Prayers of My Heart

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"From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised," Psalm 113:3.

Heavenly Father, You are a great and awesome God, majestic, wonderous, highly exalted and to be praised. Thank You for Your abundant blessings. Transform us into Your image as we gaze on You and praise Your name.

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Praise the REDEEMER

He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have REDEMPTION, the forgiveness of sins.” 

 Colossians 1:13-14

To what or whom are we looking for happiness? To whom or what are we looking for peace? On whom or on what are we placing our money and our hope to make us and life better?  

Only one person, our REDEEMER, has the holiness, the wholeness, the power, and grace to be our all in all; to rescue us from the pit of sin and to take us to the heights of heaven. Only ONE. So, we look to the crib. We look to the cross. We look to the Bible. We look to the skies. And, we know...that as He kept His Word to come to us once for salvation, He will return to redeem us out of this world and to take us to our eternal home. 

Our redemption is closer today than it was yesterday. Smile. 

LORD JESUS, REDEEMER, we are closer to heaven today than we were yesterday. We are closer to seeing You. We are closer to our eyes seeing Your unimaginable beauty. Thank You for rescuing us from the domain of darkness. We love You and pray Your light shines in our hearts and blesses others.  

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Praise JESUS, who is QUIET in HIS LOVE

“The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” 

Zephaniah 3:17

Today we live in what is referred to as a "fallen" world. We have fallen away from God. We have fallen from living by His commandments.We have a "fallen" nature that, if left alone, falls further and further into sin. But, God is with us. He is the ultimate victorious warrior. He is joyous over us when we turn to Him for salvation, and we will see that joy one day when we are in His presence. He is QUIET IN HIS LOVE. No, we don't hear trumpets and cymbals announcing God's love. Rather, we know it in our hearts. We sense God's presence and love. Wherever you are right now, our Lord is with you.  He is QUIET IN HIS LOVE for you, assuredly loving you. 

Lord, we praise You for Your continued QUIET, LOVE for us.  

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Praise the PRINCE of PEACE

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, PRINCE OF PEACE.” 

Aleppo. Crisis. Children injured. Death. War.  Will it ever end?  WILL PEACE EVER COME?

Reread Isaiah 9:6. The answer is "yes." Jesus is the PRINCE OF PEACE.  We who acknowledge Him as Savior can experience His reign in our hearts and minds - giving us daily, moment by moment peace. We look forward to His eternal kingdom of peace; when the government rests on His shoulders. Yet, many do not know Jesus as Savior. 

Today, please pray for those who do not yet know Jesus, the PRINCE OF PEACE. Pray that in the midst of the turmoil, they turn to Him and find PEACE for their souls. 

Lord Jesus, PRINCE OF PEACE, thank You for the internal and eternal Peace You bring to each who calls on You as Lord and Savior. Show Yourself to each child and adult who calls out to You, and woo them to respond to You by faith. 


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Praise the OVERCOMER

“‘He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I ALSO OVERCAME and sat down with My Father on His throne.'”

Revelation 3:21

Do you feel defeated and "down?" If so, "be on the alert," we're warned numerous times in the Bible. As Christians, we're empowered to be victorious. We're equipped through the indwelling Holy Spirit to be overcomers as Christ OVERCAME. There's an indwelling undefeatable power residing in us because Christ, the OVERCOMER, has given us His Spirit. 

Looks can be deceiving. The appearances of things can be misleading. It may seem dark and dismal to you. We can at times feel as though we're in a fog because we can only see this moment. 

But Christ has prepared a path for us - golden streets on which we'll walk and dance. Golden crowns we'll lay at the feet of Jesus. 

Keeping our eyes on the heavens, we pray for breakthroughs. Keeping our eyes on heaven, we await the day Christ, who OVERCAME death and sin, will burst forth in great light and power to take us to our eternal home. 

We overcome because the OVERCOMER lives within us. 

Christ Jesus, we praise You, who OVERCAME sin, death, and defeat. Glorious Lord, rise in us so we give evidence to Your power and great glory and point others to You. 

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 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, 'This cup which is poured out for you is the NEW COVENANT in My blood.'

Luke 22:20

New. We wish for new starts. We long for new things to replace old ones.

And so, Jesus ushered in a NEW COVENANT with mankind. New - in the sense that it was unprecedented. New - in the sense that it wasn't from days of old.

The New Covenant wasn't like the Old Covenant; made with the blood of a lamb. The New Covenant was made with His blood. Jesus had to die in order for the New Covenant to be sealed. And, so He came from heaven and became both the giver and the sacrifice of the New Covenant.

"New Covenant - My blood" - Jesus said in the same breath. 

So while we gather and celebrate Christmas, let us remember the Giver and Gift of the New Covenant. 

Lord Jesus, Giver of the NEW COVENANT in Your blood, we praise You and celebrate our relationship with You. 

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