A Daily Prayer based on Hebrews 13:9-25 for 9/17/2014

Lord Jesus, I pray today that you will protect me and ______________________ from being carried away by any of the strange teachings that masquerade as wisdom. May the heart of each one of us be strengthened by your grace. As you suffered outside the city gate to make us holy through your own blood, so I pray that we will be willing to so identify with you that if necessary we would to go to you “outside the camp” and bear the disgrace that you bore. I pray that we will realize truly that here on earth we do not have an enduring city. May we instead seek our place in the eternal city that is to come. I pray that we all will continually offer to your Father the sacrifice of praise. I pray that we will offer to you the fruit of lips that confess and acknowledge your name. May we not forget or neglect to do good and to engage in fellowship with other believers, knowing that you are pleased when we do those things. I pray that we will obey our spiritual leaders and submit to their authority. Remind us that our leaders keep watch over our souls and must give an account to you, not to us, for their conduct. Prompt us to obey our spiritual leaders so that the work of our leaders will be a joy. May we seek to be a delight to them and never a burden. Show us that there is no profit in it for us if we cause our leaders to groan in carrying out their ministry. Impel us to pray for others, to live honorably in every way, and to conduct ourselves in a way that will leave us with a clear conscience. I pray that you, heavenly Father, the God of peace, and the God who brought Christ back from the dead through the blood of the eternal covenant, will equip us with everything good, everything we need, to do your will. Please work in us what is pleasing to you. May we grant you glory for ever and ever, and may your grace be with us all. This I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep. Amen. Hebrews 13:9-25 9Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them. 10We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat. 11The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come. 15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that confess his name. 16And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. 17Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as men who must give an account. Obey them so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no advantage to you. 18Pray for us. We are sure that we have a clear conscience and desire to live honorably in every way. 19I particularly urge you to pray so that I may be restored to you soon. 20May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, 21equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 22Brothers, I urge you to bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written you only a short letter. 23I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you. 24Greet all your leaders and all God's people. Those from Italy send you their greetings. 25Grace be with you all.

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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.