature.

Thank You, Father, for Your faithfulness. I am filled with joy to know that You are always with me. It gives me courage and peace knowing that you are my constant partner.

Thank You, Father, for your loving discipline when I give in to my flesh. Forgive me for the times when I resisted Your Holy Spirit when he tried to give me godly counsel.

I praise You, Father, because You are righteous, and just in all Your ways.
As
You have been merciful to me, I desire to be merciful to others.
As
You have blessed me, I want to be a blessing to others.
As
You have forgiven me, I want to forgive those who wrong me.

Lord, I commend my head, my heart, my tongue, …my life, to Your spirit. Let my life be a reflection of Your glory, when I don’t speak of Your gospel, may my actions and lifestyle, speak for You.

Glory be You Father, and to Your Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen.