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Chronological Bible Reading: 2Chronicles 36; Ezra 1-3 Chronological Bible Reading: Ezra 4-6 Chronological Bible Reading: Haggai 1-2
Monday, September 17 Tuesday, September 18 Wednesday, September 19
2 Cor. 9:15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. Matt. 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Rom. 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering
Hallowed be thy name. the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the
God My Father: Holy Ghost.
Help me magnify Jesus as your indescribable gift. I cannot do that if I Father in Heaven:
belittle my sins, pare-down depravity, or make light of future judgment. I cannot There is a childlike Spirit that makes me recognize and love you as Father. Lord of Glory, Lord of Grace:
treat absolute truth like human opinion, and whittle certainties down to Rom. 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have When I have to deal with others then I see more clearly my own need of
sentimentality. Christ is all; eternal life is the gift—and that is unspeakable received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. the Holy Spirit. So many times in counseling, other people’s blind eyes overcome
against the backdrop of my own unworthiness because of GRACE. Spiritual adoption is a sweet compound made of three things: faith lets me my clear presentations. Their stone-cold hearts defeat me. Sometimes they catch
I can never possibly thank you as I ought to, but I still ought to thank you! know you, joy lets me rejoice in you, and fear makes me tremble to displease you. MY idea, but I cannot get into their mind the mind of the Spirit, the real soul of
Who among us has worshipped in a worthy way apart from your Spirit’s help? At the same moment I have both confident affection and trustfulness. It relies on the gospel, or the secret of Christian growth. That remains (like creation itself) a
§ If Jesus is my salvation, when should I not be blessing you? Every morning you, throwing itself completely at you. It knows by the flawless witness of the work of revival only you can do!
when I wake, I should. Holy Ghost that the God of heaven and earth is the Father of my heart. Psa. 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
§ How long should I continue? Let me pray today, then walk away in the Spirit of adoption. When winds of Lord I pray for power! Lord give me your Spirit, the Illuminator! Come,
† Psa. 113:3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s trouble blow and waves of adversity rise, when my ship is reeling toward the Light of God, and make the darkness back-up out of here! “Jesus walks,” but he
name is to be praised. rocks, may I find it sweet to say, “My Father,” for your strong hand is on the does so much more. You alone can break my personal darkness with revival, and
Can I not go on singing even in my dreams? Make chords of gratefulness helm. There is music, there is eloquence, and there is the essence of heaven in only after you revive me can I enlighten others in your light.
vibrate even after the hand of conscious thought stops strumming. Make my that word, Father. It is a symphony in two syllables. Let me say it with an unfailing Sometimes the spirit of slavery slips over me, and I get discontent when I
vision wander to my Beloved, and never ramble outside holy ground. Even in the tongue through an understanding of the word of God and your grace. do not receive immediate wages and visible success. Give me back the spirit of
night let me sing sweet hymns to Jesus. So I come to you this week. When I talk to my Father I need not be afraid. adoption as a child. Let me work without any hope of reward, just for the joy of
Help me Lord to give double praise while I can. Let me vow that today, by You alone will not misunderstand me. If I slur my words, you still recognize their serving you and making you happy. Make me satisfied with the sweet fact of
your grace helping me, I will praise you for your unspeakable gift, especially to meaning. My prayers may be broken things, but you can put them together and doing your will in spite of (and even because of) all opposition.
others who need to receive you! That is one job I will never completely finish. hear them out. Give me your Spirit, for your Spirit gives peace, rest, and tranquility in
All who know salvation, all the angels of heaven, and the saints of all the What a beginning to a prayer full of faults—and a prayer, maybe, in which I storms. He gives joy, boldness, and fellowship in trials. If I am not presently
ages, cannot talk-up enough the wonderful works of the wonderful Lord Jesus. will ask for what I know not. So Lord, read my meaning as well as my desires! Let experiencing that, then I simply need more of Him in revival. Help me accept the
But Holy Spirit, write this line of gratitude indelibly on my heart this week. Help me draw near this week as a child to his father, and declare my needs and my delay of apparent failure as part of the trial I am made to bear, and then provoke
me witness to __________, because I ask it in Jesus’ name. Amen. sorrows in the language you teach. For so I ask in Jesus’ name. Amen. me to keep on going. I can never fail as long as I fall forward with you. Amen.
A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING Chronological Bible Reading: Zechariah 8-14 Chronological Bible Reading: Esther 1-5
Chronological Bible Reading: Zechariah 1-7 Friday, September 21 Saturday, September 22
Thursday, September 20
1 John 3:24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. Psa. 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according
1 Sam. 16:21 And David came to Saul, and stood before him: and he loved him And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
greatly; and he became his armourbearer.
O Merciful Lord and Heavenly Master: My Savior:
Take me to the king I don’t have much to bring With angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, we laud and You wept much in secret for my sins. No doubt you often endured
My heart is torn in pieces, it’s my offering—take me to the king magnify your glorious name, evermore praising you. Glory be to you, O Lord suffering and anguish of soul on my account. It was the lonely “mountain
Most High! deserts” that saw you in your repeated agonizing. If their depths could be
Truth is I’m tired, options are few, I’m trying to pray, but where are you? We do not presume to come to you trusting in our own righteousness, but disclosed they would astonish me indeed.
I’m all churched out, hurt and abused, I can’t fake, what’s left to do? in your manifold mercies and lovingkindness. We are not worthy in ourselves to Teach me to lean on prayer as my very aid in every trial. Your prayers were
gather the crumbs under your table, but you are the same Lord whose well-timed and always accepted. And if you made your appeal to the rich mercy
Truth is I’m weak, no strength to fight, no tears to cry, even if I tried characteristic is to have mercy aplenty. Grant us therefore, to so fellowship with of God, so much more must I. Much more must I.
But still my soul refuses to die, one touch will change my life your Son today that our sinful flesh will be mortified, and our soul be made one No characteristic of yours is more comforting than mercy. When my
with Jesus, so we can dwell all day in him and he in us by your Spirit. anxiety multiplies, I prize your mercies more than ever. My haters sometimes
Truth is it’s time to stop playing these games, we need a word for the people’s pain As your humble servants we desire you to accept our sacrifice of praise and outnumber my hairs, but your mercies cannot be counted. Each one is available
So lord speak right now let it fall like rain, we’re desperate, we’re chasing after you thanksgiving. Grant it, by the merits and death of your Son Jesus Christ, and as a powerful argument for deliverance when I pray in faith.
through faith in his blood, so others can receive redemption and forgiveness of My soul gains strength when I meditate on the importance and sufficiency
No rules, no religion—I’ve made my decision to run to you the healer that I need sins—even through our testimony and witness today. of your mercy. One smile from heaven will stop all the rage of hell. And I
Lord we’re in the way, we keep making mistakes, glory is not for us it’s all for you We offer and present our bodies a living sacrifice to you Lord, as is our need it the most Lord, when I feel the most alone.
reasonable and holy service. We humbly ask that everyone in our church who is a Psa. 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with
Lay me at the throne, leave me there alone true partaker of Christ’s faith will be filled with your Spirit and the recipient of thanksgiving.
To gaze upon your glory and sing to you this song—please take me to the king your grace, sufficient to every task of this week. Although we are unworthy If Jesus suffered, so will I. I may be trodden-down today like mud, but I
outside of Christ, though our sins are manifold, yet we plead in prayer for you to will ride the mountaintop before long. Even now I am raised-up and made to sit
—Kirk Franklin, 2012 accept our ministry today—not weighing our merits—but pardoning our faults together with you (Eph. 2:6).
through Jesus Christ our Lord, by whom and through whom, and with whom in Give me sunshine after rain. You alone did deliver, so you alone deserve
š the unity of the Holy Ghost, we participate in your Eternal Purpose for our lives. praise. And as having a grateful heart, let me look for others to join me tomorrow
All honor and Glory be to Jesus today, for so we ask it in his name! Amen. morning in rejoicing! Bring us help and helpers to worship Jesus’ name. Amen.

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GIVE GOD THE FIRST PAR T OF EVERY DAY. The first commitment is
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Pastor William & Lillie McClendon Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because
Leona M Brown - mother, Luther & Sharon Brown they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are
Nathaniel Armstrong - husband, Sallie Armstrong 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 Jim Rumple - Brother of Lin Tonty same things over and over.
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. Dr Bill & June Phillips Dorothy Williams
Laschon Haley-Northington Dave Hill This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
Debra Oden - aunt, Eunice Tooley Herschel Cox might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF E VERY DOLLAR—no questions 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 Kade Hatcher, son - Christina Harcher Larry Franklin
Mary Young - mother, Connie Milbern Jeanette Lopez 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 Mary Ann Fong -mother, Tracie Guffey Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
resources. Erica Stogsdill - daughter in law of Gene & Brenda Stogsdill you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
Ray Hooten - father, Sharen Johnson the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
3) TEAM—WORD Marsha Shackelford - sister, Lin Tonty Sadonna Devaney for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
Stacy Roth - niece, Lin Tonty Angie Brockmeyer
Leslie Johnson – niece, Larry Washington Dale Alley —Alan
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; Bill Alley – brother, Dale Alley
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Stephen Redden – cousin, Susan Rosetti
Joyce Butts – mother, Patrice Koonce
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF E VERY WEE K. You should fellowship Donald Snow and family 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
Soft Touch (Cancer Treatment) Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
Donna Tuescher Jerry Strutton prayed.
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) Aileen McMahan Jasmine Thorne “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 Linda Brown -sister, Ronnie Starks and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) Holly Aceves -daughter, Mary Lou Aceves 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 Alfred Boyd -family, Chelsa Bright injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Barbara Koons - sister, Dave Rosetti there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Carole Jones - mother, James Jones than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Camille Trapasso - stage 4 liver cancer deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
Brittany Nieves - niece, Jim & Lin Tonty spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayer—the posture, the
Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill time, place—rather than let it all ooze away into an impalpable mental condition.
Eugene Rodriquez – coworker, John Tann God keep us prayerful. He will do so if He makes us like His dear Son.
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