A Daily Prayer based on Luke 6:12-36 for 8/26/2016

Lord Jesus, I pray for myself and for ______________________, that you will prompt us to find a quiet place where we may spend time in prayer when faced with important decisions. Prompt us to embrace your teaching, so that your power may flow from you into our lives to heal us and free us from any trouble caused by the enemy of our souls. I claim for us your promise that you grant the kingdom of God to the poor, that you satisfy the hungry, and that you bring laughter to those who weep. When men hate us, exclude us, insult us, and reject our name as evil because of you, I pray that we will rejoice in that day and leap for joy, recognizing that our reward in heaven is great. May we heed your warnings to those who do not follow you and are rich, well fed, and laugh now. Open our eyes to see the ultimate poverty, hunger, and mourning of those who rely on anything but you. I pray that we will never compromise the truth or conscience in order to have all men speak well of us. I pray that we will love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, turn the other cheek, and lend to others without expecting anything in return. May we bless those who curse us, and pray for those who mistreat us. I pray that we will do to others as we wish them to do to us, so that our reward will be great, and that we may be sons of the Most High. Lord, your Father is kind to the ungrateful and evil; may we be merciful even as he is merciful. This I ask in your name, amen.


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.