Isaiah 41:17-43:13, Ephesians 2:1-22, Psalms 67:1-7 , Proverbs 23:29-35
Today’s the 23rd day of September. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I am Brian. It’s great to be here with you from the rolling hills of Tennessee. It’s great to greet a brand-new, shiny, sparkly week together. And this week we’ll read from the New Living Translation. And obviously, we are following a path, a path that leads us through the entire Bible in a year. So, we’ll be picking up where we left off last week, which was yesterday, and that’ll take us back into the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. And then we just got going in the letter to the Ephesians in the New Testament and we’ll continue with that. So, first, Isaiah chapter 41 verse 17 through 43 verse 13 today.
Father, we thank You for this, this shiny, sparkly, new week, that threshold that we cross through every seven days, this reminder that there are rhythms and there are beginning’s. And we thank You for these Lord because this is a new beginning to a new week and we look forward to all that You have to speak to us. And it gives us the opportunity to reset, to reset our hearts and our minds and live into this week as we walk with You. None of the story’s written yet and we’re gonna write the story of this week either in collaboration with You or in an attempt to live it out in our own strength. And Your word has shown us over and over and over where those paths lead. So, come Holy Spirit, lead us on the narrow path that leads to life, lead us into all truth we pray. In the name of Jesus we ask. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hey Daily Audio Bible family, this is Jeff Bernhardt calling from Canada. I am so pumped. I just listened to today’s reading and heard call from Grant’s parents I think out of Washington state and I’m just, you know, I prayed I believed in my heart that God was going to do a miracle in his life and that he would be able to walk and he would not be paralyzed and God is awesome. He answered the prayer. And the fact that he went from being an atheist to an agnostic is also awesome. But I did want to call in because I want you to understand that our God is not a halfway God. I think about in the Bible when Jesus was praying for the blind man and he prayed and He said, what can you see. And he said, well, I can see people that look like trees. And then He prayed again and there was a complete healing. So, I’m just going to pray and believe there is a complete healing for Grant. Father, I lift him up to You the name of Jesus and I thank You for healing. I command his body to be completely healed from all complications of this accident of his decision Lord. Father, I also pray over his soul and I thank You for complete salvation Lord, that he’s not just an agnostic, that he goes all the way to becoming a believer. Lord command him in every way shape or form. Let everybody around him be believers. Let him see and know and taste that You are God. And while I’m praying, I want to pray for anybody else who has health conditions, any kind of sickness or disease. You said that we were healed and I just command that healing to come to be touching bodies right now in Jesus’ name. Amen. You know, this is the power of this. You know, although we call in and it’s over phone lines and distance. God doesn’t know any of distance. We’re all one family under the same God. Thank you Brian and Jill for putting this together. God is moving on the earth today and He still heals and He’s still in the miracle working business. God bless you guys and have a great rest of your week.
Well hello from beautiful Cincinnati Ohio. This is Daniel Johnson Junior. It’s been a long time since I called last. Been listening to the Daily Audio Bible for, gosh, I think nine years now and my heart is heavy. Actually, right now that I’m calling it’s about quarter til four AM on Thursday, September the 20th. And I’m just out here because I need to reclaim my heart back to God. I’ve just let habits creep in over time. You know, we talked today, interestingly enough, Galatians chapter 5 and I’ve noticed my heart being more and more drawn toward sin, toward getting into my sinful nature and to not please the Spirit. And I see it affecting my marriage, most importantly. My wife and I right now, we are more like roommates and we’ve had a lot of things going on and she’s got stuff that she’s need to work on but for me I need to be working on me. And out here we started to wake up even earlier than we normally would wake up just so I can get out here and spend some time with the Lord. I’m out here in one of my favorite prayer places. And I remember coming out here and looking up I can see the constellation Orion in the sky. It’s so beautiful. It’s so awesome. I can hear birds singing in the background, a few cars traveling along the highway in the distance. But God is so good here and I’m just really praying for myself, for my heart to be drawn back to Him and not toward and shackling me back to sin. God bless you from beautiful Cincinnati Ohio this is Daniel Johnson Junior. Make it a great day.
Good morning Daily Audio Bible family. This is Mimi and it’s my first time to call and I just heard a prayer request from Jackie today who is asking for prayer for her family. You’re dealing with your sister who has depression. and Jackie, I just want to reach out to you and let you know that I’ve been there. I have a sister that suffers from serious depression and has been homeless and I know what you’re going through and you wake up in the night worrying about where your sister is and whatever. So, having her there with you probably comforts and being able to help her. So, I’m praying for you and your husband and your sister. and I also want to live José from Austin Texas who lost your grandmother, I can just hear in your voice how much pain you’re going through with the loss of your grandmother. I just pray that God would comfort you. And I’m going to be praying for your both throughout the week. And I also have a prayer request. I’d just like to ask for prayer for me and my husband going through some trials. And anyways, thank you for doing this Daily Audio Bible. And I think it’s a wonderful group and a wonderful family. God bless you all. Bye.
Hello Daily Audio Bible __. Today’s September the 20th. This is __ and I’m calling from __ Columbia and I want to say hello to everyone. You know, I used to live in Minnesota for about __ I was there. But interestingly enough, I started listening to the Daily Audio Bible when I came back in 2008. Today I’d like to ask you to pray for me as I haven’t been able to overcome a sense of loneliness and lack of purpose. And I know there is a purpose from God. And I long to be in couple relationship but I’m not sure if it’s what the Lord wants for me. So, please pray for that. And I want you to know that I am really grateful __. And please know that I always keep you in my prayers. Also, Brian thank you for your love and dedication. This is also in my prayers, your ministry. And I would love to partner with you but…well…hopefully in the near future. Blessings to all of you. Take care.