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Chronological Bible Reading: 1 John 1-5; 2 John; 3 John Chronological Bible Reading: Revelation 1-4 Chronological Bible Reading: Revelation 5-8
Monday, December 24 Tuesday, December 25 Wednesday, December 26
† Psa. 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and Matt. 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him 1 Chron. 29:14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer
glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. they compelled to bear his cross. so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Lord of Grace and Glory: Mighty Master and My Partner: Giver of All Gifts:
You are generous by nature, so to give is your delight. Your gifts are precious I rejoice to bear a cross your shoulders carried before mine. If you, my Master Eternal life is found in knowing of you. Perfect freedom is found in serving
beyond measure, and grace means they are given as freely as sunlight. So grant said, I thirst, then I cannot expect to drink every day from bottled spring water, or you. So defend me today against all assaults of the enemy. As I trust in your defense
salvation to __________ and __________ this Christmas season! a pre-chilled water fountain. let me not give way to fear, nor any power of the adversary. Do it through the merit
You give grace to the lost because you will it. You give grace to the No, my look at your cross prepares me for what I can endure for the sake of and might of Jesus Christ and his finished work. You safely brought me to the
redeemed because of your covenant. You give grace to the called because you God’s Eternal Purpose. I can pray and endure out of love to the King, and to “hump” in this week. Defend me in the rest of it by the Spirit’s mighty power.
promise it. You give grace to believers because they seek it. And you give grace to redeem more subjects for your kingdom! You were innocent, yet disrespected. So § Lord, lead me not into temptation
sinners because they will die in an eternal hell without it! no wonder, how every now and then I get frustrated and irritated. § Lord, deliver me and my family from danger and evil
Since you give grace abundantly, give it seasonally, and bring me into a James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, § Lord, order all my activities by your providence
Holiday month of harvest because of my witness. Give me comforting grace, wanting nothing. § Lord, mold my desires according to your will
preserving grace, sanctifying grace, directing grace, instructing grace and assisting There is a gnawing disease eating at my heart, but you took my sicknesses § Lord, grant today I will do what is right in your sight and please you
grace. By your Holy Spirit you can pour this into my soul without ceasing. (Matt. 8:17). Your cup was more bitter than mine. Help me gird myself to suffer Do it through Jesus Christ the Lord. Then Lord, I must remember others. I
Sickness may arise, but you give grace. Financial setback may come, but you with you, without complaint. Why should I compound my sin by murmuring and must remember my pastor. I must remember those we have sent out. I must
give grace. A grave may be faced, but you give grace. The tiny conjunction and in complaining? Let me resolve this Christmas holiday of harvest to shun no remember the ministers, ministries and missionaries of our church! I must ask for
this verse is a diamond rivet, fastening my present to the future, because grace and denials, but rather court them if they more conform me to your image. revival for them, even if I am ignorant of their exact circumstances.
glory always go together! They are married, so no one can put them asunder. You The power to suffer for someone else, the capacity to be self-denying (even I know how you deal with me, Lord. You are working in their lives the same
will never deny me glory if you bestow on me grace. to an extreme) in order to accomplish some great calling for God, this is a thing to way. Give us all revival. Lead us alike—the family at home and the family abroad—
Glory is just grace in full bloom. It is grace in a tuxedo. It is grace be sought after. It has to be gained before my mission is really done. in a similar experience and time of refreshing from you. I pray it for all the churches
exponentially squared and perfected. How soon I will gain glory I cannot say. Appetite was the door to sin back in the Garden, so it is only right I should we have as sisters, both here and abroad. Enlarge our coasts!
Maybe before this year is out you will come, Lord Jesus! be “put to pain” at the point of my wants and unfulfilled desires. My sinful tongue, But Lord, it has to start with me. Rain down your Spirit in a new experience
I want to see the glory of heaven even now. I want the Spirit to give me the blistered by the fever of sin, would have burned forever had not your tongue been and perspective of your presence. I look to you for life-direction this week.
glory of the Son for the sake of the Father, so more and more souls are added to tormented with thirst. Give me a mind to be willing to suffer simply for the sake Lord, we need you! Humbly we depend on you. We are confidently desperate
the body. O Eternal Purpose of God! Fulfill it in Jesus’ precious name. Amen. of love to you, even if nothing else be accomplished! Amen. for you. Answer us for your Son’s sake, because it is in his name I pray. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Revelation 12-15 Chronological Bible Reading: Revelation 16-19
A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING Friday, December 28 Saturday, December 29
Chronological Bible Reading: Revelation 9-11
2 Cor. 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through Psa. 6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
Thursday, December 27
the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell
Glorious God and Maker: If I have times of weeping, let me shorten them. Then let me arise, and put
in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
Our body is tired, because are too busy with the world. Yet there is power in distance between the “evil man” and me. It is not enough to complain about the
ALAS! and did my Savior bleed and did my Sovereign die? praise to make heavy limbs light, to reanimate the drowsy eye, and awaken the desecration of the temple of my heart, and my need for revival; I have to drive-out
Would He devote that sacred head for such a worm as I? weary mind. Help us put ourselves in tune, like David’s harp of old. Fatigue the buyers and sellers, and overturn their tables. Help me do so, and our whole
Thy body slain, sweet Jesus, Thine—and bathed in its own blood— makes cowards of us all. Our flesh is so connected to our spirit, it often bows- church body, as we prepare for Mission Focus ’19 to start this Sunday.
While the firm mark of wrath divine, His Soul in anguish stood. down our soul. Help us rise-up to live-out your Eternal Purpose! There is a voice to my weeping. Weeping is the eloquence of my sorrow over
Neh. 8:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and sin. Tears are an unstammering orator, needing no interpreter. Tears are my
Was it for crimes that I had done He groaned upon the tree? send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: liquid prayer. I can weep when I cannot plead, for the LORD hath heard the voice
Amazing pity! grace unknown! And love beyond degree! neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. of my weeping (Psa. 6:8).
Well might the sun in darkness hide and shut his glories in, In these terrorizing times we see so many heroes, both abroad on the Psa. 7:1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that
When Christ, the mighty Maker died, for man the creature’s sin. battlefield and here at home. We give honor to those who are brave and persecute me, and deliver me:
courageous, but shall not Jesus also have his due reverence? Make your triumphal What a blessing Lord, you allow me to turn even the most traumatic events
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, entry into our hearts this week, for we desire to give your name glory by of my life into the theme for a song of praise. Whatever my problem, it is always
And the burden of my heart rolled away, overflowing your praise. If no other hearts ever serve you, ours should! right to reaffirm my reliance on you. It is never right to distrust you, and never
It was there by faith I received my sight, Psa. 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in vain to rest on you. What a New Year new resolution!
And now I am happy all the day! their King. No amount of innocence can shield me from slander, but let me decrease the
To redound is to overflow on. You are our God and must be exalted. market for lies. Ho! Help me put out so much of the truth, there is no one left to
—Isaac Watts, 1707 Depression weakens us. Doubts destroy strength. Sitting in the ashes makes us believe lies. I ask you for strength. I plead for your grace.
earthy, yet we want to be heavenly! Praise is pleasant to you and profitable to us. I understand my need for revival, Lord. Bring it not for my sake, but for the
We grow in grace when we grow in joy. Give us joy and peace in believing! sake of your Son, who died for all those who will be affected by revival in my life.
š If murmuring were a commandment, some saints would never sin. If Let me lead some soul to the Savior before the end of this year (even over the
depression were a duty, they would surely be saved by works. Instead you tell us, Holidays)! Let me stand strong to defend the faith. Give me greater appreciation
joy is our strength, and it will be the strength to live-out your mission. Amen. for my brethren. In Jesus’ name and power do this. Amen and amen.

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Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
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§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer “Oh,” says one, “I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times
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§ Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Henry Thrower – brother, Nicole Thrower there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Donna Schlaikjer – co-worker, Teresa Burton you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Elijah Irangi – father, Carol Irangi Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Melissa McGhee – niece, Liz Clary than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Laura Peterson exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Aileen McMahan deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
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.
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