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Daily Prayer for Today 4th May 2023 (Morning & Evening)

Morning and Evening Prayer for Today – 4th May 2023

Daily Prayer for Today 4th May 2023
Daily Prayer for Today 4th May 2023 (Morning & Evening)

Morning And Evening Daily Prayer for Today 4th May 2023

MORNING PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY

SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. — 1 John 5:14 (BSB)

QUOTE: Depend on it! God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply!
— Hudson Taylor

PRAYER: Our Father, bless to us Your word which we have read together this morning. We thank You that it brings to us the very counsels of Your own will. May it be a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, as we go forth, and wherever we go. May its truth shine within us to show us Your will, what Your thoughts concerning us are, and what You would have us to do. We thank You for this heavenly light which You have given us. Without it, we could never find our way home through the tangled paths. Without it, we could never know that You love us or think upon us, that You are indeed our Father. Help us to receive Your word always in meekness and humility. Help us to walk in the way which You have made so plain to us.

We ask You to fill us with Your love as we begin the day — that wherever we go we may carry something of the light of Your face. We have no light of our own. We beseech You to give us Your grace, to fill our little lamps that they may burn all this day. We do not want to be darkness in this world — but desire to shine as lights, and we will so shine if we have Your grace in us. Fill us with Your own blessed light.

We yearn to be blessings to each other today, and to all whom we meet. Give us something to carry to others — something of Your love and grace. Lay Your hand upon us, and give us each a Father’s blessing, first for ourselves, and then to take to our neighbors and friends.

Keep us all from evil. Let us not willfully sin against You this day. Help us to be faithful in all our ways. Bring us all together in the evening, when our work is done, if it be Your will. We ask these favors in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

EVENING PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY

SCRIPTURE:  And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him. — 1 John 5:15 (BSB)

QUOTE: Only the prayer which comes from our heart can get to God’s heart.
— Charles Spurgeon

PRAYER: O Lord, You have taught us to cast our burden upon You, with the assurance that You will sustain us; and we beseech You to hear us tonight as we come with our burdens. Life is too hard for us. Duty is too great for us. We have no power of our own to do the things that it is our duty to do. We cannot meet our responsibilities. We have obligations to each other in our home. We owe duties to Your church, to society, to the state, to our friends, to the whole world. We are debtor to everyone, even to the heathen in dark lands. Who is sufficient for these things? We cannot carry the burden of our personal responsibility.

Then we have our burdens of duty. Temptation puts burdens upon us. The world’s sorrow lays a heavy load upon our hearts. There are burdens, too, which belong to our condition, or our circumstances. It is hard for us to be holy. It is hard for us to go on, day after day, year after year, in the dreary rounds of our task-work. It is hard for us to endure life’s frictions and irritations — and always keep sweet. It is hard for us to be patient with all kinds of people, in all sorts of trying experiences — never losing temper, never yielding to exasperating things.

We have our burdens which are hard to carry, our daily crosses which it is hard to take up and bear. We never could do it — but for the privilege of casting them upon You. We do not ask to have the burdens taken off, for it may be that we need to bear them, for the world’s good, or our own; but we ask that You will sustain us, and that we may walk beneath our load quietly and confidently, leaning upon You. Help us, O God, and then we shall be able to bear our burdens without fainting, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

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