Isaiah 45:11-48:11, Ephesians 4:1-16, Psalms 68:19-35, Proverbs 24:3-4
Today is September 25th welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian it is great to be here with you today as we do what we do at the beginning of every week. We consider that this week is out in front of us and it’s brand-new. And we do this at the beginning of most of our weeks just as a mental reset. Like, yeah, time just kinda keeps going on and we mark the days, but this is the beginning of a new week, a span of time that we will live into, and we have all kinds of choices that we will have to make during this week. Just kinda resetting and realizing it’s all on in front of us right now helps us to understand that His mercies are new every morning and every week. And, so, just exhale what is in the past and now and look forward to what is before us is always a good thing because the week is waiting to be lived. And it’s shiny and new and waiting for us to write our story upon it. And we can trash the place. Like we certainly can. We can take this beautiful new week that’s out in front of us and trash it or we can make it more beautiful than the week before. Let’s do the latter. And part of the way that we do this is show up every day around the Global Campfire and take the next step forward in the Scriptures, allowing them to work within us and transform us. And, so, this brand-new shiny sparkly week we will read from the Good News Translation. And certainly, picking up right where we left off yesterday will lead us back into the book of Isaiah. Today chapter 45 verse 11 through 48 verse 11.
Father, we thank You for this brand-new sparkly shiny week that You have provided for us, and we acknowledge that. You have provided it for us. Your mercies were new this morning, and You provided this day for us. What we make of this day, I guess, is whether or not we choose to be aware of Your presence and available to collaborate in Your work in this world. How we write the story of this week as we were talking about at the beginning is our story to tell but You have provided it for us, life this week. May we live it deeply, truthfully, honorably and loyally before You. May we acknowledge You in all things. May we humble ourselves before You and choose what You are leading as opposed to whatever it is that catches our eye that we’re chasing after. May we chase after You. And Holy Spirit, we invite You into this week and ask that You lead and direct us not only in the practical decisions of our lives, but also lead us deeper into Jesus, deeper into our understanding of the Scriptures, we pray. In the name of Jesus’ we ask. Amen.
Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi Daily Audio Bible family this is Renzo in Florida. I just ask for some prayers. I’m going into like a new season of my life. I’m about ready to end high school next year in May, next may that’s coming and I’m really just…what God has called me to do is reach…reach people with the gospel through Christian rap music. And I just ask for prayers that God just uses me through that and uses me to spread his name. And I ask if you could keep me in prayers because…to be more consistent in making music to honor His name and also just honoring Him with everything. And I ask if you could just pray that I get accepted into this music production school. It’s a Christian music production school and it would be a really good opportunity for next year in the fall. So, I ask for those prayers and just let every DABber know I’m praying for you guys love you guys. Thank you for calling. Keep calling. It’s a blessing to be able to pray and be a community. So, God bless you guys. Love you. Jesus loves you…
I have an adult special needs daughter that needs total care and I’ve just moved, and I don’t have caregivers yet but it’s time to get back to work and I’m not sure how to navigate all of that alone. So, I am asking for prayer for a caregiver but unfortunately, it’s hard to find them because it’s funded through the state funding which is a very low rate of pay. So, people don’t want the job. It takes a special person and that’s what I’m praying for. Thank you.
Hi DAB family this is Carlo from the Philippines. I heard Helen from North Carolina share her story about sharing your prayer requests and __ of it. So, I’m following her advice and doing it right now. So, I’d like to ask for prayers for my nephew and my mother-in-law both of whom are having mental health issues. I pray that they are able to resolve them, that they would receive the help…the professional help they need, and I pray that they would put their trust in God and God heals their disease. I pray also for my sister-in-law who is…and her family who is greatly troubled by these things. I pray that they find God’s presence and that they put their trust in God as well. Me for myself also, I’d like to pray for my anger issues, my addiction to games issues, as sometimes it would take time away from my own family. That’s it. Thank you. Thank you DAB family and know that I keep you in my prayers as well and bye for now.
Good morning DAB family this is Diana from Virginia a 10-year-old listener. I am calling to pray for my sister-in-law miss Nikki. Ms. Mikki is also a DAB listener. She posted a prayer on the prayer wall for her missing daughter Emily about three weeks ago. Family I ask you to continue praying because my niece Emily is still missing, and we pray that you all unite to pray for Emily’s safe return. Emily is 34 years and has some mental challenges. We are praying for her safety. We are praying for her safe return, and we believe that Emily is going to come back to us but we need your prayers. And I ask you to pray more specifically for Nikki her mom and the entire family for strength so that we may continue believing in God and knowing that God is taking care of Emily wherever she is and that she’s in good health and sound mind and that she will return to us. Thank you so much for your prayers.
Hi, my name is Khalisa and I’m in Oregon. I’ve been listening for about four years, and I’ve never called in because I don’t like a lot of attention. But I’ve always…I’ve thought about it many times. In that four years my husband and I have found out that we cannot have biological children. We’re starting the process of adoption. Now we’re at the phase where we can get matched with a couple of kids, or a kid and we have to find them, and they have to be a good fit according to the state and people outside of our family. So, I really struggle with having to convince other people that I’ll be a good parent. I know that I will, but I hate having to prove that kind of thing. And, so, I could just use some prayer for patience and strength and the perseverance to advocate for myself. I know I can do all things through Christ, but I hate having to convince the adoption agencies, social workers, and everybody else that I can parent some of these kids. So, yeah, just some patience. Thanks.
Good morning, everyone it’s Susan from Canada God’s Yellow Flower calling, and I want you to join me in prayer for Christy’s husband Tim. Lord God we want to just bring Tim before you. We hold him so dearly in our hearts dear God, him and Christy and we just ask that you would reach out and touch his hand Lord God and heal him from the tip of his head to the tips of his toes. Lord God you are more than able, more than able. We don’t understand your ways and goodness because you’re so much greater than ours, but you do say that if you don’t ask you don’t receive. So, we are asking with your holiness with your righteousness with your goodness with your mercies with your healing power touch Tim Lord God and make him whole again. Lord God, we just praise you for Tim and Christy’s life and in our life that he is such a God-fearing wonderful person bringing glory to your name and all days and all ways. And we pray that Christy’s strength will endure through this trial Lord God. And we pray that when they receive the response it will be incorrect. We thank you Lord in advance for your mercies and your love no matter the circumstances. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.