“A Lifestyle of Prayer”
This week’s prayer focus: A Life of Praise!
“Praise the LORD.
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD.
Praise the LORD.”
Psalm 150 (NIV)
This week’s prayer emphasis will focus on living a life that praises God in all that we do. As you pray this week, ask God to help you find joy in praising Him with every resource He has provided you. Pray that your life of praise would lift up Jesus and reflect Him well to the community around you. Pray for a growing unity among believers as we each pursue greater obedience to God and love for one another. Please continue to pray for one another in the midst of these confusing and changing times. Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them. Pray for a growing unity among believers as we each pursue a greater obedience to God and love for one another. Pray each day for the individuals of your church congregation as well as for the body of Christ as a whole.
“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 to help you live a life that continually praises Him.
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: Praise God Thankfully. Pray for a spirit of thanksgiving to fill you as you praise God for His righteousness and for the righteousness He has clothed you with in Christ. Pray that your praise of God would always be filled with thankfulness as you offer yourself to Him. “I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.” Psalm 7:17 (NIV)
Tuesday: Praise God Sacrificially. Pray that you would offer God a sacrifice of praise in the way you give of your possessions and of yourself. Pray that you would reflect the goodness of God as you give praise to Him that is generous and sacrificial. Pray for a heart that longs to give. “I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good.” Psalm 54:6 (NIV)
Wednesday: Praise God Wholeheartedly. Pray that you would hold nothing back in your expressions of praise to God. Pray that you would always desire to praise God with your whole heart as you offer Him all that you are. Pray for a heart that fully seeks after God as you praise Him forever. “I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.” Psalm 86:12 (NIV)
Thursday: Praise God Willingly. Pray that your awareness of God’s laws would cause you to willingly praise God as you have a greater understanding of His love, mercy, and grace. Pray for a spirit of joy to fill you as you grow in awareness of God’s acceptance of your willing praise. “Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.” Psalm 119:108 (NIV)
Friday: Praise God All Your Life. Pray that you would always be found praising God each day that He gives you life. Pray for eyes that see the many reasons to praise God each day. Pray that you would daily offer to God the song of praise that He has already put in your heart. “I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” Psalm 146:2 (NIV)
Saturday: Praise God Together. Pray that you would have a renewed commitment to gathering regularly with other believers, in whatever means possible, for the purpose of praising God together. Pray that your desire to praise God together with others would be fulfilled in ways that include but are not limited to a Sunday gathering. “Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints.” Psalm 149:1 (NIV)