Do them within your Christian community. Thus I look at you and loudly proclaim, The Lord Our Righteous Savior Jer. Scotty brings a wealth of pastoral experience to his observations, ones that truly prepare us to walk with the Lord each day. Because of you, God has forgiven all my wickedness and will never remember my sins against me Jer. I did read more of the Bible and I highly recommend the Laudate app for anyone who wants to do this - the whole Bible, plus daily readings, prayers, etc.
Oh, how I need the gospel every day and every hour. May this be a year in which we reengage with our corporate calling as your beloved people. He frees readers to abandon any posing or pretending in favor of an honest, no-spin relationship with a God who claims them as his own. Engaging him as our king, we submit to Jesus as the one who is making all things new—including us and the broken world all around us. With this inspiring collection of 365 Scripture-centered prayers, Scotty Smith helps readers pray the Scriptures through the lens of the gospel, mining the resources of God's grace and applying them in every season of life. I know some real prayer warriors, and compared to their prayer life, both in time and in depth, I consider myself a novice and neophyte. I started a small email distribution list, which has grown to hundreds of people around the country.
Like a modern-day book of Psalms, Everyday Prayers is a year's worth of growing in grace that readers will lean on year after year. To whom would you send me today, in my neighborhood or in my city? The prayers are clearly centered on Christ and on Scripture and other than some theological disagreements here and there he is, after all, a reformed thinker; anyone who has read much of what I post knows I am not these are solid prayers. Already you have blessed us with every spiritual blessing in Christ Eph. The joy of being used by the Lord can mimic the delights of walking closely with the Lord, at least for a while. To be tended as a dumb sheep, to be held close to your heart, to be gently led—what more could we possibly long for? The chief reason for this is that on most days I feel as if I'm being taught to and not actually being lead in or into prayer. Our spiritual hearts need to be strengthened by the grace of the gospel daily, all year long.
Just an honest, no-spin relationship with a God who claims you as his own. The Lord is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him. Scotty Smith here illustrates how. With this inspiring collection of 365 Scripture-centered prayers, Scotty Smith helps readers pray the Scriptures through the lens of the gospel, mining the resources of God's grace and applying them in every season of life. God has declared me his friend. Through these daily prayers, Scotty teaches frail, fallen, needy people like me how to preach the gospel to ourselves every day. Sometimes my need to be right is more compelling to me than being righteous in Christ.
When I lose sight of Jesus, make the gall more galling, make the bitterness more bitter, make downcast feel even more downcast. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Jack Miller taught me to pray the promises of God with my eyes fixed on Jesus and His kingdom purposes. Like a modern-day book of Psalms, Everyday Prayers is a year's worth of growing in grace that readers will lean on year after year. So these prayers offer me, and many others, a new way of meditating upon the Word, memorizing Scripture and praying according the heart of God.
Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord! You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. All of these are most encouraging. However, you do not have to read very far to find out that Scotty Smith intends to communicate far more than this. If you want to learn to pray, if you desire to pray more, to centre your prayers on Christ, and so on, these are great things. With this inspiring collection of 365 Scripture-centered prayers, Scotty Smith helps readers pray the Scriptures through the lens of the gospel, mining the resources of God's grace and applying them in every season of life. Being able to 'boldly approach our Father's throne' with this friend every morning through these prayers has been a treasure. Each prayer covers a different topic with scripture references.
January 7 A Prayer about Not Being Idle about Idols Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. My heart intersects with these prayers in a new way every time. One of my first concerns today is for the poor and elderly in our community—those whose homes are not insulated and heated well enough to withstand this kind of extreme cold. Whether Scotty is leading us to pray about the struggles in our hearts, God's work in the world, the beauty of creation, or the taste of good food, Jesus is the focus and hero of all these prayers. A book that has been read but is in good condition.
With this inspiring collection of 365 Scripture-centered prayers, Scotty Smith helps readers pray the Scriptures through the lens of the gospel, mining the resources of God's grace and applying them in every season of life. Sometimes the approval or rejection of people has more sway over my heart than what you think about me. How would life be different if we could think, see, and do all things in light of the person and work of Jesus? Nothing has been of greater importance to my growth in grace than learning to pray the Scriptures while wearing the lens of the gospel, and nothing has proven to be more fruitful. What a tragic domino effect. If someone has compiled one on the internet, please comment and let me know! I've found that I've reflected often during the course of the day on a particular prayer and also been stimulated in praying my own prayers about a day's topic. I would have been too self-conscious and audience centered. Scotty is also an adjunct professor at Covenant Theological Seminary and regularly teaches at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
I promise this kind of prayer will fill your day with more holy truth, more honest love, and more hope than through any other morning ritual. A concern for the poor is closely connected to your sobering words I just read in Matthew—words warning about the danger of our love growing cold. It is a decent book, but not one you really need to read. Some are raw with confession and longing. When our affections for you chill, then our concern and compassion for others diminishes as well. That makes for a good book! That makes for a good book! The two things that Jesus has signed on for—the two things that are central to the history of redemption and echo through every one of these prayers—are his commitment to redeem his bride from every nation and his commitment to restore creation and usher in the new heaven and new earth at his return. We need to be led to pray.
I have used them to encourage my counseling clients who are going through particular life struggles. Though the gospel is personal, it is not private. Live and love, in us and through us, all year long to your glory. Through these prayers, Smith desired to find Jesus in every part of the bible, bring the gospel to bear on every part of his life, and help the reader to do these same things. Bring much glory to yourself as you transform us and liberate us for your redeeming purposes. But we live on this side of those blessed events. I highly recommend this devotional of prayer! I promise this kind of prayer will fill your day with more holy truth, more honest love, and more hope than through any other morning ritual.