Prayer for 1 Corinthians 15

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.

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;”
(1 Corinthians 15:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:1

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.

“By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.”
(1 Corinthians 15:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:2

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.

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;”
(1 Corinthians 15:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:3

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.

“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:”
(1 Corinthians 15:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:4

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. 

“And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:”
(1 Corinthians 15:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:5

For Those Who Feel Guilt After An Abortion

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,

Amen

“For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.”
(1 Corinthians 15:9)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

Eternal Gratitude For the Free Grace of God

Loving heavenly Father, how my heart bows before You in humble and sincere gratitude for all the many blessings that You have bestowed upon me – for the life that You have given me and the way that You have sustained me and cared for me, for which I offer You my grateful thanks. `

Thank You for my family and friends, my community and church and all the wonderful ways that You have led and guided us through both the joyful times and the difficult seasons of life.

Thank You for the wonderful world into which we have been placed and the beauties that surround us - the sea and the sky and the hills and the valleys – for all the delights that You have placed in our lives in such abundance.

Thank You most of all for sending us the Lord Jesus to die on the cross so save us from our sins – covering us with His own perfect righteousness and raising us up to sit with Him in heavenly places, when we deserve nothing but punishment. Lord we are not worthy to untie Your shoe-laces and yet in Your great grace and mercy You have freely given us all things to richly enjoy. Words cannot express the gratitude that is in my heart. Help me Lord to be the person You would have me be.. in Jesus name I pray,

AMEN
“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
(1 Corinthians 15:10)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

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.

“Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?”
(1 Corinthians 15:12)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:12

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.

“And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.”
(1 Corinthians 15:17)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:17

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.

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”
(1 Corinthians 15:19)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:19

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.

“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.”
(1 Corinthians 15:20)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:20

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.

“For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
(1 Corinthians 15:22)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:22

Praise for the First and Second Advents of the Lord

Dear Father God, how we rejoice when we call to our minds the glorious truth that the eternal Light of the world came to earth as a baby to become the Redeemer of mankind – to give His life for a lost world and to pour peace and hope into the hearts of a people who were estranged from their Creator God.

Father may our lives reflect His love as we look back in time to the first Advent of our Lord and Saviour – but let us never forget that there is a future Advent – a second coming when the earth will be filled with the glory of God once again – as the waters cover the sea.

Lord we know that You are returning and not as a tiny baby lying in a humble manger and wrapped in swaddling clothes but as a conquering King Who is to come to rescue His people Israel.

But Lord we know that first You are to come in the clouds to take Your church back to Your heavenly home – when the dead in Christ will rise first and we will all be changed in a moment - to become like unto You Lord Jesus.

Lord I pray that Your Church will prepare herself for Your soon return. Lord I pray that Your Body will be ready for that glorious day when You come to take us home to be with Yourself. Lord I beseech You that Your bride – who is the Church will be pure and holy, without spot and wrinkle or any such thing.. and Lord.. start that work in ME I pray, in Jesus name

Amen
“But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.”
(1 Corinthians 15:23)
Category: Prayers for Advent

Heavenly Father, thank You for telling us the end from the beginning and that despite man's sin, You implemented Your plan of redemption, so that whosoever believes on the name of the Lord will be saved. Thank You that You have graciously restored the wonderful works of Your hand and that Christ has gained the victory over sin; Satan, death; hell and every evil ruler and demonic authority. Keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus and help me live and work for Your greater praise and glory - AMEN.

“Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.”
(1 Corinthians 15:24)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:24

Heavenly Father, what an amazing plan of redemption You have purposed and how we praise and thank You for telling us the end from the beginning. Thank You that we have been given the Scripture to teach and train, encourage and comfort. Thank You for Paul's detailed discourse on the resurrection and the wonderful truth that because He lives I too will be raised to life immortal. Help me to live a life that honours Your name. I look forward to the day when Christ comes to take us to be with Himself and ask that You help me to occupy until that glorious day - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.”
(1 Corinthians 15:25)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:25

Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious truth of Christ's resurrection from the dead and that because He lives I too will rise to life immortal. No mind can imagine what it cost You to send Your beloved Son into the world to be the sacrifice for sin... and what it cost Christ to lay aside His glory and come to earth as a perfect man; live a sinless life; be rejected by those He came to save and crucified as a criminal... so that I could be saved by faith in Him. Thank You that He died for me but thank You that He rose again and became the First-fruit from the grave. Thank You that Jesus is established as the federal Head of Your New Creation and Head of the Church. All honour and glory and might and majesty belongs to You for Your goodness and grace - praise His holy name, AMEN.

“The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.”
(1 Corinthians 15:26)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:26

Prayer For Alcoholic Husbands

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,
 
Amen

“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
(1 Corinthians 15:33)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Prayer For A Recovering Alcoholic

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,
 
Amen

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”
(1 Corinthians 15:34)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

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.

“But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?”
(1 Corinthians 15:35)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:35

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.

“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.”
(1 Corinthians 15:45)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:45

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.

“The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.”
(1 Corinthians 15:47)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:47

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.

“And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.”
(1 Corinthians 15:49)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:49

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

“Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.”
(1 Corinthians 15:50)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:50

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.

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
(1 Corinthians 15:52)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:52

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.

“So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.”
(1 Corinthians 15:54)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:54

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.

“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”
(1 Corinthians 15:55)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:55

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.

“The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”
(1 Corinthians 15:56)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:56

Prayer Of Gratitude For All Of God’s Gifts

Oh Lord our God what a joy it is to open my eyes in the morning and to remember all of Your loving-kindness towards us all - and for the many gifts and graces that we enjoy day by day.

Thank You for shelter from the cold and for the rest and refreshment that is gained with a good nights sleep. Thank You for the joy of opening my eyes to a fresh day, where Your mercies are new every morning – what a wonderful and faithful God You are.

Thank You for my health and my home. Thank You for my family and my friends. Thank You for the many good gifts that You have been pleased to bestow on all Your children. Oh, thank You that You are my Father and that Christ Jesus is my Saviour –and thank You Lord, that I have the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead and to guide – to comfort and help - for I am never alone because You are ever by my side… Praise Your holy name for all the good gifts that You have graciously given me, in such rich abundance -in Jesus name I pray,

Amen
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Corinthians 15:57)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

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.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
(1 Corinthians 15:58)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Corinthians 15:58