You Were Made From Soil, and You Will Become Soil Again

The purposes of this prayer are: Obedience, Increased Faith, Salvation and Gratitude.

Holy God, you told Adam after he disobeyed your commandment to refrain from eating the fruit from the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is evil, “Because of what you have done, the ground will be under a curse. You will have to work hard all your life to make it produce enough food for you. It will produce weeds and thorns, and you will have to eat wild plants. You will have to work hard and sweat to make the soil produce anything…

I Fear For You

The purposes of this prayer are: Guidance/Purpose, Increased Faith and Illumination.

Eternal Father, Paul detected a desire by the Galatians to backslide and re-adopt some forms of legalism and ritualism which would cause them to lose the freedom they gained when they accepted Jesus as their Savior. He wrote, “Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you), why do you want to go back again and become slaves once more to the weak and useless spiritual principles…

God Has Sent the Spirit of His Son into Our Hearts

The purposes of this prayer are: Salvation, Spreading of the Gospel and Lovingkindness.

Loving God, Paul explained the principle of adoption as sons to the Galatians, writing, “When we were children, we were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba, Father!’ So you are…

Are You Not Also Guilty Before Yahweh Your God?

The purposes of this prayer are: Leadership, Guidance/Purpose and Holiness/Righteousness.

Righteous God, evil King Ahaz led the people of Judah in committing heinous atrocities, including child sacrifice (2 Chronicles 28:3), which was more than your forbearance could tolerate. You handed Ahaz over to the king of Israel against whom 120,000 men of Judah were killed and 200,000 were taken into captivity (verses 5–8). You then sent a prophet to tell the army of Samaria, “’Look, the Lord God of your ancestors handed them over to you because of his wrath against Judah, but you slaughtered them in a rage that…

The Law Was Our Guardian Until Christ Came

The purposes of this prayer are: Illumination, Salvation and Increased Faith.

Loving God, Paul explained in his letter to the Galatians why you first put forth the Law of Moses before you superseded the Old Covenant by sending your Son Jesus into the world to die a substitutionary sacrificial death on the cross as payment for our sins, writing, “Why, then, was the law given? It was given alongside the promise to show people their sins. But the law was designed to last only until the coming of the child who was promised. God gave his law through angels to…

We Long to Put On Our Heavenly Bodies

The purposes of this prayer are: Sanctification/Glorification, Illumination, Increased Faith and Confidence/Hope.

Gracious Lord, we long to be at home with Jesus. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul wrote of the sanctification and, ultimately, of the glorification of our earthly bodies, saying, “For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to…

All in Judah Were Happy About This Covenant

The purposes of this prayer are: Repentance, Reconciliation and Glorify God/Worship.

Ancient of Days, when Asa was king of Judah, you sent the prophet Azariah to give him your guidance on necessary reforms. This encouraged Asa and he obeyed. Afterwards, Asa called together all the people of Judah and “then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul. They agreed that anyone who refused to seek the Lord, the God of Israel, would be put to death- whether young or old, man or woman. They shouted out their…

Grace to You and Peace From God the Father

The purposes of this prayer are: Salvation and Glorify God/Worship.

God of Glory, Paul started his letter to the Galatians with a greeting that both described our means of salvation and offered praise and thanksgiving to you, saying, “Paul, an apostle- not from men or by men, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead- and all the brothers who are with me: to the churches of Galatia. Grace to you and Peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from this present…

We Ourselves are Like Fragile Clay Jars

The purposes of this prayer are: Salvation, Perseverance and Confidence/Hope.

Creator God, Paul wrote that Jesus is our light in the darkness (2 Corinthians 4:6), and that “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not…

Lord, There is No One Besides You

The purposes of this prayer are: Ability/Success, Opportunity, Protection and Leadership.

Lord of Hosts, Asa was one of the good kings of Judah. He exhorted the people of Judah to seek the God of their ancestors (2 Chronicles 14:4) and to obey his commandments. He also urged them to build up the defenses around the cities of Judah: “’Let’s build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, with doors and bars. The land is still ours because we sought the Lord our God. We sought him and he gave us rest on every side.’ So they built and…

Tom Disbro

Retired in 2019, reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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