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.
Heavenly Father, thank you that like Paul it is by the grace of God that I am what I am.. It is by Your grace that I have been saved through faith in Christ and it is by grace that I am maturing in the faith and being conformed into the image and likeness of Christ.. for Your praise and glory. Thank You for the example of Paul who has helps us to understand that it is not the labour of my hand that is reckoned as righteousness.. but the grace of God that is with me and working through me.. that words the work of God. May I do all to Your praise and glory. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Paul's amazingly comprehensive chapter on 'The First Resurrection to Life' and 'The Second Resurrection to Damnation'. Thank You that Jesus died on the cross to pay the price for my sin and thank You Father, that death had no hold on His sinless body and He rose from the dead as the glorious First-fruit of ALL who would place their faith in Him. Thank You that His resurrection broke the power of sin and death in my life, and that through Him the sting of death has been neutralised for all who believe... and death is swallowed up in victory. Give me greater understanding of Your amazing plan of redemption, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
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.
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.
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.
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, what a glorious hope we have in Christ Jesus our Saviour. Thank You that He came to rescue sinners like me from death, hell, eternal condemnation, and separation from You. Thank You that Christ died to pay the price for my sin, and thank You also that He rose from the dead and conquered death and hell for all who will believe on His name. How I praise You that my salvation does not depend on what I have done, but on all that Christ has done for me, and I look forward, in holy anticipation, for the day when the dead in Christ shall be raised and we who are alive and remain will be caught up with them and be with Jesus forever. Thank You that death has been swallowed up in His victory and that I am identified with Him. Praise His holy 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. Remind them that Jesus died and rose again so that the power of sin and bondage to all forms of addiction might become ineffective in the life that is focused on the Lord Jesus.
We lift up all those 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. May all come to a saving faith in Jesus and begin to enjoy a close walk with Him. In Jesus' name,
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 enable 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.