Saturday, November 29, 2014

Week One of the Advent Bible Challenge: Read the Four Gospels

First Week Challenge

Gospel of Matthew
Monday,        December 1 -  Matthew 1-4    
Tuesday.       December 2 - Matthew 5-10  
Wednesday,  December 3 - Matthew 11-16  
Thursday,      December 4 -   Matthew 17-20 
Friday,           December 5 - Matthew 21-25   
Saturday,       December 6 - Matthew 26-28
Sunday,         December 7 -  Catch Up Day

You can also Listen to the Gospel of Matthew HERE

Pray these three prayers. You may wish to pray them with the Bible readings or separately.  

Morning Prayer    
Almighty  God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.  - Book of Common Prayer

Midday Prayer     
Lord Jesus Christ, Seed of the Woman, crush the head of the wicked one who wages war against me this day. Give me grace to overcome his lies and temptations. This I ask in Your Holy Name I pray. Amen.

Evening Prayer
Father, You who love the world so much that You gave us Your only begotten Son for us sinners. Show us Your love this night and help us to never betray Your love. In the Name of the Word who became flesh, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit as One God, now and forever. Amen. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Prayer for the Conversion of the Unconverted

Most Holy and Merciful Father, send the Holy Spirit to convict and open the hearts of those who know not Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Give them faith and repentance to believe upon Jesus. I ask this in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit as One God - now and forever!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Prayer for Places of Violence and Unrest

Lord Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, bring peace , stability and love to all places of violence and unrest. Draw the people in these areas to find that true peace of soul found only by Faith in You. In Your Name I pray. Amen

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Prayer for Direction in Life

O Lord God, who watches over and cares for Your children, I am without direction in my life and know not what to do. I need Your help to guide me in the right direction. I am confused about what to do but my eyes are on You. Give me direction, O  Heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit as One God.  Amen 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

A Prayer for the Lonely

God the Holy Spirit, our Comforter and Peace,  please be with all who are suffering from loneliness. Encourage the lonely with your comforting presence and lead them to look to Jesus Christ for their peace and salvation. In His Name we pray who reigns with You and the Father as One God, now and forever. Amen

Prayer for Victory over Dark Powers

Lord Jesus Christ, Victor over Satan, the World and Sin. Give me Your Strength to overcome the dark forces that wage war against my soul this day. In Your Holy Name I pray. Amen

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Prayer for a Restful Sleep

Almighty God, You are our eternal rest and peace. Please give us this night Your rest and peace of mind, free from all anxiety. Calm our minds and take away our fears. Give us a holy sleep undisturbed by our evil fleshly nature and defend us from all demonic attacks. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Resurrection and the Life. Amen