Daily Devotional for Thursday May 3, 2018
National Day of Prayer
(Psalms 91:15, 89:1)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Oh Lord, I am so thankful for this day. I give you all glory and honor for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. So often I take your blessings for granted. Let me remember each day to take time to thank you for your grace and mercy in my life. May I show my gratitude in living my life for you and allowing your love to shine through me to everyone I meet. In the name of Jesus I pray…AMEN!
Even though the nation celebrates today as the “National Day of Prayer,” EVERY DAY is a day of prayer here at Liveprayer. We are nearing 19 yrs of faithfully being here 24/7/365 to pray for the needs of people worldwide, many in their darkest hours of life. It has been my joy to have a front row seat for nearly 2 decades watching God move in the real lives of real people. He is a God of grace, mercy, strength, love, and...answered prayer!!!
Hundreds of millions of lives worldwide have been impacted. Apx. 40,000 emails for prayer daily prayed over and responded to totaling tens of millions over nearly 2 decades. Well over 10 million praise reports archived. One of the few truly evangelistic ministries that focuses OUTSIDE the 4 walls of the church and boldly takes the Truth of God's Word to the marketplace. Most important, over 1.2 million souls we know of who have come to faith in Jesus!!!
One of the joys in my life is to look over some of the thousands of incredible praise reports we receive every day here at Liveprayer. Real people that had emailed us to pray about real issues in their life. It is a tremendous honor and privilege to be able to stand in agreement with people for the needs they face during the course of their journey through life. I am always moved to see God's grace and mercy at work in the lives of people as He answers their prayers.
Several times each year, I like to share a sampling of those praise reports with you. I do this because so many of you are facing great obstacles in your life today, and need to know God is there. The Bible proclaims that God is no respecter of person. That simply means what God has done for someone else, He will do for you. So I want you to know today that no matter what your need is, what your problem is, what the battle you are fighting may be, God not only hears your prayers, BUT HE ANSWERS YOUR PRAYERS!
Also, so many of you pray and sacrificially give to the work God is doing here at Liveprayer. I want to encourage you today as well, that your prayers, and your gifts to this work are not in vain. What we do each and every day for over 2.5 million people all over the world is only possible because you care, you pray, and you give. Let these praise reports be an encouragement to you that God is using you to make a difference in the lives of people. God is using your obedience, your faithfulness to reach those who are lost and hurting with His love and hope. May God use these praise reports today to be a blessing to you!
"God gave us the house and dealt with the tax issue-a miracle! There are still ongoing needs, but I have been encouraged tremendously by God's answer to prayer."
"My mammogram was fine. Thank you for your prayers and praise God for his goodness."
"...i wrote to you before, it is me don....i was baptized in Jesus name today....and i wanted you to know that you helped me make that decision...."
"Hello! sometime ago you agreed with me thru Prayer that GOD would heal my marriage, and GOD was mighty and awesome in doing so!! I just want to encourage you today, no matter what you may be faced with, no matter those who try to shut you up, those who rise up against you and the work GOD has called you to do, stay strong!! Sometimes GOD will call you up out of the valley to the Mount Top, to get a word for his people, to get away from the traps of valley living, being ok with just getting by and never walking out on faith. Continue to let GOD use you more and more, no weapon formed against you shall prosper!! May GOD Bless you and yours!!"
"Dear Mr. Keller, I am sending you our "Praise Report" as promised. We are so excited! After over 12 years of many times in court each year we have finally received a Victory. My husband’s ex-wife has been stripped of some of the weapons that she used against us in court battles. We are so thankful to God for answering our prayers. We were TRULY AMAZED as this sort of thing is so unusual to happen in family court.......Our lawyer was amazed as he informed us 15 minutes before going before the judge that we would have to return to court as it wasn't possible for this outcome.......PRAISE GOD.......WE HAVE HAD A TRUE VICTORY AND A MIRACLE...........peace that we have been praying for for 12 years!"
"Thank you so much for being there. I don't know how I ever crossed your path but it has helped me more than anything I could ever imagined. I have put off reading the prayer to be saved until today when I read your devotional. I read it. I'll do my best to be a better Christian."
"Just today I told my Mom I just feel like quitting, commit suicide, go to bed and just lay there. I have sent you many emails and I'm sure you don't remember me because you probably get a lot of them. Your devotional today along with my Mother's great words of wisdom have lifted my spirits to not give up and trust in God. Thanks to you and my wonderful Mother I am feeling better and am going to keep the faith."
"Thank you for your prayers. We just found out that we are expecting a baby. God does hear our prayers. Thank you! "
"In one of your devotionals a week or so ago, you pointed out that people don't give thanks to God after a prayer has been answered. I want to thank God and you for your prayers and most of all for his blessings. We have been struggling financially and I needed to find some business. I emailed you and prayed that God would intercede on my behalf and provide some business so we could maintain our bills. He answered that prayer and is going to continue to answer it in ways I do not yet know. I just wanted to take a minute and say PRAISE GOD!! "
"Praise God..8 months or so ago I asked for prayer to carry my third baby full term without medical intervention, or bedrest. And praise God I had an active pregnancy and amazed doctors by carrying my third baby to 40 weeks after them telling me that I wouldn't be able to. God performed a miracle on me and healed me, but only through my faith in Him to do so."
"I just wanted to send you my praise report about my nursing board exam that I took last Wednesday. I'm sure you go through thousands of these daily, God is awesome! After failing this exam twice, staying faithful has enabled me to finally pass! Praise God!"
"Thank you for praying for my needs, and those of my son Matthew in Phoenix. Praise God, He has answered our prayers... Today I got a job offer with the company I've been interviewing with now for almost 2 years !! God is Good !!! Praise HIS name !!"
"All I can say is Praise OUR Lord . At 7:20 this morning I received a phone call and it was Bob himself saying good morning. He is back on regular oxygen and our prayers have been answered. I am a very happy lady and want you to know once again with your prayers added to ours Bob is on the mend. THANK YOU for being there to help."
"I just need you to know that your ministry and service to God has led me from a practiced sin. I know that God gave me the strength to stop it, but you gave me the words to know how wrong my actions were."
"I found your website this morning browsing the internet looking for the definition of Prayer and I just prayed the prayer in Salvation."
"I wanted to send you a little note to let you know how thankful I am that I had you and the daily devotionals to read each day. I was sending you emails every so often to let you know what was going on with my husband and I, we were separated for 3 months. And last night, I was richly blessed, my husband asked to come home to me and our children. "
"Thank you for sending me the Lords invitation to walk in His path. I know the temptations to fall will be great; but, I am committing my life to Him."
I love you and care about you so much. May these praise reports encourage you today that no matter what your problem may be, God is there for you. Also, thanks to all of my dear friends that so faithfully pray for this ministry each day and sacrificially give to keep us here. GOD IS GREATLY USING YOUR LIFE TO BRING HIS HOPE AND LOVE TO LOST AND HURTING PEOPLE WORLDWIDE EVERY DAY BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS AND OBEDIENCE!!!
All praise goes to our great God for His unconditional love for us and his endless grace and mercy. He is worthy to be praised!!!!
In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller