Daily Devotional
Our daily devotionals are written with the needs of the believer in mind. Allow our devotionals to lift your spirit and provide nourishment to your soul while reinforcing your relationship with God.
 
 

Aug 10 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: PRESSING IN TO WIN

Aug 10 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: PRESSING IN TO WIN

Colossians 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

Often times when we pray, we greet the Lord with grumpiness, sleepiness, tiredness, hurt, etc., but we must tunnel through our many emotions and press into prayer.  We must enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise, showing honor and appreciation to our Lord (Psalm.100:4). We should come before the Lord, with a repentant heart, being godly sorry for our shortcomings (Psalms 51:17).  Ask and seek the Lord for the things you are in need of, both spiritually and naturally.  It is gratifying to know we can come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.

Cynthia H. Clanton



Aug 9 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  WALKING IN GRATITUDE

Aug 9 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  WALKING IN GRATITUDE

James 4:10 “Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

Humility is demonstrated when we bow in sincerity of heart and soul before the Lord and acknowledge our own meanness, unworthiness, our sin, and wretchedness.  We then begin to implore the grace and mercy of God in Christ Jesus. When this is done, we are assured in His Word that He will lift and exalt us in His time.  Having had my own personal challenges with my children, I had to seek God’s face and trust that He would deliver and set free.  Though this realization didn’t come overnight, God granted me a PEACE and consolation that He was with me even in my darkest time.  

Viola Smith



Aug 8 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PATIENCE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM

Aug 8 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PATIENCE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM

I Corinthians 15:57 “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

In times when everything seems to be going right and you have your plans and events that are coming, life can send you into a storm without any warning. Pray and give your storm to God, then be patient. Some storms are quick and fast, they move on without any serious damage. But some storms linger and destroy everything in their path, continue to pray and trust in God. In the midst of it all, your faithfulness to God will allow you to get the victory!

Vercilya Reese



Aug 7 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  LORD, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU!

Aug 7 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  LORD, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU!

Luke 17:15-16 “And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.”

With so many failed attempts at topical creams and ointments, my heart would ache watching my youngest daughter itch and scratch with little relief from eczema.  One night as I was getting her situated for bed, I saw raw, bloody spots and blotches on her skin that resulted from her scratching.  Almost in tears from what I saw, I began to talk to get her through the helplessness that I, myself, was feeling.  But, she responded emphatically, “Mama, I’m already healed!”  The BABY reminded me (the saint) of what God would do then, and now, today we thank the Lord for the healing He has manifested in her body!

Audrey Fitts



Aug 6 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD HEARS US!

Aug 6 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GOD HEARS US!

I John 5:14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”

Knowing we can connect with God through prayer and that He hears our prayers, brings us peace and causes us to be grateful.  We can boldly go to God in prayer with a heart of thanksgiving, knowing that if we call on Him, He hears our prayer.  He neither sleeps nor slumbers.  When the world seems topsy-turvy due to a falling economy and the world is plagued with disease along with a judicial system that fails us time after time, one thing is for sure, God never fails!  He hears us!

Carlos Robinson



Aug 5 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

Aug 5 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  PRAY WITHOUT CEASING

I Thessalonians 5:17-18 “Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

To cease indicates an end to what has been put into motion.  Prayer to the ONLY WISE GOD yields supernatural results.  Prayer in motion disturbs kings’ sleep, reverses curses, opens prison doors, provides peace beyond human understanding, and the list goes on.  Prayer is one of the most powerful weapons in a believer’s arsenal.  So, never stop praying, never stop praying, never stop praying!!!

Viola Christian



Aug 4 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  HOLD ON TO YOUR FAITH FOR DEAR LIFE

Aug 4 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  HOLD ON TO YOUR FAITH FOR DEAR LIFE

Matthew 6:9 “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”

With all that is coming against the Church such as Supreme Court rulings that oppose the Biblical teachings of Christ, we must petition the Lord for more power, righteousness, and love in this critical hour.  Though daily news breaks of the pandemic’s effects and civil unrest in cities across this country flood the media, the Lord reminds us in His Word “that men ought to always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1).  It will take the prayer of faith to stand in these trying times.  Yet, there is an assurance that when we pray to the Father in both reverence and praise with thanksgiving, He who is holy and righteous, will sustain us.  As the Lord has given us this day to get closer to Him, let us spend more time praying, reading His Word, and meditating on Him that our faith may be increased (Luke 17:5).

Robert King



Aug 3 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER: THE BENEFITS IN KNOWING THE LORD! 

Aug 3 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  THE BENEFITS IN KNOWING THE LORD!

Psalm 103:1-2 “Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:”

The Lord is never slack concerning His promises to His people.  He is a present help in the time of trouble. The Lord wants us to come boldly before His throne. He loads us with new benefits daily through His mercy and grace.  In these uncertain times, let us remember that God will provide everything we need as long as we pray to Him with a thankful heart and live holy. 

Jordan Haywood



Aug 2 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  KEEP PRAYER FIRST!

Aug 2 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  KEEP PRAYER FIRST!

Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”

For me, Philippians 4:6 means “don’t worry about the cares of this world, but take everything to God in prayer.”  Sometimes, we get so caught up in our problems and in the things of this world that we forget that God is all-knowing. He knows what we need before we even ask but He wants us to bring these needs to Him in prayer.  When we pray, we can give Him thanks in advance for what He is going to do, what He is doing and thank Him again for what He has already done.  Today, let’s not dwell on our problems, but keep prayer first by laying all of our burdens at Jesus’ feet.

Valencia Nelson



August 1 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GIVE HIM THE DETAILS

August 1 ~ KEEPING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE IN PRAYER:  GIVE HIM THE DETAILS

Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

Prayer is relationship with God cultivated through communication with Him.  It is through prayer that you develop intimacy with God.  If you don’t know what to say or you find yourself running out of words, write God a letter.  Then read it back to Him.   You can trust Him with the very details of your life.

Pastor Michael Bender