Month: March 2023

Knowing the Heart of God

Our Father promises that when we truly want to know Him, we will.

1 Corinthians 13:11-13

Most of us long to feel truly known by those we love. That makes sense because we were created in God’s image—He also desires to be intimately understood and loved by us.

Just as you don’t want to be known for only the superficial details of who you appear to be, it’s not enough to simply know about the Lord. He wants us to learn how He thinks and feels, what’s important to Him, and what His purposes are. Of course, it’s impossible for us to completely know His mind. In Isaiah 55:9, He tells us, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” The depth and breadth of His mind is so great that we will never be able to fully grasp it in this lifetime.

However, we can better understand God’s heart by seeking Him and learning from His Word. If we desire to walk in His ways, we must first genuinely know Him. Just as we come to know our friends better by sharing experiences together, we’ll also understand God better the longer we walk with Him.

God wants you to seek Him with all your heart, and He promises that when you do, you will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). So, the next time you’re feeling a need to be better understood, turn to the One who understands you perfectly. Even more importantly, ask Him to help you know Him better.

Daily Prayer

We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. 1 John 5:20, NIV

Lord our God, we turn our faces to you and plead with you to come to us earthly and often tormented people. May we find strength in the Lord Jesus Christ, through whom redemption is promised to us all. May your kingdom at last be revealed and everything change for the better even though we do not see it yet. May we always honor your name above all others, for you are our Father and we want to hold fast to your grace that lets us call you Father. In our troubled times we want to have enduring faith that you can bring a new time when good shall at last emerge from all the distress. Grant that every broken and needy person may experience your help, your grace, and your salvation, and may know that these always surround us, if only our eyes are open to see and recognize them. So we want to thank and praise you at all times, and at last know the joy of eternity, to your glory and honor. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalm 88:1-18.

Thank you Father for giving me and my household the grace to witness the end of the month March.

Jesus, thou son of David, please have mercy on me.

Please God, have mercy on my business and career

Father, have mercy on my marriage and relationship in Jesus name.

Arise in your Holy anger and take vengeance for us Oh God! in Jesus Name.

O LORD God, my soul cries to you, in your mercy please incline your ear to the prayers and cry of my family this month in Jesus Name.

Father deliver me and my family from every evil bondage of the enemy in the Name of Jesus.

Father, please set me and my family free from every captivity and witchcraft activities in Jesus Name.

Father show yourself strong and mighty in my life and in my Family in Jesus name.

Father, let every battles of my family expire tonight in Jesus Name.

Like a pillar of cloud in the day and like a pillar of fire at night, LORD please go ahead of me and my family in this new month in Jesus mighty Name.

In the name of Jesus, I come against every evil powers working against my life and destiny.

In the name of Jesus, let such powers be dealt with by fire in the Name of Jesus.

Father, arise and frustrate every satanic agenda to kill, steal or to destroy in my life and family in this month in Jesus Name.

Father, arise and frustrate every satanic agenda to kill, steal or to destroy in marriage in Jesus name.

Father, you are the God of restoration, please restore unto me and my family everything the enemies has stolen from us in Jesus Name.

Father, let it be well with me and my family in the month of April in Jesus Name.

I declare that in this new month you will visit me and my household in Jesus name.

Your personal prayer points.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

The Desires of Your Heart

When we learn to delight in the Lord, we are forever changed and discover unspeakable joy.

Psalm 37:4-7

What is your greatest desire? We often read today’s passage and assume that it means God will give us whatever we want. It’s not uncommon for someone to talk about a prayer request and then add, “God promised to give me the desires of my heart.” But in context, that scripture reveals the Lord’s principle for purifying our desires and issues a call for devotion to Him. To delight in the Lord means to take pleasure in discovering more about Him and in following Him. As we do, the Holy Spirit aligns our heart’s desires with His, which positions us to experience His blessings.

When we commit our way to God, we allow our thoughts, goals, and lifestyle to be shaped by His will and the things He loves. In other words, we acknowledge His right to determine whether our longing fits His plan. If we rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him, we can rely on Him to work out circumstances, even when the desire He’s given us seems impossible. When He is our first love, our heart becomes focused on making His glory known with our life.

God wants to give us our heart’s desires in His time, when we’re aligned with His will. As we learn to enjoy Him for who He is, our self-focused wants are replaced by His perfect will and purpose for us.

Daily Prayer

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:20–22, NIV

Lord God, we thank you for having revealed yourself on this earth in the midst of sin, need, and oppression. We thank you that we can have joy in all you have done both before and since the coming of Jesus Christ, our Savior in everything. To you be praise and thanks. Our hearts leap up with joy in you and in your deeds. Grant that we may be faithful to the end, victorious in all things through your Spirit, who helps and blesses us on our way. Grant your help to all who call to you and who long to rejoice in you. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalms 35:1-28, Psalm 91:1-16.

Thank you LORD’S for the gift of life, thank you for calling us out of darkness into your marvelous light. Thank you Jesus.

LORD, I thank you because you always answer me anytime that I call You. Thank you Jesus.

Father in your mercy, energize my zeal to be on fire for you.

Father, set me on fire for your use in Jesus name.

Set my altar on fire and cause it to continually burn for you in Jesus Name.

Father set me on fire and give me grace and strength to tarry in the place of prayer tonight in Jesus Name.

Father, every strange fire in my life, tonight quench such fire in Jesus Name.

Father, come and deliver me from slumber at midnight in Jesus name.

Father, deposit burden in my heart in Jesus name.

Lord, there’s no one like you, please protect me from those who are stronger than me.

Father, be my shield and defender in Jesus Name.

Oh LORD my God, save me from the hands of the wicked.

Save my life and that of my family members
from the hands of the evil ones in Jesus Name.

LORD, please fight for me, my family and Nation.

Father, Let your justice rule in my nation in Jesus mighty Name.

Father, please don’t let the wicked continually laugh at us.

Father, Let our enemies be ashamed,
and embarrass all those who has hands in our problems in Jesus Name.

Father, do a new thing in our lives. May we have many reasons to celebrate before the end of this month in Jesus Name.

Your personal prayer points.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Loving God by the Book

When we commit to time in the Word, our faith deepens and our love grows.

Psalm 119:105-112

No matter how busy life gets, we make time for what’s important to us. And of course, the wisest thing to do is to prioritize the things God values—such as reading His Word.

Here’s a little exercise that can help you realize there’s time in your day for Scripture. Photocopy the book of Philippians, cut it into sections, and tape it over the columns of your newspaper. All it will take up is three columns. The point is, if we take the time to read our favorite parts of the newspaper or scan the headlines on the internet, we can—in the same amount of time—read the entire book of Philippians.

So why not start there? Open your Bible to Philippians and ask the Lord to speak to you. As you read, pray over words that the Holy Spirit draws to your attention, and listen for whatever the Lord wants to say to you.

Praying through a book elevates spiritual life to a new level. You’ll find yourself wanting to progress past an elementary understanding of the faith. What’s more, you’ll increasingly want to be obedient to what you’re reading, because you’ll be falling deeper in love with the book’s Author.

It’s true that the Lord loves all people and that He adopts believers as His sons and daughters. But even richer blessings await those who keep His commands (John 14:21), because they will understand more about God and His ways.

Daily Prayer

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16, NIV

Lord our God, dear Father in heaven, we turn our hearts to you, for you know all our need. We turn to you, for you are ready with your help when we are at our wit’s end. You have paths we can follow joyfully because we have a Lord who rules and who reigns over us to make us glad. May we praise your name at all times. May your help be always before our eyes so that we can be your true children, to the glory of your name on earth. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalm 37:7-15, Leviticus 20:8.

Almighty Father and King, I thank you for your sovereign reign over my life. Thank you Jesus.

Immortal Redeemer and friend, I thank you for your mercy and grace over me and my household. Thank you Jesus.

Father, please help me to keep your statutes and do them in Jesus name

Oh Lord, please I set me apart for breakthrough in Jesus name

Cause me oh Lord to wait expectantly for your mighty works in Jesus name

Help me dear Holy Spirit not to be agitated by those who prospers in their ways, or by those who carries out evil plans

Father give me the grace to refrain from anger and give up your rage in Jesus name

According to your word oh Lord, may those evildoers be destroyed in Jesus name

I put my hope in you Lord, may I inherit the land in Jesus name.

May the wicked persons of my life and marriage be no more in Jesus name

May I not find anymore those evil demonic persons in my life and family in Jesus name.

Cause me oh Lord to inherit the land in Jesus name

Help me oh Lord, to enjoy abundant prosperity in the land of the living in Jesus name

Father, the wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him put them all to shame in Jesus name

Father, laugh at my enemies in Jesus name

Oh Lord my Redeemer, the wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring me down, fight for me and defend my household in Jesus name.

Father may their swords enter their own hearts, and their bows be broken in Jesus mighty name

In the name of Jesus, I declare that I am a victor and not a victim in Jesus name.

Your personal prayer points.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

The Measure of Our Love

We don’t obey God to prove our love, but when we love Him, we want to obey Him more and more.

John 14:15-24

It’s easy to say we love God, but are you showing by your deeds that you love Him? The old adage is true: Actions speak louder than words.

The measure of our love is obedience to God’s commands and principles. In fact, Jesus stressed that very point three times in today’s Bible passage (vv. 15, 21, 23). This wasn’t a new concept for the disciples either. They would have been familiar with the scriptural connection between love and obedience (Nehemiah 1:5; Daniel 9:4). In fact, God has always emphasized that the way to show our devotion is by doing what He says (Deuteronomy 8:11; Deuteronomy 10:12; Deuteronomy 13:3-4).

Halfhearted commitment can look pretty good to others, but God knows the difference. A preacher could preach a thousand sermons without loving God. And as believers, we may lift hands in worship, support missions, and say the right words. But unless we’re following the commands from God’s Word, the most we’re showing Him is lukewarm affection. Works prove nothing. Loving the Lord means obeying Him.

We are wise, therefore, to follow the Lord’s instructions to Joshua—that is, to meditate on Scripture day and night (Joshua 1:8). Reading from the Bible daily helps us know how to obey—that is the only way to stay faithful and show the Father our love.