Month: September 2023

The Believer’s Riches

We don’t have to live in spiritual poverty; God offers us His riches—every day.

Philippians 4:19-20

Imagine that you’ve saved for a long time to take a cruise. At last, you’re aboard with two carefully packed suitcases. The first evening, when “Dinner is served” is announced over the loudspeaker, you grab peanut butter crackers from your suitcase and sit at the table in your small cabin. Every day at mealtime, you repeat the ritual. It isn’t that you don’t like the ship’s tasty banquets. You simply don’t know that meals are included in the ticket price. For two weeks you enjoy beautiful scenery off the decks but eat dry, stale food in your room.

This sad story is a metaphor for how some believers live the Christian life. God has promised to meet every need of His children—His riches are included in the price Christ paid for their salvation (Ephesians 1:18). Yet many of us are trying to live out of our own resources. We don’t know that the bounty of God’s love, power, and provision is on the menu.

A believer’s relationship with Jesus is one of complete unity. He is our life, and His Spirit lives through us. Therefore, everything that is available to the Lord is also available to us—all power, strength, and endurance.

Spend time in the Word to learn about all the riches you are given through faith. God offers believers everything required for living well and wisely. Trust Him for all your needs.

Daily Prayer

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:21–22, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, grant us your Spirit so that here on earth we may be united with you in Jesus Christ the Savior. May truth dawn on us with its light, bringing joy no matter what happens to us. May all the pain in our lives be turned into birth pangs of a new life in which we can rejoice as people you have created, people prepared for the struggle on earth, who are called into battle and led to victory. Grant that we may not be blinded by the surrounding darkness. Shed a clear light on the new life that is coming. May we see what has already happened because Jesus Christ came to the earth and remains on earth, and may we see what is still to come through him, the Savior. O God of wonders, keep us aware of the wonders that increasingly surround us, until all the pain on earth is finally overcome and we men glorify your love and your great goodness. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Psalms 37:1-22

Lord you are faithful and true. Glory be to your Holy name.

Father I thank you for all the daily benefits you load me and my household.

Father, I come to you tonight please answer me speedily in Jesus name.

Father, cause the wicked and evil men in my life and family to fade away like grass in Jesus name.

Like spring flowers, every of my oppressors, let them wither in Jesus name.

Father, I trust in you Lord and I do good. Cause me and my household to live safely in the land and prosper in Jesus name.

Help me Lord to take delight in you Lord in Jesus name

Father, give me my heart’s desires in Jesus name.

Lord, I commit everything I do to you. I Trust you, please help me and my household in Jesus name

Father, make my innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of my cause to shine like the noonday sun in Jesus name.

Lord, I am still in your presence and I wait patiently for you to act in Jesus name.

Father, cause the wicked to be destroyed, but us who trust in you Lord shall possess the land in Jesus name.

Cause that the wicked o Lord should disappear. Though we look for them, they shall be gone in Jesus name.

May my household and I possess the land and live in peace and prosperity in Jesus name.

May the wicked plot against the godly fail in Jesus name.

O ye wicked man that have drawn your swords and string your bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right. May your swords stab your own hearts, and your bows be broken in Jesus name.

O Lord cause the strength of the wicked to be shattered in Jesus name.

Father, take care of the godly. Day by day take care of the innocent, and cause them to receive an inheritance that lasts forever in Jesus name

May the righteous not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough in the mighty name of Jesus.

Every wicked man or woman in my household shall die in Jesus name.

Personal supplication.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Wisdom for Life’s Trials

Instead of feeling hopeless and discouraged by trials, we can choose to walk with God in peace and joy.

James 1:5-8

At first glance, today’s passage on wisdom doesn’t seem related to trials, but James is actually continuing His thoughts from the previous three verses. We need wisdom to know how to respond to suffering. This means we should see trials from God’s viewpoint and understand His purposes in allowing them in our life. If you want to profit from struggles, be sustained in them, and come through with joy, you must believe:

The Lord is in control. Your trial won’t go beyond the boundaries He has set.

He has a specific purpose for your suffering.

This hardship will prove to be profitable if you submit to God and trust Him through it.

Trying situations are opportunities for faith to prove genuine and grow stronger.

When you endure suffering with unexplainable peace and joy, God will demonstrate His sustaining power to others.

The Father uses trials to produce Christlike character.

God will walk with you through all difficulties.

If you believe these principles, they will shape how you respond to painful challenges. This perspective eliminates the negative reactions normally elicited by trials and makes supernatural responses possible. Instead of feeling miserable and hopeless, you’ll experience amazing peace and joy.

Daily Prayer

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story – those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south. Psalm 107:1–3, NIV

Lord our God and our Father, we thank you for all the blessings you have brought into our lives and for everything we still hope to receive from your goodness. We thank you that through your Spirit you will work more and more in us and in all people, so that we are not held back by any human considerations but can go toward a higher goal. Keep us in your care. In all our special concerns may each of us experience your comfort and help, so that we may rejoice with the praise of your name always in our hearts. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Exodus 8:1, Exodus 8:20, Exodus 23:25-26.

Father, to you be all the praise and adoration. Thank you Jesus.

Adonai I worship and reverence your holy name. Thank you for all the good things you are doing in my life.

Father please have mercy on me and answer me speedily tonight in Jesus name.

Help me o Lord to serve only you my Lord and my God.

As I worship you daily with my life and family, bless me with food and water in Jesus name.

Father, as I worship you with my life, protect me from illness in Jesus name.

According to your word Lord, there shall be no miscarriages of blessings in my family in Jesus name.

According to your word Lord, there shall be no infertility in my home in Jesus name.

Father, according to your word, I and my household receive your promises of long, full lives in Jesus name.

Lord of Heaven’s Armies, I am your own special treasure. Spare me and my household as a father spares an obedient child in Jesus name

Cause us again to see the difference between the righteous and the wicked in Jesus name.

Cause us again to see the difference between those who serve you and those who do not in Jesus name.

Shower us with the benefits of serving you in Jesus name.

O ye sickness, according to God’s word, let me go tonight in Jesus name.

O ye poverty, lack and debt, according to God’s word, let me go tonight in Jesus name.

O ye marital delay, according to God’s word, let me go tonight in Jesus name.

Chains of barenness and unfruitfulness is broken tonight by fire in Jesus name.

Arrows of stagnation shot against my life, backfire tonight in Jesus name.

Arise o Lord and set me free from lack and want in Jesus name.

Personal supplication.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

Trials and Joy

Suffering becomes easier to bear when we consider the good gifts God provides through it.

James 1:2-4; James 1:12

Today’s passage says, “Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2). What a preposterous statement! Do you know anyone who thinks joy and trials fit together? But James is presenting God’s perspective—not a human one. Suffering has some surprising benefits that aren’t readily apparent to most people.

It’s important to realize these verses are not telling us to be happy in our pain but rather to rejoice in the blessings that accompany suffering. The word consider means “to regard.” When we look at hardships from God’s perspective, we can rejoice in the beneficial outcome, even while experiencing pain.

For many, understanding the purpose of trials makes rejoicing easier. The Lord wants adversity to test our faith and produce endurance and spiritual maturity. In every hardship, He has hidden a beautiful and precious reward, but whether we receive it depends upon our response. Those who really want to be transformed into the image of Christ can rejoice in the good that will result from hard circumstances.

Does your hunger to know the Lord and be transformed by Him exceed your dread of distress? None of us want to experience pain, but since it’s an unavoidable reality in this fallen world, why not respond in a way that produces eternal benefit? Let’s not waste our suffering.

Daily Prayer

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame. Psalm 138:1–2, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, we thank you for your mercy and for your great goodness and power, revealed to us through the ages and in the present time. We live by your revelation, Lord God Almighty, for you perform wonders on earth and you reign in heaven so that heaven can bless and help us on our earthly pilgrimage. Grant that your loving-kindness and your justice may be revealed through all the world. Come, O Lord our God, bring the light for us who believe in you, and be the light for the whole world. Glory to your name, for you are indeed our Father in heaven and on earth, and you give certainty for our life in time and in eternity. Amen.

Midnight Prayer Points

Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 6:24, Psalms 33:18-22.

Father, I thank you for your goodness and mercy over my life and family.

Thank you Lord for your favour upon my life.

Lord please have mercy on me for your goodness sake.

Help me o lord to fear you daily in Jesus name.

Father, give me the grace to stand in awe of you every day of my life.

Lord watch over my household and I in Jesus name.

Father, I rely on your unfailing love, rescue me and my household from death in Jesus name.

Father, protect us and keeps us alive in times of famine in Jesus name.

Father, we put our hope in you Lord come and be our help and our shield in Jesus name.

Father, in you do our hearts rejoice, for we trust in your holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone in Jesus name.

Father, help us to obey all your decrees and give us the grace to fear you so you can continue to bless us and preserve our lives in Jesus name

In the name of Jesus, I and my household receive grace to live in a way that pleases you Lord.

Father, help us to love you with all of our heart in Jesus name.

Father, give us the grace to serve you with all our heart and soul in Jesus name.

Father lavish your good things on my household and I in Jesus name.

Father lavish your kindness upon me and every member of Heaven At Last-Godgift platform for people to see in Jesus name.

Father, please focus your attention on me in Jesus name.

Help me O Lord to enjoy your protection always in Jesus name.

As I fear you Lord and walk in your ways, cause me to begin to walk in abundance (pray this prayer very well).

Personal supplication.

Thank you Father for answering our prayers.

The Benefits of Accountability

Giving others permission to speak into our life helps us avoid common pitfalls.

Hebrews 10:23-25

Yesterday, we learned that we’re all answerable to someone. Today, let’s look at the benefits of accountability:

Clear direction. Honesty about your faults allows you the opportunity to hear right counsel and encouragement. This will help you do and become all that God has in mind for you.

Increased integrity. If you have to give an account to somebody, you’re more likely to be honest and transparent.

Better stewardship. Accounting for the way you use money, time, or talent makes you careful not to waste those resources.

Protection against excess. As children of God, we are free in Christ, but an accountability partner helps us stay balanced and guards us from taking liberties.

Healthy self-examination. Another person can often point out what we cannot see in ourselves.

Safeguard against unwise relationships. If you give an account of the places you go and the people you spend time with, you’ll be more likely to make wise choices.

Unbridled freedom may seem like a great blessing, but it can be a recipe for disaster. Do you give an account to anybody for the way you handle money, time, and relationships? If not, consider inviting a trustworthy Christian to fill that role. Taking this step reveals a heart that longs to please God.