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Before beginning this section we want you to understand two things:

 

1) Our aim is to help you discern the difference between Cat and Dog prayers so your prayers grow in maturity. We hope you'll become so sensitive to the difference that when you hear a Cat prayer, you'll immediately know how to correct it. We also want you to spot the difference between giving God our gratitude and giving Him glory.

 

Gratitude is a "thank you" for what you did for ME... therefore even though it is giving thanks to God, it's based on what He did for ME. Glory is a "praise you" for who You are... and therefore it is entirely focused on Him. Therefore, giving thanks could be considered "Cat-natured" while praise is "Dog-natured".

 

2) We are NOT saying that you should not have Cat components in your prayers. Jesus DID say to cast all your care on Him, He DOES want you to ask the Father for your daily bread -- these things are not wrong. But if they are our primary focus most of the time then it would be difficult to consider ourselves God-centered. Remember Cat Theology is not incorrect, but it is incomplete.

 

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PRAYER #1

Dear God, Wow the sunset was glorious in color this morning. My eyes were wide taking in the beauty of it all. I realize you didn't have to make it that way, but you did, for our enjoyment! Who, but You, would have thought of something like that?

 

PRAYER #2

Lord, as I looked at our finances for the coming month, once again I'm running short. My credit card bills are higher than normal and so are the utilities, not to mention my new car payment. Please Lord, let me see your glory through the provision of our needed funds. I'll go fishing, if necessary, so you can provide a coin in a fish's mouth like you did for Peter!

 

PRAYER #3

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.

To live in His glory, to behold his Light,

There's nothing in which I'd rather delight.

 

PRAYER #4

Lord, for the food we are about to eat, we are incredibly thankful. You never seem to miss a beat in providing for our daily necessities. In fact, we are grateful for all the luxury you've provided for us beyond the mere necessities. May your glory be shown to others who see Your hand at work... may others be drawn to Your kindness and grace - for You ARE a gracious King!

 

PRAYER #5

God, our son has wandered far from you. We did the best we could in setting the right examples and taking him to church, but his chosen life-style is an embarrassment to us. Please bring him back to you so his life will be one rich in righteousness. And through his testimony, may others see Your patience, Your loving-kindness and may others seek after a renewed relationship with You.

 

PRAYER #6

Dear God - this church hasn't grown a bit in the last 10 years. The people are complacent and the place beginning to show its age. I'm tired of preaching and seeing no change. I'm weary of begging and seeing no improvement. I'm frustrated with policies, procedures, plans and programs. God, this can't be where you wanted me to be - please rescue me from this place and let me serve somewhere else.

 

PRAYER #7

Oh Lord, our marriage has been falling apart for the past several years. Marriage counseling hasn't helped, talking with friends hasn't helped and my prayers for my partner haven't seemed to help either. I don't know if I can take another day of this! But, for the sake of your name, would you NOW restore us... provoke our hearts for each other lest our circumstances disgrace You! So many people know we are Christians and if we can't work this out - how will that reflect on You?

 

PRAYER #8

Father, You know about the possible promotion I could get at work. Surely, nothing is too great for You... and I'm putting my trust in You. If you allow me that promotion I could have so much more influence for you. I could be like Joseph who you brought up from the dungeon to the throne... I could be like David who you picked up out of the pasture and brought him to the palace... or I could be like Gideon who you took from the winepress and made a great leader of him!

 

PRAYER #9

Lord, we want to see you do a miracle here in our church! Our church has been in debt for years and our budget has just barely been met. We need to pay off the existing debts so we can build a new worship center. I know you don't live in places built by men, but men do have a way of judging a ministry by it'sYou. If we can get out of our past debts - and bring more people in to the new center, then we can dedicate our resources to missions and taking Your name to people of other tongues, tribes and nations. God, help us draw a larger choir of praise-givers for You! facilities. God, we want to put our best foot forward so there are no obstacles in bringing others to

 

PRAYER #10 (It's actually a song from the 60's by Ralph Carmichael )

In the stars His handiwork I see,
On the wind He speaks with majesty,
Though He ruleth over land and sea,
What is that to me?
I will celebrate Nativity,
For it has a place in history,
Sure, He came to set His people free,
What is that to me?

Till by faith I met Him face to face,
and I felt the wonder of His grace,
Then I knew that He was more than just a
God who didn't care,
That lived a way out there and

Now He walks beside me day by day,
Ever watching o'er me lest I stray,
Helping me to find that narrow way,
He's Everything to me.

 

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