God-Focused Prayer

Praise the LORD!
I will praise the LORD with my whole heart,
In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
The works of the LORD are great,
Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
His work is honorable and glorious,
And His righteousness endures forever.
He has made His wonderful works to be remembered;
The LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
Psalm 111:1-4

When I’m disappointed, I go to the Psalms.
When I’m blessed, I go to the Psalms.
When I need to pray earnestly, I go to the Psalms.

When I go to the Psalms, my disappointment becomes awe and wonder.
When I go to the Psalms, my blessings resound in praise.
When I go to the Psalms, my prayers refocus from me to The Almighty God whose love is everlasting.

Psalm 111:14 reminds me of God’s works and guides my prayer.

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Praying Greatly Through Faith

“The faith which creates powerful praying is the faith which centers itself on a powerful person. Faith in Christ’s ability to do and to do greatly, is the faith which prays greatly.” E.M. Bounds

Have you prayed a great prayer? A prayer that requests something that is impossible for you to accomplish? Was it based upon Jesus and His ability to accomplish it?

Today, perhaps you’re thinking that your circumstances are more than you can overcome. Your hope has fled from you. You do not believe that you can rise from the troubles that you are facing.

There is hope.

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A Prayer for America

Like King David and his army, we may feel totally defeated. Perhaps we’ve lost hope. America is in turmoil. God’s people are crying out to God as David cried out to God in Psalm 60.

O God, You have cast us off;
You have broken us down;
You have been displeased;
Oh, restore us again!
You have made the earth tremble;
You have broken it;

Heal its breaches, for it is shaking.
You have shown Your people hard things;
You have made us drink the wine of confusion.

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Jesus Lives! Sin and Death Conquered!

“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57

Jesus is victorious!

Sin, the sting of death, was paid for. Jesus paid the price of your sins and my sins, death on the cross. He took the sins of the world upon Himself. He took the shame and guilt of the world’s wrong-doing upon His perfection and died a death that you and I deserve. He was buried in a borrowed tomb.

Three days later, God raised Jesus from the dead to walk, teach, eat, and fellowship with His disciples and followers.

Sin and death conquered!

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