From Simple Prayers
I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD
Lord, You have invited me to pray for the needs of others, and since You desire what is best for them, I take this opportunity to bring these requests to You.
Many are saying, “Who will show us any good?”
O Lord, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us. (Psalm 4:6)
Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
Who is the man who desires life
And loves many days that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil
And your lips from speaking guile.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
And His ears are attentive to their cry. (Psalm 34:11–15)
Take a moment to lift up the needs of your family and friends, and to offer up any other burdens for others that the Lord brings to mind.
THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE
God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)
Everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. For this reason it says, “Awake, you who sleep; arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” (Ephesians 5:13–14)
I LISTEN TO YOUR WORDS OF TRUTH
I want to love the Lord my God, obey His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is my life and the length of my days. (Deuteronomy 30:20)
MY RESPONSE TO YOU, LORD
I want to be an example for other believers in speech, in behavior, in love, in faith, and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation. (Isaiah 52:7; Nahum 1:15)
Lord, I thank You for the light of Christ and that all things will become visible in Him. I thank You that You are my life and the length of my days, and I ask that I would be an example for others and that I would proclaim Your salvation.