Prayer Chain VIII

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” – John F. Kennedy

Psalm 1078 [widescreen]

For Missions:

O GOD, who hast made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on the face of the whole earth, and didst send thy blessed Son to preach peace to them that are far off and to them that are nigh; Grant that all men everywhere may seek after thee and find thee. Bring the nations into thy fold, pour out thy Spirit upon all flesh, and hasten thy kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.[1]

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Grant us, Lord God, the vision of your kingdom.
Grant us forgiveness and new life.
Grant us the stirring of your Spirit
so that we may proclaim your love
and change this world.

May your Spirit make us wise.
May your Spirit guide us.
May your Spirit strengthen us
so that we may be strong in the faith,
courageous in witness,
and persistent in good deeds.

God the Sender, send us.
God the Sent, come with us.
God the strengthener of those who go, empower us
so that we may go with you and find those who will call you
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

[Above prayer taken from:

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Weekly Scripture       

Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses” (Mark 11:24-25 ESV).


Therefore, because believing prayer taps God’s power to accomplish the humanly impossible (cf. 10:27), Jesus exhorted His disciples to believe that they have already received whatever they request in prayer. Faith accepts it as good as done even though the actual answer is still the future.

Jesus made this promise on the recognized premise that petitions must be in harmony with God’s will (cf. 14:36; Matt. 6:9–10; John 14:13–14; 15:7; 16:23–24; 1 John 5:14–15). This enables faith to receive the answers God gives. God is always ready to respond to obedient believers’ prayers, and they can petition Him knowing that no situation or difficulty is impossible for Him.[3]


[1] The Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church (New York: The Seabury Press, 1976), 38.

[3] John D. Grassmick, “Mark,” in The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures, ed. J. F. Walvoord and R. B. Zuck, vol. 2 (Wheaton, IL: Victor Books, 1985), 158–159.


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