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A Prayer that We Might Not Fear When Under Attack by Our Enemies and Face Other Unknown Calamities

By Erwin W. Lutzer

“Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act… Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him”—Psalm 37:1-5, 7

 

There are several commands in these verses that, if we were to obey them, we would find many heavy burdens lifted ...

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A Prayer that We Might Know that it is More Important that We Worship God in a Trial than Try to Discern a Silver Lining in the Tragedy

By Erwin W. Lutzer

 “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know…I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes.”—Job 42:2-3; 5,6

Last time, we saw Job’s despair in trying to find God in the midst of his unforeseen trials, and yet he also saw the ...

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A Prayer for Hope when God Appears to have Turned Against Us, Seemingly Abandoning Us to the Whim of Our Enemies, Leaving Us Comfortless in Our Grief

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Oh, that I knew where I might find him, that I might come even to his seat! I would lay my case before him and fill my mouth with arguments…Behold, I go forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I do not perceive him; on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him; he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him. But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.”—Job 23:3-4, 8-10

Job felt abandoned by God and his grief was increased ...

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A Most Powerful Prayer for What it Means to Honor Christ until We See Him Face to Face

By Erwin W. Lutzer

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”—Philippians 1:9-11

Today we come to the prayer that I personally pray for each of my grandchildren individually each week. If this prayer were answered, it would encompass the hopes and dreams of any parent or grandparent. No prayer covers so much of what is ...

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A Prayer that We Might Enter into a Full Understanding of God’s Power and Love

By Erwin W. Lutzer

“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do ...

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A Prayer for Spiritual Enlightenment to Understand the Wonder of Our Riches in Christ

By Erwin W. Lutzer

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe…”—Ephesians 1:16-19

Have you ever prayed for something—perhaps for someone to be healed—and then you ...

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A Transforming Prayer to Grasp the Implications of Our Identification with Jesus Christ

By Erwin W. Lutzer

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

The changes God makes in our lives after our conversion are profound and lasting; God does a deep work that rituals cannot perform. Consider this: God so profoundly put us into Jesus—in a legal way—that His history becomes our history. We were crucified with Him, and we were “raised with Him” (Romans ...

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A Prayer that We Might See the Importance of Our Place in God’s Plans

By Erwin W. Lutzer

Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”Esther 4:13-14

These are the words of Mordecai to Esther, the young woman whom Mordecai had adopted after her parents died. Through divine providence, she was selected by King Ahasuerus ...

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A Prayer for Our Nation

By Erwin W. Lutzer

As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven. And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and ...

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A Prayer that Our Hearts Might be Open to Hear the Word of the Lord

By Erwin W. Lutzer

For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.”—Ezra 7:10

“For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law”—Nehemiah 8:9

Ezra was a scribe who set himself to study the Law of the Lord and to obey it. Later, we read that he instructed Israel, and thankfully, the people had ears to listen to what God was saying. This stands in contrast to a past generation of Israelites who refused to hear the words of ...

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