Daily Prayers 2-8 November

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Nov 2 – The focus of this week’s daily prayers is ‘looking onto Jesus,’ Hebrews 12:2, ‘looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’ The prayers are written by Sam Adjepong:

In the light of what is going on all around us, it is looking onto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith that will keep us on course. Father, we come in the name of Your Son, Jesus our righteousness, wisdom, sanctification and redemption. Thank You, Lord Jesus, You are our hope, our glory and our advocate. We stand complete in You.

You are working in us by your Spirit for Your good pleasure. Lord, because You are with us we can look at the storms raging around us and not sink. The pandemic is taking lives and there is looming economic and financial ruin for nations and individuals. You are committed to keeping us and presenting us faultless before the presence of your Father.

You are able to keep what is committed to You – You will keep us. Lord, we ask for Your keeping grace to be bold and unmoved, trusting, faithful serving You and Your purposes until You come again. Our eyes are on You because You are all we need. We look onto You for breakthroughs and for ways to present the gospel and make disciples in this present climate. Amen

Nov 3 – Looking onto Jesus. Faithful is He who has called us into fellowship with His Son. He has sealed us as a sign of our salvation with the Spirit – the Spirit is in our hearts as a guarantee of our union with Christ.

Thank You, we are more than conquerors through Christ who loved us (Romans 8:37). Father, there are many fearful for the future. Many have turned away from You believing the lie that we are masters of our own destiny, of Your creation. Help us to see the supremacy of Jesus our Lord, and the power and authority that is in His name.

As we run the race that is set before us – Lord Jesus, we thank You for the examples of the faithful who have gone before. You have sat down at the right hand of the throne of Your Father and there pray or intercede for us. Help us not to be distracted by what is around, but that we may stay calm and keep our minds stayed on You. Amen

Nov 4 – ‘You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26.3). Looking onto Jesus is the greatest thing we can do because He is our shield and life’s greatest reward.

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your name is the only name given among men, women, young adults, young people and children by which we can be saved. You are the resurrection and the life, and we are secure in You. We praise You that all authority and power is invested in You. As we draw near and put our trust in You – may You equip us as Your church, in Telford Elim in person and online, to be effective in our outreach.

May the mind of Christ our Saviour live in us from day to day so that His love and power will control all we do and say. Thank You that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of power, love and of a sound mind. Mental health issues will bow to Jesus as we look onto Him. So we pray for all that we know who are suffering mental health issues, and for those we minister to but don’t know that they are suffering – may they be led into a new place of strength and wellness. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Nov 5 – Unto You O Lord do I lift up my soul. O my God I trust in You, let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Lead me in Your truth, and teach me for You are the God of my salvation, on You I wait all day (Psalm 25.1-5).

Surely looking onto Jesus is the only way to victory. He is our sure foundation. Father, we pray that the eyes of our understanding be enlightened; that we may know what the hope of Your calling is, and what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints. That believing we will see Jesus as He is, the exalted Holy One, worthy of all praise and adoration.

As we look unto You, Lord, may we prophetically see what You are doing and understand the opportunities You are leading us into. Lord, help us to seek Christ honouring relationships and the unity of purpose as we serve You here in and through Telford Elim. We lift up our eyes onto You and praise Christ’s name.

On this first day of a stringent Lockdown – we pray for the grace needed for our church, each person in it whether online or in person, and for each Church in the nation. Save, heal and deliver right across the UK and beyond. In Jesus’ name and for His glory. Amen

Nov 6 – ‘We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll. Fastened to the Rock which cannot move grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love;’ a few lines from a hymn by Priscilla Owens.

We need to look unto Jesus – for His steadfast love never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, great is His faithfulness (cf. Lamentations 3:22-23). What a privilege to be called God’s own special people. Your eyes are upon us and You surround us with Your steadfast love.

Lord Jesus, You are able to keep us from the storm, or take us through the storm, for nothing shall ever be able to separate us from Your love. We are confident that You are able to keep us from stumbling and to keep what we have committed to You till Your coming. In these challenging times we want to draw near and rest in Your supporting and keeping grace. Help us Lord, and enable us to point others to Your salvation and to Your help! Amen  

Nov 7 – Looking onto Jesus whose grace is sufficient for us in every situation. Thank You Father, that You are able to save to the uttermost those who come To You through Your Son, Jesus Christ. We are truly blessed because He always lives to make intercession for us.

You have blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Lord, build a people of power and a people of praise in this our day. A people who will not panic, but will show forth Your love and Your peace. As we feed on Your life giving word our faith grows, as we apply its commands and truth we are enlarged spiritually and sustained as we fix our eyes on the Lord Jesus.

We know that even when the storms come and death is all around – the storms are clamed and the dead hear Your voice – they have to yield to You; so we will be anxious for nothing. Lord, You warned us that in this world we will have trouble, but that we should take heart because You have overcome the world. You have not left us as orphans but have given us Your Holy Spirit.

O Spirit of the living God – fall afresh on us so that we will walk the land with hearts on fire and every step will be a prayer. In Jesus’ name, we shall be strong to lift the fallen, to save the children and fill this nation with Your salvation. Looking to Jesus we shall be more than conquerors. For Yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory. Amen.

Nov 8 – Father, on this Remembrance Sunday when we remember the sacrifice and service of many, including the millions who gave their lives for our freedom in the World Wars and many other conflicts – we pray for Your comfort and grace for those who are remembering loved ones. During this time of Lockdown – we pray for an outpouring of Your grace upon our nation.

This week we have been praying about, ‘Looking onto Jesus.’ We pray that many in our Armed Forces will look to Jesus as Saviour and Lord. Bless the Chaplains in the Forces and enable them to bring Your truth, love and Gospel to the personnel they work among. We pray for all who serve, who have served in the Forces, and their families – cause a great Awakening leading to many being saved, sanctified and set apart for Your worship and service in every sphere You place them. In Jesus’ name. Amen