Heavenly Father, search me I pray and identify any area in my life that is not pleasing to You and may I live godly in Christ Jesus and in submissive obedience to Your Holy Spirit. I pray that I may fulfil all that You would have me to do in my life, to Your praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN
Loving Father, thank You for enriching me is all possible ways in Christ Jesus my Lord. I pray that I may live in a way pleasing to You in all speech and activity, so that Your name is glorified in my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Father God, I confess that I could not draw another breath without Your strength. Thank You that You have covered me with the robe of Christ's righteousness, for His name's sake and have promised to keep and sustain me through every season of my life until I stand in His presence and am presented to You as blameless. Enable me to finish the work You have set me to do to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You that You are a faithful God Who is the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank You that I have been called into fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. May I live to His praise and glory day by day, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear God – the only source of healing and hope and the one fountain of peace and hope – look down in pity and mercy on Your many children who are facing adversity and afflicted by the miseries that this world system is imposing.
Provide for the needs for all those that are called by Your name, who are facing financial hardships and health problems. Enrich them with Your heavenly hope; nourish them with all Your goodness and bring each of them safely into their promised home ,
In Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Scriptures and the many lessons we can learn from Paul’s corrective teachings in his various epistles. I pray that the Body of Christ may become increasingly united in these difficult and dangerous days in which we live. Help us to hold fast to the truth of the glorious gospel, and may we be diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in our churches and fellowship for Christ’s name's sake. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may be used by You to teach the truth of Jesus Christ.. my crucified and resurrected Saviour, to all that You put in my pathway. Keep me from promoting myself in a prideful manner, but I pray that I may be used as an instrument to shed abroad the glorious news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our crucified and resurrected Saviour - to His praise and glory, AMEN.
Praise God for the message of the cross. Praise God that You loved the world so much that You gave Your only begotten Son to be our Saviour - to die on the cross so that we might live with Him forever. Praise God that Jesus became a man and died on the cross to be our substitute for sin - by means of His shed blood on Calvary's cross. Thank You that He broke the power of sin and death to all who believe on His name - to whom be all praise and glory for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your wisdom You set at nought all man's self-proclaimed wisdom and man's self-confident merit, by sending the Lord Jesus to die on the cross, and rise again the third day - proclaiming faith in Him alone .. to be the one and only Way to salvation. Keep me looking to Jesus and living humbly before You all the days of my life - to Your praise and glory - AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wisdom and power of the Cross, which has saved me by grace through faith in Christ and is conforming me into the likeness of the Lord Jesus day by day. Keep me low at the Cross and help me to keep my priorities focused on Christ crucified, knowing that the Cross is a stumbling-block to some and foolishness to others, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that while I was still a sinner Christ died for me and that in Your grace and wisdom You have given Your free gift of Salvation, to all who will humbly receive the glorious truth that is contained within the message of the Cross. Keep me low at the Cross and broken before You - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your goodness and grace You sent the Lord Jesus Christ to die on the cross to save my soul. Thank You that You communicated the message of Salvation to all who will believe the written Word of truth and trust in the incarnate Word of God.. by believing the message of the cross. Thank You that Jesus became the sin-sacrifice for all who will simply believe on His name. Thank You for dying for my sins and for rising again to give Your eternal life to all who will believe in the message of the cross - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your goodness and grace You opened my understanding to the glorious gospel of God and brought me into Your family by grace through faith in the simple message of the cross. Use me I pray to be a channel of blessing to others who are still in darkness and I pray that the stumbling block for many in Israel would be removed and that those who have rejected the gospel because of arrogance, pride, self-confidence and self-sanctification would have the eyes of their heart opened.. to see that Christ crucified is their only hope, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your wisdom You anchored Your plan of Salvation on the cross of Christ. Thank You for its cleansing flood and thank You for saving me, by grace through faith. Thank You that I am Your child and that You have chosen the foolish things of this world or confound the wise.. I will never cease to praise You for all Your grace and goodness to me and all men, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and for Your gracious plan of salvation. Thank You that in Your wisdom You determined the one and only means of salvation to be faith in the eternal Son of God, Who was born into His own creation so that by His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection ALL who believe on Him are redeemed from the curse of the Law, made the righteousness of God in Christ and have the power of death broken forever in our lives - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I have nothing to recommend myself except for the death of Jesus Christ my Saviour and King. May I come to a deeper knowledge and understanding of the amazing message of the Cross, and all that Christ has done for me through the death, burial and resurrection of Your dearly beloved Son, Who alone is worthy of all praise.. and in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus Christ and Him crucified. May I never seek to rely on my own human wisdom, physical strength and clever manipulation but on Jesus Christ and Him crucified, knowing that in HIM is found all wisdom, might, majesty dominion, power, strength, love... and life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that we have nothing to boast about.. except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Thank You that it is by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ alone that I have been redeemed and have received the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. Thank You that you have chosen the foolish things of this world to confound the wise - and thank You that by grace through faith I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Father, we pray that as members of the body of Christ we may learn to be imitators of You and to walk in love, with one another.. just as the Lord Jesus Christ loved us and gave Himself as an offering and sweet-smelling sacrifice - holy and acceptable to God.
Thank You Father that in Christ we are children of the light. May we walk in the light of the Lord, Who is the Way, the Truth, the Light and the Life - and Lord we know that Your purpose for the Church is to transform each one into the likeness of the Lord Jesus – until He is all in all.
We pray that as member of His body we may walk in all goodness and righteousness and live a life that is honoring to You. Teach us we pray to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight and we ask that every member of the body of Christ may be sanctified – set apart unto You and cleansed with the washing of the water by the word of God, and made holy in thought word and deed.
We pray that the Church may be purified by the Spirit of power, so that she may be without spot or wrinkle or any such thing – but holy and blameless before You in love – We ask this in Jesus name
Heavenly Father, help me to take my eyes off myself and to set the eyes of my heart firmly on the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died to pay the price for my sins and rose again to give me His indwelling life. Help me to recognise and reject the foolish philosophies of the 'wise' and the vain glories that the world may offer.. and help me day by day to glory in Christ crucified. God forbid that I should glory, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world , and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father I pray that in all I say and do that You may be lifted high in my heart so that people only see Jesus in me, until I am nothing and He is all in all, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for my salvation and my redemption and that I am fully reconciled to You through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that Jesus is the propitiation for my sins and that He was willing to identify with my sinfulness so that I may be eternally identified with His death and wonderful resurrected life - which I have received by grace through faith in His sacrificial work on Calvary's cross - praise His holy name. I pray that in the days ahead I set all else aside, except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a wonderful example of a man of humility and grace, who did not seek to use His own wisdom, academic ability, intellectual stature or oratory skills in his ministry, but recognised his own human limitation and instead became a living sacrifice unto God. I pray that I will never seek to elevate my own importance in the eyes of man but present my life as a living sacrifice, holy to the Lord - so that in Your power I may be enabled to share the simple gospel of grace to a lost an dying world.. not in my own strength but in the strength of Him Who called me out of darkness, into His glorious light. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You gave to Paul and Your other apostles the message of the cross, which is the greatest demonstration of the Spirit and of power, for it saved a wretch like me. Thank You that salvation does not necessitate worldly wisdom, but comes through the message of the cross. Praise Your holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times that I have sought to do things in my own strength.. or tried to use my own powers of persuasion to lead others to Christ. Help me to share the truth of the gospel of grace, simply and truthfully, as led by the Spirit of God, so that my faith and theirs, may be founded on the truth, and not influenced by worldly rhetoric, to Your praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for opening my understanding to the message of the cross, which is the power on which my faith is founded - through Christ Jesus my Saviour. Thank You that You have opened my understanding to the truth of the glorious gospel of grace. I pray that many, who are dead in sin and deceived by the vain philosophies of this world.. would be convicted of their sin and converted to faith in Christ.. our God and Saviour - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how astonishing to know that the mystery of the cross, that was hidden for ages and generations, has been revealed to those who have trusted Christ for the forgiveness of sins. How we praise and glorify You that eye has not seen.. and ear has not heard the amazing things, that You have prepared for those that love You. Increase my love and longing for You, and help me to share the truth of the gospel of grace, with those You place in my path - for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, Your plans and purposes are unsurpassed and I thank You for bringing me into Your family and opening up to my understanding the wonderful works of God and the amazing wisdom of God's plan of salvation. I pray that I may grow in grace and in a deepening knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, with every passing day, and in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Thank You Heavenly Father, that in Your goodness and grace You chose to reveal Yourself and the wonderful message of redemption in Your Word and the amazing prophetic scriptures which reveal the end from the beginning. We pray that we would earnestly study to show ourselves approved unto God.. but keep us from hankering after a knowledge of things which You have chosen to keep hidden from our sight. Thank You that our blessed hope is in Christ and the wonders of our eternal future are hidden in Him - to Whom be all praise and glory AMEN.
Oh, thank You Lord Jesus, my heavenly Vine, for the fullness of Your blessing towards me. I want to know and understand more and more of what it means to simply rest in You – to abide in You in sweet union with my Saviour and remain in blessed communion with You in ever closer intimacy.
Teach me Lord and train me to rest in Your love – guard me and guide under the shelter of Your canopy, and reveal more and more of Yourself to me I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wisdom from above, and for the inspired, Word of God, which contains all we need for life and godliness. Thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who continues to guide us into all truth, as we study the Scriptures and submit to His leading and guidance. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You that You convicted me of my sin, of Christ's righteousness and of judgement, which has been passed on all who do not by grace through faith come to trust in Christ as Saviour. Help me to live a spiritual life and not revert back to carnal pursuits and worldly ways, but may I walk in spirit and truth in the power of Your Holy Spirit and may I grow in spiritual wisdom and discernment day by day to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a great joy and privilege it is to know our body is a Temple of God and by the power of Your indwelling Holy Spirit we are enabled to judge all things and be appraised by no-one. Keep me low at the cross and ever open to the leading and guidance of Your Holy Spirit. I pray that I may continue to grow in grace and stand firm on the unchangeable Word of Truth. Prevent me from being enticed into the ways of the world or influenced by human wisdom. Guide me into all truth I pray and may the mind of Christ dwell in me richly - this I pray in His holy name, AMEN.
Father God thank You that I have the mind of Christ. Please take my life and let it be consecrated Lord to You, use my intellect to Your glory,' Help me, live like Jesus did, in humble obedience before You, and help me to place all my carnal inclination on the altar of sacrifice, for I want to live in spirit and truth to Your glory in Christ's name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many warnings against worldliness, carnality and fleshly desires. Help us to press on for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus, and may we become spiritual men and women, whose focus is on Christ and Whose desire is to live and work for Your greater praise and glory – this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Lord Jesus, I pray that I may abide in You and grow in grace so that day by day I may be conformed into Your image- so that I may become more and more like You with every passing day, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, there is so much to learn from the corrective instructions in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. Prevent me from falling into the trap of elevating myself or others in the body of Christ. Develop in me a teachable spirit and may we all learn the value of living in unity of sprit for the glory of God and the praise of our Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for the privilege of being used in the world to be a witness of the Lord Jesus Christ and to do the work that You have already prepared for me to do. Root out all that is of Me and replace it with the sweet nature of the Lord Jesus as I carry out the work that You have prepared for me to do, in the power of the Holy Spirit - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we bless and thank You for Your amazing plan of salvation. Thank You that Your dearly loved Son laid aside His glory to become a man - so that He could give up His sinless life and bring many sons into glory - by faith in Him. Thank You that Jesus is the Rock of my salvation, and the Foundation Stone upon which my faith is founded. Keep me looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, teach me I pray to walk in spirit and truth and to live as a spiritual man and not as a carnal Christian. Teach me to live my life as unto You.. May my self-life remain nailed to the cross and may my new-life in Christ do only those things that are honouring to Your name - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I begin to understand the incredible privilege and the serious consequences of having Your Spirit indwelling my body and pray that I may live worthy of the calling to which I have been called. I pray that I live my life from this day forward as unto the Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, forgive us for the times we have fallen into the trap of carnality and worldly thinking. I pray that I may keep the eyes of my consciousness upon the Lord Jesus and keep me from allowing the mind-set of the world to infiltrate my heart and affect my witness. I pray that I may develop spiritual wisdom before You and be equipped to forward the good news of the gospel of Christ in a mature manner, that does not engage in unnecessary squabbling or petty differences, but is ready to give an instructive answer for the hope I have in Christ. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Loving Father, how I thank You that I have all be given all spiritual riches to richly enjoy. Thank You for equipping me in the ministry that You have given to me. May my eyes look to Jesus, and not to the one that has instructed me about Jesus, for He alone is worthy of praise, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father – that I may know Christ and that I may know more of Him and even more. Thank You Lord for Your grace towards me. Thank You that I belong to Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Father thank You for sending Christ as my Passover Lamb –Who died for my sin so that I might be released from the punishment of sin - and Who died unto sin, that I might be released from the power of sin – Praise Your holy name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truths that it contains. Keep me from all forms of sexual sins and perverted acts and attitudes, thoughts and imaginations. May the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart be pure in Your sight - so that my life is not only positionally holy but practically holy, in all I say and do - to the honour of Your name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am washed clean in the blood of Christ, positioned in Him and set apart unto You. I pray that I may grow in grace, mature in the faith and walk in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the freedom I have in Christ and that He died to pay the price for all my sin. Thank You that I am not under any form of law but under grace, and that because Christ identified with my sin, I am identified with His perfect, righteousness, and have been declared blameless through faith in Him. Keep me from sin, I pray, and give me wisdom to recognise things that are permissible, but which are not expedient, and help me to live my life in a way that honours You. Thank You that in Christ, all things are lawful unto me, but I pray that I will not cause another to stumble or backslide in my own Christian life. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear Father, who art in heaven, thank You that YOU are my heavenly Husbandman and that You tend my life with such care and concern. Cleanse me and prune me and take away anything that you discover in me that does not glorify Your holy name.
Thank You Father that I am a heavenly branch that is united to my heavenly Vine, the lovely Lord Jesus Christ. May His life flow through mine as sap flows through the branch that is engrafted into its parent stem. Fill me with and inflow Your fullness so that I may live and move and grow and bear fruit as I abide more and more in You,
Dear Lord God, I seek a true inner purity that only comes from You and I come to You, knowing that I stand unclean, impure and wretched before Your perfect throne of purity and truth. Lord I ask Your forgiveness for the way that I have not honoured You with my body – knowing that I have engaged in many impure acts and unchaste thoughts. I confess that I am unworthy to even kneel before Your perfect presence – and yet I now understand that Christ died to pay the price for all my sins and all my impurities. Thank You that by believing in Jesus, Who died to pay the price for all my sins, You have washed me clean from every dishonouring act. Thank You Father.
Help me Lord to flee fornication and all the accompanying evils that flow from illicit sexual relationships and unclean thoughts – knowing that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in me and lives within my heart. Help me to keep my outward actions and inner thoughts pure before Your eyes – whether I am in the public view or hid in a secret place, and away from the gaze of the world’s eye.
Purify the eyes of my heart and help me to keep the focus of my mind on the Lord Jesus - and develop in me I pray, thoughts, words, deeds and motives that are pure in Your sight and that will honour Your Holy name, in Jesus name I pray,
Lord, give me the purity, integrity and focus to be the kind of vessel You would desire.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You that You not only created me but have purchased me as Your own precious possession. Thank You for dying for me and for shedding Your life blood to purchase me back from the slave market of sin. Thank You that I have been placed into the kingdom of Your only begotten Son by grace through faith in Him. I pray that I may glorify You in body, soul and spirit from this day forward - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your guidance on Christian marriages, the single state and celibacy - both in Paul's letter to the Corinthians and throughout Your word. Thank You for the institution of marriage and the many instructions given to married couples and those that remain unmarried. I pray that in whatever state I find myself, during my time on earth, my life would be a living sacrifice unto God and I would conduct myself as unto the Lord. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for my life and for the gifts and graces that have been given me from above. May I walk in a way that honours You in my marriage, my home and my church family. May I conduct myself in the situation to which You have assigned me. May my choices in life be wise and honourable and may I become increasingly conformed into Christ’s image and likeness, so that others may see Jesus in me, to the glory of His name. This I ask in Jesus’ name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your born-again children are not bound to any cultural rules, religious rituals or nationalistic identities. Thank You that whosoever will may come to Christ and be saved by grace through faith in Him. Help me to obey Your Word, keep Your commands and do only those things that honour Your name, so that I may grow from Christian babyhood into a mature man of God – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have been set free from the bondage of sin and death, and that in Christ I have been made free indeed. Today I offer myself as Your bond-slave, to will.. and to do only those things that You would have me do - for I have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ my God and my Saviour - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am in Christ and that I have been purchased by His precious blood and have a high and heavenly calling - which is to live my life as unto You. Keep me faithful to my calling in Christ and may I not allow my spiritual walk to be influenced by the circumstances in which I find myself, but live my life to Your praise and glory, and in humble obedience to my heavenly calling - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear God, is saddens me so much that my dear brother has become dependent on alcohol and he is so young to have been dragged into this destructive life-style. Lord it is having a very serious effect on his relationship with his whole family and he seems to have thrown away his life, which was so promising – and it saddens me deeply.
Lord He seems to have been dragged in so deeply into this addiction that I fear that he is unlikely to emerge from it – but my trust is in You and I pray that in Your love and grace You will reach down and convict him of his need of You and draw him back into a right relationship with You..
Father I know he needs to take responsibility for this serious addiction- but I know that at times it can be seen as an illness – Lord look down in pity I pray on my brother and help him become free – in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father, I pray that in the power of Your Holy Spirit I may conduct my Christian life in spirit and in truth. Help me to exercise self-control and to consider the needs of others before my own. May I endure patiently in the trials of life, life godly in Christ Jesus and run the race that is set before me to Your praise and gory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious promises in Your Word that we are eternally secure in Christ. But Father, I pray that I would never abuse the freedom I have in Christ. I pray that I may become increasingly conscious to take heed of my spiritual walk in Christ - lest I also fall into sin and discredit Your holy name. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear Lord, how I thank You for Your grace towards me for you have lifted me up out of the pit that my life was in and set my feet on the rock of my Salvation, which is Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for freeing me from the shame and sin of my addiction, which has robbed me of so many of years of my life and caused me to lose not only my home but many of my friends and family as well.
Lord Jesus there are those that would seek to entice me back into the shadow from which I escaped and are trying to almost blackmail me into returning back to my life of crime and debauchery – but I have been set free and I do not want to return – keep me from temptation on those occasions when I feel alone and protect me from the pressures that I have been put under on certain occasions to return.
Lord I know that ALL my past sins have been forgiven and that I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus – keep me walking in the path of holiness and protect me from those that are still slaves to their addictions – I pray Lord that You will rescue those of my friends that are still enthralled in the world of addiction – I ask this in Jesus name.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have saved me from my old ungodly way of life and breathed into me the new life of Christ Jesus. Keep me I pray from falling into any ungodly practices and prevent me from flirting with practices that troubles my conscience or the conscience of others. May I walk in newness of life to Your honour and glory from this day forward - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am in union with Christ and a member of His mystical Body, which is the Church. I pray that we may be united together in love and truth, knowing that we have all partaken of the one Bread, which is Christ. Thank You that His body was broken for me and His blood was spilt, to pay the price for my sin - to Him be all honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Loving Father, thank You for the liberty I have in Christ. Help me to live a life that is worthy of You. Help me to be helpful and edifying to my brothers and sisters in Christ, in all I say and do – and may I be increasingly conformed to the likeness of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Lord Jesus for loving me so much that You would come to earth and suffer and die so that I might be saved by grace through faith in You. Words cannot express the depth of gratitude and love that I have.. knowing that You love me so very dearly.
As I look at the vastness of Your creation and realise the enormity of Your Person, I am astonished that You should care for me.. how can it be that You died for me when I was dead in my sins and at enmity with God?
Thank You that You provide for me day by day and that when I am weak and fearful You hold me up with and have promised to be with me always.. Lord Jesus there is no end to Your goodness and there is no end to my love and gratitude for all You are to me.. Praise Your holy name for ever and ever, AMEN
Thank You Father for Your day-by-day provision and for supplying all that we need for life and health. Thank You Lord that our table is daily filled with so many good things, just as You have promised and that You faithfully provide for all our bodily necessities.
Forgive us for the times when we have been faithless or forgetful of Your generous provision and yet You have never failed to provide the sustenance that we need for our daily life. Lord.. the blessing that fall from Your hand are good and gracious and we thank You that in Christ we lack no good thing.
Help us never to forget that all good things come from You and keep us from taking Your gracious provision for granted. Instill in each us a heart that is truly grateful and filled our mouths with praise and thanksgiving for our daily food.
We thank You for all You bountiful supply and ask that You would continue to give us our daily bread for our bodily nourishment - and to You we give all the praise and glory, in Jesus name
Heavenly Father, thank You for the institution of the Lord’s Supper. Thank You that we are called to remember the high price that Jesus paid for our sin, and for our communal remembrance – at the communion table. May I never become complacent about the enormous price that was paid for my sin, and help me to honour Your holy name, when I meet together, with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank You for Your word and the wonderful truths it contains, and thank You Father, for the revelation that we have received through Paul, and the other apostles. Keep me low at the cross of my Saviour and my heart broken before You – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You love Your children so much, that Your punishment is not designed to harm us, but to return us into precious fellowship with Yourself. Help me to keep a short rein on my sin and confess it quickly to You, but when I do have unconfessed sin, I pray that I will be teachable, and learn every lesson that You would teach me, through Your chastening programme. Thank You also for the opportunities I have, to break bread, and to remember the amazing sacrifice Christ made on the cross for me. May I always treat it with reverence and fear, to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, I thank You that I am part of Your body and for the gracious gifts You have graciously bestowed on each one of Your children. I pray that I may use the gifts You have given me to encourage and edify the body of Christ to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am part of the body of Christ, and for the gifts and graces that You have given to me. I pray that I may live my life according to Your perfect plans and purposes. Use me to compliment the work carried out by my brothers and sisters in Christ, and I pray that I may be a beautiful testimony, of the goodness and grace of Jesus Christ my Lord, to a lost and dying world. Unite the whole body of Christ, with a dependant mutuality, so that as individuals... we may be truly united as one Body, to serve You in the place where You have planted us - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a full and equal member of Church and that by Your grace I was baptised into the Body of Christ at salvation. Thank You that I can partake of the same spiritual benefits that have been promised to all Your children. Thank You for the gifts, graces, benefits and ministry You have seen fit to give me, by Your grace. I pray that I may be a willing and obedient member of Christ's Body and fulfil all the work You have prepared for me to do - to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name and for His eternal glory - AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of being united to Christ by faith and being part of Your body - the Church. Thank You for my brothers and sisters in Christ, and I pray that we would be united together in love. I pray that in all things we would learn to love You with all our heart and soul and mind and strength and put the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ before our own, for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that you give each of Your children one or more gifts of the Spirit, to be used in love and to Your glory. Help me to use the gift/s that you have bestowed on me in a way that does not dishonour or displease You - but may my spiritual gift/s be rooted and grounded in Christ's love, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, keep me ever humble before Your throne of grace I pray. Help me to use my spiritual gifts and graces to encourage and edify my brothers and sisters in Christ and to glorify Your name, and may I live my life in love and grace, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, may the love of God stream through me so that by Your Spirit my life may enrich the lives of others, and glorify my Father in heaven, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, develop in me the godly fruit of love, and may I live in love and seek to love as Christ loved. Keep me from jealousy and boastfulness and may the love of Jesus be seen in and through me, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, teach me I pray to walk in love and keep me from any unbecoming actions or ungodly motives. Identify in me any areas of my life that discredit my witness for You and I pray that I may walk in the way of righteousness. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Develop in me that spiritual fruit that does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.. and may I learn to live in total dependence upon You Father, so that the beautiful fruit of love may bud, blossom and mature in my life, to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit that I may learn through obedience.. to develop the exquisite characteristic of Christ-like love in my life - so that You would be glorified, and others would be drawn to You.. through Your love reflected in me - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
How great is Your love for me Father and how I long to be more like You. Fill me with Your love – saturate me with Your pure, holy, unconditional everlasting, godly Love I pray - so that I may be a transparent channel through which Your love may flow out to others, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your gift of salvation by grace alone – simply because we believe in Your Son. Thank You for the hope that is set before us and thank You for the love of the Lord Jesus, which was demonstrated to us on a wooden cross, 2000 years ago. May His love flood our hearts and pour through us into the lives of others, that they may know Your love, have faith in Your finished work and receive that blessed hope in their hearts, that only comes from You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You heavenly Father for Your Word and the truths that are contained within its pages. We praise You for the wonderful way You taught the early Church the truths of the gospel and for protecting its message, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thank You for the gifts and graces You have bestowed on me and I pray that I may use each one wisely, with discernment and for Your greater glory. I pray that I would say and do nothing that would communicate an indistinct gospel message to those with whom I have to do. Keep my heart pure and my actions honouring to You - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the words of instruction that were given to the Saints in Corinth. I pray that any ungodly or carnal attitude, that I have developed in my Christian walk, would be identified and dealt with. Thank You that You are not a God of confusion. I pray that You would give me wisdom when I come across disunity within the body of Christ - so that I may know how to behave and what to do, in a way that honours Your name and character. Help me to walk, day by day, in humility and godly righteousness, to Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, in a world that is seeking to undermine the very foundation of our Christian faith I pray that Your church would stand fast on the truth of Scripture that: Christ died for our sins according to the Bible, that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day. May this truth remain foundational to our faith and keep us we pray from the onslaught of those that would seek to obliterate the truth of the glorious gospel of grace - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word of truth. Thank You that You sent the Lord Jesus to die on the cross to pay the price for my sins and that He rose again the third day, according to the scriptures and that His resurrected life has been imparted to me. Thank You that just as my old sin nature is identified with His death so my new life in Christ is identified with His resurrection and that in Him I have life everlasting. Thank You in Jesus name AMEN.
Loving Father, sometimes I am so familiar with the truth of scripture that I do not adequately take in its enormous significance. Help the truth of Your death and resurrection permeate deep into my heart - for You are good and gracious and Your mercy towards me is everlasting, and I love You Lord, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by believing on the death, burial and resurrection of Your only begotten Son - my Saviour Jesus Christ, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that despite being despised by the Jews; rejected by Gentiles and, crucified on the cross, You purposed to bring believing Jews, Samaritans and Gentiles into Your family. Thank You for sending Your only begotten Son to be the propitiation for our sins and that Jesus is fully God and fully Man. Thank You He was born a descendent of Abraham, of the tribe of Judah and the lineage of David - knowing Salvation is through the Jews - and Jesus of Nazareth is the one and only Saviour of all. Thank You that in Your grace You used the apostle Peter to officially 'unlock' the good news of the gospel to all people, tongues and nations, and used Paul as the apostle to the Gentiles. May I be ready and willing to share the gospel message with whosoever I come in contact today - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Loving Lord, I recently had an abortion because I was pregnant and did not want to have another baby – but since going through the abortion Lord, I find that I am beset about by guilt and my heart feels as if it is torn in two.
Lord You have promised to be close to those whose hearts are breaking – I know that what I did was wrong, because You are the Lord of life, but Father You are also the great God of comfort and the Comforter that has promised to be with us always and to comfort us in our distresses.
Lord I have just read the prayer ‘I Had An Abortion,’ and I thank You that You died to pay the price for all my sins, including this abortion. Lord I know that any deep wound takes much time to heal, but I pray Lord that You would start to mend my broken heart today and to soothe my smarting soul.
Give me the comfort that only comes from You to face the future, knowing that in Your sight I am pure and forgiven– and thank You for Your great assurance that there is no sin that is so bad that You are unwilling to forgive.
Thank You in Jesus name,
Thank You heavenly Father for the beautiful truth that Christ is the First-Fruit from the dead - of all who trust in Him and that we too will one day be clothed in a resurrected and glorified body. Thank You that we are not only clothed in His righteousness but will one day receive a new, glorified body. May God of peace Himself sanctify us completely, and may our whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing 15th chapter of Corinthians, which goes into such amazing detail about Christ victory over sin and death - on our account. We praise and thank You that because of His great sacrifice on the cross and glorious, bodily resurrection.. we too are raised into newness of life in Christ - not only in this world but also into the eternal ages to come, where we will be clothed in our eternal, resurrected bodies - for when we see Him as He is.. we shall be like Him, for which we praise Your holy name - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that my hope is in Christ and His finished work, and that through time in this life and into the eternal ages to come, He is my peace, my sufficiency and my everlasting hope, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Praise the Lord for the power of the cross of Christ and thank You Father for the death and resurrection of Jesus – Thank You that my sins were dealt with at the cross and death has lost its sting, through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how wonderful to know that in Your grace You purposed to redeem the fallen race of Adam, through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus on our behalf. You could have walked away from sinful man and allowed death to claim every one of us, for we have all sinned and fallen short of Your glory. And yet You sent Jesus to be the propitiation for our sin and to become the Federal Head of a new and perfect creation - freed from the penalty of sin and released from its power in our lives. Thank You that although I was born in sin, yet by grace through faith in Christ I will be made alive in Him and been raised, through His resurrection, into life immortal. Praise Your holy name that by You goodness and grace death has been swallowed up in His victory - and it is in Jesus' name that I pray, AMEN.
Oh Lord Jesus, how difficult life has become due to my husbands excessive drinking of alcohol – well it is now really become alcohol addition. Life has become so hard, almost unbearable.. and his temper is at times out of control- and Lord, I am beginning to fear for our safety.
Lord You know that this is splitting our family apart and at times I despair that this addiction to alcohol will ever be overcome. Lord it has not only affected his moods and his increasingly uncaring attitude toward me, but it is affecting his work and I am wondering if he may actually lose his job as a result of this.
Father it is painful to see someone You love in this pitiful state and I pray for Your guidance and strength to be able to deal with this in a way that honours You – but also for the wisdom to know what to do and how to help my husband.
Lord I know that it may be a dangerous prayer to pray.. but I ask that whatever it takes You would bring my husband to the point where of desperation, where You are the only Person to Whom he can turn.. as I know that only You can intervene in this addiction and return him to his normal mind.
Father at time I feel weak and unable to cope and yet I know that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. Lord I know that Your grace is sufficient for me and ask that You would remain close to me – to lead and to guide, so that I would know what to do to help him overcome his alcohol addition and encourage him to turn to Jesus, in Whose name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for helping me along the way to recovery from my addiction to alcohol. Thank You Father, for lifting me up out of the miry clay, saving me from my pit of despair and setting my feet on solid ground. Thank You that You cared enough for me.. to be there throughout my recovery.. to uphold me with Your righteous right hand, as You poured out grace and mercy to help, in time of need.
I repent of my foolish decline into alcoholism and confess my reluctance to admit that I was getting swept into an increasingly ungodly lifestyle. Forgive my selfish foolishness and thank You from the bottom of my heart for setting me on the right path to freedom in Christ by putting a new song in my mouth – even praise to my God.
Oh the joy and peace of knowing and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ. You have performed wonders in my life and I praise the good work that You are doing in me. Thank You for the freedom I have found in You as You have gently led me along the path to recovery from alcoholism. You are my God and have performed great and mighty wonders in me, and I praise Your holy name for ever and ever,
Heavenly Father, thank You that because Christ is risen from the dead.. my earthly, corrupted mortal body will be raised a heavenly and incorruptible body, that will not fade away. Help me to remain steadfast and immovable - always abounding in the work of the Lord. Thank You that my work is not in vain in the Lord, but will receive a great reward - may all I do, be done to Your greater praise and glory - This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for Jesus the last Adam, who gave His life for me and broke the terrible power of sin and death my mortal body, so that I might receive His life forever, for which I praise You now and into eternity, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Thank You Father that You have given me life, eternal life-life more abundantly by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus - the second Man, Who came down from heaven to die for me. Thank You that in Him I have been forgiven of my sin and given a heavenly inheritance - all praise to His holy name, AMEN.
Thank You Lord, that You purposed from the foundation of the world to save mankind. Thank You that by grace through faith in Christ I have been transferred from the old creation in Adam to the new creation in Christ. Thank You that my spirit has been regenerated, and I have been given a new nature in Christ - His resurrected life in me. I pray that I may keep the old sin nature nailed to the cross and I praise and thank You that one day this mortal body will be clothed with immortality - because I now bear the image of the heavenly Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wonderful plan of redemption and for Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, Who laid aside His heavenly glory, to come to earth and be born into the human race. Thank You that He was willing to take on the form of human flesh, so that He could live a perfect life, in order to be qualified to shed His innocent blood for the sin of the world. Thank You that He willingly died for me and gave His very life-blood on my behalf, so that by faith in Him I might be identified with His death and glorious resurrection. Thank You that by that faith in Him, I have been imputed with His righteousness, become a child of God and joint-heir with Christ. Thank You that Your amazing plan of redemption, has paved the way for me to have an inheritance in the kingdom of God, and that this imperishable body, will one day take on an imperishable one - Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your wonderful plan of redemption. Thank You that by faith in Christ I am part of that new creation, who will be changed in a moment - in the twinkling of an eye, when the last trump of God wakes the dead in Christ and we are all clothed with incorruptible bodies. Thank You that Jesus is the First-fruit from the dead and because He lives – we too shall live. Thank You that by His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection death is swallowed up in victory. Thanks be to God, Who always gives us resurrected victory, through Jesus Christ our Lord, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a wonderful hope we have in Christ, knowing that by His death, the soul-destroying sting of sin has been removed forever and death has been triumphantly defeated and destroyed for all who are in Christ. Thank You that a day is coming when the dead in Christ will rise to life immortal with incorruptible bodies. Thank You that saints who are still alive will also be clothed with incorruptibility and immortality. Thank You that on that day we can rejoice together, knowing death has been swallowed up in victory. Praise Your holy name, AMEN.
Loving Father, I praise and thank You for Your marvellous plan which You purposed in Christ, that the power and victory of death is swallowed up in Christ resurrection victory, You are worthy of all the praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus fulfilled for righteous requirements of the Law on my behalf and then paid the price for my sin and broke the power of sin and death in my life. All praise to His holy name for ever and ever. AMEN.
Dear Lord Jesus, we come to You in deep pain and sadness for those we know who are suffering in one way of another.. due to alcohol abuse, both those that have been ensnared in their own excessive alcohol addiction and also those that are badly affected by the alcoholic abuse of someone else – a spouse, a parent. a child or a friend.
We know that You love and care for each and every addict and desire that they break free from their addiction and come to a saving faith Jesus Christ.. Who died and rose again so that the power of sin and bondage to all forms of addiction might become ineffective in the lives that is focused on the Lord Jesus.
We lift up all those that we know who are suffering in any way, due to alcoholic abuse and addiction, especially those that we know personally.. and pray that in Your grace and mercy You would do a great work in their lives - enabling those in bondage to break free of their debilitating addiction and those affected by the alcoholism of others to be kept our of harms way – and may all come to a saving faith in Jesus and begin to enjoy a close walk with Him, in Jesus name we pray,
Heavenly Father, what a glorious future You have purposed and planned for all who trust in Christ, as our God and Saviour. May I never doubt Your word, but enable me to be steadfast in my daily walk, and strong in my Christian faith. Help me to be productive during my time on earth and help me to carry out Your work and Your will, knowing that my toil is not fruitless in Christ. Thank You for the truth of the resurrection and the knowledge that this mortal body will put on immortality, at Your appointed time. Help me to remain occupied in the work that You have prepared for me to do - to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving heavenly Father, You put us into families and set a father as the leader and role model for each family… but Lord there are many families that are being torn apart by a husband and father that has become addicted to alcohol.
Knowing the devastating nature of this disease, I pray that You would prompt each one to turn away from this evil habit to become the responsible husband and father that You desire each one to be.
Lord we know that there are many alcoholic husbands that abuse their wives both physically and emotionally and that many children are also placed in danger, due to abuse from an alcoholic father – and also Lord, that such drinking habits can often leave families with insufficient money to live on.
Protect all those that are vulnerable from all forms of abuse and convict such men of the responsibilities of being loving husbands and dependable fathers – and Lord we pray that they turn from their evil ways to turn to the Lord Jesus – knowing that only in You is true freedom found.
Thank You Father – I commit all families that are in this position into Your safe-keeping,
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your goodness to us and for instructing us on how to live godly lives to Your praise and glory. May I stand firm in the faith and act in a way that does not dishonour Your name. May I be alert to the evils that surround me and my brothers and sisters in Christ and may I never compromise the truth of the glorious gospel of grace but be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.. Help me to withstand the wiles of the devil and be alert to his evil ways. And may all I say and do be done in love - to Your honour and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Loving Father I confess that in my own strength it is impossible for me to carry out all that I say and do in love, but I know that this is possible in the strength and power of the Spirit of love, because You have promised to pour Your love through me to others so that I may love others as Christ loved me, knowing that it is Christ that loves through me and not me myself. Use me to be a vessel of love in the lives of ALL I meet today - and in the days that lie ahead, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and this instructive letter to the Corinthian church. I pray that I may know You more each day and grow in grace and in a knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. Give me discernment, I pray, so that I may not be tossed about by false teachings and I pray that the love of Christ may fill my heart and become a conduit, through which Christ's love spills out to those I meet - this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.