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DAY 1 - Thou Shalt Love

Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

FATHER, it is my desire to love You with everything that is within me and love my neighbor as myself. Help me Lord to remember that they need love just as I do. Your Word declares that Your love has been shed abroad in my heart and I desire for it to touch the lives of those around me……

DAY 2 - Our Thought Life

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

LORD, daily I see many terrible things around me and I repent because there are times that those things are all I think or talk about. FATHER, I desire to think only those things that you would have me to think. I desire that my thought live minister peace to my life and the lives of others…..

DAY 3 - The Covenant of Marriage

Matthew 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

MY LORD JESUS, Your covenants are the expression of Your faithfulness. As I grow in You, I behold more and more each day of the importance of the home and marriage. I pray that I shall continue in faithfulness toward Your sealing of the covenant of marriage between myself and my spouse. Show me each day more about the special qualities that you have given my spouse and help me to be a special blessing to him/her……

DAY 4 - Humility

Matthew 18:3-4 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

MY FATHER IN HEAVEN, I have humbled myself as a child and entered the kingdom of heaven. Help me to maintain the heart of a child within and forget not that it is only through Your grace that I have entered therein. I desire that my understanding of Your love would remain simple, as it is in the heart of a child……

DAY 5 - Do All Things In Secret

Matthew 6:3,4 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

FATHER, I pray that all that I would do would be done with the right motive and not to bring glory to myself. Teach me O God how to glorify you in secret. Teach me how to give alms and do things for others in secret……..

DAY 6 - Ye are the Salt of the Earth

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, where with shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

FATHER, just as salt loses its identity with the food into which it goes, so let me lose mine in You. I pray that in all I do will speak of Your divine nature and show forth Your grace and love…….

DAY 7 - Fasting

Matthew 6:17,18 But thou when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

LORD, so much that I do is to be seen of others. I repent Lord. As I enter into fasting, help me to be strong and take this special time to seek Your will and have private communcation with You. It is my desire to draw ever closer to You and to know Your ways………

DAY 8 - Forgiveness

Matthew 6:12,14 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

FATHER, I stand in awe as I look to the life of Jesus and I understand that I am to walk in forgiveness. You have forgiven me of so much and I desire that Your forgiveness would become manifested in my life toward others. Many have used, abused, and hurt me. I ask that You would search my heart and bring to my remembrance those which I need to forgive. I chose now to forgive and walk in Your covenant of unending mercy……….

DAY 9 - Coming to Maturity

Eph. 4:11-15 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

1Corinthians 13:10-11 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

FATHER, It is my desire to put away all childish things which have hindered me and grow up in Christ.

I want to be a son of understanding and one who recognizes the cunning craftiness of men. I submit myself to those whom You have appointed to teach and lead me and reverence their calling. Help me to grow and become all You would have me to be…….

DAY 10 - A Consecrated Will

Matthew 6:10b Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

LORD, I have been stubborn and stiffnecked. I have not completely trusted You with my life. I want to be free from seeking my own way. I hold myself before You seeking Your will for my life. I repent before You this day and chose to submit my will to Yours. I thank You for giving me the grace that You know that I need to do this. I stand in holy awe before You with fear in my heart saying 'not my will by Thine be done'………..

DAY 11 - Heart of a Servant

Matthew 20:25-27 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

LORD JESUS, truly You had the heart of a servant. Although You were God manifested in the flesh, You humbled Yourself and served creation with Your whole heart. You even laid down Your life that we might receive life. In the world, everyone wants to be first and I repent because there are times that I too want to be first. Help me Lord to serve and to remember that everything is to be done to Your glory and not mine. I desire to see through Your eyes and be moved with compassion toward others. Help me remember that only through humble service can one see and partake of the Father's love and mercy. Let others see You in me…….

DAY 12 - Seeking First God's Kingdom

First Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

FATHER GOD, it is my heart that You be first in my life. Today I chose to put Your kingdom and Your righteousness first. I ask that You would remove the tendency of my heart to wander and to be side tracked to other things. Establish Your dominion, righteousness, and principles within me…….

DAY 13 - The Spiritual Mind

Romans 8:5-6 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

HOLY SPIRIT, IN JESUS NAME, so many times I look at all the things around me and how they have an effect upon my physical well being and I find myself fainting for fear and torment. Help me to see and hear through You. Help me to think and set myself toward only the things of the Spirit because it is by being spiritually minded that I have life and peace. Help me to think the God kind of thoughts. Those things which give beauty for ashes…….

DAY 14 - God as Our Source

Matthew 6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

GRACIOUS LORD, help me this day not to put my trust in that which perishes. I chose to trust Your Word and to live by it daily. You are my source of supply and have knowledge of all that I need whether it be spiritual, mental, or physical. I trust You as my provider……

DAY 15 - The Light of the World

Matthew 5:14a, 16 Ye are the light of the world... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

LORD, let the Your light shine in my heart and life today. Let the light of Your divine nature reveal every work of darkness which still is at work within me. I seek to be released from those things so that the light You put within me may not be hidden, rather it to shine forth bringing glory and honor to You..…..

DAY 16 - Make not false vows

Matthew 5:37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

HEAVENLY FATHER, in the past I have spoken quickly and spoken many false vows. I ask to be released and forgiven of my hastiness. Let me carefully consider each request put before me and follow through with what I say I will do. I ask that You would set a guard upon my lips and that I would commit only to those things which You would have me to do…….

DAY 17 - Perfecting Patience

James 1:3-4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

PRECIOUS LORD, help me remember that the trials that I have are doing a perfect work within me. I am learning to be patient and wait upon You. Many times I have not been patient and have moved hastily. Forgive me Lord, for I have been anxious. Help me to remember that You know the perfect solution for every situation and that you will handle all that concerns me……..

DAY 18 - One Master

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (riches).

HEAVENLY LORD, so many times I find myself trying to serve two masters. Forgive me Lord for I desire to serve only You. What good would it do for me to gain the whole world and its riches and lose my soul? I need only You and You know what I have need of and what You desire to do in my life……

DAY 19 - Speak Only That Which Is Good

Eph. 4:29-30 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

LORD GOD, I haven't always spoken those things which are good. As I go forth this day, I ask that this scripture would be brought to my remembrance in every circumstance. It is my decision to speak only those things which will will glorify You and be an encouragement of others…..

DAY 20 - A Righteousness that Goes beyond Keeping the Law

Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

PRECIOUS LORD, You are my righteousness. I confess I have no righteousness of my own. No matter how good I try to be or what I try to do, my righteousness is as filthly rags. The righteousness which You have given me has only come through Your grace. I don't fully understand all that you have done for and in me, but I take my place today as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, I stand faultless before You…..

DAY 21 - You Are Chosen

1Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

HEAVENLY FATHER, You mercy has reached out to me and changed my life forever. No longer am I in darkness. Now I dwell in Your glorious light! You chose me, made me royal, made me a priest unto you, made me holy and different that I may praise and glorify You. Help me to always remember who You have called me to be and what You have made me. Now I can see and now I can hear…….