Prayer & Devo Guide

December 13-19, 2020

Use this page as a guide through your daily devotions. You can find each day's scripture readings in the BF app Bible tab.

Enter In

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." -Psalm 100:4

Start off your daily prayer and devotions with a moment of giving verbal praise and thanksgiving to God.

Prayer of Confession

Confession is a powerful act of devotion. It has healing and cleansing power. Say a prayer of confession.

For thousands of years, Christians have prayed the "Jesus Prayer." This one-line, easy to remember prayer might help you as you open up your heart in confession.

The Jesus Prayer:
"Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me [a sinner].

Psalm of the Day

Go to the Bible tab of your app to read, meditate, and pray over today's reading in Psalms

Today's Gospel Reading

Go to the Bible tab of your app to read, meditate, and pray over today's reading in one of the four gospels.

Other Scripture Readings

You can also take time here to read today's designated Old & New Testament passages (found in the Bible tab). Or, you can read those some other time through the day.

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be your name.
Your Kingdom come,
Your will be done
On Earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever,
Amen.

Personal & Intercessory Prayer

Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart. -Philippians 4:6 (GNT)

Take this time to make your prayer requests, pray for others, intercede for those who don't know Christ, pray for your church family and your spiritual leaders.

Prayer Requests & Focus Points this Week:
  • COVID-19 Patients & Front-Line Workers
  • Mark & Christi Schultz & Baby Gibson
  • Polly Dodson (Drewry family friend)
    • Prayer for son & wife very sick with COVID.
    • Polly is awaiting test results, already has serious lung problems, and on full oxygen.
  • Pray for a young man who contacted BF through online services and is requesting prayer for healing.
  • Ernie Gray (a friend of the Blankenships) healing after diagnosis with brain bleed.
  • Raymond Turner - Doctors found 2 brain tumors, awaiting more testing results
  • Family of David Raney
  • Steve Harrington's niece, 31 years old, had a stroke, prayer for healing.
  • Susan R - Pray for Josh, 24 year old son of a Wayne Farms employee recently diagnosed with Leukemia and in extended solitary care in the hospital.
  • Todd B. - Dad, Grandad, Aunt, & Uncle all have COVID. Prayer for healing and quick recovery. 

Meditate & Listen

Take a few moments to just sit in the presence of the Spirit, quietly listening for the Spirit's voice to speak to you and minister to you.

Pray the Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the poor in heart,
for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Prayer of the Week

Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to hear their warnings and repent of our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

End With Praise

Before you go about the rest of your day, take one more opportunity to offer praise and thanks to God. Give thanks for the prayers he's already answered, and the prayers He is going to answer.

Take the presence of God that you've experienced during your prayer time with you throughout your day.