Good morning, gracious Father, source of all light and love. Today, on this blessed day of June 18, 2023, we come before You with hearts full of gratitude and anticipation. As the dawn breaks and paints the sky with vibrant hues, we gather to seek Your presence and guidance. In this sacred moment of prayer, we surrender ourselves to Your divine will and open our hearts to receive Your wisdom and blessings. Let Your Spirit guide us as we embark on this new day, filled with hope and expectation. In the name of Jesus, our Savior, we pray. Amen.”
Sunday Morning Prayer June 18 2023
Heavenly Father, we lift our voices in thanksgiving for the gift of today. We are grateful for the breath of life that sustains us and for the opportunities that lie ahead. With hearts overflowing, we acknowledge Your goodness and faithfulness in every season of our lives.
Lord, we humbly surrender our plans, dreams, and ambitions into Your loving hands. We recognize that Your ways are higher than our ways, and Your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Help us to align our will with Yours and to trust in Your perfect timing and purpose for our lives.
Heavenly Father, we seek Your guidance in every decision we make today. Illuminate our minds with Your wisdom, that we may discern the paths You have prepared for us. Lead us away from distractions and temptations, and guide us toward opportunities that honor You and bring blessings to others.
Strength and Protection:
Lord, we ask for Your strength to face the challenges that may come our way today. Clothe us with the armor of Your Spirit, that we may stand firm in the face of adversity. Protect us from the schemes of the enemy and grant us discernment to recognize and overcome any obstacles that may hinder our walk with You.
Heavenly Father, we long to bear fruit that glorifies Your name. Fill us with Your Spirit, that the gifts and talents You have entrusted to us may be used for Your kingdom purposes. Grant us divine appointments and opportunities to serve others, that Your love may shine through us and draw people to You.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Teaching: Lord, we find comfort and assurance in Your promise to prosper us and give us hope for the future. Help us to trust in Your plans, even when circumstances seem uncertain. May we find peace in the knowledge that Your intentions for us are good, and Your faithfulness endures forever.
- Psalm 5:3 – “In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
Teaching: Lord, as we start this day, we come before You with open hearts and a spirit of expectancy. We know that You hear our prayers, and we trust that You will respond according to Your perfect will. Give us patience and perseverance as we wait upon You, confident in Your faithfulness and provision.
Bible verses and Messages for today
- Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.“
Teaching: This verse reminds us of the importance of trusting in God completely. We are called to rely on His wisdom and guidance rather than relying on our limited understanding. When we submit our plans and desires to Him, He promises to make our paths straight, leading us in the right direction.
- Psalm 143:8 – “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.“
This verse teaches us to seek God’s love and guidance each morning. By placing our trust in Him and surrendering our lives to His care, we invite Him to reveal His love and show us the way we should go. In the morning, we can affirm our trust in God’s unfailing love and invite Him to direct our steps throughout the day.
Conclusion: “Heavenly Father, as we conclude this prayer, we thank You for the privilege of communing with You. May the words we have spoken and the desires of our hearts be pleasing in Your sight. Guide us, Lord, throughout this day, and grant us the grace to walk in obedience to Your will. May Your presence be evident in our lives, and may Your love shine through us to bless others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.”
May this morning prayer serve as a source of strength, inspiration, and guidance as you begin each day in communion with God.
Conclusion: “Heavenly Father, as we conclude this morning prayer, we thank You for the privilege of communing with You. May the words we have spoken and the desires of our hearts be pleasing in Your sight. Guide us throughout this day, Lord, and grant us the grace to walk in obedience to Your will. May Your presence be evident in our lives, and may Your love overflow through us, touching the lives of those we encounter. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.”
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