Prayer for a strong testimony

What is spiritual combat? For most of us the real battle is everyday life. As a representative of Christ, your life testimony is the greatest challenge.

We have to live in honesty and virtue. We must seek ways to serve and to share God’s Word. Our work and citizenship should be impeccable. Christian standards are very high — so how can you do it? First of all, accept that perfection is impossible. Look for improvement little by little. In prayer, ask God where you can change. Be persistent.

When you fail, don’t get stuck in a rut. Dust yourself off, ask for forgiveness and begin again. Remember, nothing can take away your place as God’s child. This is the promise for all who receive and believe.

Trust in the Spirit working in you, and the results will be amazing. You’ll thank God for the solid life he’s given you. Not a life without problems, but a higher truth that gives purpose and meaning to all things.

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Prayer for a strong testimony

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God

John 1:12

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Quick & light

You can always go to God when you need help, but it’s better to avoid problems if you can. If you’re always hurrying around, you don’t have time to listen to God. So stop. Listen. He will show you things. He’ll warn you about danger ahead.

In God’s presence, he gives you his perspective. You remember and see things with more clarity. You make connections and come to conclusions that weren’t there before. This saves you time since you avoid mistakes. Life won’t be perfect, but you’ll reduce unnecessary suffering.

Take time to pray. Let the Spirit of God light a clear path for you!

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He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights.
He trains my hands for battle;
    my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You make your saving help my shield,
    and your right hand sustains me;
    your help has made me great.
You provide a broad path for my feet,
    so that my ankles do not give way.

Psalm 18:33-36

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Prayer for when you don’t know what to do

When facing a tough decision your mind goes around in circles. You try to understand and figure it all out yourself, but it’s impossible. It seems like you don’t have the time to pray about it, but if you pray, the process will save you time later. There’s nothing that wastes time and energy more than confusion. It also helps to talk to someone, but don’t rely on this alone.

God’s presence gives you peace. Take the time. Pray. Read from the Bible. You’ll notice that things begin to become more ordered and clear. Try not to have a preference and let the Spirit guide you. Even Jesus took the time to consult with his Father about tough decisions. Imitate our Lord and the results will be glorious.

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Prayer for when you don't know what to do

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God.

Luke 6:12

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;

Proverbs 3:5

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The answer

The mystery of human behavior never ends. What explanation do we have for the pain and hurt we see? Is God responsible for it all?

Sometimes you want answers from God. You get upset or frustrated with how your life turned out, so you blame God. What’s his answer? Would it be better if he waved a magic wand to make it all go away? No more hurt, no more worries… and what about love?

The greatest love is not an emotion. It’s a sacrifice. When we hurt, bleed and struggle for others the heavens rejoice in our humanity. Christ experienced this in the most profound way. For this he is glorified. The intensity of his love changes your history forever.

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For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. 

John 3:16-17

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Out of the night

Are you tired from the struggle? Just keeping up with chores, bills, responsibilities and family issues can be overwhelming. And what if you have a personal crisis? What happens when you have really big issues to deal with?

To face important challenges, sometimes it’s worth returning to the beginning. Go back to the moment when you first experienced the love of God.

How did you feel when you finally said “yes” to our Lord? Do you remember? That moment lives forever. It can restore you. Return to the beginning and be born again.

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Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary,
    his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
    and to him who has no might he increases strength. 

Isaiah 40:28-29

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Imman′u-el. 

Isaiah 7:14

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Strength in the Storm – The Relationships Issue

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You call out to me

Very few things are constant in the world. People and situations change all the time — but God’s Word is eternal.

When you struggle or doubt, nothing helps you as much as reading the Bible. Sometimes even prayer isn’t the best option since you might be confused. God’s Word is stable. You have it right there in front of your eyes. When you read the Word, you receive clarity and purpose. Then later – in prayer – the message sinks in deep.

When things get tough, stop what you are doing and open up your Bible. You might not want to, but do it anyway. It’s miraculous how the Scriptures can restore you.

Reading the Bible should be part of your everyday routine. God’s living Word is Jesus Christ. It’s a wonderful mystery. When you read the Holy Scriptures, your soul gets fed directly by the Son of God.

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You call out to me

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

John 1:1-5

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.

John 1:14

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

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Prayer to get close to another

The mystery of human relationships never ends. You want to get closer, but you can’t. You need to feel accepted and understood, but the distance stays the same. No matter what you do, no matter how hard you try and pray, it seems like things will never change.

Instead of looking for a change between the two of you, seek God’s comfort first. When you receive his peace, you can understand things more clearly. This doesn’t mean you should stop trying, but love demands nothing in return. Keep the door open and wait — this will bring you closer.

Wait for those you love. Wait upon the Lord. Rest in his promises. And when the time comes, he will open up the heavens and pour his loving grace over you.

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Prayer to get close to another

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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Prayer for confidence

The world tells you to believe in yourself and that you can do it. But what happens when your confidence is shaken? What happens when you hit a wall, and it seems like nothing can help you get up again? Or maybe you’re facing a raging storm of problems that just won’t let up. Then self-doubt creeps in, and things get even worse.

In these moments, it helps to return to some basic truths. Dig down to the bedrock, find your footing, and make a stand.

Return to your identity as God’s child. This is the only thing nobody can take away from you. Start building on that indestructible truth. Return to the Cross and the Resurrection. Remember Christ died and was buried for you. He rose again on the third day. Ascending up to heaven, he sits on his throne in glory.

Remember these truths. Reclaim the promises of God. Then let the Spirit of Truth fill you with confidence.

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Prayer for confidence

I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me,[a] is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.

John 10:28-30

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 12:28-29

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