DAILY PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY.
When we pray, God hears and answers! Engaging in Daily Prayer and Scriptures is our unfailing platform for bringing to God all that pertains to us, while we watch restfully as he steps into situations to bring out beauty and colour in our lives. Today, as you commune with God, we urge you to know that God has settled all that concerns you, Just believe and pray with faith in your heart. Remain blessed in Jesus name, Amen.
Today’s Prayer is written by: Meg Bucher
Prayer Focus For Today 16th September 2022: A Prayer for Timing
“He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:7-8 NLT
There are a million reasons I would like to race into the future and see what my daughters are going to do with their lives so I know how best to prepare them for it. It would be nice if we had a time machine to see when relationships would work and when we need to prepare for the fallout of heartbreak. It’s difficult to open ourselves up to the possibility of friendship when we have no idea if it will work out long-term for us. We are always searching for a guarantee in life.
Luke recorded the verses above to remind the disciples God holds the authority over all dates and times. “They are not for you to know,” he wrote! “Like other Jews, the disciples chafed under their Roman rulers. They wanted Jesus to free Israel from Roman power and then become their king,” The Life Application Bible explains, “Jesus replied that God the Father sets the timetable for all events- worldwide, national, and personal. If you want changes that God hasn’t yet made, don’t become impatient. Instead, trust His timetable.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY.
Let’s pray today for the patience to wait on God’s perfect timing.
Today we are reminded by Luke’s recording in the book of Acts, You alone have the authority over the timetable of our lives, and it is not for us to know. But, oh, God! How we long to see around the next corner and into a new season in our lives. We desperately want to fix things and know they will be ok. We long to fix people and know they will be ok!
You are clear, Father, in your directives for our lives: we will be Your witnesses, telling people about Christ Jesus everywhere! And You supply us with the power of the Holy Spirit to walk out Your will in our lives.
So, Father, although we cannot have the answers we want to see, we can hold on to the promise that Your plan for our lives is good. To the ends of the earth, we are to proclaim Your name and live our everyday lives to bring glory to Your name. Father, when our daily trials and tribulations are difficult to put at bay, snap our attention and re-focus our thoughts on You and Your purpose for each day of our lives.
This is the day YOU have made. Help us to rejoice and be glad in it. Not when it’s over …not when it goes the way we wanted it to …but IN IT. Help us to rejoice and be glad, Father. We all spend way too much time frustrated over things we cannot change, cannot foresee, and we never meant to ponder on or provide solutions to. Let us be faithful to look to You in all things, on all days, and know the authority is Yours and Yours alone.
Let us be sure of the direction You are leading us every day, God, and faithful to follow Your steps. Bless our day today, and let Your will reign over our lives.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray,
This Is the Assurance of Answers to Your Prayers – Matthew 7:7-11
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will YOUR FATHER WHO IS IN HEAVEN GIVE GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!
Please pray with faith in your heart and remember to lead someone to pray with these prayer points!