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Weekly Prayer Focus (31)


By Rebecca Clopp



1 Day by day and with each passing moment, 

Strength I find to meet my trials here; 

Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, 

I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. 

He whose heart is kind beyond all measure 

Gives unto each day what he deems best–

Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure, 

Mingling toil with peace and rest. 

2 Ev’ry day the Lord himself is near me, 

With a special mercy for each hour; 

All my cares he gladly bears and cheers me, 

He whose name is Counselor and Pow’r.

The protection of his child and treasure 

Is a charge that on himself he laid:

“As your days, your strength shall be in measure”– 

This the pledge to me he made. 

3 Help me then in ev’ry tribulation 

So to trust your promises, O Lord, 

That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation 

Offered me within your holy Word. 

Help me, Lord, when, toil and trouble meeting, 

E’er to take, as from a father’s hand, 

One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,

Till I reach the promised land.

Karolina Sandell-Berg


Carolina Sandell wrote this hymn several years after witnessing the sudden drowning of her father, a tragic event that caused her great distress. Having been through that experience, she still could write about God, “He whose heart is kind beyond all measure gives unto each day what he deems best.” In the second stanza, she refers to Deuteronomy 33:25b: “as your days, so shall your strength be” (ESV). As this hymn is sung, remember that, though no human can accurately foretell the future, God knows what will happen and is also in complete control of all coming events.(Hymnary. Org)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?”

Psalms‬ ‭27‬:‭1‬ ‭NIV‬‬



1 I hear the Savior say,

“Thy strength indeed is small,

Child of weakness, watch and pray,

Find in Me thine all in all.”


Jesus paid it all,

All to Him I owe;

Sin had left a crimson stain,

He washed it white as snow.

2 Lord, now indeed I find

Thy pow’r and Thine alone,

Can change the leper’s spots

And melt the heart of stone. [Refrain]

3 For nothing good have I

Where-by Thy grace to claim;

I’ll wash my garments white

In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb. [Refrain]

4 And when, before the throne,

I stand in Him complete,

“Jesus died my soul to save,”

My lips shall still repeat. [Refrain]

Elvina M. Hall

John T. Grape


In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus told Peter to “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Mark 14:38 ESV) Mark goes on to record how Peter was unable to stand by his Lord to the end, but fell away during the trial. In this hymn, the first stanza echoes Jesus’ words to Peter, and the following stanzas and refrain are our prayer back to Christ, in which we repeat that we are unable to attain righteousness in our own strength, but only through Jesus’ blood, shed on the cross.( Hymnary.Org)

“He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.”

Hebrews‬ ‭9‬:‭12‬ ‭NIV


 Rescue the Perishing

Fanny Crosby was born on March 24, 1820. She grew up as a member of the Presbyterian church but later in life became a member of the Methodist church.

She lost her vision when she was just six weeks old. It was the result of an improper treatment of an eye infection.

She wrote this hymn following the experience she had with men who were being housed at New York City Mission.

Being concerned about the spiritual wellbeing, she pleaded with them, telling them that if anyone had wandered away from his mother’s teaching, he should meet her at the end of the meeting.

One of the men responded and told her that he wanted to see his mother in heaven but was concerned that his life would prevent that from happening. Fanny Crosby prayed with him fervently and he gave his life to the Lord.

It is this experience that led her to compose this hymn.

This song is a command for Christians to concern themselves with saving and helping the perishing physically and spiritually.

This should be our prayer and duty too to help the people suffering from sin and earthly problems. Jesus is merciful and Jesus saves.

May this be the prayer and concern of us all! (Christian music and hymns. Co.)

Rescue The Perishing 

1 Rescue the perishing,

Care for the dying,

Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;

Weep o’er the erring one, lift up the fallen,

Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save.


Rescue the perishing,

Care for the dying;

Jesus is merciful,

Jesus will save.

2 Though they are slighting Him,

Still He is waiting,

Waiting the penitent child to receive;

Plead with them earnestly, plead with them gently;

He will forgive if they only believe. [Refrain]

3 Down in the human heart,

Crushed by the tempter,

Feelings lie buried that grace can restore;

Touched by a loving heart, wakened by kindness,

Chords that were broken will vibrate once more. [Refrain]

4 Rescue the perishing,

Duty demands it;

Strength for thy labor the Lord will provide;

Back to the narrow way patiently win them;

Tell the poor wanderer a Savior has died. [Refrain]

Fanny J. Crosby

William H. Doane


“save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”

‭‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭23‬ ‭NIV‬‬


I Need The Every Hour

I need thee every hour
Most gracious Lord 
No tender voice like thine
Can peace afford

I need thee oh I need thee 
Every hour I need thee
Oh bless me now my savior 
I come to thee

I need thee every hour
Stay thou near by 
Temptations lose their power
When thou art nigh

I need thee oh I need thee 
Every hour I need thee
Oh bless me now my savior 
I come to thee

I need thee every hour
Most holy one 
Oh make me thine indeed
Thou blessed son

I need thee oh I need thee 
Every hour I need thee
Oh bless me now my savior 
I come to thee

Oh I need thee

I need thee

Oh bless me now my savior

I come to thee

Annie S.Hawks 

Robert Lowry


“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭5‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Lord, Speak to Me

1 Lord, speak to me that I may speak

In living echoes of your tone.

As you have sought, so let me seek

Your erring children, lost and lone.

2 Oh, lead me, Lord, that I may lead

The wand’ring and the wav’ring feet.

Oh, feed me, Lord, that I may feed

Your hungry ones with manna sweet.

3 Oh, teach me, Lord, that I may teach

The precious truths which you impart.

And wing my words that they may reach

The hidden depths of many a heart.

4 Oh, fill me with your fullness, Lord,

Until my very hearts o’erflows

In kindling thought and glowing word,

Your love to tell, your praise to show.

5 Oh, use me, Lord, use even me,

Just as you will, and when, and where

Until your blessed face I see,

Your rest, your joy, your glory share.

Frances Ridley Havergal


“for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭20‬ ‭NIV‬‬


Blessed Assurance 

1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!

Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!

Heir of salvation, purchase of God,

born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.


This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.

This is my story, this is my song,

praising my Savior all the day long.

2 Perfect communion, perfect delight,

visions of rapture now burst on my sight.

Angels descending bring from above

echoes of mercy, whispers of love. [Refrain]

3 Perfect submission, all is at rest.

I in my Savior am happy and bless’d,

watching and waiting, looking above,

filled with his goodness, lost in his love. [Refrain]

Fanny J. Crosby 


“That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day.”

2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ ‭NIV‬‬


There Is Power in the Blood 

1 Would you be free from the burden of sin?

There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;

Would you o’er evil a victory win?

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.


There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r

In the blood of the Lamb;

There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r

In the precious blood of the Lamb.

2 Would you be free from your passion and pride?

There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;

Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide–

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood. [Refrain]

3 Would you be whiter, yes brighter than snow?

There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;

Sin-stains are lost in its life-giving flow–

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood. [Refrain]

4 Would you do service for Jesus, your King?

There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;

Would you live daily His praises to sing?

There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood. [Refrain]

Lewis E. Jones


“No one is like you, Lord; you are great, and your name is mighty in power.”

Jeremiah‬ ‭10‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬