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HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH PRAYER DIARY — SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE TIMES 9:00 & 10:45 A.M.

MONDAY—EVANGELISTIC PRAYER TUESDAY—FOCUS ON CHRIST’S MIRACLES WEDNESDAY—REVIVAL PRAYING


Chronological Bible Reading: Exodus 1-4 Chronological Bible Reading: Exodus 5-9 Chronological Bible Reading: Exodus 10-13
Monday, February 4 Tuesday, February 5 Wednesday, February 6
1 Sam. 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings John 2:10 And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; Gen. 9:14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow
and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until shall be seen in the cloud:
to hearken than the fat of rams. now.
Great Lord and Heavenly God:
God My Father: Mighty God and Merciful Lord: Clouds accumulate overhead, yet I do not fear being drowned. I see the
You told Saul to obey, yet instead he performed a religious ritual. I know so I look what your miracles teach me. When people come to Christ they are rainbow after the rainstorm, and it reminds me not to be afraid. I have no doubt
many people like that! What drives them are the same things that drove Saul: pride not deceived; your blessings are not dreams. If my friends will come and trust you, the covenant you made with Noah still stands good for me.
(v 17) and fear (v 24). The only remedy for selfishness is submission, and the the work done for them will be as real as what you did in Cana. Even the ungodly So why am I tempted to believe the clouds of struggle will end in my
only cure for fear is faith that obeys. are forced to admit when you make a change in some person’s life. destruction? Why believe clouds darkening my path are any more threatening than
I am trying to witness in an idolatrous generation. Look at our society and Lord, I trust in this: you actually turned water into a wine of special quality, others? This is my prayer: help me dismiss all God-dishonoring fears.
culture. They are fond of the idea of spirituality, yet neglect your command to so you can now transform my character and make it better than willpower, Give me faith to see the bow of the covenant through the winds of change
repent. I know many like __________ and __________, who worship in a counseling or education can ever produce! Lift my daily life into something so and the clouds of opposition. Yes, you have a bow. And yes, it can shoot arrows
sacramental liturgy. Use me to help them discover how simple obedience to the glorious—through Christ—it takes a back seat to no one else’s experiences, of destruction. But watch! It is turned over, upside-down! It is a bow without an
gospel is better than any return to ritual or tradition. because in all this Jesus will be revealed and your name glorified! arrow or a string. It is a bow for show, no longer used to punish me for my sins. It
All pretensions about being a good Christian and loving the good Lord, along John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth is a bow of many colors, which expresses joy and delight. It is not a bow blood-red
with all the “missional” things they do for their church or “fellow man,” are no his glory; and his disciples believed on him. with slaughter. It is not a bow stealth-black with sudden destruction. It is not a bow
repayment for their disobedience to the gospel. They cannot make-up for not I want to do the same Lord, and share in faith that marvels at you. The guests spitting flames of anger.
trusting in the sacrifice of your blood, which was made once-for-all on the cross. at the feast all drank the wine, but your disciples got something far better. They I encourage myself in your word today. Never do you so darken my sky
Gregorian chants and yogic meditation, incense and candles, vestments and had an increase in faith. Make that also true of me. Others can eat and drink of as to leave your promise without a witness somewhere in my life. Something
banners make a fine display, but not a holy one. Obedience is the spiritual sacrifice. common mercies; but let me see Jesus! always shows up to prove your love. Something will happen today—as dark as it
Praise for what Christ accomplished on the cross is the sacrifice of my lips. Laying You are ever-ready for emergency. Something may come up today I cannot may get—which will yet prove your presence. So the answer is,
my life on the altar for your Eternal Purpose is the reasonable worship demanded contemplate in this prayer. It does not matter I could not anticipate it, because you † Isa. 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because
of those who are saved by the blood of Jesus. are always ready for the unexpected. Now, make me ready for your unlikely he trusteth in thee.
All the formalities accomplish nothing toward their salvation. Help them see response so I will not be surprised at you. Give me the eye of faith to see you, and I will trust you until the waters recede, and recognize it as an expression of
that! Help them obey the gospel today. Make them as teachable as a child in trusting wait in the full knowledge that whatever time you act will be right, and whatever revival. Since you cannot change and you do not lie, then you will not fail to keep
you totally for salvation. Do it for Jesus’ sake. Amen. thing you do will always work. Increase my faith, Lord Jesus! Amen. your covenant of salvation with me. Thank you Lord Jesus! Amen.
A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING FRIDAY— CORPORATE PRAYER MINISTRY SATURDAY—IN THE PSALMS
Chronological Bible Reading: Exodus 14-18 Chronological Bible Reading: Exodus 19-21 Chronological Bible Reading: Exodus 22-24
Thursday, February 7 Friday, February 8 Saturday, February 9

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye Psa. 78:34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired Psa. 119:17 GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy
shall be witnesses unto me … unto the uttermost part of the earth. early after God. word.

TAKE me back, take me back dear Lord Loving Lord and Living Master: Lord and Master:
To the place where I first received you. Let prayer be raised by our entire church. Let us do it sooner rather than Deal bountifully with me, because the obstacles to spirituality are obvious
Take me back, take me back dear Lord, where I first believed. later. Let us not make you slay us before we seek you! Where two or three of us and in my way. Without your mercy I could not keep your word, and without
come together and pray, there will always come an answer of peace. If the prayer keeping your word I am not truly living. It takes great grace to keep this saint alive,
I feel that I’m so far from you Lord of even one of us prevails with you, then surely the prayer of our whole church will and I trust you right now for it.
But still I hear you calling me result in the multiplication of our flock in the fulfillment of your Eternal Purpose. Life is a gift from you. I am undeserving of it, and only you can sustain it.
Those simple things that I once knew, When Israel fell to Ai, it was not just because Achan carried the accursed Preserve the life I forfeited through sin, and make abundant the life I gained by
Their memories keep drawing me. thing into the camp. It was because they said, Let not all the people labour thither. So a faith in your grace. Let me live to give glory to you! This I will do because I find
part of the people were allowed to lie at ease. Our church will always have hard favor through faith in your Son’s finished work.
I must confess, Lord I’ve been blessed times as long as a few people are left to do what should be done by all the Natural life is just existence; spiritual life is real living. I seek this as your
But yet my soul’s not satisfied. redeemed. richest blessing because it is your noblest work. Oh, the rich bounties of divine
Renew my faith, restore my joy Let us, as the whole house of Israel, besiege our Ai by prayer so we can take grace! Help me gloriously experience them today at your hand.
And dry my weeping eyes. it! Help each of us Lord, take a personal interest in prayer and revival. When we Why do I plead for this? Because I cannot serve you acceptably in my
finally recognize the saving of souls is our own personal business, will we seek own strength or willpower. I cannot even live unless your grace abounds.
I tried so hard to make it all alone the lost. When the case of someone becomes our case before the throne, and our Make keeping your word the rule, goal, and joy of my life. I do not want to
I need your help just to make it home. heart cries, Give me children, or else I die (Gen. 30:1), then we are sure to succeed. walk in the flesh and serve sin. I pray to be able to walk in the spirit, keep your
Take me back, take me back dear Lord If the sinner we know will not repent, then let us repent over him! If they will word, live in righteousness, and bear fruit by reaching others. There is no life in
To the place where I first received you. not believe, then let us believe God for them, and by faith plead your promises the highest sense apart from this kind of holiness. I prize it greatly; therefore
Take me back, take me back dear Lord, where I first believed. concerning them. If we cannot get them to pray, then we will pray on their behalf. I am driven to my knees to seek to the Strong One for my strength!
In answer to our repentance make them repent; in answer to our faith lead them If I give you my service, it is only because you grant me your grace. I can only
—Andraé Crouch, 1974 to believe; in reply to our prayer move them to pray. work for you because you work in me (Eph. 3:20; Phil. 2:13; Col. 1:20; 1 Thes. 2:13).
You will do it, but we will have to seek it as your personal favor. Make our Faith always works, and it works by love (Gal. 5:6). If you deal bountifully with me,
š souls more determined and continual in heart-felt prayer! Amen, Lord, amen. then I can both live and move and keep your word. Amen.

† Focus Verse (keep a Promise Journal as you read!)—Prayer Diary link available online at http://www.hbcbluesprings.org/prayer-diary/
HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH PRAYER DIARY — SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE TIMES 9:00 & 10:45 A.M.

HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH FEBRUARY 3, 2019 HARVEST BAPTIST CHURCH

HOW T O B U I L D A B A L A NC E D L I F E T HI S WE E K ’ S C A R E P R A Y E R L I S T P R A Y E R DI A R Y

Please submit prayer requests and updates online at hbcbluesprings.org or by


1) TIME—WORSHIP
placing a prayer card in the offering plate. Send updates by Wednesday at Noon
for inclusion in the prayer diary. Questions? dhill@hbcbluesprings.org ¨ 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.
Bereavement
Calvin Dunn – father, Aaron Dunn
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 Wilma Jones – mother, Bryant Newsome INSTRUCTIONS:
Ed Peterson – father, Shirley Carroll
devotions.
Pray for Members, Family & Friends Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because
2) TITHE—WORK Erica Stogsdill - daughter in law, Gene & Brenda Stogsdill they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are
Ken & Lori Applegate - health issues 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 Leona M Brown - mother, Luther & Sharon Brown Doug Leslie same things over and over.
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. Nathaniel Armstrong - husband, Sallie Armstrong Dorothy Williams
Pastor William & Lillie McClendon John Howard This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
Gene Roberts – brother, Verla Baker Whitnee Lee might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to God.
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF EVERY DOLLAR—no questions We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you through the
Lela Thomas – sister, Dorothy Williams Andrea Elias
asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come Bible chronologically in a year.
William Jeffries – father, Paula Stewart Larry Franklin
off the top in order to show that God is our priority. We want the blessing of the
Teri Beasley – sister, Sheri Cathcart Rachael Helms
firstfruits (first devotion, first dime and first day) to flow out to the rest of our Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
Juanita Candillo – mother, Anita Nebel Augie Gurrerro
resources. you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
Conner Barlett and Barlett Family Beverly Gurrerro
the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
Elizabeth Hicks – daughter, Jody Phillips
3) TEAM—WORD for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
Cecil Bailey – brother, Brenda Stogsdill
Tristan Holthe – son, Katherine Holthe —Alan
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; Frank Joseph
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Soft Touch (Cancer Treatment)
Linda Brown -sister, Ronnie Starks Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF EVERY WEEK. You should fellowship
Pat Mullinex -mother, Jeff Mullinex strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus
with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church.
Alfred Boyd -family, Chelsa Bright Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
BJ Demarge prayed.
QUALITY CHRISTIANITY INVOLVES THREE THINGS Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family “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 Carole Jones - mother, James Jones and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer 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 Camille Trapasso - stage 4 liver cancer injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Brittany Nieves - niece, Jim & Lin Tonty there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Henry Thrower – brother, Nicole Thrower you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Donna Schlaikjer – co-worker, Teresa Burton Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Elijah Irangi – father, Carol Irangi than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Melissa McGhee – niece, Liz Clary exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Laura Peterson Tamara Sigars deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
Aileen McMahan Conner Bartlett 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.
Mark Johnson Rich Gitschlag Paige Grantham Davaile Durham
Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-92

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