“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
The Word of Truth!
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on knowing Jesus as the Word of Truth . . . the truth of who He is and the truth of what He brings. In a world full of discussions, debates, and arguments, it can be very difficult to find truth in many situations. God’s desire for us to know truth is so great that He sent His Son to be the Word of Truth that dwelt among us. As you pray this week, ask God to help you know and trust the truth of God’s Word. Pray that you would see the actions of Jesus as representing what it looks like to live truth. Pray that your life would reflect Jesus in such a way that people would readily see His truth in you. Pray for the courage to live by, and proclaim, Jesus as the Word of Truth.
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”
Ephesians 6:18 (NIV)
Please pray each day for God’s help in knowing Jesus as the Word of Truth.
Sunday: Pray for your church staff, the preaching and teaching that takes place, the church leadership, the volunteers that are helping in so many areas, the spiritual and financial health of the congregation, and the work of the missions ministry of the church. Pray for me (Tom Lemler) and the work of Impact Prayer Ministry.
Monday: The Truth of God. Pray that you would know God’s message of truth as you see Jesus as the Word becoming flesh. Pray about how God’s Word dwelling within you should transform your life. Pray for the ability and opportunities to share with others the truth of Jesus being God. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 (NIV)
Tuesday: The Truth of Creation. Pray about how the authority of Jesus during creation conveys the truth of His authority now. Pray that you would live with value, and live valuing others, as you understand the truth of creation. Pray that you would be able to see and share the work of God evidenced through creation. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” John 1:3 (NIV)
Wednesday: The Truth of Life. Pray that you would always know the true life which is found through Jesus. Pray that Jesus would be the source of life you seek when the world surrounds you with death. Pray that your life would help to make Jesus known in ways that people would seek and find Him as the foundation of their life. “In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” John 1:4 (NIV)
Thursday: The Truth of Light. Pray that Jesus would always be the guiding light in your life no matter how dark your world may seem. Pray that the light you receive from Jesus would be seen through you. Pray that you would be generous in sharing the good news of Jesus coming to be the light of the world for everyone. “The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.” John 1:9 (NIV)
Friday: The Truth of Presence. Pray that you would always hold on to an awareness of God’s presence. Pray for the ability to communicate clearly about the truth of God to those who live in darkness. Pray that the presence of Jesus would always shine through even when the world is not sure what it is. “He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.” John 1:10 (NIV)
Saturday: The Truth of Belonging. Pray that the Word of Truth would always give you confidence in having a place of belonging. Pray for God’s help in living as one who belongs to Him. Pray that your life would be one that welcomes all who Jesus welcomes as children of God. Pray that you would always share the good news of belonging to those who would receive Jesus. “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 (NIV)