This Week

News – Weekly Article:

Persecution watchdog documents over 100 incidents of China’s crackdown on Christians in 1 year

From The Christian Post

 

Past Weeks Below:

Some Christians Labeled Simone Biles a ‘Quitter,’ ‘Selfish,’ ‘Sociopath’—But Pastors Should Applaud Her

Is It Possible to Be Very Religious and Yet Miss Jesus?

America, if you want to know what’s coming next, look to Canada and be forewarned

Virginia teacher placed on leave after speech disputing ‘biological boy can be a girl and vice versa’

Clarity, Confidence, and Courage for Confusing Times

QAnon Is a False Teaching in the Church that Must Be Opposed, Pastor Says

Pastors Call for Prayers amid Continued Violence between Israel, Palestine

3 Important Markers of Powerful Prayers

Prince Philip ‘persuaded’ Queen Elizabeth to talk about her Christian faith in public broadcasts

The Devils Latest Tactic to Keep Us from the Bible

Pope Calls for Peace in Historic Visit to Iraq

When I Had No Heat, You Welcomed Me: Texas Churches Offer Refuge

Lakewood Offers Shelter As Millions in Texas Deal with Loss of Power

The Amazing Transformation of a Muslim Witch Doctor

How to Be a True Worshiper

It’s long past time for a Christian Revival in US

10 Verses to Help You Combat Fear and Worry

 

Music – Band or Song of the Week

I just need U – Toby Mac

 

Past Weeks Below:

Way Maker – Paul McClure | Moment

Top 50 Praise and Worship Songs Of Casting Crowns, for KING & COUNTRY 2019 Playlist Nonstop

Who Am I – Casting Crowns

Give Me Jesus – Jeremy Camp

I Can Only Imagine – Mercy Me

I Surrender – Hillsong Worship

Break Every Chain – Jesus Culture

Gods Not Dead –  Newsboys

What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship

Only Jesus – Casting Crowns

Truth Be Told – Matthew West

Chain Breaker – Zach Williams, at Harding Prison

There Was Jesus –  Zach Williams and Dolly Parton

Lauren Daigle’s – You Say

Josh Turner – Long Black Train

Casting Crowns – Start Right Here

 

Video of the Week

STOP WORRYING GOD’S GOT THIS | Give It To God – Christian Motivation & Inspiration

 

Past Weeks Below:

SPIRITUAL WARFARE | Put on the Armor of God – Inspirational & Motivational Video

Walk in Faith – The Lord will Provide

FOCUS ON YOURSELF NOT OTHERS – Best Motivational Speech 2021

PUT JESUS FIRST | Seek His Kingdom

Dear Christians, We Need To Talk About Your Mental Health

Your Authority in Christ

Facing Your Giants | God Still Does the Impossible

DO NOT FEAR – God is in Control

Be Kind

Video that Will Change Your Life – I Have No Words Left

I Wish I Could Show This Video To Every Christian Alive

Zach Williams Story

You are not alone!

How Great is Our God

Do Not Fear

That’s My King

 

Prayer – Prayer to keep in Mind this Week

The Prayer for Today

Just for today, help me, God, to remember that my life is a gift,
that my health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential,
that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into
this world.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the
people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the
beauty that I so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.

Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.

Amen

 

Past Weeks Below:

Today, we cast so much doubt on God. He’s the same God. If He answered then, He will answer now. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 “Rejoice always, pray

 

Prayer:  Jesus, by Your Spirit, may I lose my appetite for the things of this world and desire You, the Bread of Life (Jn 6:35).

 

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Holy Spirit Guides Us

Lord, I need the Holy Spirit in my life, the spirit of truth. I believe that the Holy Spirit which is your spirit can help me and guide to discover the treasures. I plead for the Holy Spirit today and I receive it today. Amen.

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The Prayer for Today
Just for today, help me, God, to remember that my life is a gift,
that my health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential,
that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into
this world.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the
people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the
beauty that I so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.

Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love.

Amen

From: https://www.praywithme.com/prayer-for-today.html

 

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

NIV

O Holy One, we know that violence between your children is not according to your will and we pray that you will help and guide the Israeli and Palestinian peoples to bring the current warfare to an end. We pray for open hearts for all sides to listen and work for peace. We pray for a change of heart for everyone involved in this struggle that they will realize that solutions to this conflict are to be found in negotiations and not weapons. We ask also for safety for our fellow Christians in the Holy Land that they may continue to serve as living representatives of your Son in the land of his earthly birth. We ask all this in His Name, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

Daughters of the King

 

Prayer:  Father, I’m sorry for staying ignorant. I choose this day to seek wisdom.

Promise:  “The man who claims, ‘I have known Him,’ without keeping His commandments, is a liar.” —1 Jn 2:4

Praise:  “Amen! Praise and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving and honor, power and might, to our God forever and ever. Amen!” (Rv 7:12) Risen Jesus, You merit our constant praise!

From One Bread One Body

 

Ephesians 3:14-21 

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

 

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

 

Intercession For Our Land

 

Prayer for Healing the Sick

– Wendy Van Eyck

 

John CH. 17 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:

“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prays for His Disciples

“I have revealed you[a] to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of[b] your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by[c] that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.

13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by[d] the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

Jesus Prays for All Believers

20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.

25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”

 

Father,

Loving God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, lend skill to the hands of my healers, and bless the means used for my cure. Give me such confidence in the power of your grace, that even when I am afraid, I may put my whole trust in you; through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Dear God,

As we face these uncertain times in our nation and the world, we ask you, Lord, to dwell among us. We are comforted by the knowledge that You alone are our Savior and Lord, and the ultimate Master of life. We trust our nation to Your loving care, Lord. Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Give them the wisdom to know what is right, and the courage to do it. Give us Your light and Your truth to guide us in our ways so that we may seek Your will in our lives and impact the world around us for Your Kingdom. In Jesus’ Name we pray.

Amen

From Dayspring

Father, may people always take Your Word as it truly is, the Word of God rather than the words of men (1 Thes 2:13). May I spend my life spreading Your Word.

God. Thank you for the day today. God, I tried to do everything to the best of my abilities. I may have done a few things right and others wrong. Please forgive me my mistakes, and please reward me for my successes if it’s your will.

 

Inspiration – Inspirational Thought, Saying, or Verse

Father, may they know we are Christians by our lifestyle, lived in love for You and for others.

 

Past Weeks Below:

Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.

– Oswald Chambers

 

“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power and our only boast in this world.” – John Piper

 

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. If you look at God you’ll be at rest.

Who I Am in Christ  A-Z – Downloadable/Printable (PDF)

“Remember who you are. Don’t compromise for anyone, for any reason. You are a child of the Almighty God. Live that truth.” – Lysa Terkeurst

 

God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile” – Max Lucado

“When you understand that life is a test, you realize that nothing is insignificant in your life.” — Rick Warren

 

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
— 1Timothy 6:12

 

 “You are the only Bible some unbelievers will ever read.”—John MacArthur

 

Romans 8:38-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

1 John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

 

“So I tell you, whatever you
ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be
yours” (Mark 11:24).

 

“God will meet you where you are in order to take you where He wants you to go.”
– Tony Evans

 

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.”—Corrie Ten Boom