Daily Prayer – Pray ACTS
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
“Let me experience your faithful love in the morning, for I trust in you.
Reveal to me the way I should go because I appeal to you.”
We bless You. We adore You. We give You our praise for You are faithful in all that You do.
Every word You have spoken,
every command You have given,
every promise You have made is trustworthy and true.
You have shepherded us all our lives.
You have redeemed us from evil.
Because of Your steadfast love we are not consumed.
Your compassions never fail, for they are new every morning,
so great is Your faithfulness.
Lord, we are so dependent upon You.
We are the works of Your hand.
We have been fearfully and wonderfully made by You.
You have given us life and Your watchful care is over us, preserving our lives.
We are not our own, but Yours, Your people, and the sheep of Your pasture,
so we worship You our Lord, our Maker, and our faithful Saviour.
Thank You, our God and our Saviour, that through Jesus Christ,
we will one day be presented blameless before Your throne in heaven.
Thank You that though we stumble, we will never completely stumble away from You,
because He has taken hold of us.
We do acknowledge before You now, that we are not wholehearted in our devotion to You.
We often backslide in our faith, and sometimes this is very great.
We refuse to listen to what Your law says, instead we do what is pleasing in our own eyes, and what our sinful flesh desires.
Thank You that our salvation does not rest on our obedience but on the righteousness of Christ which became ours when we believed in Him;
and that we will not be punished for the sins we continue to commit because they have already been laid on Him.
You our God are a patient God, slow to anger, great in power, rich in love and faithfulness.
We however struggle to be patient.
We don’t like waiting.
We lose our temper and cause conflict.
Fill us we pray with Your Holy Spirit and produce in us the fruit of patience.
Help us to be patient with our words when others hurt us, let us down, or irritate us;
to bear with one another in love;
and to show the same forbearance towards them that Christ has shown to us.
Help us to be patient when we wonder why God is letting things we find hard or cause us pain happen, and to trust that through them, He is working for our good.
And give us the perseverance that we need to stand firm in the faith while we wait for Jesus to return.
Help us, loving God, to be committed to regularly meeting together.
Enable us to resist every temptation to neglect or avoid gathering with one another.
By Your Spirit draw us closer to each other so that a mark of this local church is the devotion of its members to the fellowship.
Lord, in Your wisdom, You put us in local churches to be encouraged to keep trusting Christ, and to encourage others to do the same, as we wait for the day He returns in glory.
So, may we see our need to, and increase our willingness to gather with this local part of Your body You added us to.
Lord God, we pray that the fruit of self-control would be evident in the lives of all our pastors and elders. Help them to be sound and reasonable thinkers.
Would the pride remaining in them be tempered by a sobering awareness of remaining sin, and their own personal frailty.
We ask too, that they each would demonstrate a thoughtful restraint and modesty in all the areas of their lives.
Lord, save, bless, shepherd, and carry us forever.
Provide for all our physical and spiritual needs.
Give today, the daily bread we need: the gifts, time, resources, energy, and health we need to live for Your glory.
Protect us from the evil one and from giving into the temptation to sin.
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