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: Tiffany Thibault
Prayer Focus For Today 11th August 2022: A Prayer to Rely on the Lord
So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic.” – Isaiah 28:16
Jesus said these words that are still so true and powerful today: “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Turn on the news, scroll through social media and everything you see and hear absolutely confirms our Lord’s words. Tribulation, hunger, wars, illness, family struggles, and more – the list is endless. Sadly, we often spend too much of our days worried, anxious, stressed, and ultimately worn out from all the things happening around us.
We have this promise that we can remind ourselves of when our heart is not at peace: God is still the Ruler of the universe, and not one little, tiny detail ever escapes His notice. Our Bible verse says that He has laid in Zion – in Heaven – a cornerstone that has been tested and proven to be strong and true. In architecture, the cornerstone is extremely important, and the integrity of the entire building depends upon it. It is the first stone laid, one that is proven to be strong. All other stones in the building are built off of it and depend on it for strength, stability, and endurance.
The Lord has laid that proven cornerstone in our life, in our faith. That cornerstone is Jesus. He has been tested and proven to be sure, to be strong. He bore all the weight of sin from the entire world on Him as He died for us on the cross. He then rose again, defeating death for us. Jesus being our cornerstone means that as we align our lives and our hearts with Him that we will be sanctified and stable. We can lean on Him for our support, and we will not shift or fall.
Trusting in the Lord to be your cornerstone as you walk through your days anxiety free (even in the midst of all of the stuff that life throws your way) is something that we can all seek the Lord for each and every day. The key to shedding anxiety is to commit to seeking the Lord every day, in every situation, in every moment. No matter what chaos is happening around us in the world, or the trials that you are personally encountering in your life, you can have peace in your heart. You can be free from panic and from the horrible grip of anxiety if your hope is in Jesus.
Jesus has already overcome the world! He has come to bring you peace in the midst of the problems. Look to Him, seek Him in prayer and through studying the precious words in the Bible. The more we spend time with the Lord, the more that we will find ourselves trusting Him a little more. Moment by moment and day by day, as we pursue more of Jesus, we will find that our anxiety lessens, our peace increases and our relationship with Him is richer. Don’t allow one more day of peace and joy to be stolen from you.
PRAYER FOR TODAY.
Thank you for the promises that you give us in your Word. Thank you for saying that I can have peace in my heart. Thank you that I can walk away from anxiety. Help me to keep my eyes on you in the midst of all my difficulties. Help me to trust you more each day. Thank you that you are my cornerstone, that as I lean on you and believe your promises, I can be strong in my faith. You are my God, and I will learn to rest on you today. Draw me close to you as I walk through all of these situations.
In your name I pray, Jesus,
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!