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Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 4; Mark 1 Chronological Bible Reading: John 3-5 Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 12; Mark 2
Monday, October 8 Tuesday, October 9 Wednesday, October 10
Heb. 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain Luke 6:10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my
mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the
Sovereign God and Loving Father: Lord and Master:
I often feel like my mouth cannot fully express my heart in prayer. Let that I cannot explain why, but I know you often ask me to stretch first, then give Lord, My Father:
same sense of inadequacy draw me to the throne of grace with even greater me strength afterward. Break my hard heart today so I can lay hold on your word You O Lord are in heaven, but I am on earth. My being is but yesterday and
boldness. O that my words could more nearly tell the longing of my soul for the this way. Dissolve this stubborn steel and help me trust you and obey, because you my foundation is in the dust. It is only in you I live and move and have my being
lost, but if not, I do have an assistant in this great work of prayer. always give the power to do what you command to be done. for if you withhold your breath, then I die. This is my prayer of confession.
Rom. 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we If I am called to believe, and I have to stand with tears in my eyes and say, “I I mourn before you Lord, because of my pride and vanity of mind, the
should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot understand, and cannot believe,” still you are able to help thou mine unbelief violence of my passions, my earthly-mindedness and love of this world, my
cannot be uttered. (Mark 9:24). Speak through your servants who preach to me. Speak through your sensuality and indulgence of the flesh, my carnal security and ungratefulness in
Give me a burning desire and single-heartedness to know you in prayer, and word as I read it. Speak directly by your Spirit to my conscience. You are the Son plenteous mercies, my fretfulness and impatience, and my sinful defection in time
for _______ and _______ to know you as I advocate for Jesus. of God, and I desire opportunities to say to you, “Give me, Lord, the faith you ask of trouble. I confess my neglect of duty and lack of love to God, my unbelief and
Rom. 6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed of me. Give me, dear Lord, the trust you demand.” hardness of heart, my slothfulness and decay in spirituality, the dishonor I have
from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. What a way you have of doing your work—first to give the command, brought to your name, and all my missteps toward my fellow humans.
I cannot obey perfectly, but I can obey from the heart! Help me be obedient then to help the heart turn the command into a prayer, and then to answer How often have they been repeated—both before I knew God savingly, and
to every prompting of your Spirit to witness, and testify of Jesus. that prayer by a promise. You say, even since. I committed them against much light, and have sinned against much
Mat. 5:6,8 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they Ezek. 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; love. After many rebukes, both through the Bible and through your providence,
shall be filled. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? and after many comforts from the gospel and the Spirit of God, I have nevertheless
Make me hunger and thirst for you in inner prayer with a sincere (pure) heart. That is clearly a command, but who can do it? So David prays: done all these things.
And make those I witness to hunger and thirst to have forgiveness of sins! Psa. 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my
† Psa. 119:80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. Then later in Ezekiel you give the promise: mouth.
Where my longings are is where I am, in the sight of God. Make me sincere Ezek. 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: Lam. 3:29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
in my desire for you and in my earnestness in prayer for others. Then will I be First you command, then get me to pray for the blessing, and then you answer I put my face on the floor to worship you, and plead for merciful forgiveness,
perfect, upright and undefiled. Give me souls as our church grows! Make me your tool by a promise. Help me learn this holy protocol of “command/prayer/and promise- while trusting in the merits of Jesus Christ my Lord. Make him more and more to
to witness to many. Make it so this week, Lord Jesus, in your name. Amen. claimed” much better, for I know you desire to give more! Amen. me. Make him my all. Make him completely my sufficiency. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 5-7; Luke 6 Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 8; 11; Luke 7 Chronological Bible Reading: Matthew 12; Mark 3; Luke 11
Thursday, October 11 Friday, October 12 Saturday, October 13

1 Sam. 17:26 And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders Psa. 71:15 My mouth shall show forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day;
to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which for I know not the numbers thereof.
are the prayers of saints.
THE battle is the Lord’s! The harvest fields are white: Gracious God:
How few the reaping hands appear, their strength how slight! Holy God Our Creator: My righteousness is not worth mentioning. Filthy rags are best hidden from
Yet victory is sure—we face a vanquished foe; The prayer you accept is not the chanting of Buddhist monks, the litanies of view! But your righteousness in Jesus Christ is able to fill my soul full.
Then forward with the risen Christ to battle go! Catholic priests, or the lighting of Orthodox candles—prayer has to be the Phil. 3:8-9 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the
petitions of living saints. The sweetness of the incense is found in our lives fulfilling knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count
The battle is the Lord’s! Not ours in strength or skill, your Eternal Purpose. The acceptance does not come unless it is our own hearts them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness,
But his alone, in sovereign grace, to work His will. praying. Make this moment so, Lord. Strike the spark to the incense now! which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of
Ours, counting not the cost, unflinching, to obey; We are your saints. You give us a status, set apart by the power of your Spirit. God by faith:
And in His time His holy arm shall win the day. You purify our nature with divine life. We are washed in the precious blood of Forever dedicated to you, I am. My glory is to glorify you alone. I am your
Jesus, and by it sanctified unto you. When you fill us with your Spirit you set us disciple.
The battle is the Lord’s! The Victor crucified apart to worship. We love you. We praise you. We bow down before you with Psa. 71:18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I
Must with the travail of His soul be satisfied. solemn awe, lifting our souls in communion to you. have showed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
The pow’rs of hell shall fail, and all God’s will be done, Help us reach the lost and left-behind among us. Our thoughts, desires, As my physical infirmities multiply, give me greater privileges in the world of
Till every soul whom He has giv’n to Christ be won. longings, confessions, pleadings, and praises are sweetness to your nostrils. Make grace to make-up for the decline of blessing in the world of nature. Nothing can
theirs so, for it is perfume to your heart, delight to your mind, and music to your make you forsake me if I do not forsake you. Your promise kisses my fear into
The battle is the Lord’s! Stand still, my soul, and view ears. In no other way can a spiritual God be worshiped (John 4:24). silence.
The great salvation God has wrought revealed for you. In our prayers, what is sweet to you is not the words we use, but the secret Psa. 71:21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
Then, resting in His might, lift high His triumph song, qualities comparable to the essence and aroma of sweet spices in the Old Let my life be a record of trust others can read, for your power is so worthy
For pow’r, dominion, kingdom, strength to Christ belong! Amen. Testament (vials of odours). The burning of the coals draws-out the spiritual essence, of praise! The Eternal Purpose of life for every believer is to work zealously
and latent sweetness then wafts around until everyone confesses its power. Give for the accomplishment of your praise.
—Edith Margaret Clarkson, 1960 us that spiritual force in our praying. You perceive the faith or absence of it as Psa. 71:24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are
we pray. May our prayers be pleasing to you this week, for we ask it in our heavenly confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
š mediator Jesus’ name. Amen. Since you are mighty to save, it is safest to lean on you. Amen and Amen!

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Ken & Lori Applegate - health issues Larry Franklin
Connie Gilbert - sister, Larry Washington Dorothy Williams Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because
Pastor William & Lillie McClendon Angie Brockmeyer they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are
Leona M Brown - mother, Luther & Sharon Brown Jeff Stuart 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 Dr Bill & June Phillips Tom Ryan same things over and over.
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. Mary Young - mother, Connie Milbern
Mary Ann Fong -mother, Tracie Guffey This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
Marsha Shackelford - sister, Lin Tonty might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to God.
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF E VERY DOLLAR—no questions We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you through the
asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come Stacy Roth - niece, Lin Tonty
Stephen Redden – cousin, Susan Rosetti 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 Joyce Butts – mother, Partice Koonce Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
resources. Lela Thomas – sister, Dorothy Williams you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
Cathy – friend, Bart & Tracie Guffey the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
3) TEAM—WORD Erica Stogsdill - daughter in law of Gene & Brenda Stogsdill for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
Pam Guerrero – daughter in law, Beverly Guerrero
Nicki Sue Richter – mother, BJ Richter —Alan
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; Wilma Jones – mother, Bryant Newsom
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Nelson & Debbie Allen
Gene Roberts – brother, Verla Baker
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF E VERY WEE K. You should fellowship 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. Soft Touch (Cancer Treatment) strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus
Donna Tuescher Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
Laura Peterson prayed.
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) Linda Brown -sister, Ronnie Starks “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 Holly Aceves -daughter, Mary Lou Aceves and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) Alfred Boyd -family, Chelsa Bright 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 Barbara Koons - sister, Dave Rosetti injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Carole Jones - mother, James Jones Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Camille Trapasso - stage 4 liver cancer exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Brittany Nieves - niece, Jim & Lin Tonty deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayer—the posture, the
Eugene Rodriquez – coworker, John Tann 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.
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