A Daily Prayer based on Acts 20:1-16 for 1/22/2017

Lord Jesus, We ask you to bless the ministry of every pastor in our city. May you enable them to speak many words of encouragement to those they teach. Please protect them and their families from any harm intended them by the evil one. We ask you to bless each congregation in our city, including our own, with a spirit of fellowship. May we often break bread together and find encouragement, friendship, tenderness, and compassion in our relationships with each other. Lord, we read in this passage how, through Paul, you raised a young man from the dead. We see the same power that was at work in you was at work in Peter and was also at work in Paul. We believe that you are the same yesterday, today, and forever and that you still possess the power to raise the dead. We invite you, if it serves your purpose, to do a similar miracle in our community in our day that your power over death may be seen by everyone. We thank you that we have been raised from spiritual death to life, and pray that your resurrection life may flow through us this day. Grant ______________________ and me your power and strength over every work of the world, the flesh, and the devil that, in you, we may be more than overcomers this day. We ask this in your name, amen.

Welcome

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.