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From the Secret Place – A Prayer of Confidence

Focus Scripture: Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

God of Light and Salvation, we give you thanks and praise today. We thank you for your grace and mercy, your protection and provision, your undying love, and salvation. We thank you for being our rock, our fortress, and our deliverer. We thank you for your word that assures us we have nothing to fear. We know that we are safe in your arms, and we are so grateful for your love.

Lord God, we have prayed through this pandemic. As questions started to come up that nobody had the answers to, we placed our trust in you. We recalled how you moved in our situations down through the ages. We remembered how you kept us in spite of devastating odds — you are the maker of the odds, O God! You are the God of second chances. You are the God of victory in impossible situations. You are the one who brings to our remembrance the statistical incalculability of Grace. You are awesome, God, and we stand on Your Word right now. We believe we will yet know your goodness and your grace in the land of the living.

So, we bless you, God. We acknowledge your Sovereignty. We are confident that you have a plan for our lives. We attest that you are in control, and we claim the victory in advance. In all things, we honor you and we give you praise. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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From the Secret Place – A Prayer for Hope

Focus Scripture – Romans 5:3-5 (NLT) – We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Faithful God, thank you for rescuing us from despair during this pandemic. Even in the midst of trouble, we thank you for fortifying our faith. Through our struggles, O God, we ask that you will help us to endure. Strengthen us along the way.

Through our trials, help us to develop a character based on the hope that trouble won’t last always. You hold the future; our life is in your hands. Help us to persevere by the power of your Holy Spirit who fills our hearts with your love. We place our hope in you. And we know that hope does not disappoint. In all things, we give you glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

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From the Secret Place – A Prayer for Spiritual Calmness

Focus Scripture – Luke 8:24-25 – They went to him [Jesus] and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?”

Awesome Jesus, you are amazing. When storms are raging all around us, you speak peace and there is calmness in our spirits. Thank you for watching over us during this pandemic. Help us to know who you are so that our faith will not fail. You have command over nature. You have overcome this world. You have conquered sin and death. You love us so much that you laid down your life for us. Help our unbelief. In all things, we give you thanks and praise. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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