Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:
Thank You Lord for peace of mind and the promise that I have something to look forward to. This life is not the end if I will obey Your commands and remain with You. I want to follow closely and hear Your voice. I want to be submissive to Your will and let You be God.
Jesus directed that I not let my heart be troubled. I shall trust in God, and trust also in Jesus. There is more than enough room in Your home, my heavenly Father, for me. If this were not so, Jesus would not have told me, in Your Word, that He was going to prepare a place for me. When everything is ready, He has promised that He will come and get me, so that I will always be with Him where He is. And I know the way to where He is going.
That way is the way of holiness and living a sanctified and set apart life. Lord, help me to let go of my own way of doing things and be able to completely turn my life over to You. When I don’t know what to do next, I want to stop and listen and make sure that it is You leading me and not my personal will and plan. For I have something to look forward to and I don’t want to miss out on any of the benefits and blessings along the way. My hope is in You and the return of Christ so that I may be caught up to meet Him in the air.
For Your Word speaks volumes and gives me something to look forward to.
Since I believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, I also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. They, too, will be with You. All is not lost and forgotten; therefore, I must live this life knowing that there is more, greater, better, Your best for me, in store. I will keep pressing because I have something to look forward to.
We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever.
How encouraging this is to know, and something that we can share with each other when times get tough and rough. The end is definitely superior to anything we must endure to get there.
As I look up into the sky each day, I can be joyful knowing that this life is not the end, but that I’m living this life to live again with my blessed Savior, my dear Lord.
Thank You Lord that I have something to look forward to you.
This I pray in Jesus’ Name. Not my will but Your will be done. For Your Glory! Amen.
(Pick Your Favorite Bible Translation)
John 14:1-4 (NLT)
1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. 2 There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (NLT)
13 And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.
15 We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. 17 Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. 18 So encourage each other with these words.
Be intentional about your prayers. Include God’s Word. You may use the listed Scriptures or select one’s that minister to you, right here, right now! Be blessed.
Other Intentional Prayers:
- I Have Authority(Intentional Prayer) Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I come to you today as a reminder to myself that I have authority through Jesus Christ. I use Your mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. I destroy every proud obstacle that keeps me from knowing You. I capture my rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. Any negative thoughts or thoughts that are not pleasing to You, O Lord, I cast them out in Jesus’ name. They have no authority over me, but I have authority through Jesus Christ. I am free. I am delivered. I am made whole. When I feel lost or confused, I will turn to Your Word and gain strength, knowledge and understanding. I will seek deliverance because it is for those who ask and want it […]
- Gotta Ask(Intentional Prayer) Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I thank You for another day to come to You in prayer. I come with a spirit of thanksgiving and adoration for You being God and Lord over my life. I seek to humbly come before Your presence each day. Let my prayers be effective and reach Your ear and heart of understanding and when I pray amiss, Lord, guide me into all truth and give me direction for the next steps within my life. As Jesus instructed, I will keep on asking, and I know that I will receive what I ask for […]
- The One – Higher Than All the Heavens(Intentional Prayer) Pray the Scriptures: Lord, because I have been called by You, I will lead a life worthy of my calling. Teach me to always be humble and gentle. Honor my steps to be patient with others, making allowance for other’s faults because of my love, this Godly love that you have demonstrated towards me. Lord, I desire to make every effort to keep myself united in the Spirit, binding myself together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit […]
- Aim High(Intentional Prayer) Pray the Scriptures: Lord, when I am left with lingering emotions of irritation and disappointment because of how another person chose to interact with me, help me to aim high, looking to Jesus as my example when someone has offended me. Lord, I want to do all that I can to live in peace with everyone. Help me to recognize when the intent is not to cause these feelings to emerge within, but that a greater purpose and good is the end result. I mustn’t allow my emotions to control or dictate how I move forward in that connection. I must choose to set my feelings aside and do what is best to allow Your good plan to prevail […]
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