A Daily Prayer based on John 1:19-34 for 4/25/2015

Lord Jesus, I worship you this day as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. I thank you that you have taken away my sin and made it possible for me to know God. You are the one on whom the Spirit of God descended and remained, and you are the one, the only one, who baptizes us with the Holy Spirit. I thank you that you have baptized me and everyone who believes in you with your Holy Spirit. I humble myself before you, as John did, and acknowledge that I am not worthy to untie the thongs of your sandals. You surpass me and everyone else because you have existed from eternity past. You were in the beginning with God, your Father, and through you all things were made. Life is in you, and the life which is in you is the light of men. I pray that you will help ______________________ and me find our place in the advance of your kingdom, as you did for John. I ask that we may be able to bear witness to others that you are the Son of God. May we each be a voice calling to others to make straight in their own lives the way for you to come to them. May every man, woman, and child in our city come to know you as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. This I ask in your name, amen. John 1 John the Baptist Denies Being the Christ 19Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, "I am not the Christ. " 21They asked him, "Then who are you? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No." 22Finally they said, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?" 23John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, "I am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'Make straight the way for the Lord.' " 24Now some Pharisees who had been sent 25questioned him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" 26"I baptize with water," John replied, "but among you stands one you do not know. 27He is the one who comes after me, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie." 28This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan, where John was baptizing. Jesus the Lamb of God 29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30This is the one I meant when I said, 'A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.' 31I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel." 32Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33I would not have known him, except that the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.' 34I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."

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Never before in the history of our country has America faced a moral crisis like the one before us today. The foundations of our government are crumbling right before our eyes. Our churches are abandoning God, our families are in shambles. There is only one hope for restoration - the Lord Jesus Christ. If we are to see restoration, it will come only by the grace of God's mercy. We have the assurance of Scripture that "if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us" (1 John 5:14). There is no better way to pray according to the will of God than by praying his own word back to him. These daily prayers are crafted, as much as possible, to incorporate the very words of the Scripture.

About Bryan Fischer

 Bryan Fischer pastored for 25 years and served as the chaplain of the Idaho state senate before becoming a part of the AFA family.