A Passage and A Prayer... Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

Zephaniah 3:17


Dear Lord of Might,
I pray that my children would
KNOW that You are always in their midst as a VICTORIOUS WARRIOR! Help them to believe that You are pleased with them - cheering for them, encouraging them, soothing them - cause them to receive YOU, I pray.

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Monday, January 1, 2001
By Chris Baxter

A Passage and A Prayer... Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives; and freedom to the prisoners.

Isiah 61:1


Dear God in Heaven,
I thank You and praise You that Your Spirit lives in each one of my children. I ask You to rise up in them, O Lord - open their eyes to the afflicted, the brokenhearted, the lost. Make them know and understand that their PURPOSE in life is to take Your saving LOVE to the world.

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Monday, January 1, 2001
By Chris Baxter

A Passage and A Prayer... Eph 4:1-6

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift.

Eph 4:1-6


Dear Holy Father,
I pray that my children would embrace their high calling of being Your child. Give them a heart's desire to follow you, step by step. Fill them with humility, gentleness, patience, and love for each other. May they be diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. O God, You are the One true God who reigns on high and in our hearts. I ask that Your Spirit would work mightily through each of my children according to the different gifts that you have given them.


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Monday, January 1, 2001
By Chris Baxter

A Passage and A Prayer... Isiah 54:9-10

"For this is like the days of Noah to me; when I swore that the waters of Noah should not flood the earth again, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, nor will I rebuke you. For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, but My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, and My covenant of peace will not be shaken," says the Lord who has compassion on you.

Isaiah 54:9-10


Eternal One,
You are the same yesterday, today, and forever. Just as You
were with Noah, you are with us. Cause my children to hear and receive the unshakeable promise of Your everlasting love. Give them an understanding of this love, so they can give it to others. May Your compassion flow through them, to those who also need to hear and receive Your promise.

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Monday, January 1, 2001
By Chris Baxter

A Passage and a Prayer... Psalm 119:111

I have inherited Thy testimonies forever, for they are the joy of my heart.

Psalm 119:111


Dear Wise Counselor,
May Your sweet and satisfying Word become the joy of my children's heart.

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Monday, January 1, 2001
By Chris Baxter

A Passage and A Prayer... I John 4:10,19

In this love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins… we love, because He first loved us.

I John 4: 10,19


Dear Love Itself,
I pray that my children would always remember that You are the One who is passionately pursuing their souls. You left heaven's throne to win them with Your love. Continue to catch them, and embrace them, and fill them, so they can then turn around and pour Your love into another.

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Monday, January 1, 2001
By Chris Baxter

Daily Prayer

Teacher

The teacher is here, and is calling for you. John 11:28

Dear Lord,

You teach us through your words. And teach us through your works. May we look intently into both and learn from our gentle and lowly Master, our kind and compassionate King. Today, may our footsteps mimic yours. Amen