A Daily Prayer based on Acts 1:12-26 for 12/2/2016

Lord Jesus, We read in this section of the patience the first disciples showed as they waited for you to pour out your Spirit on them. I pray that ______________________ and I will imitate their example, and give ourselves to prayer and the study of your Word while we wait for your direction. I pray that you will motivate each of us to join together constantly in prayer with others, that our churches may be known as houses of prayer for all nations. Prompt us to study the Scriptures so that we may understand what the Holy Spirit has spoken through the mouths of your chosen vessels. Please show us how the Scriptures relate to the circumstances we face that we may be guided in all our decisions by the clear teaching of your Word. As our churches choose men for leadership positions, may we be guided in our decisions as the apostles were, and always be governed by the standards that are revealed in your Word. Just as the early church did, we may find more than one person qualified for some important task. You know everyone's heart and so we ask that you would show us in each case whom you have chosen for leadership and authority. Lord, many among us make personnel decisions in our professional lives. I pray that we may also be guided by you in these matters. Help us to choose qualified people for positions of responsibility. You know everyone's heart, and so I ask you to identify for us in every situation the men or women of your choosing. This I ask 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.