Day 43 – Spread the Word
A Christ Community Message
Unrestrained Passion in Our Praise and Prayers
Daily Worship Song – As the Deer by Eddie James
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
O Lord, You are our deep desire. We long to live this day with You. Apart from You we can do nothing, and we want to do everything for You in this day.
Come fill us deeply with Your presence so we may be filled with Your Holy Spirit to do everything that we do today! The day is Yours, and we are Yours. So, have Your way in us in this day! To the Glory be Your Name!
My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Lord Jesus, we cry out to You. We lift up our spirits to You. We open up our hearts to You. Living God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — we come alive in You, as Your Spirit rises up in us to praise You with all our heart and mind and soul and strength. We praise You with all that we are and all that we have—unhindered, unrestrained, unashamed, unafraid—all unto You!
1 Corinthians 14:15
I will pray with the spirit, but I will pray with the mind also; I will sing praise with the spirit, but I will sing praise with the mind also!
Your Spirit helps us give expression to our hearts of love for You when we can’t even find the words. We pray in the Spirit and we praise in the Spirit.
Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.
Thank You that we can worship You and praise You from the place of deep communion in prayer and tender intimacy with You.
But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.
Thank You that we can speak to You and speak to one another in ways that bring encouragement, hope, and the fullness of life that comes out of personal relationship with You and with one another.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit. Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Father, in union with all who love You and worship You in spirit and truth, we lift up our hands, we open up our hearts. We let our spirits arise with our worship and prayer in deep communion with You as Your children, as Your beloved ones, as those overwhelmed in Your love and overcome in our praise.
I spread out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.
Father of all goodness, Sovereign Lord (Romans 8:28). You are the One who makes the path straight (Proverbs 3:6). You are the One who opens doors that no man can shut and shuts doors no man can open, to lead us into Your will (Revelation 3:7). By Your power, You hold all things together (Hebrews 1:1-4).
Lord Jesus, You are the beginner and the finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). You are Our Friend and our Lord (John 15:15). You are “the radiance of God’s glory” and the “exact representation of His Being” (Hebrews 1:3).
Holy Spirit, You are our Constant Companion, with us forever (John 14:15-17). You are the Giver of God’s gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4). You are the One who moves us forward into God’s eternal purposes for our lives (Romans 8:14).
O God, may we be grounded in Your Word and filled with Your Spirit. May we worship You in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). May we praise You in every Dimension of Your Being from every dimension of our being.
Our Trinity—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—Three Persons and Divine Expressions of our One God—have Your way in us as we enter into this day. Make us participants of Your plans as we surrender to Your loving arms, fully trusting in You and only You. Fill our hearts with Your Presence, as you draw us deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Your glory. We joyfully and faithfully look up to You, our source of all mercies, with the faith and hope and love that comes alive in us every morning.
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water.
By the power of Your grace, we will not hold back. We will not bury our praises under a bushel; we will not hide our love under a basket. We will let the light of our love rise to You from the depths of our souls—deep to Deep, heart to Heart, spirit to Spirit in worship and praise! (Psalm 42:7)
O God, hear our hearts! O God, hear our praises! O God, hear our love! We know You do, for You are here in us (Romans 8:9), for You are God here with us forever! (Matthew 1:23) In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Spread the Word!
Unrestrained in our passion and prayers to our God,
Rapha God Ministries