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Chronological Bible Reading: Proverbs 21-24 Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Kings 5-6; 2 Chronicles 2-3 Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Kings 7-8; Psalm 11
Monday, June 4 Tuesday, June 5 Wednesday, June 6
Prov. 30:26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we
not abide in darkness. say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth
Lord Seeking the Lost: mercy.
I see people standing outside in summer like wild rabbits in the field: Everlasting and Eternal Father of Lights:
insecure, and self-conscious of their vulnerability and natural defenselessness. So It seems sometimes my world is dark as midnight, but Lord you came so I Holy God and Heavenly Father:
they burrow for security. Help my heart chase after them! Those hiding ones. could see by the light of faith. I thank you Father, I no longer have to sit in the Help me throw off all self-confidence and trust only in you. When a child is
They are weak and exposed to danger. As I speak, make them wise to seek gloom that covers the rest of mankind! abandoned without its natural protection, you step in and become its guardian. So
shelter in the Savior. The best security is in the fortress of an unchangeable God, Whosoever is a really wide word. It means me and everyone in our ministry, also when I lose every foothold and every handhold, I throw myself back on you
and his unconditional sacrifice for sin. There, unalterable promises stand like and everyone I work with, and everyone in our community. If I trust in you I will and find everything I need. The fatherless are cast on the fatherhood of God as
impregnable rock walls. It will be well with my soul, but only if I hide myself in no longer sit in darkness. Why should I stay in darkness? I have a “free pass” by their father, and you provide for them. Help me hang onto the bare arm of God.
the castle of Christ’s character, a guarantee of safety for everyone who puts their grace into eternal sunshine. Lord, help __________ and __________ renounce No faith is so well supported by facts as faith in Jesus. No trust is so certain
trust in him. I thank you Lord, that I have done so. the works of darkness and come out into your marvelous light this day! to be rewarded with results as trust in the invisible but ever-living God.
Many times I feel like David in the cave of Adullam—alone, but Right now I may be under the shadow of a cloud, but I do not have to stay Some children do have fathers, but are no better off because of them. And
sequestered with you and safe from cruelty of my haters. Long ago when Satan there in darkness. Jesus came to dispel it, and he did not come in vain. If only I the fatherless are rich when they have God. So it is better Lord, that I have you
and sin chased me, I ran to make my house in the cleft of the rock. In Christ’s have faith I have the privilege of both sight and sunlight. Help me enjoy it today and no other friends, than it would be for me to have all the contacts on the
split side and spilt blood I found a resting place! and lead others out of darkness—out of the darkness of their hopelessness, of planet and no God. To be lonely and lacking relationships with human
Lord, I pray __________ and __________ would run to you this week! their willful ignorance, of their gripping doubt, of their fearful despair, of their friends is painful, but to be left by God is true loneliness. As long as Jesus is
Whatever their heart hurt or woundedness may be, Jesus feels for it; Jesus will destructive sin, of their irrational dread. Jesus comes to set us all free! He no my fountain of mercy I am not alone in this life, and I thank you.
comfort it; Jesus will help. He truly heals the brokenhearted. In Christ the weak more comes in vain than the sun rises and fails to scatter the night. Psa. 41:9-10 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my
are made strong, and the insecure given safety. 2 Pet. 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me…
Faith gives me, here on earth, the protection of God in heaven. I cannot take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star Lord, I must find mercy in you and you alone. The more needy and helpless
need more, and should not want less. Rabbits cannot build a castle; they can only arise in your hearts: I am, the more confidently I appeal to your loving heart. My need is the basis for
take advantage of that which is already provided by God. Help the lost I witness Help me shake-off my depression (it is the hurricane season) and abide not my request. My pitifulness is the basis of my prayer. Give me revival today in my
to this week see they cannot build themselves a refuge, but Jesus already provided in the dark. I want to move higher into light. In Christ is my hope, my joy and relationship with you. Do that especially when other sweet earthly relationships
it for them. The Father has given it. The Spirit has revealed it. Help them Lord, my heaven. Help me look only to him today and this summer, and rejoice. These end because,
to enter receive for Jesus’ sake and to his glory. Amen. things I ask because Jesus died to save, and he now gives me light. Amen. Song 5:16 His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved,
FRIDAY— CORPORATE PRAYER MINISTRY and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. THE PSALMS
Chronological Bible Reading: 2 Chronicles 4-7; Psalms 134; 136 Chronological Bible Reading: Psalms 146-150 Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Kings 9; 2 Chronicles 8; Proverbs 25-26
Thursday, June 7 Friday, June 8 Saturday, June 9

1 Cor 7:8-9 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they Rev. 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art Psa. 49:3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be
abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest. of understanding.

MORE love to Thee, O Christ, more love to Thee! Blessed God—Father, Son and Spirit: Only Wise and Mighty God:
Hear Thou the prayer I make on bended knee. We worship you with all our heart and adore you. Lamb of God we pay you Everyone wants wisdom. Since I have to appear before the judgment seat
This is my earnest plea: More love, O Christ, to Thee; reverence, casting all we have at your feet. We do not have a crown (or even of Christ someday, help me pay attention to anything that will make me more
More love to Thee, more love to Thee! much silver or gold), but such as you have graciously given we make available to prepared. Make it the meditation of my heart today!
you. We are content in the knowledge everything is ours, as long as it is first LET ME START WITH LISTENING TO THE STILL, SMALL VOICE OF YOUR
Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest; yours. And it is all the more ours when we completely yield it to you. SPIRIT. He moves. I want to listen so well I can transmit his signals to others.
Now Thee alone I seek, give what is best. Jesus, we wish we could live for you more completely, with no distractions Help me me obey his promptings immediately.
This all my prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee; and no secondary directions into which the streams of our lives flow. You are Psa. 49:5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels
More love to Thee, more love to Thee! everything to us, so make everything about us consecrated to you. shall compass me about?
We ask for pardon through your blood. We are already saved, but give us a HELP ME LOOK FORWARD CALMLY TO THE DARK TIMES that dog my heels
Let sorrow do its work, come grief or pain; new sense of it, so we can make other people want it. Have pity on those who throughout this life. The evil that tries to trip me up, or slow me down, often
Sweet are Thy messengers, sweet their refrain, have never yet been pardoned. Hear their cry as sinners when they seek your face! overtakes me.
When they can sing with me: More love, O Christ, to Thee; Wherever there is the beginning of repentance, send us with the whole gospel. In some dreary part of the road ahead, Satan will grow stronger and bolder.
More love to Thee, more love to Thee! Give them the complete picture of the cross, and of Christ suffering for them. Often Lord, he gains on me and then openly attacks—through my family, my
Let forgiveness be felt by anyone who places their sin on Jesus. coworkers, or friends. What then? Time to turn coward? God forbid! What are
Then shall my latest breath whisper Thy praise; Next we ask you to subdue our iniquities. Conquer the power of sin in all all my foes but tools to prove my steadfast trust in you?
This be the parting cry my heart shall raise; your saints. Give us grace to live above it. Do not let the lusts of the flesh, or the There can be no reason for me to be afraid if my heart meditates on
This still its prayer shall be: More love, O Christ to Thee; pride of our mind bring our spirit into subjection. Make our spirit rule over our wisdom. Even my greatest enemies are too insignificant to be worthy of my fear.
More love, O Christ to Thee, more love to Thee! thoughts and discipline our body. Make Christ rule in our heart by faith so we When I contrast my Rock with theirs, it is foolish to be afraid! They brag very
can know how to, loudly, but I can only smile. I glory in you Lord, and have no reason to be
—Elizabeth P. Prentiss, 1856 † Gal. 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and frightened by Satan’s threats.
be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Great strength makes wicked men proud to do evil. I stand before you in
! Do it for Jesus’ sake and your own glory alone. Amen. humility, pleading your strength as my only trust. I do so in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Pat Mullinex -mother, Jeff Mullinex Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
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! Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) April Jackson -sister, Sonya Jackson “Oh,” says one, “I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times
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! Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Carole Jones - mother, James Jones you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
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Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill 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 prayer—the posture, the
time, place—rather than let it all ooze away into an impalpable mental condition.
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