28th September 2012 – I ask for my brothers and sisters in Christ and myself that we will take you and your Word with the utmost seriousness Lord, and that we will grow thereby in leaps and bounds. One year from now, God-willing, may I be so much more of a Christian than I am today.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 195.

27th September 2012 – Sovereign Lord, Heavenly King, we may not always agree with our political leaders, but we do want to pray for them consistently, as we should. Help them to govern wisely and justly with shepherd-like hearts and instincts. May there be more than a few who, like Manasseh, turn to you and change radically. Thank you that you can do miracles that will leave us open-mouthed.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 194.

26th September 2012 – Lord I pray for (you fill in the blank – the person you consider least likely to become a Christian) that they will turn from sin to Jesus.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 193.

25th September 2012 – Lord, it is frightening to see how the godliest people can have fatal flaws in their characters. Please keep on convicting me of sin, and help me to be scrupulously honest about myself before you. Help me to see what you hate and always turn from it.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 192.

24th September 2012 – Jesus, Great Physician, we pray today for all who are seriously ill. We thank you for the many prayers being offered for them, and for the miracles that will be performed. But regardless of whether people  will live longer or be taken from this scene of time, may they all receive a Word from you that will profoundly affect their lives. We ask that each one will come to know you.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 191.

21st September 2012 – Lord, when I face circumstances that seem just too big for me to handle, help me to remember that you are on the throne of the Universe. Giants in my eyes are less than dwarves in yours and you are not intimidated by anyone or anything. How I praise you that I am in you.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 190.

20th September 2012 – Teach me Lord to spread out all my troubles, and those of your church, before you in prayer. Remove the ‘cataracts’ that would keep me from seeing you as you really are, and from viewing you where you are, enthroned far above the greatest of difficulties and opposition. Give me faith to wait on you for your deliverance, and please will you be greatly glorified in all that happens, both now and in the future. I want to see your great Name held in high honour.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 189.

19th September 2012 – In all my troubles Heavenly Father, help me to look honestly at my own faults, and look only to you that I may hear your Word and see your mighty Hand at work for my deliverance. I thank you so much that if you are for me who can be against me?

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 188.

18th September 2012 Lord, I believe that no weapon formed against me will prosper as I take my stand wearing your armour. Thank you for your gracious provision, in Jesus’ Name.

 For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 187.

17th September 2012 – Lord Jesus, please raise up godly young leaders in our ranks, and may our ranks make room for the arrival of such necessary leadership. Give us our Hezekiah’s please!

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 186.

14th September 2012 – The dearest idol I have known, whate’er that idol be. Help me to tear it from thy throne and worship only thee.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 185.

13th September 2012 – Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits (Psalm 103:2)

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 184.

12th September 2012 – Holy Lord, help me to observe well what sin does to people and nations. Seeing the devastation and damage wrought, strengthen me to share your view of sin and stand with you against it. Empower me to turn from it in true repentance, and trust alone in your Son, who is able to save me from its penalty and power, and, ultimately, its very presence. I love you Lord, and I thank you with all my heart.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 183.

11th September 2012 – Help me Lord to ‘stay true to truth as truth is true to you’.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 182.

10th September 2012 – Help me dear Lord to maintain a walk with you that is consistent. May I know what it is to have power to move men because of what I am before you.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 181.

7th September 2012 – Thank you Father for giving me the understanding that this is a moral universe. If someone honours your Word you will honour them; if they set their faces against it they will be steamrollered by it. I want to be standing with you and listening to you and believing you over every other voice in the Universe.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 180.

6th September 2012 – Lord deliver me from the green-eyed monster of envy. Help me to not be driven by egotistical motives, but a simple, humble desire to follow you wherever you lead me. Please enable me to run the race marked out for me, and not somebody else’s.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 179.

5th September 2012 – Heavenly Father, I simply want to bask in the sunshine of your great goodness. I revel in it today and thank you for it. It is so much more than I could ever deserve.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 178.

4th September 2012 – As the old hymn says Lord, ‘I want to scale the utmost heights…my constant goal is higher ground’. I want to walk with you as closely as possible. Please help me.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 177.

3rd September 2012I don’t want to settle for low altitude flying when I can soar with you Lord.

For today’s Bible Notes – See Stephen’s Bible Notes for September – 176.