HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH PRAYER DIARY — SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE TIMES 9:00 & 10:45
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MONDAY—EVANGELISTIC PRAYER Chronological Bible Reading:
Deuteronomy 4-6; Mark 8
Monday, March 4
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Fairest Lord Jesus:Sometimes I am so afraid to open my mouth for you, and yet you are thegreatest “drawing card” ever seen. What drew me to Christ? Wasn’t it simply you who drew me to yourself? And if it was, then why should I be afraid of failure, rejection, or maltreatment if I talk about you to others? You will always draw others, just like you drew me(the faults and frailty of the messenger notwithstanding).If people are drawn to Harvest church by anything else, they will soon bedrawn away. But whosoever you draw Jesus, you hold onto, yourself.Help me Lord, to not doubt your power to draw! I do that when I hold my peace and keep the word of the gospel to myself. I want to go today sharing thename of Jesus—even to those who have until now been stubborn, like __________ and __________—and trust you to draw them according to your will.No one is beyond your power to draw because no one is beyond yourability to save! Anyone can feel the magnetic force of grace. Draw them by yourSpirit today by making me more evangelistic. A soulwinner knows
Logic will not draw like grace will draw
Eloquence will not draw like grace will draw
Argument and debate will not draw like grace will draw Jesus, draw men and women to yourself through me! I don’t need any othergimmick. Help me as a worker of the word to work
way, and to draw withthe cords of Christ. Because I know if I draw
Christ, and I draw
Christ,then Christ will draw
me. I ask it in esus’ blessed name. Amen.
TUESDAY—FOCUS ON CHRIST’S LIFEChronological Bible Reading:
Deuteronomy 7-9; Mark 9:1-25
Tuesday, March 5
† Luke 14:27
And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Good Master:Fulfill my heart’s desire and lay your cross on my shoulder even now. Ishould not
it if I will not
it. Prepare me for the height of blessing youcall me to this week, and let me receive gratefully the painful preparationnecessary to receive your highest good. Teach me how high things need deepfoundations, and it takes a long time to excavate a human soul so deep it will beready for a palace in eternity. Advancement in grace can only come by affliction. You are the all-sufficient Helper. If severe trials are ordained for me today,then strengthen me in my infirmity and enable me to rest in your love. Help merealize always that I am never out of reach of your everlasting arms. Surround methis day with a sense of your boundless love and infinite wisdom.Father, I thirst to be like Christ, to bring glory to his sacred name! I praiseyou for the awesome stoop of your condescending grace. You only are worthy of all my love. Cause me to not only know your precious word, but to retain it in my heart so it might fuel the fires of affection and kindle a lively, fervent faith.Help my imagination extend my vision, so from this high place of hallowedoutlook in prayer, there will arise a new determination to plant the seed of thegospel in souls who are lost. Give me, through the living Spirit of God, a greaterlikeness to Christ for their sake. Increase my thankfulness for your providence,because grace always strikes the bell when the best moment arrives.
You blessme by temporary delays as well as by prompt replies.
Make the time of thepromise correspond with the needs I have today. For so I ask it in Jesus’powerful name and to his glory. Amen.
WEDNESDAY—REVIVAL PRAYINGChronological Bible Reading:
Deuteronomy 10-12; Mark 9:26-50
Wednesday, March 6
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
O Lord God:I beg you to listen favorably to the prayers of your people so we, who arerightly punished for our sins, can be mercifully delivered by your goodness, to theglory of your Name, through Jesus Christ our Savior. You see how I put no trustin anything I do, but I only trust in you. Mercifully grant that I can be defendedtoday by your power against all adversity and every enemy of my soul.
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
You teach me that all my activity without charity is worth nothing. Withoutlove, whoever lives is counted as dead before you. Without love, whatever isdone is counted as dung before you. Send the Holy Ghost, and pour into my heart that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and root of all theother virtues. Grant me this kind of revival for your only Son Jesus’ sake! You hate nothing you made, and you freely forgive the sins of all who repent.Create and make in me a new and contrite heart so I, while I lament my sins andacknowledge my wickedness before you, can by that confession and repentanceobtain from you all mercy, perfect remission, and forgiveness through Jesus Christthe Lord. For our sake he fasted forty days and forty nights. Give me grace to usesuch abstinence myself so, with my flesh being subdued to the Spirit, I can ever obey your godly movements toward righteousness and true holiness. Oh my Father! Yousee how I have no power within myself to help myself. Guard me both outwardly inmy body, and inwardly in my soul, so I can be defended from all trials that come tomy body, and from all temptations that assault my mind today. Do it through thepower of the cross of Jesus Christ and for his sake. Amen.
A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READINGChronological Bible Reading:
Deuteronomy 13-15; Mark 10:1-26
Thursday, March 7
And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bearMay we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayerRapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.
—Joseph M. Scriven, 1855
FRIDAY— CORPORATE PRAYER MINISTRY Chronological Bible Reading:
Deuteronomy 16-18; Mark 10:27-52
Friday, March 8
1 Chron. 4:10
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me!
Loving Lord, three simple prayers as we set-up for Easter:1. For the unsaved who are searching for peace in their souls, Lord leadthem to us and us to them2. For those who are saved and in wrong churches, Lord lead them to usand us to them3. For those who are saved and not going to church, Lord lead them to usand us to themEnlarge the borders of our congregation and our ministries! Use us tospread the gospel among those who live in our city. Use us to make the name andthe deeds of Christ known both here and abroad.Bless us in our activities of the spring. Give us souls as we operate ouroutreach. Call-in the remainder of
fullness of the Gentiles
you seek (Rom. 11:25).Pour out a more abundant measure of your own Spirit to carry out your work through us,
for this cannot be done by man
. Let your Spirit descend and bediffused in the midst of our church to the glory of your grace!God, establish grace and peace and give us liberty to preach. We pray forrighteous politicians to rule over us. We pray for those in places of supreme andsubordinate authority. Give them wisdom and faithfulness from heaven tomanage the affairs of this life you have entrusted them with on earth.God, deliver our friends and those near to us from all the evils they feel orfear. Bestow on them all the good we wish for ourselves, both here and hereafter.For we ask it in Jesus’ precious name and to his honor. Amen.
SATURDAY—IN THE PSALMSChronological Bible Reading:
Deuteronomy 19-21; Mark 11
Saturday, March 9
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
Merciful Lord and Master:I thank you for that contrasting conjunction between my frame of dust andyour everlasting goodness:
How wonderful is your mercy, which links my frailty with your eternality and makes me everlasting too! Thank you for choosing me to become a partaker of your grace. And since you are Jehovah the L
, you do not change. That means I cangive you an extended praise that your mercy is endless. Those who fear you findthat neither their needs nor their sins have exhausted your grace. Hallelujah, whata Savior! The past commands my praise and the future invites it. Let me sing thisSunday so other generations can hear what you have done! I pray you wouldgrant us a
, and give us a spiritual legacy through discipleship. Just like the sweet Psalmist David hymned the various attributes of yournature, grace, and providence, so must I. Gather my energy this Sunday for agrand outburst of adoration in which all the subjects of the Great King can unitetheir life, their lips, their loyalty and allegiance. You call on angels to sing your praise. They dwell nearer your throne than Iam allowed to climb. I am jealous, because they get to see the glory I want toadore. But then I am not jealous, because I get to adore that glory by faith beforeI ever see it.Give us a great weekend in your house. Have everybody there just to unitetogether in giving you thanksgiving. You deserve our best, our most, our highest,and you deserve that consistently and continually from my heart. Amen.