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: Emma Danzey
Prayer Focus For Today 21st August 2022: A Prayer for Stamina
Hebrews 12:1 says, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
Walking with God is a blessing but also a struggle. We are called to join in with Jesus and pick up our crosses and follow Him. The Christian walk is very challenging because we are called to live very differently from the world around us. Many times this involves sacrifices, humility, patience, and great endurance.
Today as we take time to pray for stamina, may the Lord remind us what we are working towards. He has already completed the work on the cross and we are His forever. We can then live out our faith from a place of resting in Him rather than striving. In fact, enduring doesn’t mean striving. We are told in Psalm 46:10 to stop striving and know that He is God. Our Lord is sovereign. We are invited into the work that He is accomplishing on this earth, it is hard and long at times, but it is for a great eternal purpose of sharing the gospel with many. As you run the race set out before you, may you remember that Christ is your stamina on the journey.
PRAYER FOR TODAY.
God, You say in Galatians 6:9, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Help me not to grow weary in the good things that You have called me to. Readjust my mindset if I am focused too much on the work, but not the Savior. Remind me who I am serving and why.
Lord, you remind me in Romans 5:3-4 that I can glory in suffering because it ultimately produces character and hope. Give me the courage to trust in You and persevere through the trials that come my way today and this week. Thank You that You never leave me in the midst of my struggles. As I run the race, You are right there next to me cheering me on in this life. I desire to honor Your name and to represent You well. I am sinful and need Your help through the Holy Spirit to love well.
Give me eyes to not fixate on what is temporary around me but on what is eternal. Please help me to keep You first. You say in James 1:12, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” When times get hard and the enemy attacks, help me to stand strong under the trials and temptations that come my way. Give me the ability to stay true to Jesus in a world that wants me to deny and reject Him. Sustain me, hold me up, lead me when I am weary. Give me a renewed sense of hope and purpose in following You.
I pray against apathy or laziness in my faith. Help me to continually grow by reading Your Bible, worshiping You through song and prayer, telling others about Your gospel, and making decisions that honor You. Part of stamina is the daily walk, remind me the value in a steady relationship with You. Remind me that it is not about the spiritually high moments but about the moment-by-moment decisions.
Thank You for inviting me into Your purposes and Your greater plan. Thank You for creating me and calling me to Yourself. Thank You for giving me hope in this life and after this life. Thank You for community; help me to reach out to others when I feel discouraged, and prevent me from isolating myself. Give me Your strength to reach out when I need others to remind me that I am not alone on this narrow path. Thank You for prayer and for the prayer warriors who come alongside me. Help me to be an encourager of others’ journeys as well. You are so good. Thank You for being my stamina in life. Amen.
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!