The daily prayers this week have been written by Pastor Leslie. They are focussed on Jesus the King. These prayers are linked to the #DoYouKnowHimTelford mission.
May 17 – This week’s prayer letter focuses on the names of God. El Shaddai: Father, You are the Lord God Almighty, the All Sufficient One. We give You praise that You are our Sustainer, our strength, and the Lord Almighty. No-one can thwart Your purposes, nor overturn Your decrees. You are God, You are all Your name says You are, and we worship You!
We proclaim You have supplied all we need in and through Christ. His power is not diminished by our weaknesses, nor is He drained by our petitions. Christ is our All-Sufficient One – Yahweh Jesus, the eternal Son of God who loves to give to us. We declare that You are able to supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
I commit to look to Christ because that is what You command us to do. Empower us by Your Spirit to commit our whole lives to the Lord Jesus – to rely on Him by reading Your word, to seek to follow Christ by obeying and practising Your word, living a life of self-denial and self-sacrifice taking up our cross daily, and to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus.
In Christ is life, and His life is the true light for everyone who believes. May Christ the King’s light and life flow out from Telford Elim, in person and online, as we drink the living water of the Spirit, and feed on the fresh bread of Christ Your living word. Amen
May 18 – El Elyon: You are God Most High. Psalm 57:2, ‘I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me.’ You are sovereign over all, and Your majesty and radiance outshine the sun in all its brightness.
As I come to You, thank You that in Your Son, King Jesus, You share Your glory with me so that the world may see You in me. Teach me how to keep my spiritual armour burnished and clean as I stand in Christ the King’s army.
Enable me to radiate His love by the fullness of Your Spirit in me. Empower me to be a good ambassador seeking to live by Your Kingdom principles of love, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, purity and redemption. And lead Telford Elim forward anointing the church, online and in person, to reflect Christ’s saving grace, His keeping power, and His victorious authority and power over all that would oppose Your Kingdom’s work and coming. In Jesus’ name. Amen
May 19 – Adonai: Lord and Master. Thank You that this is a plural form indicating You are God in relationship, a Trinity; and literally can be translated, ‘my Lords and my Masters.’ We give You praise that each member of the Godhead is our Lord and Master – Father, Son and Spirit.
Help us as a church to reflect this relational aspect of Your nature – Lord Jesus You are in perfect harmony with Your Father and Spirit. Enable us to relate to each other, support and pray for each other. Plant within our hearts a great love, compassion and empathy for each other.
May our fellowship together, as Your local church, Telford Elim, reflect the mutuality and love that exists at the heart of Your relationship with each other. May we mature together as disciples in such a relational bond, always seeking to add new people, who then become mature disciples themselves, into the framework of our relationship with each other and to Your church.
Lord Jesus, we long to see Your Kingly authority and victory released in the lives of many more people through the ministry, in person and online, of Telford Elim. Lord Jesus, in Your mighty name. Amen
May 20 – Yahweh: Lord, Jehovah. Father, from the beginning of the Bible You are called by this holy name. Thank You that in Exodus 3, to Moses, You first revealed the full extent of what this meant, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ You are the eternal self-existent one – You do not need any other to continue, You, Father, Son and Spirit, are the Creator of all.
Thank You Lord Jesus that You further elaborated on this when You said that You are Yahweh the Bread of Life, the Light of the world, the Door of the sheep, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and the Life, the Way, Truth and Life, the True Vine, and the Alpha and the Omega.
Everything You revealed about Yourself points us to One who saves, keeps, delivers, watches over and is faithful to His people. May Your holy name, King Jesus, be hallowed in Telford | Shropshire because of our relationship with You, because of our church’s worship, life in the Spirit, service and ministry. Amen
May 21 – Jehovah Nissi: Father, You are a banner of encouragement giving us hope. Lord Jesus, You speak words of hope and encouragement to us. You are also our Commander, the One we rally to in the battles we face. Thank You that You are not just a banner, nissi, which is inanimate, lifeless, but You are our banner, the great I AM, the ever-living and life-giving one.
We do not look to the flag of our nation; rather we look to Christ the King, the Captain of our salvation. May we never lose sight of this as we live with the pressure of this world which seeks to make us conform to its blueprint for life. Thank You that as we fill our lives with Your word, we are drawn into the very centre of Your mighty spiritual army as it advances and takes ground establishing Your Kingdom and its reign in men, women, young adults, young people and children’s lives – in our communities, workplaces, places of education and learning, and every sphere of our society.
You are with us in the battles of life with Your sleeves rolled up, getting stuck in, cheering us on and taking up the fight when Your Spirit guides us to pray this simple prayer: ‘Lord Jesus, come in and fight this battle on our behalf – we proclaim You as King over all that we face.’ When we pray this, You will not just sit idly by observing us being conquered by the powers of darkness; instead, You will prove Yourself almighty, faithful and true – the battle belongs to You.
Father, because of Your Son’s all-sufficient atonement, His victorious resurrection, and glorious ascension and enthronement – we have the victory. You have sent Your Spirit to be in us, and to empower us to prevail in the battle of our faith over sin, Satan, self and the world. THANK YOU Lord JESUS. Amen
May 22 – Jehovah Raah: The Lord our Shepherd. Father, Your Son is our Good Shepherd feeding us Your word – our leader, protector, guide and defender. You are the Lord who leads me to drink the living water from Your Spirit, and the fresh bread of Your Word of life! He, the Lord Jesus Christ, is the Lamb of God who came to take away my sin.
As we follow our Good Shepherd, the Shepherd of His followers, grant us attentive minds, listening ears, watchful eyes, and obedient hearts so that we are fully surrendered to His lordship.
We pray for those sheep who are not yet in the fold of our church, but whom You have purposed will be – equip our church to reach them with the Gospel, prepare us to receive them, and train us to be disciple-making disciples who make many, many disciples who make disciples.
Enlarge Your flock greatly in Telford Elim, in person and online. May we be a safe church for people to join and to belong to. Bless and empower our church leadership team to be diligent, skilful, and Spirit-filled under-shepherds in Your worship, service and ministry. In Jesus’ name and for His glory. Amen
May 23 – Jehovah Rapha: the Lord who heals. Father, at the heart of the Gospel message throughout both the Old and New Testaments, is the revelation that You are the Lord who heals. Your Son is the Great Physician who heals the physical, psychological, mental, emotional, relationship, spiritual and moral brokenness of His people.
May our church be a body of people who not only proclaim Christ as our Saviour, but also the Cleanser of the soul, the Righteous One who shares His righteousness with us, and the Healer of the body, soul and spirit.
Lord, when relationships are damaged, when defeat destroys our confidence, when mental anguish tortures our minds – You can heal our soul; when physical maladies and weaknesses afflict our bodies – You can heal our bodies and restore our rest, strength and energy.
May the spiritual gift of miracles, and gifts of healings (plural), the laying on of hands, the effectual prayer of faith by the elders, and the anointing of oil be exercised effectively by our church, but also be Christ-honouring leading to many, many individual healings, deliverances, and supernatural miracles in body and soul.
Lord, we proclaim that completeness in Christ and biblical wholeness will flow out like a mighty river from the ministry of Telford Elim, in person and online, leading to renewal in many Christians’ lives, revival in many churches, many entering the Kingdom by the New Birth, many living Spirit-filled lives, and a godly reformation of our society. In King Jesus’ name. Amen