Prayers

Praying against Pride

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Praying against Pride

I confess that my pride and self-centeredness are always lurking beneath each breath, glance, and turn of life. They are the ever-present combatants skulking in the shadows just out of sight until the attack. They seek to draw me into their dungeon of pride through both criticism and praise, poverty and prosperity, and love and…

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A Pastor’s Prayer

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 11, 2017 / Comments Off on A Pastor’s Prayer

Lord, I ask that I may shepherd Your flock with the same devotion that You shepherd me. May I not seek recognition, prosperity, status, or anything that detracts from being the shepherd of Your people. May I be found faithful to feed, protect, lead, and care for them according to Your Word and not trends,…

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A Simple Prayer to Be a Faithful Follower of Christ

By Ronnie W. Rogers / December 4, 2017 / Comments Off on A Simple Prayer to Be a Faithful Follower of Christ

Lord, let me never see myself as anything more than a follower of You, and never let me lean on the flesh, what others might or can do. May I never seek to be anything more than a follower. Please allow me to quickly see when I am seeking to lead myself, and as quickly…

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Betrayal

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 23, 2017 / Comments Off on Betrayal

Serving in the work of our Lord Jesus provides ample opportunity for turning a servant’s heart into a cynic’s heart. An act of betrayal can hurt so deeply, disappoint so significantly, and rupture faith so cunningly that we can find ourselves moved a step or two away from the servant’s heart and closer to the…

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Thanksgiving to God for Making us a Dad

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 2, 2017 / Comments Off on Thanksgiving to God for Making us a Dad

Thank You for this blessing beyond the beyond. In this You have enabled me to grow deeper in my understanding of You as my Father, though, I make no comparison of quality, only of enlightenment. It has truly enriched my understanding of sacrificial love, devotion, caring, sadness, and joy that a child can bring. It…

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A Prayer for Faith over Fear

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 11, 2017 / Comments Off on A Prayer for Faith over Fear

I pray that You would grant me faith above my fear, and that my fear, no matter how dreadful, daunting, and hellish in velocity, would never cause me to shun the walk of faith. May my heart be willing to die where I am, lose all earthly possessions, be laughed at without mercy, and be…

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A Prayer for a Heart of Evangelism

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 4, 2017 / Comments Off on A Prayer for a Heart of Evangelism

May I see the lost as You do and sacrifice as You do and mourn as You do. May I live so they may see You and not me. May my speech be your words. May I serve you with a daily burden for people who do not know the wonder of You and your…

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A Prayer of Contentment

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 21, 2017 / Comments Off on A Prayer of Contentment

May I hear all reports of what you do through others to advance the kingdom with a grateful heart. May I be predisposed to see Your mighty works and rejoice, and only be inclined toward doubting because of heresy and sin. Oh God, let me not be critical because You have not chosen to so…

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Prayer of Forgiveness and Repentance

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Prayer of Forgiveness and Repentance

Oh God, forgive me of thoughts so vile, and yet to You infinitely more so. Forgive me of even the slightest thoughts, aspirations, delights, or passions that do not have Your glory as preeminent. Expose my pride so that I will be ever mindful of my frailty, which makes me vulnerable to cast away everything…

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A Prayer for Facing the Future

By Ronnie W. Rogers / July 24, 2017 / Comments Off on A Prayer for Facing the Future

Oh my Lord Jesus, I confess that I am one who desires to know my future. Only you know how often I have been troubled beyond measure concerning the uncertainty and troubles that tomorrow may bring. Please forgive me for the thousandth time of saying, by my thoughts, worries, and plans, that I am God.…

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