Pithy Prayer July 31st, 2018

Almighty and Holy God, may my life delight you and bring you joy. However, dear Father, I am aware that my character falls far short of your holiness and righteousness, and the mercy and grace I display to others pales in comparison to the mercy and grace you have shown me. So please, Father, help me know those areas where I most need to grow to be pleasing to you and to bless others with your grace. Thank you for giving me the Holy Spirit to help transform me.Image result for cultivate heart

O Lord Most High use your Holy Spirit to purify and cultivate my heart so that it is soft and receptive to your will and compassionate to those in need. Make it a holy place for your Spirit to live. Heavenly Father, give me a passionate desire to know you and your Son. Please stir my heart for this, the greatest of all pursuits, so that I might grow ever closer to you.

Holy God, I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.  I believe that he came to earth as a human, lived an exemplary life of grace and power, and died for my sins so I could live for you, and with you forever.

Amen.

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Pithy Prayer July 26th, 2018

Image result for nature journal writing girlHoly God, I confess that I get discouraged enduring hardships. I sometimes wonder where you are and why you have forgotten me. Deep in my heart, dear Father, I know you are there. But sometimes, O God, it is difficult to keep my faith burning brightly when I don’t hear your voice or see you face to face. Please strengthen my heart with your Holy Spirit and help me “see” you in a fresh way so that I will open myself to you and be tuned more perfectly to your service.

Loving God, Rock and Refuge of my soul, thank you for giving me the experiences I’ve had in my life. Thank you for the abilities you placed in me while you fashioned me in my mother’s womb. Thank you for the gifts your Spirit molded in me when I became your child. Now, dear Father, please help me to know how and where I am to use these gifts in your Kingdom and to bless those in the world, so that I can help bring others to you, help build up the Body of Christ, and bless your people.

Lord, you know me better than I know myself. Search the deepest parts of my heart for anything that is displeasing to you. Cleanse me of my wandering ways and lead me in your good and righteous way.

Amen.

Pithy Prayer July 12th, 2018

Image result for god is realFather, I seek you with all my heart. While I seek to know about you through your Word, I long to know you and be known by you as a tender father knows his child and as a child feels complete trust toward his tender father. Father, not only be my God, but also be real to me in ways that transcend explanation. Help me to sense your nearness and to know your presence.

O Lord, please guard my soul from pride, my heart from callousness, and my mind on too much focus on unimportant things and not enough on your things. Teach me in my heart what it means to be about my Father’s business, especially in the world of my thoughts.

I confess that I know you so much less than you know me. But your faithfulness in my life, your power displayed in history, your grace shared with so many through the cross of Christ, and your promise to bring me home to you one day all help sustain me. I want to know you so that my life can be lost in your will.

Amen.

Pithy Prayer July 3rd, 2018

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Father in heaven, I love you. I love you because you are more than worthy of my love. I love you because you first loved me. I love you because you sent your son to be my big brother and pay the price for my adoption into your family. I love you because of your faithfulness. I love you because you have permitted me in your grace to love you.

You know me, Lord, for who I am. My motives and heart are open before you. Cleanse me from the inside out. And help me to live as Jesus did—with pure and true motives.

To you, O Lord: I can only offer my wonder and awe. When I consider the vastness of the universe in which our tiny blue planet spins its existence, I am humbled at your wonderfully complex and expansive sovereignty. At the same time, Father, I treasure your nearness. You are the good far above all I know, the God my Father who is ever near.

Thank you that you live with those of us who are contrite and repentant and who long for your presence. You know we are only mortal, but you love us. You know that we are flawed, but you redeemed us. You know that we are not perfect, but sent Jesus as the perfect sacrifice to save us.

Amen.

Pithy Prayer June 7th, 2018

Please empower me to a vibrant life that is fullRelated image
of your Spirit and always open to your
leading. Please make your presence and your
will known to me.

Holy Father, I do love you and your Son Jesus
with all my heart. Forgive me when the passion
and the love I have for you dims. Rekindle in me
an unquenchable desire to show my love for Jesus
in all that I do and say. Lord God almighty,
Ruler of Heaven and earth, I believe,
but help my unbelief.

Abba Father, I praise you! Please never let me out
live my love for you or my heart’s desire to be
obedient and pleasing to you.

You are worthy, my God and Father, of all glory and
power. Thank you for blessing me with your grace.
I thank you for adopting me into your royal family
by your grace.

O, Lord God. Who searches hearts and minds, please
give me an inquiring heart that thirsts after
pleasing and obeying you.

Lord search my heart and try me and see if
there is any wickedness in me. Give me the
joy that knowing You produces.

Amen.

Pithy Prayer June 5th, 2018

Heavenly Father, ever near with your loving presence, please bless me with a deeper and more personal knowledge and experience of you in my life. Until the day I can see You face to face in heaven, please draw me closer and closer to you. Thank you that the Holy spirit intercedes for me while I pray. Thank you that I don’t have to articulate prayers to be heard. I come to you as your child, your humble servant who longs to live for you and praise you with all of my life.

Thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit who keeps my hope alive and fills me with a sense of your loving presence. May my life today and everyday display my confidence in your love by sharing your kindness with others.

Father, thank you for the confidence I have in Jesus! I know that whether I live till Jesus comes or if I were to die this day, I can have confidence that my future is with you because it is tied to Jesus’ victory over death. Thank you for giving me a home with you as my ultimate future.

Please open my mind and heart to know you better through the presence of Your Holy Spirit.

Amen.

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Prayers for Easter…

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Hey all!

Happy Easter!

Please leave prayer requests and updates.  You can email them to me at atozmom.wordpress@gmail.com or post them in the comments below.  I love praying for you all and firmly believe in the power of prayer.

Mine:  I am running for a local election where I live.  I would like prayer in this endeavor.  I am still awaiting word on my interview so pray that a job offer would be forthcoming soon.  My husband is would like prayer for promotions soon in his job.  He also is really struggling with what God wants him to do for the rest of his life.  He would like prayer for direction to hear God in his life.

God bless and Have an Amazing Week ahead!