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: Betsy de Cruz
Prayer Focus For Today 20th September 2022: A Prayer to Help You Find Courage
“For we are powerless against this great horde that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” – 2 Chronicles 20:12b, ESV
Afraid doesn’t begin to describe how I felt when it got dark and my daughter didn’t come home. I called her five times but kept getting a recording. Finally, I telephoned the friend she’d met earlier in the day. “She left an hour ago to catch the bus. Isn’t she home yet?” the girl said.
My husband and I felt desperate and didn’t know what to do. He grabbed the car keys to go out and look for her, but how on earth could we find our daughter in a city of four million people?
An hour later, she walked in the door, and relief flooded my soul. She’d gotten lost and her phone had died.
Have you ever been caught in a hard place where you just didn’t know what to do and felt afraid of possible outcomes?
Maybe you’re there now.
My situation only lasted a few hours, but yours may still be going on. A health problem, financial crunch, or troubled marriage can make you feel like you’re at the end of your rope.
For situations when fear and uncertainty are getting the best of us, I love the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20. When a great multitude comes to attack Judah, King Jehoshaphat is scared to death, but he resolves to seek God. He proclaims a fast, and all of Israel comes together to seek God.
God then speaks to His people through a prophet, “Do not be afraid…the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15b). The following day as Jehoshaphat’s army begins to sing and praise the Lord, God sets an ambush against their enemies.
This story teaches us several life principles to help us navigate hard situations with courage:
1) If you’re feeling scared, keep your eyes on God. Set your heart on seeking Him.
2) Remember the battle is the Lord’s. He is fighting for you.
3) You will see victory as you praise God.
When you’re at the end of your rope, remember all you have to do is keep your eyes on Jesus. At the right time, He will show you how to move forward.
Keep your eyes on Him today, friend. Raise a hallelujah and take courage. Victory is on the way. We don’t know how and when it will come, but in Christ, we are more than conquerors. Let’s praise the God who goes before us.
PRAYER FOR TODAY.
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!