Monday, November 24, 2014


Note: this material is not original. I do not know the actual author(s).
1. As you begin, pray for understanding.
2. Read and meditate on the Scriptures that record each prayer.
3. Take notes about what you read.
4. Write out and offer your own prayer.
5. Set specific goals and take specific action as appropriate.

1. Abraham’s Prayer for Sodom in Genesis 18:20-33
2. Jacob’s prayer for mercy from Esau in Genesis 32:6-12
3. Moses’ prayer at the burning bush in Exodus 3:1-4:18
4. Moses’ praise after the Red Sea crossing in Exodus 15:1-18
5. Moses’ first prayer for Israel’s sin in Exodus 32:7-14
6. Moses’ second prayer for Israel’s sin in Exodus 32:30-34
7. Moses’ prayer for God’s presence in Exodus 33:12-34:9
8. Moses’ prayer of discouragement in Numbers 11:10-30
9. Moses’ prayer after the people rebel in Numbers 14:10-20
10. Moses’ 40 day prayer in Deuteronomy 9:18-20 and 9:25-29
11. Joshua’s prayer in defeat in Joshua 7:3-13
12. Hannah’s prayer for a child in 1 Samuel 1:1-20
13. Hannah’s prayer of thanks in 1 Samuel 2:1-10
14. David’s prayer of praise for God’s kingdom in 2 Samuel 7:18-29
15. David’s praise for deliverance in 2 Samuel 22:1-51
16. Solomon’s prayer for wisdom in 1 Kings 3:4-15 (2 Chronicles 1:5-12)
17. Solomon’s prayer to dedicate the Temple in 1 Kings 8:22-61
18. Elijah’s prayer of self-pity in 1 Kings 19:9-18
19. Hezekiah’s prayer for deliverance in 2 Kings 19:14-19
20. Hezekiah’s prayer for healing in 2 Kings 20:1-6
21. David’s prayer of praise in 1 Chronicles 17:16-27
22. David’s prayer at the people’s generosity in 1 Chronicles 29:10-20
23. Jehoshaphat’s prayer in a crisis in 2 Chronicles 20:1-23
24. Ezra’s prayer for the nation’s sin in Ezra 9:3-10:4
25. Nehemiah’s prayer for Jerusalem’s plight in Nehemiah 1:3-11
26. David’s prayer at his son’s rebellion in Psalm 3
27. David’s prayer of praise in Psalm 8
28. David’s prayer for a pure heart in Psalm 19
29. David’s prayer to his Shepherd in Psalm 23
30. David’s prayer of forgiveness in Psalm 51
31. David’s prayer for guidance in Psalm 139
32. Isaiah’s prayer for mercy in Isaiah 64:1-12
33. Jeremiah’s praise of God’s wisdom in Jeremiah 32:17-27
34. Daniel’s prayer of confession in Daniel 9:4-19
35. Habakkuk’s prayer of praise in Habakkuk 3:1-19
36. The Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6:9-15
37. Jesus’ prayer for his disciples in John 17
38. The church’s prayer for boldness in Acts 4:23-31
39. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church in Ephesians 1:15-23 and 3:14-21
40. Prayers of worship in Heaven in Revelation 11:15-19; 15:1-4; and 16:5-7

Cory Collins

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why Jesus is My Lord

Today I ran across this piece in my files. Though I do not know the author’s name, I must share these encouraging words about Jesus Christ, our Savior and Conqueror.

He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all men.
He always was, He always is, and He always will be...
Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and never Undone!

He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings peace!

The world can’t understand him,
The armies can’t defeat Him,
The schools can’t explain Him, and
The leaders can’t ignore Him.

Herod couldn't kill Him,
The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
And the people couldn't hold Him!

Nero couldn’t crush Him,
Hitler couldn’t silence Him,
The New Age can’t replace Him, and
Unbelievers can’t explain Him away!

He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and
His mind is on me!

He is my redeemer,
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and
He is my peace!

He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and
He rules my life!

I serve Him because His bond is love,
His burden is light, and
His goal for me is abundant life.

I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise,
the power of the powerful,
the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers,
the leader of leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and
the sovereign Lord of all that was and is and is to come.

And if that seems impressive to you, try this for size:
His goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me, never forsake me, never mislead me, never forget me, never overlook me, and never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!

When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face death, He carries me home!

He is everything for everybody, everywhere, every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!
My Father in heaven can whip the father of this world.
So, if you’re wondering why I feel so secure, understand this...
He said it and that settles it.

God is in control, I am on His side, and that means all is well with my soul.

Cory Collins