Topic: The Revelation

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This week: It is Worth It

October 19
Philippians 2:9-11, "Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Prayer: God, I have hope right now because of Your promise for my eternity. You hold my life together even when I'm falling apart. You remain in control when I can't. I know that following You today is worth it because You hold my forever. Your name is above all others, and today I will live in that truth. I love You. Amen.

Experiencing the Fullness of God

September 20
John 10:27-28, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand."

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for being my shepherd. Thank You for knowing, leading, and speaking to me. Help me today to listen and recognize Your voice. I commit to following You wherever You lead. Thank You for Your promise never to let me go and keep me protected. In Jesus' Name, I pray, Amen.

September 21
John 10:10, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times I fall into the trap of thinking that anything that I desire can be found apart from You. For You have come not only to give me life but to give me life to the full. Everything my heart desires is found in You and You alone. So, give me strength today to avoid the temptation of the Evil One and follow You instead.

September 22
John 14:1-3, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.

Prayer: Jesus, Thank You for loving and saving me from my sin so that I could be a child of God. Though living in troubling times, I find peace knowing that You will never leave me or forsake me. Thank You for preparing a special place in heaven just for me! I'm looking forward to the day You come back and take me home to live with You forever. May I be found faithful and ready when You return. Amen.

September 23
Acts 1:11, "This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."

Prayer: God help me to remember Your faithfulness! A day is 1,000 years and 1,000 years is a day to You, the One who is not bound by time. What an incredible thing! You are not slow in Your coming. Your grace and mercy are being extended today for more people to come into Your kingdom. Help me live on mission today in light of that opportunity You have given to me and the people I will come across. Jesus, I can't wait for You to come and make all things right - but I will choose to live in the purpose You have created me for until then! In Your name, I pray - Amen.

September 24
Matthew 28:20b, "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Prayer: Father God, I cling to this promise that You are with me. So often, I feel alone, unseen and unloved. I know that this is a lie, but it is honest. Father, when things become overwhelming, please remind me that You are there and You are with me. Help me live in the promise of Your presence and trust that You are working on my behalf. Today, I will trust this promise even when I may not feel it.

September 25
1 John 1:5, "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."

Prayer: God, the world is dark all around me. With so many questions left unanswered, I do know one thing, that You are the light that sustains me. In You, I can light up the world that I walk in. In You, others can see my testimony and see hope. I will live in the glow of Your grace and goodness today. I love You! Amen.

September 26
Acts 2:15-17a, "These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:" 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…" [Joel 2:28]

Prayer: God, there is nothing better than You. You are my source of freedom, peace, and joy. In every season of my life, I discover new ways that You are working in my life. You never stop showing me pieces of who You are and Your will for my life. I am fully alive in You!

Pleasing God

September 27
1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

Prayer: God, I confess that when my circumstances are difficult or out of my control, I tend to focus on what is happening rather than who You are. In those moments, I’m distracted and lose sight of what is important and has eternal value. I want to let go of the things of this world that occupy my thoughts and emotions and cause me to stumble. God, help me to keep my gaze fixed on You, Your promises, and Your goodness so that others may see You in my life.


September 28
Revelation 2:2-3, “I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for this day! Thank You for Your Word, and I pray that You would help me live out these characteristics of Your church. Give me the strength to work hard and persevere, help me not tolerate wickedness, and even when I come up against hardships for Your name, please help me endure and push on! I want to bring You glory with the way I live my life so that all who see me will see You and be encouraged to come to know You as their Lord and Savior! In Jesus’ Name, I pray Amen.


September 29
Hebrews 10:25, “(Let us) not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Prayer: Father God, Thank You for another day of life. Today I’m reminded in your Word just how important it is to remember that I was never created to walk this journey alone. I need other believers that I’m doing life with. It’s Your will that I seek other believers to walk with and encourage as we journey together through this life. Help me strive for ways to engage in Christian community today and each day.


September 30
Psalm 73:26, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Prayer: Father, thank You for Your divine promise. Even though evil seems to be winning and my body and faith sometimes fail, You still prevail! You are my Rock, my Provider, my Protector, and more than enough for everything I need today. So help me release control over all my cares, fears, and desires. I place them all into Your loving hands.


October 1
2 Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

Prayer: God, I thank You that I do not have to be sufficient! Even though my pride and the talent You have gifted me with sometimes cause me to think otherwise, I’m thankful for the reminder that You are more than enough. I pray today that I will boast about Your power and not my own. That I will admit my mistakes, poor decisions, and weaknesses boldly so that You can receive all glory for how You work and move in and through my life! Amen.


October 2
Revelation 2:19, “I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.”

Prayer: Father God, You have called me to love, serve and obey You. I admit that there are moments and even seasons in my life that I fail. I praise You for forgiving me for those times. In this moment, I am committing today to please You. I am committing to expressing my love for You through obedience. By Your grace and strength, I shall do the same tomorrow and every day after. Father, help me to continue to grow in faithfulness to You.


October 3
John 14:15, “If you love me, keep my commands.”

Prayer: Father, I want to show You, my love. But instead, I overcomplicate something that You’ve made so simple. You ask for my obedience, not a perfect life. You want me to pursue You, not rules or traditions. Today I choose to give You what You desire: a surrendered and obedient heart. Use me for whatever You have planned. I love You! Amen.

God's Blessings Missed

October 4
Revelation 2:4, "Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love."

Prayer: God, I know my life is too busy. I fill up every waking moment with noise that comes from the news, social media, and the relationships around me, and yet the one voice I don't prioritize is Yours. I have forsaken the one voice that can bring me hope, truth, and direction. God help today be the start of minimizing the noise around me and getting back to the still and quiet place so I can hear Your voice.


October 5
Galatians 5:13, "You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love."

Prayer: God, my senses are bombarded daily with messages accepted by our culture that has slowly crept into my thoughts and behavior. Forgive me for getting off course, for listening more to this world than You. I've drifted from what You want for me and from me. Strengthen me in my weakness, and let me bring honor to You for the sacrifice Jesus made to free me from sin. Use me to love and serve others.


October 6
2 Peter 2:1, "But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves."

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your Word! Today help me distinguish Your truth from the lies that surround me. Help me to hide Your Word in my heart so that I'll be able to see through falsehoods meant to lead me astray. Thank You for Your guidance and protection. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


October 7
Matthew 23:27, "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men's bones and everything unclean."

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Today I'm reminded that what matters most to You is not the external but the internal. Forgive me for the times that I get so focused on crossing off the religious to-do boxes that I forget about the condition of my heart. Give me clarity today on the internal issues of the heart that I need to focus on.


October 8
1 John 2:4, "Whoever says, 'I know him,' but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, Thank You for the opportunity to know You. Please forgive me for the times that I have not been obedient to what You've asked me to do. As You search my heart today, help me see what I need to surrender to You, and please give me the faith and strength to obey. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


October 9
James 1:12, "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."

Prayer: God, this life is hard. You know that, and I know that You have equipped me with Your Spirit to persevere. You have come so that I might have life to the full; I don't have to "get through" this season, this life. Help me today to see and experience the joy available to me to stand the test well! What an amazing promise that I will receive the crown of life from You!


October 10
Revelation 3:19, "Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent."

Prayer: Father God, I praise You for Your love. I admit I hate rebuke, correction, and discipline, but I know that because You love me, it is right, and it is good. So often, I am so deceived by the world's allure of pleasure, control, and happiness that I become ineffective and useless in my faith. Father, forgive me for the times this is true of me. Forgive me when I am neither hot nor cold but lukewarm. I praise You for Your kindness towards me. Help me to live honorably for You today.

Worship

October 11
Colossians 3:1-2, "Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."

Prayer: Oh, how I long to live every moment today experiencing the glories of my relationship with You, God! I tend to give my worship away to other things and people, leaving me exhausted and burned out, aching for more out of this life. Today I choose to focus my attention on You, Your faithfulness, and Your closeness. I choose to give You all of my worship. Use me today, and may my focus bring You glory. Amen.


October 12
Revelation 4:11, "You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being."

Prayer: God help me live a life that brings You worship, honor, and glory. You are worthy of every thought I have and every breath I take. Today I don't want just to sing songs of worship but live a life that points others towards Your honor, glory, and power.


October 13
Isaiah 6:3, "And they were calling to one another: 'Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.'"

Prayer: God, I confess that far too often, my relationship with You is transactional and casual. Please forgive me for losing sight of who You are and Your greatness. You are my Savior and King. You are the only one worthy of my devotion and worship, for You alone are Holy. May I never take Your grace, mercy, and love for granted.


October 14
Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Prayer: Father God, today I'm reminded that the answer to my anxious thoughts is simply bringing my anxious thoughts to You. You've invited me to bring anything and everything to You with a spirit of gratitude, knowing You can help me in any and all situations. No matter what I may be facing, You offer me a peace beyond my understanding and circumstances.


October 15
Philippians 4:6-7, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Prayer: Father God, today I'm reminded that the answer to my anxious thoughts is simply bringing my anxious thoughts to You. You've invited me to bring anything and everything to You with a spirit of gratitude, knowing You can help me in any and all situations. No matter what I may be facing, You offer me a peace beyond my understanding and circumstances.


October 16
Romans 12:1, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. "

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am so grateful for Your mercy in my life. Your never-ending love, forgiveness, and pursuit of a relationship with me have given me hope, purpose, and a new identity in You even though I was not worthy of it. I worship You with my surrendered life. My will and my way, I humbly submit to Yours. I want what You want for me, so I give all of me to You! Thank You for this new life in Jesus' Name, Amen.


October 17
Psalm 29:1-2, "Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness."

Prayer: God, I do want You to receive the honor and glory You are due! Help me today to work for Your kingdom and not my own. May Your name be lifted today, not mine. I pray that my life is a living sacrifice, the true act of worship that You desire!

It Is Worth It

October 18
John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."

Prayer: Father God, I praise You for the peace You give. I praise You that You have overcome the brokenness of the world. You are worth my everything! But Father, I confess that the lies and the trouble of the world consume me too often, and I fail to honor You. Lord, encourage my heart and fill me with Your peace to do what is right, good, and honoring. You are worthy of my all!

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