Prayer Summary for June 9


Father, thank You for Your Word and for Your precious Holy Spirit
You are the same today as You were yesterday, and You will never change!
Thank You for Your grace, mercy, peace, and love
We are not alone, for You are with us, Lord
Holy Spirit, we worship You and welcome You in this place


The following article is taken from Herald of His Coming Publications:

Ready, Looking, and Longing for Our Lord’s Return
By R.A. Torrey

“For the grace of God hath appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us, to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly and righteously and godly in this present world; looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ”
(Titus 2:11–13).

Longing Earnestly

But it is not enough to be watching and looking for the Lord’s return. We should earnestly desire the coming of our Lord. In Second Peter 3:12 we read, “Looking for and earnestly desiring the coming of the day of God, by reason of which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat.” If we love our Lord above all else, we will long for His return above all else. How a true wife longs for the return of the husband who is across the sea. No gifts that he can send her during his absence will compensate for the absence of the husband, so the true bride of Christ longs for the return of the heavenly Bridegroom. While she may rejoice in those measures of grace vouchsafed her in the present through the indwelling Christ, she longs for the return of the Bridegroom Himself.

I once heard one who had been widely proclaimed as a teacher of advanced truth say that there was a time when he was greatly interested in the Second Coming of Christ, but that of late years he had been so taken up with the glory of the indwelling Christ that he had lost interest in the thought of His return. This utterance was thoroughly unscriptural. To me it is incomprehensible on the part of one who really knows the truth about the return of our Lord. It is well to preach the present privileges of the indwelling Christ, but there is something better than even this—our Lord Himself is coming! WE shall see HIM; we shall be caught up to meet HIM; we shall be ever with HIM. And if it is Himself we love and not merely His gifts, no joy and victory that we may know through the indwelling Christ will satisfy the deepest longings of our soul. We shall long for Himself and for that fullness of fellowship with Him that we shall only know when He Himself comes again.

There is a crown awaiting those who “love His appearing.” It is doubtful if there ever was a believer on this earth who knew more experimentally about the glory of the indwelling Christ than the Apostle Paul, yet one of the last things he wrote was, “Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me in that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved His appearing” (2 Tim. 4:8). May I put a plain question to you, Are you longing for Christ’s return? If you are not, you may be sure there is something wrong about your life somewhere, or about your relations to your Lord.

He Is Coming!

Our Lord Jesus is coming again—precious words! How they ought to thrill our hearts! How they do thrill our hearts! How they ought to lead us to inquire diligently lest there be anything in us that will grieve Him at His coming. How they ought to make our hearts burn with the desire to do more and to use our talents more faithfully while He tarries.

THE LORD JESUS IS COMING! How small these words make the world with its gain and its loss, its pomp and its pride, its pleasure and its pain, its praise and its blame, to appear.

OUR LORD JESUS IS COMING! How these words should make us eager to bring our friends to Christ at once lest they be “left” at His coming.

OUR LORD JESUS IS COMING! Yes, He is coming, perhaps this year; perhaps this month, perhaps tomorrow; perhaps today. Are you ready?

Listen once again to His own last and sweetest promise, “Yea: I come quickly” (Rev. 22:20).


Scripture Focus…

(20) “He Who gives this warning and affirms and testifies to these things says, Yes (it is true). [Surely] I am coming quickly (swiftly, speedily). Amen (so let it be)! Yes, come, Lord Jesus!”
(Revelation 22:20 Amp.)

Continued Praying…

Declaring that we would walk more accurately in the will of the Father
We purpose in our hearts to turn up our expectation
That we would be fully aware of Your soon coming!
Lead and direct us in the right way, Father
Right decisions are being made, based on the knowledge that He is coming soon!
Come, Lord Jesus, come!
You are our strength and our helper!
Asking You, Father, to continually fill us with Your presence
We worship, magnify, and glorify You, Lord
You are so gracious and kind—we love You, we love You, we love You!
Giving You all of the glory, honor, and praise today
Thank You for what was done on the cross; we will never take that for granted!
The blood of Jesus has delivered us and set us free!
We will continue to move, look, and step out by faith
You, Lord, are coming soon, and we will be ready!
We refuse complacency in Jesus’ name!
Turning our eyes toward heaven, today!
Open up our hearts, Lord, we want to draw near to You
Thank You for the ministry of Your Holy Spirit
Adjustments are being made today in Jesus’ name!
Letting go of the things that are behind and pressing on to a higher calling in Christ Jesus
Calling for greater demonstrations, greater moves, and greater purposes in You, Lord
We are being prepared for these times and for these days
Covering Your plan and Your purpose with the blood of Jesus today!
Supplies and resources of every kind will be right on time and right in time
We lean not on our own understanding, but in all our ways, we are fixed and focused on You
Praying for right words to be spoken, reveal Your will and plan to us Lord, we are listening
We call for breakthroughs, and anointing from heaven, today!
Calling those out of the darkness and into the light
Open, open, open, open!
Opportunities for the blessing and favor are on the horizon
We call it forth and expect it!
Staying steady all the way through to the end—we will contend for that, Father
We yield to Your presence; saturate us today, Lord
The body is moving and increasing in the fullness and completeness of Your Word
Destinies and destinations are being revealed
There are details to carry out and plans to walk out!
We call those things up and forth in Jesus’ name!
Pleading the blood of Jesus over every member of the body of Christ
Complacency—get out in Jesus’ name!
We will not stay status quo but will press on to the higher calling
Watching, looking, and praying for those things of the Father to be revealed to us
Thank You, Lord, for the manifestation of Your Holy Spirit
We can do all things through Him, who gives us strength
The power of Your Holy Spirit is working in us
Give us an increase of faith, Lord
This is the day, that You have made, and we will rejoice and be glad in it

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