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Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 7-9; 2 Corinthians 13
Tuesday, September 8

Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 10-12; Galatians 1
Wednesday, September 9

Heavenly Father and Holy Lord:

I thank you I have found the sweet spot, secret spot, that proves I am a
child of God. It would be presumption for me to try and decide this based on my
own feeling or opinion, but your word reveals it clearly. I thank you I can know
with certainty where I will spend eternity, because I have your word of revelation
to guide me. This is the same spot I pray for others to find this fall!
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of
I pray for __________ and __________ that they will receive Jesus Christ
into their heart and life and be made a child of God.
John 1:12 even to them that believe on his name:
I pray for __________ and __________ that they will believe on the name
of Jesus, and simply from their heart trust Christ crucified, who is now exalted to
be their redeemer. This will make them a member of the family of the Most High.
Whatever else they may not have or may not know, if they have this they have the
privilege to become a child of God. Lord, make it so! Make it so!
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
Here it is in a nutshell. Christ shows up as shepherd, his sheep recognize
him, they trust him, and then prepare to follow him. Lord, may someone in the
lost families I come into contact with come to know you in the same mutual
knowledge and constant connection I have with you now as your child. This is
the sure spot and indelible mark of being saved and belonging to the family of
God. I beseech you O Lord, let not this year end until they have committed their
souls to Christ! Give us souls for eternity for Jesus sake. Amen.

John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the
same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

2 Cor. 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but
our sufficiency is of God;

Heavenly Lord:
Without you I can do nothing, and if I am a branch, then what I am
designed to do is bear fruit. Apart from you I can produce nothing, make
nothing, create nothing, accomplish nothing. Make me bear the fruits of the Spirit
expected from someone spiritually in union with Christ.
What grand fruit ought to come from such a root! Being a branch in you
Jesus, what special species I should produce! Yet I can do nothing if there is not a
constant union. Let me use that thought to help me fulfill Pauls commands to
1 Thess. 5:16-19 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit.
Do I make sure to take Christ with me? If I am on my way, do I suddenly
stop and say, I am without my Master. I dare not go another step? Make the
abiding consciousness of your presence through your Spirit (communion with
you) the basic fundamental element of my strength and spiritual power.
Power to change the human will, power to enlighten the minds of the lost
to the things of God, power to influence their attitude toward repentance and
faithsurely these things come only from you. Do I really believe that, or do I
rely on self?
The power lies with the Master. The might is not in the sword, but in the
Spirit that wields it. We must have Christ in our pews, in our aisles, in our pulpits,
and in my cubicle when I stand up to speak for him. Make me feel him with me,
even to the end of the world. Give me grace to acknowledge you in all things
today so revival will be on my path. I ask it for Jesus glory. Amen.

My Lord and My Father:

From the depths of my soul, smitten with an absolute self-loathing and selfdespair, I admit this truth via Paul. Down on my knees and out of my mouth, I
admit it. This is not just the compliment to Jesus that politeness requires. No, this
is a confession of soul that says, Lord I often act like a good-for-nothing donothing, and become a fruitless, barren branch. I am all dry and rotten without
you, and I feel this in my innermost soul. Be not far from me! Quicken and
revive me with your presence today.
Heb. 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and
supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and
was heard in that he feared;
If without you I can do nothing, then I am crying to never be without you!
I come with strong crying and tears to entreat your abiding presence, and the sense
of your Spirit in revival. You come to those who seek; therefore I will never
stop seeking you.
Many times, prayer is the appointed means to convey the blessings you
already intend to give. Help me constantly use it for that, and may the result
increase every day! I dont want a life independent of you. I am the branch and
you are my vine, but you will not be with me unless I humbly submit to you. I
will not argue over supremacy of my life. Here, I give myself away, and yield my
body to you. I am willing to be, to do, and to suffer according to your will. Give
me the splendor of a faith that measures itself by the Christ in whom it
trusts. Do this for Jesus sake and glory. Amen.


Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 13-15; Galatians 2
Thursday, September 10


Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 16-18; Galatians 3
Friday, September 11


Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 19-21; Galatians 4
Saturday, September 12

Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 4-6; 2 Corinthians 12
Monday, September 7

Deut. 32:5their spot is not the spot of his children

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

FROM whence this fear and unbelief?

Hath not the Father put to grief His spotless Son for me?
And will the righteous Judge of men condemn me for that debt of sin
Which, Lord, was charged on Thee?
Complete atonement Thou hast made,
And to the utmost farthing paid whateer Thy people owed;
How then can wrath on me take place if sheltered in Thy righteousness,
And sprinkled with Thy blood?
If Thou hast my discharge procured,
And freely in my room endured the whole of wrath divine,
Payment God cannot twice demandfirst at my bleeding Suretys hand,
And then again at mine.
Turn then, my soul, unto thy rest!
The merits of thy great High Priest have bought thy liberty;
Trust in His efficacious blood, nor fear thy banishment from God,
Since Jesus died for thee!

Augustus Toplady, 1740-1778

Dan. 9:9-10 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have
rebelled against him; Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his
laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Almighty and Merciful Father:
We have sinned and strayed. Like lost sheep, we have wandered from your
will and followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have
offended your holiness, and left undone those things we should have done, while
we have done those things we ought not to have done. There is no soundness in
us apart from the holiness your Spirit provides.
1 Cor. 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom,
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
So Lord, we count on your mercy, not because of our merits, but because
of the sanctification purchased for us by Jesus Christ with his bloody sweat in the
garden, and his death up on the cross. Have mercy Lord, upon us miserable
offenders. Spare those that confess their sins. Restore those who repent. Do this
for us today, according to the promises you declare in your word, and so revive
us again toward your Eternal Purpose.
Grant most merciful Father, for your Son Jesus sake, that we may live
God-like lives today. The thing that pleases you most is righteousness, and in all
soberness of prayer we claim the righteousness of Christ as our breastplate
against the tempter. Give us conquering grace over the Evil One, and through
your bountiful goodness deliver us from the bonds of those sins that in our frailty
we have committed. Keep our church pure for your greater usefulness.
Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christs sake and to the glory of
your holy name. Amen.

Psa. 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I
direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
O Righteous and Merciful Lord:
Some prayers I express in words, and some in silent meditation. Words are
not the essence of my prayers, but they are the garments of some of them. When
I can formulate my pleas into words they prevent my distraction, excite my
devotion, and assist my soul in coming before you. But Lord, help me cultivate
the spirit of prayer, which is even better than the habit of prayer. So make me
careful to keep the stream of meditation flowing throughout this day.
Let me start to pray even before I kneel, and not stop praying after I rise.
While the dew is still on the grass, I want grace to drop in my soul. I will give you
the mornings of my days and the days of my life. Make prayer for me the key to
the day, and the lock I use at night. I will make this discipline my morning and
evening stars!
I miss much of the power of prayer when I do not prepare my heart to
pray, and do not expect answers after I pray. Let my preparation lock-wrists with
patient expectation, so I can see far greater answers to my prayer!
Psa. 5:7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in
thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
Lord, I know you cannot feel at home in the living room of my heart if I
host the Devil in the basement of my thoughts! Since I have a multitude of sins, I
approach you for the multitude of your mercies. While your judgments are all
numbered, your mercies are innumerable. You give wrath by weight, but your
mercy without weighing it. I count on your mercy this weekend Lord, for all the
lost sinners who will come to our services. Meet them and us! Amen.

Focus Verse (for memorization & meditation)Prayer Diary link available online at







Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and
departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.
GIVE GOD THE FIRST PART OF EVERY DAY. The first commitment is
to a daily quiet time with God. Our weekly Prayer Diary provides a template for daily


1 Cor 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come
off the top in order to show that God is our priority. We want the blessing of the
firstfruits (first devotion, first dime and first day) to flow out to the rest of our




Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church.


Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God)

Keeping the body of Christ a priority (your congregational relationship of
walking with us)
Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in
the Word)

Welcome to our visitors! Please take a connection card and a white visitors
card from the back of the pew in front of you. Fill it out and put it in the
offering plate or hand it to us in the lobby. Wed like to know youre here!
Discipleship 2 at 9:00A.M. in room 5
Overflow Video Venue in room 6 at 9:00A.M.
Ministerio Hispao La Cosecha 11:00A.M. en el saln 6. Servicio en Ingls
traducido en Espaol 9:00A.M.
NO Evening Service until the Lords Supper next week, BUT




Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because
they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are
no more spontaneous than written-out prayers. The result is we end up praying the
same things over and over.

Labor Day Picnic Our annual all-church picnic is at Baumgardner Park, just
across 22nd St. west of the church from 11:00A.M.-4:00P.M. The park has a ball
diamond and playgrounds. Bring other equipment for games. Lunch is at
12:30P.M. Meat is provided; please bring a side dish or dessert by Noon! (In
case of rain we will eat in the HBC Gym.)

This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to
God. We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you
through the Bible chronologically in a year.

MoMs Group 9:30A.M @HBC: Thriving and Not Just Surviving,
S.Y.S. Womens Bible Study 7:00P.M. Sharpen Your Sword with Priscilla
Shirer on Discerning the Voice of God, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7:00P.M. and 2nd & 4th
Fridays at 9:00A.M.
NO Evening Service Due to the Holiday week, BUT
AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) starts, our Bible club for kids
2 yrs-Grade 6.
Lords Supper in the evening service
HBC Junior Choir Christmas program rehearsals start for kids K-5th Grade


FREE Dentistry Sat, Sept. 26, 7:00A.M.-1:00P.M. at Foster Dental Care, 2150
NW South Outer Road. First come-first served for 75 people (cleanings,
fillings, extractions). Adults only, with a state ID. To donate supplies or help
volunteer call Rebecca 816-228-6988.
Sun, Sept 20National Back to Church Sunday
Fri-Sat, Sept 25-26Every|Man Mens Conference with Brian Clark

Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.

Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the
strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus
Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
Oh, says one, I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times
and seasons for prayer. And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
prayer? Yet He had to have his special time and place to pray. Do not fall under the
injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
there must not be some season for more immediately coming into Gods presence. If
you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayerthe posture, the
time, placerather than let it all ooze away into an impalpable mental condition.
God keep us prayerful. He will do so if He makes us like His dear Son.
Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

Dont make excuses; make a difference!

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