LIFe with God: January 10

Posted on January 10, 2012

Scripture

Luke 11:1-26

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Observation

What important elements did Jesus’ prayer contain? What did He say we should keep doing, and what did He say would be the result? What is the true situation of those who say they believe Jesus was a good man, but not God or the Savior of the world (23)?

Application

Do I pray for the same things Jesus did? Do I keep asking, searching, and knocking? Do I truly understand that whoever is not with Christ is against Him, no matter how nice or “good” they might seem?

Prayer

Pray today’s Scripture back to God:
Dear Father God, May Your name be honored as holy. Help me to live in a way that helps bring that about. May Your kingdom come, and may people make themselves subject to You in the meantime, so that they are not left out of it when it does come. I ask that You would continue to provide for my daily needs, and I thank You that You have promised to do just that. I trust You to keep Your promise. I thank You that You have forgiven my sins because of Jesus, and I ask that You would help me and remind me to forgive others when they sin against me. Keep me from falling into temptation. Help me not to give up praying, but to continually keep on asking and searching for Your will and Your way, knocking at Your door. For Jesus promised that everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Even imperfect earthly fathers know how to give their children good gifts, so I know that You will much more give the Holy Spirit to anyone who asks You. Thank You, Lord! I pray that my loved ones who do not yet know Christ will not let their own “goodness” stand in their way, but that You will show them that if they are not for Him, they are against Him. Lead them by Your Spirit to be for Him, I pray! I ask this in His name, Amen

Pray to BLESS!

One good way to pray for people is to use the acronym BLESS to pray for God’s blessing on every area of their lives:

  • B – BODY (physical health)
  • L – Labor (their job or school)
  • E – Emotions (emotional health as well as guarding against letting emotions rule)
  • S – Social (relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, church, etc)
  • S – Spiritual (remaining true to God and growing in Him)

Spend some time praying for the following people and ministries:

  • Ken & Twilla Eden (Joshua, Jonathan, Sophia)
  • Gil & Lois Estes
  • Gary Friend
  • Scott & Kristi Guinn (Josiah)

Missionaries:

  • J & G Simon, missionaries to Austria

CLF:

  • Ask that we would be a church that is devoted to true fellowship: Pray that we would be encouraged from being united with Christ, comforted by His love, bonded with His Spirit, tender and compassionate with one another. Pray that we would be like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Ask that we would do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider one another better than ourselves, looking not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of each other. Pray that we would all have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.

Community: Pray for your neighbors…

  • That God would provide opportunities for you to minister to them
  • That unbelievers would receive Christ as Savior and Lord
  • For their marriages / family relationships
  • For their finances / employment
  • Any specific needs of which you’re aware

MEMORY VERSE OF THE WEEK:
Keep in mind Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, descended from David, according to my gospel. – 2 Timothy 2:8 (HCSB)

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