Prayer for Today 1 October 2023 (New Month)
Read Daily Prayer for Today 1st October 2023 (New Month) Morning And Evening Prayer.
Read Morning Prayer Below:
SCRIPTURE: Seek out the LORD and His strength; seek His face always.
— 1 Chronicles 16:11 (BSB)
QUOTE: Prevailing prayer is the most divine ministry you will ever have.
— Wesley L. Duewel
PRAYER: We begin this Sunday with You, our Father. It is Your day. You claim it for Yourself, and we desire to make it Yours indeed. You have given it to us, not as a hardship, a burdensome observance — but a day of blessing. We need its rest that we may keep well and strong; we need its spiritual privileges that our hearts may be kept warm and loving. If we had no Sunday, we would soon let You slip out of our thoughts, out of our life. So we thank You for the day which You have ordained in love for us.
May this Sunday be full of blessing for us. We would leave the world outside. Help us to keep the day so as to please You and receive good for ourselves. In the quiet around us may we hear Your voice of gentle stillness speaking to us words of love.
May our home life be made sweet by Your presence with us. Our minds have been ruffled and distracted by the cares of the week. Give us Your peace this morning. May all fret and anxiety be taken out of our hearts. If the world has gotten too strong a hold on us in the six days past, may Your grace now so possess us that You shall rule again supreme in our lives. May our love for You be strengthened, so as to expel the love of the world.
Sanctify to us, all of this day’s privileges. As we read Your word, may its lessons be made plain to us. Help us to receive its instruction into our hearts, so that our lives shall be controlled by it. As we pray, may Heaven’s blessings be given to us:
comfort for our sorrow,
strength for our weakness,
guidance for our feet, and
wisdom for our ignorance.
As we seek to be a blessing to others — may we receive the mind that was in Christ Jesus. We ask all in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
SCROLL DOWN FOR EVENING PRAYER:
SCRIPTURE: Hear the plea of Your servant and of Your people Israel when they pray toward this place. May You hear from heaven, Your dwelling place. May You hear and forgive.
— 2 Chronicles 6:21 (BSB)
QUOTE: Prevailing prayer makes men invincible.
— Samuel Chadwick
PRAYER: At the close of this blessed Sunday, we come to You, our Father, with our evening worship. We thank You for all the day has been to us, with its quiet, its sweet home life, its services, and its opportunities for ministry. Sanctify to us all these privileges, and may their influence follow us all the week. May we be able to bear our burdens more cheerfully, to do our work better, to endure our struggles more victoriously, by reason of this Sunday’s blessing.
We desire to grow in grace, in knowledge of spiritual things, and in whatever things are lovely. May the results of this day’s rest and teachings abide in us . . .
in quickened spiritual life,
in deeper earnestness, and
in intenser hunger and thirst after righteousness.
May Your words which we have read and heard stay with us, hidden in our hearts, helping us to live more worthily. May they . . .
comfort our sorrow,
strengthen our weakness,
enrich our knowledge, and
brighten our paths for us.
We beseech You, O God, to follow with Your blessing, the work which has been done this day in the churches. Thousands of earnest ministers have preached the gospel; bless every word spoken in love for Jesus. Let not a grain of the golden seed of truth be lost — but may the Holy Spirit use sermons and lessons and the words dropped by the wayside, to do good.
We remember in special love all our friends, all who are dear to us, all who speak our names to You in prayer. Whatever their circumstances, grant them the blessing which they need.
Receive us now into Your care for the night. Spread over us the sheltering wings of Your love and keep us, we ask for Jesus’ sake. Amen.