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Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 10-11 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 12-13 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 11-16
Monday, January 7 Tuesday, January 8 Wednesday, January 9
† Isa. 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his Matt. 26:53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall Job 23:4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
My Father and My God:
The sheep of your flock are diverse in their of experience. Some are strong Even in your humiliation you were still sovereign, but especially over the First, I have to feel like I am doing something real, humbly petitioning for
in the Lord, others weak in faith, and some not yet part of the fold. It is for these, unseen world, and the infernal armies populating it. Let me learn from you, Master, mercy through the Savior’s blood. When I feel like I am in the presence of God,
undiscipled, I especially pray. to reckon on invisible assistance. then I take my rightful place in your presence.
You have an impartial care for your sheep. I thank you the weakest is as dear I do not trust only in that which is seen by the eye, or heard by the ear. I Second, I have to recognize I have no right to what I seek. I can never expect
as the most mature. I am apt to lag behind, prone to wander, tend to grow weary. respect spiritual agencies, which evade my senses yet are seen with the eye of faith. to get it except as a gift of your grace based on my faith in Christ’s finished work.
But from all these dangers and infirmities you protect me with your powerful arm. Heb. 1:14 Are [angels] not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who My only hope of mercy is grace, because that is what brings you glory.
Now go further and bring __________ and __________ into the fold of faith and shall be heirs of salvation? Help me remember how you have narrowed the options through which you
the faithful with me! Lord Jesus, you can raise up people to befriend me on earth. But if you do will give me mercy—it comes only through the Son of your love. I put myself right
Can I just pause and praise you this year? When you find a new-born soul— not, I will trust you to send more able friends from heaven to my aid. There is no now, by prayer, under the patronage of the great Redeemer. Help me feel like it is
like a young lamb—you nourish it until it gets discipled. You find weak faith ready need for me to rashly reach for the sword and cut off someone’s ear (like Peter did no longer I that speak, but Christ who speaks with me.
to faint and fail, and console it and renew its strength. And all the little ones, if they in verse 51). Instead, make me like the nobleman to whom you said, While I plead, I plead his five wounds pouring out blood for me. I plead his
happen to die before their time, you gather to yourself. John 4:48-49 Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith spotless life, his sacrificial death, and his infinite self. This is truly ordering my cause!
You have such a tender heart of care! In your lifetime on earth you drew men unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Third, I must consider what to ask for. I want to aim at clarity and be definite,
and women to yourself and under your wings. Do so today, now that you dwell in His faith did not make him just seek you in prayer, but made him persistent direct and distinct in my heart-cry for revival. If I ordered my cause, it would focus
heaven! Bring together the meek and convicted, the timid and feeble, the fearful in prayer. I do not have to pay attention to spiritual forces as long as I am seeking my mind.
and fainting. your spiritual presence. So today I say, “I cannot let you go unless you save my This is my war room! I do not have to ask for every single thing, or catalogue
Thank you for gathering me to your self, your truth, your blood, your love, child”…my spouse, my parent, my friend. Is there anything I can say to get you to every want I have, and every need I feel. But what I need right now—my present
and your church. What effective grace! And how often have you restored and save them? My lips are not eloquent, but my tears are expressive. need—is revival. That is my daily bread. Eloquence and oratory mean nothing to
revived me since I got saved. How can I love you enough? How can I serve you Those who come before you with cold prayers never find peace. Hear my you. My words are few, but my heart is fervent.
worthily? Help me make your name great to the ends of the earth (and in my own requests in a furnace of desire, so they can burn their way into heaven! I distill my Fourth, I ask for it through Jesus Christ. Some prayers would never be
neighborhood). Add to your mercies this additional one: that I might have a heart soul into this concentrated cry: Holy Ghost, stir me to greater faith this year! Give offered if I just took time to think beforehand. This one I offer because I do think,
to love you more as I ought. For it is in Jesus’ name I ask it. Amen. me grace to your glory and glory to your praise, in Jesus’ name do it. Amen. and I love you Lord Jesus. Amen.
Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 20-23 Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 24-26
A DAILY PATTERN FOR PRAYER & BIBLE READING Friday, January 11 Saturday, January 12
Chronological Bible Reading: Genesis 17-19
Heb. 13:15 By [Jesus] therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, Psa. 9:1 I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy
Thursday, January 10
marvellous works.
Almighty and Ever-Living God:
Isaiah 6:1,5 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a
You teach us to make prayers and supplications and give thanks for all LORD, Father and Creator God:
throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am
people. So we humbly ask you to accept our sacrifice of praise. Sometimes it takes every bit of determination I have to face the foe and bless
undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:
Receive our prayers, offered up to your Divine Majesty. Inspire our whole the Lord. Today I vow that whoever else may remain silent, I will praise your
for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.
church with the spirit of truth, unity and harmony. Grant us, that all those who name! I am grateful to your servants who help me sing, but my personal
LORD today I saw Thy glory, like Isaiah’s vision, mine confess the name of Christ can agree as to the truth of your word, and live thanksgiving has long wings, and mounts the sides of heaven up to you.
Woe is me, the band is broken, how come other’s eyes are dry? in unity and godly love for one another. Something I have discovered is how gratitude for one blessing enables me to
Lo, the vision ever glorious, and my life though unclean be, We beg you also to save and protect all Christian politicians, so under them remember more! One silver link pulls up a long chain of memories. Truly, there
You have called me in your wisdom to get glory more from me. we can be godly and quietly governed. Grant all who are put in authority (believer can be no end of telling the deeds of your love. Make daily rejoicing the ornament
or unbeliever) to truly and impartially administer justice, punish wickedness and of my character.
Lord I’ll go because your purchase of my life on Calvary vice, and maintain true virtue and right. Psa. 9:9 The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble
Gave a message to my meaning; let me live because of Thee. Give grace O Father, to all our pastors, missionaries and ministers of the Your presence and your praise is always sufficient for the defeat of my
But why so lonely in the vision? Are not others burdened so? gospel, so both by their life and their doctrine they can lay out your true and living enemies. Their ruin is so complete that when you overtake them, even flight
Where are laborers for the harvest; are not others called to go? word, rightly dividing your truth, and administering your ordinances. cannot save them. Make me careful, like David, to give you all the glory. In light of
To all your people give heavenly grace, especially to our congregation on the past, my future is not doubtful. Obstacles will come to an end, but you and
Lord, please lay upon Thy altar souls abundant, bought by Thee Sunday, so with meek heart and reverent spirit we hear and receive your word. That your throne will endure and complete your Eternal Purpose forever. There!
Filled up with the blood-taught vision; send us Lord, the lost we see. is the only way we can really serve you in holiness and righteousness all the days of Psa. 9:11 Sing praises to the LORD…declare among the people his doings.
our lives. Make my spirit of praise contagious; I want to excite others to praise you
—Alan Shelby I humbly ask you for your goodness. Comfort and sustain all those who are with me, Lord. In all the revivals of history there has been a sudden outburst of
in trouble, pain or sorrow in this transitory life. If they have some need or adversity, gospel songs—just like the singing of birds always accompanies spring. So have
then allow them to rejoice how it creates a dependence on you! mercy on me, Lord. The ladder of prayer seems short sometimes, but I know it
š Let us live by your faith and fear. Give us grace to follow the good examples reaches all the way to heaven. In sickness, sin, despair and temptation, I have been
of our disciplers, so with them we can be partakers of revival together! Grant this minished and brought low. Underneath, put your everlasting arms and magnify my
O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen. praise for Jesus’ name and glory. Amen.

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GIVE GOD THE FIRST PAR T OF EVERY DAY. The first commitment is Erica Stogsdill - daughter in law, Gene & Brenda Stogsdill
to a daily quiet time with God. Our weekly Prayer Diary provides a template for daily INSTRUCTIONS:
Ken & Lori Applegate - health issues
devotions. Leona M Brown - mother, Luther & Sharon Brown
Nathaniel Armstrong - husband, Sallie Armstrong Baptists tend to ridicule liturgical churches that use "prepared prayers" because
2) TITHE—WORK Pastor William & Lillie McClendon they lack spontaneity. But for many Baptists, their prayers are so predictable they are
Gene Roberts – brother, Verla Baker no more spontaneous than written-out prayers. The result is we end up praying the
1 Cor 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God Lela Thomas – sister, Dorothy Williams Doug Leslie same things over and over.
hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. William Jeffries – father, Paula Stewart Dorothy Williams
Travis Horge – friend, Gene & Brenda Stogsdill Larry Franklin This daily Prayer Diary will prompt you on a wide range of prayer requests you
Teri Beasley – sister, Sheri Cathcart might not normally think of, while forcing you to articulate a deeper devotion to God.
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DIME OF E VERY DOLLAR—no questions We have included a daily Bible reading schedule. This plan will take you through the
Juanita Candillo – mother, Anita Nebel
asked. Ten percent is a miniscule amount in our affluent society, but it must come Bible chronologically in a year.
Wilma Jones – mother, Bryant Newsome
off the top in order to show that God is our priority. We want the blessing of the
Conner Barlett and the Barlett Family
firstfruits (first devotion, first dime and first day) to flow out to the rest of our Do not read ahead and do not try to catch up. Use each day as it comes. Then
Elizabeth Hicks – daughter, Jody Phillips
resources. you can know that on any given day, dozens of other people are lifting their hearts in
Rachael Helms
the same mind to God. Pray what is written, but use what is prayed as a springboard
Cecil Bailey – brother, Brenda Stogsdill
3) TEAM—WORD for your own relationship with God. You learn to pray by praying.
Whitnee Lee
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is;
but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Soft Touch (Cancer Treatment)
Linda Brown -sister, Ronnie Starks
Pat Mullinex -mother, Jeff Mullinex
GIVE GOD THE FIRST DAY OF E VERY WEE K. You should fellowship Secret prayer is the secret of prayer, the soul of prayer, the seal of prayer, the
Alfred Boyd -family, Chelsa Bright
with a group of believers around the word of God every Sunday in our church. strength of prayer. If you do not pray alone you do not pray at all. Our Lord Jesus
BJ Demarge
Christ would go nowhere till He had prayed. He would attempt nothing till He had
Grant Stoner - uncle, Jessica Buckallew
Tameka Bedell - friend of Starks family
§ Keeping Christ at the center (your core relationship of worship to God) Carole Jones - mother, James Jones “Oh,” says one, “I live in the spirit of prayer, and therefore I do not need times
§ Keeping the body of Christ a priority (your congregational relationship of Sara Zwahlen - friend of Kay Brockmeyer and seasons for prayer.” And do you think that Christ did not live in the spirit of
walking with us) Camille Trapasso - stage 4 liver cancer prayer? Yet He had to have his special time and place to pray. Do not fall under the
§ Basing beliefs and actions on the mind of Christ (your church relationship in Brittany Nieves - niece, Jim & Lin Tonty injurious notion that because your spirit cries to God in prayer all day long, therefore
the Word) Martha Gaskin - niece, Dave Hill there must not be some season for more immediately coming into God’s presence. If
Henry Thrower – brother, Nicole Thrower you imagine this, I am afraid that it will prove a snare to your feet. The Lord Jesus
Donna Schlaikjer – co-worker, Teresa Burton Christ, who knew better than you do that the main thing is the spirit of prayer rather
Elijah Irangi – father, Carol Irangi than the act of prayer, yet Himself retired into desert places to maintain the act and
Melissa McGhee – niece, Liz Clary exercise of prayer. Be spiritual. Be baptized into the spirit of prayer. But do not be
Laura Peterson deceived by the enemy, who can steal a spirit away while we dream that we only
Aileen McMahan spiritualize it. We had better preserve the very bones of prayer—the posture, the
Conner Bartlett time, place—rather than let it all ooze away into an impalpable mental condition.
God keep us prayerful. He will do so if He makes us like His dear Son.
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