Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 109-111; 1 Corinthians 13 Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 112-114; 1 Corinthians 14 Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 115-117; 1 Corinthians 15
Monday, August 21 Tuesday, August 22 Wednesday, August 23

Dan. 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for 2 Cor. 5:21 For he hath made [Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we † Rom. 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we
himself: might be made the righteousness of God in him. should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which
cannot be uttered.
Glorious Master and Merciful Lord: Lord God:
There was no reason for you to die. You had neither original sin inherited It was not right for human eyes to see the lines made on Jesus’ body by the Holy Spirit:
from Adam, nor actual sin of your own. Death had no claim on you. No one engraving tool of the Roman cat-o-nine-tails. It was not proper for the revelers Help me in my praying. When I do not know what to pray for, when I
could have taken your life from you. You yielded yourself and willed to die. standing by to watch the rivulets of blood, involuntary convulsions, spasms and myself “groan within myself” (v 23), then you groan for me, as I would groan if I
I sinned; you suffered. I offended God’s justice, but Christ satisfied it. Will contortions of Jesus’ sacred frame, while his body was being broken under the knew what to say. You make what is spiritual “audible” to God, so then my
you allow me today to help __________ or __________ or any other lost person iron rod of divine wrath, in our place. prayer reaches the ears of Christ who presents it before the Father.
to understand how rivers of tears, mountains of good works, seas of holy water, Amos 8:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD, that I will This is the real “King’s Speech.” I don’t even recognize how much I owe
and hills of incense cannot remove their sin? Jesus was cut off for us, and Jesus cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: the Spirit when on my knees in prayer. It doesn’t matter that I am not eloquent.
cut off God’s wrath from us. Sin was eclipsed forever by his sacrifice. And you did, because it was right for you to cover him in a blanket of It doesn’t matter that I do not know what to pray. It doesn’t even matter that the
This is divine justice. Substitution is the only certain ground of forgiveness blackness. That way no one could see all he did or all he bore when he was made only prayers I can squeeze-out are the silent, liquid kind! Sometimes I pray the
from God. I long to make others see Jesus, wearing a crown of thorns and dying sin for us. The darkness tells me Jesus’ passion is a great mystery into which I best when I say the least, as long as your Spirit is assisting me.
on the cross for them. Love led the Christ to lay down his life for the criminal! cannot pry. I try to understand it as substitution, because the language of You have so sweetly enabled me, though I have so often forgotten to thank
It is not enough for them to admire that spectacle. Help them make a scripture is explicit about that. Yet does that cover the whole matter? Surely no you for it. You have so graciously assisted me, though I have so often taken it for
personal investment in it. Let __________ and __________ take their spot and human concepts can completely grasp the whole of this dread, yet divine mystery. granted and taken the glory for myself. I let the Devil in so much it is a wonder,
lot among the many for whom Christ Jesus gave his life a ransom. My redemption was a work wrought in total eclipse. Why? Because the full, far- Holy Spirit, you have not withdrawn from me.
You stood as my representative to redeem me. I am healed by your stripes. reaching meaning and result cannot be grasped by finite mind. I do not forget Christ’s cross, but I also should not forget the Spirit’s work.
It is a terrible thing if I fall-short of proving my love by not announcing the good Ÿ Tell me the death of Jesus was a good example, and I can understand that I do not forget what Jesus did for me, but help me always remember what the
news to others. Let me help lost souls answer clearly and without mistake as to Ÿ Tell me the death of Jesus was a wonderful obedience, and I can see that Spirit is doing in me.
their eternal destiny. Sprinkle the blood of reconciliation on them! Ÿ Tell me the death of Jesus was bearing what I should have borne—I can Was ever love like this, that God should dwell in me? Was ever mercy like
If I am trusting in the merit of your death, then I should be joyful at every know that and rest my hope of eternal salvation on it! his, that the Spirit should put up with me? Was ever faithfulness like this, that the
remembrance of it. Let that gratitude lead me to a higher praise today. Let But do not tell me this is all there is to your cross. Surely, only God knows multitude of my sins do not drive you away? Was ever power like this, that it
thanksgiving lead me to the next level of consecration. It is for Jesus’ sake I ask the full extent and price of the love of God. Jesus, only you know all you continually overcomes my iniquities and masters all my corruptions? Oh! the love
you to make me a soulwinner! Amen. accomplished when you bowed your head to give up the ghost. Only you know. of the Spirit is what I sing, by whom revival is applied. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 121-123; 2 Corinthians 1 Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 124-126; 2 Corinthians 2
Friday, August 25 Saturday, August 26
† Rom. 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, Psa. 85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from
because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. heaven.
Chronological Bible Reading: Psalm 118-120; 1 Corinthians 16
Thursday, August 24 Our Lord and Father: Holy Father:
We thank you Jesus sits on a throne today, just so he can give the order to I have looked for a key verse that would describe this summer—a “theme
Isa. 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be
make all things new. Thank you for calling us into that newness of life, and verse” I would choose if I were looking back over the last six months, and
upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The
making us part of your eternal purpose and plan to redeem and restore creation. anticipating the next.
everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Eph. 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, It was ultimate condescension that brought the Savior down to the cross. It
JESUS, Jesus, Jesus; We do not have to crouch before you in insecurity, because if we just pray is equal condescension that brings your mighty Spirit of grace down to live in an
There’s just something about that name! in the Spirit you cause us to pray according to the will of God. Like with recent unruly, wild asses’ colt like myself, and to make me know in experience the
Master, Savior, Jesus, convulsions here and abroad, we tremble at the sight of what you want done; yet wonders of a Savior’s love.
Like the fragrance after the rain; there is joy mixed with it. In living out this eternal purpose you teach us to How much you have shown us your love in five years! How much you
Psa. 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. show your love in cherishing me in all my hurts, in assisting me in all my work,
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, We look to you, and as we pray we want to enter into the holy place that and in comforting me in all my frustrations. All these things are works of the
Let all heaven and earth proclaim; even the High Priest of Israel dared not come but once a year—and not without Spirit of God alone.
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away, the blood of a lamb. We thank you Lord the veil is rent, and torn in two. There is What shall I pray about for fall? Send revival! When every other comfort
But there’s something about that name! an openness to access you spiritually, because each one of us has been made a fails, when the promise itself seems empty, when the ministry is devoid of power,
king and priest. We are allowed to come boldly to the mercy-seat for mercies. it is then that your Spirit can fill my heart with peace and joy in believing. He is
—Bill & Gloria Gaither, 1970 O God, we kneel before you now in our hearts, and rejoice in how you the assistance of my faith. Send him in abundance on my life and on our church.
know exactly what our heart would say if our mind knew the will of God Send him!
perfectly. That is what we want—the thing we cannot quite put into words How many times was my heart wounded, but the Spirit bound it up? How
š because our understanding cannot fully grasp it. Yet if our lips fail to speak our often has he who is my Teacher also become my Physician, bandaging my breaks
heart’s desire, your Spirit interprets what is written there, though we are unable to with God’s promises, and returning my own spirit to health and wholeness in
read it. Read every heart. We open them to you as a book. Our intent is to do believing? Be that to many of us at once in revival!
your will, O God. And we thank you your will is what will be done in spite of our Let this mid-year review move me to love. Let it spur me to next-level love.
mind’s infirmity or our soul’s reluctance. For this we praise the Lord! Amen. Let me be characterized by love given as thanks for the past. Amen.

† Focus Verse (for memorization & meditation)—Prayer Diary link available online at http://www.hbcbluesprings.org/prayer-diary/



Welcome to our visitors! Please take connection cards from the back of the pew
1) TIME—WORSHIP in front of you, fill out the visitor portion, and put it in the offering plate. You are
our guest and we’d like to know you are here! ¨ INTERCEDE WITH GOD ¨ INSTRUCT SAINTS
Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and ¨ PROMPT PETITIONS ¨ KICKSTART DEVOTION
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 INSTRUCTIONS:
devotions. TODAY
• Shuttle Service Park at the sign at Blue Springs High School, 8:30A.M.-12:30P.M.
• Young Adults Class (YAC) Couples & singles meet 11:00A.M. in room 4 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 Sunday evening service this month as we have August Outreach: Invite &
no more spontaneous than written-out prayers. The result is we end up praying the
1 Cor 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God Ice Cream Tues nights 7:00P.M., Canvass & Coffee Sat mornings, 9:00A.M. same things over and over.
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
TUESDAY OR FRIDAY This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
• Sharpen Your Sword (SYS) Bible Study Jesus Said I Am starts this week. might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF EVERY DOLLAR—no questions Choose Tues evenings 7:00P.M. OR Fri mornings 9:30A.M. Limited child care God. We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you
asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come Tues. None Fri. Questions? Stephanie Archie at sys@hbcbluesprings.org through the Bible chronologically in a year.
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 NO WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK SERVICE UNTIL AFTER LABOR DAY Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
resources. you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
SATURDAY the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
• LFBI Living Faith Bible Institute Late registrations will be accepted this week for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
for: • Genesis, 8:00A.M. • Bible Survey 1, 9:45A.M. • Theology & Dispensations
(Wed nights starting Sept 13 @HBC!) Enroll at lfbi.org —Alan
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. NEXT SUNDAY
• Pre-Labor Day Church & Community Picnic, 1:00P.M. at Baumgardner
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF EVERY WEEK. You should fellowship Park, across 22nd St. Bring desserts and fruit and the church provides the rest! Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the
with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church. 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
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) “Oh,” says one, “I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times
§ Keeping the body of Christ a priority (your congregational relationship of • Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed! Signup your kids 2 yrs-6th grade on and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) our web site at www.hbcbluesprings.org/awana-3/ for our Wed night children’s prayer? Yet He had to have his special time and place to pray. Do not fall under the
§ Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in Bible club starting Sept 13. This can be a great way to get unchurched families injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) involved! The adult midweek service will focus on Bible doctrine. Final teacher there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
training is Wed, Sept 6th at 7:00P.M. 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
• National Back to Church Sunday Sept. 17 Invite friends, family and than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
neighbors. Our evening service will move to Heartland Baptist Fellowship, exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
21203 East 283rd St in Harrisonville, 6:30P.M. to produce Bibles! Guest speaker deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
Brett Bartlett of Wyldewood Baptist Church. Come and assemble 5,000 Bibles spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayer—the posture, the
for East Africa and 1,000 for Jamaica, Sept 17-20 (Sun night thru Wed). time, place—rather 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.
• Every|Man MANCAMP Sept. 22-24, Fri night to Sun afternoon, not just for
men, but to take our boys and create men with challenges from the Word. An Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92
EPIC Adventure for dads and their sons, and men and boys from Harvest.

Prayer Diary link available online at http://www.hbcbluesprings.org/prayer-diary/