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Chronological Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15-16 Chronological Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 1-4 Chronological Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5-9
Monday, November 26 Tuesday, November 27 Wednesday, November 28
Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men
and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Glorious God and Heavenly Father:
Holy Master and Loving Savior: Merciful Savior: You do not give like we do: a handout to the panhandler. You distribute your
God told Jonah to go up. Go to Nineveh and preach the word. Jonah hated No one wants to have a withered hand. Lord I do not want to be spiritually riches by the bucket. When Solomon asked for wisdom you gave him wealth and
those people, so he went down. Down to Joppa to escape responsibility. lifeless or useless. I know so many people who need healing, yet they do not want power also. Nearly every time someone in the Old Testament prays you give ten
Are there times I shy away from giving a word of testimony to the gospel? to be healed. I want to be saved from hell, but I want to be saved from my addictive times as much as what is asked. What grace there was even under the law!
Lord, search my heart. The consequence of cowardly conduct is I lose your habits and sinful bondage as well. I want to be saved from the power of evil, the That is the habit of God. You not only redeem your promises, but when you
presence and the sense of your love. No wonder I struggle for security! love of sin, the vanity of fools, and the very ability to find pleasure in transgression. could pay off in silver, you instead deliver in gold. Thank you Lord for not being
I thank you today that when I serve you, you are with me. Even if I have the In my heart of hearts I hate myself, and long to be like Jesus! I desire to be what I stingy with me. You generously forgive my sins and are none the poorer. Why
whole world against me, it does not matter. But when I turn back from serving am too weak to be, and do what I am too withered to do, and yet I desire it. So I should you withhold your favor this week? Let me bathe in the river of grace. Pour
you, from ministry, from witnessing to __________ or to __________, and seek cry with Paul in agony, floods on the dry ground and bring us revival!
my own way, I am like a plane without a pilot. Rom. 7:18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to Job 5:8-9 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which
Oh Lord, what has happened to me? How could I be so foolish as to shun will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:
any opportunity, and thereby lose the beaming joy of your face? This is too high a I want to, but I cannot! My heart feels like a stone sometimes. I want to love Psa. 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is
price! Help me return to my first love. Christ more than I do. I am withered and dried up. I want to be holy, but especially unsearchable.
Another consequence of shirking my spiritual duties is I lose all peace of at the holidays, sinful desires come in and carry me away. Eph. 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I
mind. A slip into sin destroys my inner peace. Like Jonah, I lose everything I could Give me the force of your command, Stretch forth thine hand! Emancipate me should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
have used to calm my anxiety with. I cannot plead the promise of your protection from the bondage of corruption! Your name is Jesus, so save me from my sins, So let me preach from my personal pulpit this week, because there is an ocean
when I am not right in your ways. because I am a real sinner and not just a poser. In Mark’s account you see the of mercy for sinners. There is an Ark large enough to hold everyone. Better yet,
I am reaping my own deeds. I am filled with my own feelings and ideas. I disapproval in the hearts of the Pharisees, so surely you are knowledgeable of my you do not find fault with the seeker.
want to stop playing Jonah and get out of this hot mess. It is much harder to shun own inner condition. Say to this dead sinner: You invite me to ask, so do not let me add to my other sins the sin of distrust,
the will and work and witness of God than to immediately surrender, yield my will † 1 Cor. 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge because that sin kills revival. Let me pray intimately, immediately, humbly and
and obey. Jonah lost time because he still had to go preach. Give me grace to go of God: reverently for both wisdom and grace today. God, enlarge my vision of your Son
at your first call. Do this because Jesus is worthy. Amen. And some never will, unless I get woke to your righteousness. Amen. Jesus! Drive out my doubts and fears for his sake alone. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Romans 1-4 Chronological Bible Reading: Romans 5-8
Friday, November 30 Saturday, December 1
Chronological Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 10-13 Heb. 3:7-8 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, Psa. 73:1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
Thursday, November 29 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
Holy Lord and Glorious God:
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. Almighty and Everlasting God: You are good all the time, and nothing else but good to me. You cannot act
We come in obedience to your call. We come to fulfill our office as believers unjustly or ever be unkind. Your goodness is beyond successful contradiction and
GOD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; who are simultaneously kings and priests. What else can children be but bold in without compromise.
He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm. their Father’s presence? This is a firm anchor when I am troubled or in trouble, and especially when
Deep in unfathomable mines of never failing skill Our eye of faith may be dim, yet we enter your temple for prayer. Even storms arise from things I do not understand. Whatever may or may not be the
He treasures up His bright designs and works His sovereign will. though we sin, full access is open to repentance. We are grieved with the sense of truth about these events, there are certainties in your hand. They may not be within
our apathy, mediocrity and stagnation. This is why we come, even now. We are my grasp, but you hold them, and I cling to you! That keeps me from being carried
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; the clouds ye so much dread minished and brought low (Psa. 107:39), but we come! away by hurricanes of anxiety and cyclones of confusion.
Are big with mercy and shall break in blessings on your head. We come by way of atonement. We have boldness to enter into the holiest by the Lord no matter how confused I am, let me never think badly of you! No
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, but trust Him for His grace; blood of Jesus (Heb. 10:19). The high priest brought blood because the veil was there. Jesus, if I cannot understand you, still let me never doubt you. You are good
Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. We bring it now because the curtain is gone! It gives us liberty to advance. to those whom you have made good in Christ and have renewed their heart.
We come in an unfailing way, by a new and living way (Heb. 10:20). It is a way Psa. 73:2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour; always fresh because of a Lamb newly slain. Jesus died millennia ago, yet his worth There is a great battle in my soul, because while all the time you are good, I
The bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower. is the same now as it was the moment it occurred, so we come! The way is always must confess my sin. Can I expect a share of your grace? Yes, I do share it, but
Blind unbelief is sure to err and scan His work in vain; newly-paved by the cross, so make it new to our hearts and never stale. The way often I act like someone who has never received it.
God is His own interpreter, and He will make it plain. itself guides, brings and bears us near. This way gives us life with which to come. If I see only the present age and forget the future, I soon grow envious and
Life is in the way itself. discontent. Errors of heart soon affect my conduct. When I doubt your
—William Cowper, 1774 We come in a dedicated way, which [Jesus] hath consecrated for us (Heb. 10:20). righteousness, my own integrity starts to waver. Strengthen me in the inner
It is a Christly way, because there is no coming except by the incarnate God. God man. Wisdom is expensive, but if I buy it, I no longer have to fret over anything.
š with human skin on, that is our way to God. His substitutionary death is our
pathway. We come to God by his representation.
You show me what the end will be. Simply make me more fit for eternity.
This is the prize, the goal, and my desire. Give me grace for growth! Sink my
We do not pray without Christ, sing without Christ, nor work without Christ. soul deeper into you. Make me cling tighter onto you. Help me climb higher up
Help us perform our holy function in the right and righteous way. Amen. for you. Do it all for your own glory and praise. Amen.

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Pastor William & Lillie McClendon This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
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firstfruits (first devotion, first dime and first day) to flow out to the rest of our Lela Thomas – sister, Dorothy Williams Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
resources. William Jeffries – father, Paula Stewart Linda Harbin you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
Bill Warner - brother in law, Vince Broker Herschel Cox the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
3) TEAM—WORD Johnnie Porter Santece Moore Wayne Scott for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
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Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; Juanita Candillo – mother, Anita Nebel Larry Cook
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Conner Bartlett & Bartlett Family Dave Hill
Wilma Jones – mother, Bryant Newsome
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
Linda Brown -sister, Ronnie Starks Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
Pat Mullinex -mother, Jeff Mullinex prayed.
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) BJ Demarge “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 Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family 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 Carole Jones - mother, James Jones injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Camille Trapasso - stage 4 liver cancer you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Brittany Nieves - niece, Jim & Lin Tonty Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Trinity Parrish – (3 yr old), Parish & Newsome Family exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Henry Thrower – brother, Nicole Thrower 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.
Active Duty Military God keep us prayerful. He will do so if He makes us like His dear Son.
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