Month: April 2023

Taking Christ to the World

Sharing the gospel can begin with simply being kind to those in your community.

After His resurrection, Jesus asked three times if Peter loved Him. And each time the disciple answered yes, the Lord said to take care of His sheep (John 21:15-17). Like Peter, we are called to tend to one another, loving the church and going out to “the roads and the hedges” to reflect Christ’s love (Luke 14:23).

Whether we’re volunteering at an after-school program, befriending unbelievers in our workplace, giving of our time and talents to benefit a charity, or simply having a conversation in the checkout line, we can do good for our communities and bring glory to God.

Our mission is to join in Christ’s vision as an outpouring of His love—uplifting, engaging, and supporting the people we encounter. And just as Jesus left His seat next to the Father to go out into a cold world and rescue those who needed it, we have all kinds of opportunities to share the loving message of the gospel.

Think about it

• Think about Christ’s commands to “love your neighbor” and to “go … and make disciples” (Matthew 22:34-40; Matthew 28:18-20). How do these work together and even enrich one another?

Daily Prayer

He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:41-42, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we lift our eyes to you. You allow earthly events to follow their own course, and even your own Son had to suffer and die. But your plan is already prepared and you will act in our time according to your will. We pray, “Your will be done, your will!” In the midst of all the suffering let your love be revealed in many places, wherever it is possible for people to understand it. You have always protected us; protect us still. You have done much for us and we want to praise your name. We want to be people who always acknowledge you and praise you, for you will never let any be lost who hope in you. Be with us this night, help us, and send us the strength we need to serve you, also in our everyday life. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalm 59:1-17

Blessed be the name of the Lord, you are worthy to be praised and adored Most High.

Thank you Father for who you are and what you will continue to do in my life. Hallelujah

Thank you Lord for provision, good health and sound mind in Jesus name.

I reverence your name because you are faithful forever more. Thank you Jesus.

Have mercy on me O Lord and forgive me of my iniquities in Jesus name.

Cleanse me O Lord tonight, so that I will be as white as snow in Jesus name.

I declare tonight that my enemy will not triumph or rejoice over me in Jesus’ name.

O God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, come to my rescue and protect me from those who have come to destroy me in Jesus name

Tonight, I ask O Lord that you save me from the shackles of the enemy in Jesus name.

Father, whatever trap my enemies may have planted for me, let them be the ones to fall into it in Jesus’ name.

Arise O God and let your enemies be scattered in Jesus name

Oh Lord, you are my strength and my fortress I put my trust in you do not let me be put to shame.

O Lord I decree and declare that I shall breakthrough financially, maritally, health wise, academically and in all aspects of my life.

In your mercy O Lord, hide me under the shadow of your wings and protect me from those who seek my life in Jesus name.

O Lord, do not rest until my enemies are dealt with in Jesus’ name.

Show no mercy to those who have vowed to oppress me in Jesus’ name.

I declare that I will walk in light and darkness will never be able to comprehend in the mighty name of Jesus.

I declare that I am a vessel of light, so I will shine forth in Jesus name

Your personal prayer points.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Praying the Promises of God

We can build our life upon the sure foundation of God’s Word.

Isaiah 40:8

Jesus told us that we would face hardship in this life (John 16:33). But in His grace, He gave us amazing tools to keep trials from overwhelming us. For instance, He placed His Spirit inside each believer to guide and empower. He gave us the gift of prayer, not only to communicate and stay connected with Him but also to bring Him our requests.

Today let’s focus on another one of His gifts: the Bible. Scripture is the Word of God Almighty. It is truth. It never changes. Regardless of our circumstances, the Bible provides a sure foundation on which to base our life and decisions. It contains thousands of promises—countless assurances that we can rely on with perfect confidence. And we can turn God’s promises into prayers and make them the cry of our heart.

Here’s an example. Psalm 32:8 says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will advise you with My eye upon you.” We can pray God’s words back to Him, saying that we believe He will teach us and reveal His path, while remaining by our side.

God is faithful and unchanging, so we can trust in His promises, which enable us to rest confidently and act boldly.

Daily Prayer

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9–10, NIV

Lord our God, we look to you in our many needs, in the distress of our hearts, in the anguish of the whole world. We beseech you, let light come to your people everywhere on earth to bring them your help and your victory. Remember the wretched, the sick, the poor. Let your living strength come to them so that they can bear their sufferings and hold out joyfully to the end. Remember us all, O Lord our God, for we all need you. We are weak and poor and cannot go forward alone. Your Spirit must help us. May the Savior come to us, and may his grace and his power be born in our hearts. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Acts 3:21, Revelation 21:5

Father I bless your name for your love that never fails, receive all the praise in Jesus’ name.

I bless the Lord my God with all that is within me, bless His Holy name.

You are gracious and faithful my Father and my King, receive my thanks in Jesus’ name.

Thank you Lord, for sending your son to die for my sins, hallowed be thy Holy name.

Search my heart O Lord and
check if there’s any wicked thoughts in me.

Father, I confess my sins unto you, and I ask that you forgive me in Jesus’ name.

My Father and my King, make me pure to stand before your Holy presence in Jesus’ name.

My Father and my God, tonight I ask that you do something new in my life that will cause a major turnaround in my home in Jesus name

Father tonight, I ask that you do something tangible that will cause a major testimony in my life in Jesus name

O my Father, I ask that my latter will be greater than my former in Jesus’ name

O Lord, let the time of refreshing come in my life and family in Jesus’name

Father, do not let your presence depart from my home in the mighty name of Jesus.

O Righteous One, I ask that you strenghthen me in your might, even to the end of time in Jesus’ name.

Precious Holy Ghost, guide me from the evil one and his schemes in Jesus’ name.

Father, restore unto me, all the years the devil has taken from me in Jesus’ name.

I destroy every plan of the enemy to make me shed tears of agony in Jesus name.

Tonight, I recieve in 100 folds, whatever the devil has snatched and stolen from me in Jesus’ name.

Father, tonight let all your promises concerning my life come to pass from now on in Jesus’ name.

Your personal prayer points.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Childlike Faith

The Lord wants us to trust Him even when there are things we don’t understand.

Mark 10:13-16

On our own, we can’t choose salvation. God’s Spirit first convicts us of our need for Him by nudging our heart—that is, He lovingly gets our attention and reveals our sin and the need for a Savior.

You might wonder, How, then, can a child understand the gospel? Thankfully, God is a gentle Father who meets us right where we are, no matter our age. In even the youngest of hearts, He can place a desire to obey and follow Him. Then, as little ones learn at home or church, God gives them a longing and sense of need for Jesus. It’s a simple longing, without the deep, more complex understanding of an adult. Little ones might not be able to comprehend all that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. But in Mark 10:14, Jesus says, “Allow the children to come to Me … for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

In many ways, the unencumbered faith of children is what the Lord desires of older believers as well, but with even more understanding and gratitude. Such simple faith is truly a gift!

Daily Prayer

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, you show us the way of life; in your presence is fullness of joy, and at your right hand is delight forever. In your presence we want to rejoice together as your children, under your protection. May we become firm in every part of our life on earth. Grant that soon something of your kingdom, of your heaven, may encircle us like a blessing, enabling us to fight on in joy and exultation. We entrust ourselves to you, our faithful and loving God, and we thank you. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points


Isaiah 53:5, Romans 4:25

Father, I thank you for sending your Son Jesus to die for my sins, may you name be praised in the name of Jesus.

Thank you for loving me even before I love you. Thank you Jesus.

Father thank you for sustaining me in this heavenly race in the name of Jesus.

Thank you Lord Jesus because it is by your grace that I am not consumed.

Father may your mercy never cease upon my life and family in the name of Jesus

Father cast me not out of your presence O Lord in the name of Jesus.

Father, restore unto me the joy of my salvation in Jesus name

Father, please show me your mercy early in Jesus name

Father let there be joy in heaven because of me in the name of Jesus.

Please Father, let your mercy prevail over judgement in my life in the name of Jesus.

Father keep your fire of revival burning in me in the name of Jesus.

I decree and declare that this world is not my home, therefore may I not destroy my home in heaven because of worldly enjoyment in the name of Jesus.

Father make me too hot for the devil to toy with in the name of Jesus.

Father I shall remain yours till the day you come in the name of Jesus.

Father may I not be a cast away in your kingdom in the name of Jesus.

Father I will not trade my salvation for worldly gain in the name of Jesus.

Father quicken my spirit to be aware of the distractions of this world and give me the grace to stay away from them so as to remain focus on You in the name of Jesus.

Father like the prodigal son, please receive any one lost in my family, and let them remain steadfast in you in the name of Jesus.

Father nothing shall separate me from the life of Christ, in the name of Jesus.

Your personal prayer point

Thank you father for answering our prayers.

A Special Purpose

Offering praise to God for who He is and all He’s done leads us to peace and joy.

Psalm 150:1-6

Yesterday, we looked at the way God sees us. How are we to respond to that love? Isaiah 43:21 says, “The people whom I formed for Myself will declare My praise.” An integral part of worshipping the Lord is proclaiming His greatness.

One way we do that is by thanking Him for who He is and what He has done. When we love someone, the most natural response is to speak highly about them. In the same way, we who love Christ find that expressions of appreciation come easily to our lips. Praise lifts our eyes to the Savior and fills our heart with the contentment that eludes us when we focus exclusively on personal needs and problems.

Although praise and worship are usually associated with church services, they ought to characterize us wherever we are. Some of the most intimate and precious experiences of worship can happen during times spent alone with God. Ask the Lord to teach you to extol Him with your whole heart. Remember how He has cared for you, and look for daily evidence of His hand on your life. Then thank Him for how great He is.