A Daily Prayer based on Isaiah 55 for 7/30/2015

Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, I pray today for myself and for ______________________ . I pray that we will come to the waters you provide whenever we are spiritually thirsty. May we come and buy bread from you to eat, and the wine and milk you offer to us freely, without money and without cost. I pray that we will not spend our money on what is not bread, and our labor on what does not satisfy. Instead, may we listen to you and eat what is good, so that our souls may delight in the richest of fare. I pray that we will give ear to you and come to you, and hear you so that our souls may live. I pray that you will keep your everlasting covenant of faithful love with us. May each of us be a witness to people around us. I ask you to endow us with such splendor that people who do not know you will hasten to us because of you. I pray that we will seek you while you may be found, and call on you while you are near. May we forsake evil ways and evil thoughts, and turn to you. Please have mercy on us and freely pardon us. We acknowledge that your thoughts are not our thoughts, and neither are your ways our ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are your ways higher than our ways, and your thoughts than our thoughts. I pray that your word will go out from your mouth, and not return to you empty. May it accomplish what you desire, and achieve the purpose for which you sent it. I pray that your word in our land will be like the rain and snow which come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish. As your word works in us, may we go out in joy and be led forth in peace. May the mountains and the hills burst into song before us, and all the trees of the field clap their hands. I pray that all this will be for your renown, for an everlasting sign to others which will not be destroyed. Bring this to pass in the name of Jesus, I ask. Amen. Isaiah 55 Invitation to the Thirsty 1 "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. 3 Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. 4 See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples. 5 Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because of the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor." 6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD , and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD . 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD's renown, for an everlasting sign, which will not be destroyed."

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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.