November 21, 2019
Dear Father in Heaven,
I need Your peace in my life today.
Jesus promised to give me peace...
Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
Thank You for Your perfect peace which is surpasses all understanding...
Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.
Please bring Your peace today into the world, into my country and into my community.
Please hear our prayers and answer the needs in my church family and in my own family.
Please continue to teach us, have mercy upon us, guide us and protect us.
Please help us to know Your presence and to experience Your peace today.
Thank You, our loving and merciful God,.
In Jesus' name I pray,
Reflecting on the Names and Nature of God
For unto us a Child is born,
unto us a Son is given;
and the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called…Counselor.
Jesus is Counselor. Isaiah used this name for Jesus when he predicted His birth. It is Jesus’ nature to give counsel to those who follow Him, because He knows all things. He can counsel you, because He knows what is best for you today. Jesus does not need to ask anyone what is best for you, because He is described as “wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance” (Isaiah 28:29). He can show you what to do, if you will listen; and He can guide you, if you will obey.
Lord, I need Your direction today; “Guide me with Your counsel” (Psalm 73:24). You know all about me; I trust Your guidance.
Jesus is the Counselor, who will counsel you in many ways. He will guide you from the Scriptures. Study them well to find direction for your life. His solutions are not cookie-cutter answers, because He personally knows you and will apply the Scriptures to your life. Jesus has a plan for you individually; but to find it, you must know Him individually. You can find His counsel through prayer; talk to Jesus about your day. Jesus may also use wise counselors to guide you (Proverbs 11:14). Then, Jesus may verify His counsel through the circumstances of your life. Jesus is your Counselor; what ways will He use to guide you today?
Lord, I will follow these guidelines to discover and follow Your counsel for my life. Amen.