A Daily Prayer based on Matthew 22:1-14 for 10/9/2015

Heavenly Father, I bring myself and ______________________ before you this day. I pray that you will use us as your servants to invite others to the wedding feast you have prepared for your Son. Please send each of us where you want us to go that we may invite anyone we find. You tell us here that many are called but only few are chosen and so I pray that we will continue to invite all we can to come to you and leave the results of our invitations in your hands. Use us to gather the guests of your choosing until your wedding hall is filled. Please open to us a door for the word so that we may proclaim it clearly to others as we should. May we be wise in the way we act toward outsiders and make the most of every opportunity to share with them. May our conversation with them always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that we may know how to answer everyone. I pray that we ourselves will pay careful attention to you and your word and not allow ourselves to be among those who are not worthy of your kingdom because they disregard you and are consumed with their own pursuits. We also know there will be those who violently oppose you and those who speak for you. When we are treated shamefully for speaking for you, remind us to entrust them to you and your justice, and to remember that one day they must stand before you and answer to you. I pray that we will clothe ourselves with the righteousness of Christ, and lay aside the filthy rags of our own righteousness. May you will always find us clothed with him and accepted in your sight because we have put on Christ and hidden our lives in him. This I pray in the name of Christ, amen. Matthew 22:1-14 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet 1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. 4"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.' 5"But they paid no attention and went off--one to his field, another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11"But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless. 13"Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 14"For many are invited, but few are chosen."


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.