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FIRST OF MONTH PRAYER, AUGUST2023!

Lord Heavenly Father God of Abraham, maker of heaven and earth, we come to you with thanksgiving for leading us through July to a new bright month. May all the glory go to you! And now as we step into this new month we pray that we are blessed of you. For as you told Abraham, “indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies” ( Gen 22:17). You who led the Israelites through the overwhelming waters of the Red Sea may you part whatever dares to rise in our way, for you say, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent( Exodus 14:13-14). In these perilous times of wars and scarcities, we anchor our faith in you, as you lead us on, for you say, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” ( Deutronomy 31:8). We commit to you the work of our hands, as you say, “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands” ( Psalm 90:17). We are encouraged for you say, “Those who work hard make a profit, but those who only talk will be poor” ( Proverbs 14:23). To those in our midst who are weak in the body may they be healed in your name, as you say, “by his wounds we are healed” ( Isaiah 53:5). For any momentary troubles, bending us low, we look up to you with faith, remembering your words, “we are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair” (2 Cor 4:8). Sarround us with your consuming love and grace, holding on to your promises, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work” ( 2 Cor 9:8). And where there are any traps set in our way or evil directed towards us to paralyse any, we scatter all into the wilderness and render the enemies plan ino naught, through the power of the blood of Jesus, against which no powerrs can prevail! For “The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven” ( Deutronomy 28:7). And all this we pray in your holy and precious name, the name above all names, of Christ Jesus our Lord!

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    "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24)

    When in his missionary journey the Apostle Paul ventured into the city of Athens he was struck by two things. First, the Athenians spent most of the day doing nothing but talking about the latest ideas (Acts 17:21). In spite of that they could not figure out who the great God is and his plan for their salvation.

    Secondly, Paul noticed Athens was filled with temples and statutes all over. In fact he came across one altar marked with an inscription to an “unknown god” (verse 23). The Athenians were a very religious people, searching God but with no idea of his plans for salvation through Jesus.
    The experience of Paul travelling through Athens could be the same with any of us visiting our modern cities. It is easy to find folks arguing about where truth can be found on social media almost all day. And then also one can find temples of all nature rising across the city. This is usually where they have assigned and restricted God as folks go about their lives.

    One thing Paul reminded the Athenians is that in spite of all their great arguments and temples the truth was actually not far from them. “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundary of their lands. God did this so that they should seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any of us” (Acts 17:27-28).

    Today, you may find yourself in a situation similar to that of the Athenians, where you are searching for the truth, yet it is so close to you. “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me” (Revelation 3:20).

    Prayer for today: Lord Father in heaven, today I pray in the blessed name of Jesus, to know and share the truth of your salvation like Paul did for you are not far from any who truly desires to know you, this I pray in Jesus’ name!

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