Prayer for 1 John

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Loving Father, praise Your name for the Lord Jesus Christ Who is the Word of life. Thank You Father and the truth about Jesus that You have given us in Your written Word of truth – Thank You Father that You cared enough for me to become like me so that I could be clothed in Your righteousness. In Christ’s name I pay, AMEN

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;”
(1 John 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the witness and testimony of Your holy apostles and prophets who were faithful to the truth that they received and through whom we have come to a saving knowledge that Christ is the Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the world - in Whom I have received the forgiveness of sin and everlasting life. Thank You that I too may enjoy sweet fellowship with You - this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN

“(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)”
(1 John 1:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:2

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for Jesus. We glory in His name and praise You for the good news of the glorious gospel of grace.. for the forgiveness of sin, for freedom from the bondage of Satan, for fellowship with the Father and for life everlasting - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.”
(1 John 1:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your glorious message of Salvation and for unveiling Your perfect character and holy attributes through the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that I have been taken out of the kingdom of darkness and placed into the kingdom of Your dear Son. May the light of His life and love be seen in me and use me I pray to reflect the light of the glorious gospel of grace to a lost and darkened world, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
(1 John 1:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:5

Loving Father I desire to keep in sweet communion with You and not to flirt with the agents of darkness. There are times that my heart has been divided and I know that darkness and light cannot walk together. Keep me close to You and help me to fly to You and confess my sin the moment I start to stray, so that sweet fellowship with You is quickly restored. Father I want to learn to practice the truth today, so that I may grow in grace and in fellowship with You, in Jesus name pray, AMEN

“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:”
(1 John 1:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:6

I praise Your name, heavenly Father, for the blood of Jesus, which has cleansed me of all my sins and identified me with the righteousness of Christ. Your grace gives me the choice to walk in Your marvellous light or live my Christian life in the shadow of the world, the flesh and the devil. I choose from this day forward to walk in the light as Jesus is in the light, for I desire a more intimate fellowship with You, my Abba, my Father. I praise You for Your amazing grace and the wonder-working power of His blood, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
(1 John 1:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:7

Heavenly Father, Thank You for my new life in Christ. May I live my life to Your praise and glory. Thank You that my sins have been forgiven and the power that sin has over me was severed at the cross. Keep me from presumptuous thoughts about my own 'goodness'.. knowing that it is only through Christ that I have been forgiven and accepted by You - and only by His blood have I been brought back into fellowship with You - to HIM be all praise and glory, AMEN.

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”
(1 John 1:8)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:8

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died to pay the price for my sins and broke the power of sin in my life... and thank You that in Him I have fellowship with You and free access to the throne of grace. I confess that I have not walked in spirit and truth but have been tempted to follow the desires and cravings of my own heart. I confess doing things that were displeasing to You and omitting to do those things that I ought to have done - but thank You that You are faithful and just to forgive all my sins and to keep on cleansing me I pray, from unrighteousness - thank You Father, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
(1 John 1:9)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 1:9

Thank You Father that I can enjoy wonderful fellowship with You, simply because I have trusted Christ as my Saviour. Father I confess that there are times that sin has excluded me from Your presence and I pray that I keep a short rein on such wrong-doing, by flying to You to confess my sins. Thank You that the Lord Jesus is my righteous advocate, Who ever lives to make intercession for me. Thank You, in Jesus name I pray AMEN.,

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:”
(1 John 2:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:1

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ is the propitiation for my sins and that His sacrificial death has paid the full price for my sins, brought me into eternal union with Christ and returned me back into sweet fellowship with the Father. Thank You that by His glorious resurrection, I have received newness of life in Christ and the opportunity to live godly in Him. Thank You that His offer of salvation is open to whosoever will believe.. and we pray that many would come to saving faith in Christ today.. knowing that He is the propitiation for the sin of the world, and that His grace is sufficient for all who will trust in Him as Saviour - in Whose name I pray, AMEN

“And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
(1 John 2:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:2

Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ both the penalty for my sin has been paid and the power of sin in my life has been broken, enabling me to live my life as Christ lived His - in spirit and truth. May I submit to Your Holy Spirit's working within. May I live my life as Christ lived His life - in willing submission and total dependence upon You, in all I say and in all I do - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.”
(1 John 2:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:3

Loving Father I want to keep Your word in my heart and let the love of God flow out from me to others, to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.”
(1 John 2:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:5

Heavenly Father, how wonderful to know that Christ's example is one that we can all follow - and that if we long to walk as He walked, in dependence on You... only saying and doing those things that are pleasing in Your sight.. we too need to abide in Christ so that His life may empower us to bring forth much fruit to Your praise and glory, AMEN

“He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”
(1 John 2:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for this new commandment which Jesus gave to His disciples and which has become such a well-loved old instruction - which has been passed down through generations of believers to me. I desire to love others as Christ loved me, and to live my life as He lived - in ongoing and unbreakable fellowship with You. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You. May I quickly restore any fractured fellowship with You, through the immediate, confession of my sin... and give me the grace to love others as Christ loved me, and gave Himself for me. This I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.”
(1 John 2:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:7

Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful commandment of Christ, to love as He loves, which is ever old, yet ever new. Thank You that the thick, gloomy darkness, that has shrouded the heart of man for so long, was overcome by Jesus Christ, the Light of the world. Thank You that the darkness of sin, Satan, death and hell is passing away and that the true Light of Life is already shining in our hearts, and in the lives of all who are saved by grace through faith in Him. May I be a true witness to Your goodness and grace, and may I learn to love as Christ loved, and to mirror His supernatural love in my life, for His praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name AMEN.

“Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.”
(1 John 2:8)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:8

Heavenly Father, what a sombre warning, that we must never become embroiled in hatred toward a brother or sister in Christ. Forgive me for the times when others have irritated me or caused me to sin against them in my heart. Develop in me the love of Christ, towards my Christian brethren, and help me to keep the eyes of my heart on Jesus. Purify my heart, I pray, and help me to align my thoughts to Your thoughts, every moment of the day. Develop in me a supernatural love for my fellow believers, which reflects the unchangeable love that the Lord Jesus has for me, and for all that are His. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.”
(1 John 2:11)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:11

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am Your little child. Thank You that my sins are forgiven today and forever. Help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of my Lord and Saviour - for His names sake, AMEN.

“I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.”
(1 John 2:12)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:12

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a new creation in Christ and have a new nature. Thank You that I am positioned in Him and that this world is longer my home - but that I have a citizenship in heaven. Keep me from all worldly pursuits.. and I pray that I may walk in newness of life to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
(1 John 2:15)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:15

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

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
(1 John 2:16)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Loving Father, I know that the world is transient and at times I hang on to those things which I know are passing away. Help me to keep my eyes on You and help me to seek Your will in both the big and little things of my life, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
(1 John 2:17)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:17

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
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”
(1 John 2:18)
Category: Prayers for Advent

Heavenly Father, thank You for my salvation and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thank You for the written scriptures and the privilege of being in union with Christ- as part of His body. I pray that I may be guided into all truth, and given the wisdom and discernment to eschew what is evil and grow in understanding, of the truth of the gospel.. as I abide in Christ and He in me. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
(1 John 2:27)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:27

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may learn to abide in Christ and He in me, for Your greater praise and glory. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth and live a life that honours Your holy name. I thank You that by grace, through faith in Christ, I have already received eternal life, and I pray that when I stand before His Bema-judgement-seat, I will not be ashamed at His coming, but will receive heavenly rewards, for Your praise. I pray that I may abide in Christ, live a godly life, walk in spirit and truth and carry out the good work that You had prepared for me to do. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.”
(1 John 2:28)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 2:28

Loving Father I praise Your name for Your great love towards me and all those that trust in the name of Jesus. Thank You for loving me enough to save me and thank You that in Christ, I am called Your child, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.”
(1 John 3:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your incredible grace and inestimable love - that I should be called Your child. Thank You for the wonderful revelation of Yourself in the Word of God and thank You that You came to earth and identified with my filthiness and sin so that I might be clothed in Your purity and righteousness; positioned in Christ; in-dwelled by the Spirit and accepted in the Beloved. To You be all praise and glory for You alone are worthy - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.”
(1 John 3:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:2

Loving Father in my limited understanding it seems incomprehensible that You should adopt me into Your family as Your son, by faith in Christ. Yet Your Word is true and I still need to reckon on this truth as fact. Father there are many in the world that do not know You or the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. Use me to be a channel to show Your love to a world that is dead in trespasses and sins, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.”
(1 John 3:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:3

Heavenly Father, I acknowledge You as the God of the universe, and Lord of my life. I thank You, that in Your grace, You sent the Lord Jesus to pay the price for my sin, and declared me righteous in Your sight - by faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection. There are many, Lord, Who are still walking is rebellion against You, and are cloaked in sin and lawlessness. We pray that they would open their eyes to the truth in the precious Word of God, and be saved by grace through faith in Christ - for which we give You thanks and praise - in Jesus name, AMEN

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.”
(1 John 3:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:4

Heavenly Father thank You for sending the Lord Jesus at the appointed time to come to earth as the sinless Son of Man, in order to take away my sins by dying for me on the cross at Calvary. You could have left us eternally separated from Yourself and dead in our trespasses and sins.. but in Your grace:- Christ appeared in order to take away my sins - dying in my place and giving me His own resurrected life. Your love is beyond my understanding but I praise and thank You that You sent the sinless Son of God.. to die for me, AMEN.

“And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.”
(1 John 3:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:5

Father I pray that day by day I may abide in Christ and He in me so that I can be pleasing in Your sight and grow more and more like Him, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.”
(1 John 3:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:6

Father, I thank You that everything that could cause my ruin has been forever destroyed at the Cross of Christ and I am born into the family of God. But Father, many are blinded by the wicked one who seeks to destroy the souls of men. Use me I pray in prayer and through my life-example to be a channel through whom Your saving grace may flow out to others, who are in bondage to sin and Satan. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
(1 John 3:8)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:8

Loving Father, thank You for my new life in Christ, for I know that Your Holy Spirit breathed the perfect life of Christ into me when I trusted You as my saviour. I confess that too often my old sin nature causes me to sin – but thanks be to God that the power of that sinful nature has been broken in my life – I confess my sins and pray that I may live my life as unto the Lord, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”
(1 John 3:9)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:9

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a child of God, and that the life of the risen Lord Jesus is dwelling in me. Help me to live and work to Your praise and glory. May I cast off the works of darkness and be clothed in the armour of light - so that others may see Christ working through me, to His praise and glory.. this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
(1 John 3:10)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:10

Heavenly Father, Thank You that You loved me so much that You send Your only begotten Son to die on the cross to pay the price for my sins.. May the love of Christ so fill me that I may become a channel of Your love.. streaming out to others in all I say and do - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.”
(1 John 3:14)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:14

Heavenly Father, I stand dumbfounded to realise the depth of Your love for me and remain stunned at the amazing love of Christ for me and for the fallen race of sinful man - that Christ laid aside His heavenly glory and was made sin for me so that by grace through faith in Him I might have life. I pray that His love might flow through me so that I too may be willing to lay down my life for others - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”
(1 John 3:16)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:16

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am Your child, and that Christ died to pay the price for my sin. Thank You that He rose again so that I have been made a new creation in Christ – and received my new life in Him. May the love of the Lord Jesus so flood and fill my being, that it not only flows out to others in thought and word, but in spirit, in truth – and in my every action and attitude. This I ask in Jesus name AMEN.

“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.”
(1 John 3:18)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:18

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 if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.”
(1 John 3:20)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

Prayer For Purity Of Heart and Humility

Heavenly Father - the Lord Jesus Himself said that those that are pure in heart are truly blessed, but Lord I know that of myself I can never attain the standard of purity that You require. Lord, I know that only as I allow the Holy Spirit to live in me, work through me – to teach and train me will I come to that purity of heart that only comes from You – as You conform Your children into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus.

Lord for too long I have been smugly comparing myself advantageously with others around me, and believing that I was pure in Your eyes - but now that I have come to realise that the only standard to which You are comparing me is the Lord Jesus, I humbly kneel before You, at the foot of Your throne and ask your forgiveness for my self-indulgent pride and ego-centricity. May I look to Jesus and live as He lived in spirit and truth – seeking only to do Your will and to live a life that honour You.

Search my heart and purify my thoughts and may Your indwelling Holy Spirit identify any pride and self-importance that is lurking within, and conform me day by day into the likeness of the Lord Jesus – and help me to make the right choices in my life.. the choices that honour You, in Jesus name I pray,

Amenm You – as You conform Your children into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus.

Lord for too long I have been smugly comparing myself advantageously with others around me, and believing that I was pure in Your eyes - but now that I have come to realise that the only standard to which You are comparing me is the Lord Jesus, I humbly kneel before You, at the foot of Your throne and ask your forgiveness for my self-indulgent pride and ego-centricity. May I look to Jesus and live as He lived in spirit and truth – seeking only to do Your will and to live a life that honour You.

Search my heart and purify my thoughts and may Your indwelling Holy Spirit identify any pride and self-importance that is lurking within, and conform me day by day into the likeness of the Lord Jesus – and help me to make the right choices in my life.. the choices that honour You, in Jesus name I pray,

Amen

 

“Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.”
(1 John 3:21)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Heavenly Father, thank You for the privilege of prayer and that through Christ we have access to the throne of grace. Thank You that You hear and answer the prayers and intercessions of Your children that are aligned to Your will and the Word of truth. I pray that the thoughts and the petition of my heart may remain in accordance with Your perfect purpose and plan.. and pray that You would guide me into all truth, so that my life may be pleasing in Your sight - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”
(1 John 3:22)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:22

Heavenly Father, thank You that even while I was a sinner Christ died for me and by believing on the name of Your only begotten Son, Who died on the cross for me and rose the third day.. I have been brought into Your family. I pray that I may learn to abide in Christ and He in me so that I may love as Christ loved and bring forth the fruit of love in my life - for God and for others, to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.”
(1 John 3:23)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:23

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and for the new life that I have received at salvation. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit and I pray that in His strength I may learn to abide in You day by day. I pray that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus.. so that the life of Christ may be manifested in me - and His love flow through me and out to others. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.”
(1 John 3:24)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 3:24

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may take this warning seriously and test all the teachings and doctrines I come across.. against the plumb-line of Your Word of Truth. Give me discernment I pray and help me to focus my heart and mind on Christ and abide in Him.. so that I may not be swayed by lying spirits and false teachings.. but may finish the good work that You have started in me - to Your praise and glory.. this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
(1 John 4:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:1

Dear Lord Jesus, thank You that You came in the flesh and died for me. Give me the wisdom and the insight to discern whether the teachings upon which I feed are of You. Protect my mind from all false teachings and may I grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:”
(1 John 4:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:2

Thank You Father that I am Your child and for the wonderful gift of Your Holy Spirit, Who is living within my body to lead and guide and protect me. Thank You that no power in heaven or hell can match His greatness. Give me wisdom to resist Satan's wiles and to listen more earnestly to Your still small voice, in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”
(1 John 4:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:4

Heavenly Father, keep me I pray from any form of worldly philosophy or the demonic mind-set of false teachers. Protect me from false and deceptive teachings and their distorted gospel message and I pray that my heart and mind may be focussed on Christ, my Rock and my Salvation, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.”
(1 John 4:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:5

Heavenly Father thank You that I am born of God and greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. Help me to listen to the gentle promptings and wise correction of the Holy Spirit, and give me discernment to recognise any spirit of error. Give me the grace to study and show myself approved unto God - and guide me into the way of truth. Help me always to have an answer ready for the the hope that is in me, and give me wisdom to know when to speak and when to remain silent - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.”
(1 John 4:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:6

Loving Father, I can only love others with Your love as Your love floods into my heart, for of myself my love is so limited. Pour forth Your love into my heart so that the love of Jesus streams out from me as rivers of His living water, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
(1 John 4:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:7

Heavenly Father, thank You that You loved the world so much that You gave Your unique and incomparable Son, as the substitute for my sin, and for the sin of the world. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth, and show forth Your love in my life, for the benefit of others. I pray that I may decrease and that You may increase in every areas of my life, until I become a transparent conduit through whom Your divine love flows to others - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.”
(1 John 4:8)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:8

Thank You Lord for sending Your dearly-beloved and only-begotten Son into the world for love of me. Thank you that He was born to die for my sins so that I may be born-again and live life more abundantly and eternally in Him. Thank you that in Christ I am set free from fear of death and the terrors of hell. I pray that Your love may be shown forth not only in my thankful praise but in a life that is lived for You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”
(1 John 4:9)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:9

Heavenly Father thank You for Your love, Your righteousness, Your holiness, Your goodness and Your grace towards me in that while I was still a sinner, You sent the sinless Lord Jesus Christ to die on my account - so that by the sacrifice of His perfect life in my stead - I, who was once at enmity with You , have been brought near and accepted as Your child - in HIM. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
(1 John 4:10)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:10

Heavenly Father, Your eternal, incomparable and unconditional love towards me, staggers me to the core of my being, when I look at Jesus. Father I choose to love as He loved and ask that in Your strength, You would work in me.. to will and do Your good purpose in my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.”
(1 John 4:11)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:11

Heavenly Father, make me a channel of Your love and blessing to others, and may I rest, remain and abide in You so that Your love may be perfected in me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.”
(1 John 4:12)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:12

Thank You Father that You have given me the Holy Spirit as a witness that I live in You and You live in me - may You be glorified through me and may many come to know of Your free gift of Salvation by grace through faith and become: 'sinners, saved by grace' - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.”
(1 John 4:13)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:13

Thank You Father God for Your amazing grace and abounding love by sending the Lord Jesus to be my Saviour and taking on Himself the sins of the whole world so that all Who believe on His name might not perish, but have everlasting life - to Him be all praise and glory forever and ever. AMEN.

“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”
(1 John 4:14)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:14

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that Christ came to earth to live and die in my place; to identify with my sin and take the punishment that I deserve. I believe in my heart that Christ is the Son of God and confess Him as my Saviour. Thank You that I have been placed in Christ and have the holy Spirit of God living within. May I live and work to Your praise and glory in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.”
(1 John 4:15)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:15

Loving Father I praise You for Your heart of love that is open towards me and for the many ways that You shower Your love into my life. Keep me ever mindful of Your love and use me to stream Your gracious love through my life and out to the weary and thirsty souls that You place in my path, in Christ's name I pray, AMEN.

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”
(1 John 4:16)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:16

Loving Father, I am understanding more that the worries and fears of life and death are unfounded and exhibit a lack of trust in You. Thank You for loving me so much as to send Jesus to deliver me from all fears that enter my mind. May I come to a deeper realisation of the depth of Your superlative love for me, so that I may be used by You to love as I am loved, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
(1 John 4:18)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:18

Father, when I think of the depth of Your love for me I am overwhelmed. I cannot love as You love unless You pour Your love through me - so that it may flow through me and out to others. Thank You that I am being conformed into the likeness of Christ. May the seed of love that You have planted within my heart blossom into a godly love. Take my life as a vessel through whom Your love is shed abroad into a world where real love has been corrupted. I love You Jesus, hear my prayer I pray, AMEN.

“We love him, because he first loved us.”
(1 John 4:19)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:19

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful writings of the apostle John, the glorious truths that they contain and the many lessons that I can learn. Thank You that while I was still a sinner You loved me so much that Christ died for me and I pray that in the power of Your Holy Spirit, I may walk in spirit and truth, grow in grace and wisdom, and love others with the same supernatural, divine love that Christ loves me. May I be willing to give myself for love of others in the same way that Jesus loved me and gave Himself for me – this I ask in His precious name. AMEN.

“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”
(1 John 4:20)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 4:20

Prayer For Christian Brothers And Sisters

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,

Amen

“And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.”
(1 John 4:21)
Category: Prayers for Healing

Loving heavenly Father, I believe that Jesus is You only begotten Son and that through Him I have everlasting life. Perfect my love I pray that I may be a channel through Whom Your love flows to all your children, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him.”
(1 John 5:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:1

What amazing love You have for us Father - help me to love You more and more so that I may walk in genuine trust and willing obedience to all You have commanded in Your Word - so that I may love others in the same way that You have loved me – and gave Yourself for me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

 

 

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.”
(1 John 5:2)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:2

Heavenly Father, thank You that by believing in Christ I am born of God and have received by grace the privileges and position of being Your child. May I live my life to honour Your name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”
(1 John 5:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, and His sacrificial work on the cross. Thank You that He has already overcome the world.. and that by faith in Him, I too am an overcomer. Thank You that I have been born of the Spirit and have been clothed in His righteousness, and thank You that I am accepted in Christ. May I submit my life to You entirely, and live each day in spirit and truth, to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.

“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.”
(1 John 5:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:4

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing truth that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again the third day so that all who believe in Him might not perish but be forgiven of our sins and receive life everlasting. Thank You that Your truth is settled forever in heaven. I give glory to the Father. I praise and worship the Son - Jesus Christ the righteous and I lift up my voice in praise and thanksgiving to the Spirit for ever and ever, AMEN.

“For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
(1 John 5:7)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:7

Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious gospel of grace and the truth that it contains. Thank You that I have life in Him, by grace through trusting in His shed blood at Calvary. How I praise Your name that I have received eternal life and that nothing can ever separate me.. (from this day forward) from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus my Lord and my Life - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”
(1 John 5:11)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:11

Heavenly Father, how I thank and praise You that I have received eternal life and the forgiveness of sin by trusting in Christ's finished work at Calvary. Help me to be a true witness to the simple yet profound truth that He who has the Son has the life and he who does not have the Son of God does not have His life. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN,

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“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.”
(1 John 5:12)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:12

Loving Father, what a joy to know that I am in Christ and that because I am identified with Him in His death I am also identified with Him in newness of life. Thank You for my life, my abundant life – my eternal life in Christ, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”
(1 John 5:13)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:13

Heavenly Father, I have trusted You for my salvation and desire to walk in spirit and truth, to abide daily in Christ and to live in unbroken fellowship with You, in the days I have left of my life. I know that You are a God that hears and answers the prayers of the righteous, and I pray that I would increasingly offer up my prayers and supplications, according to Your will - so that You may be honoured in my prayer life, and glorified through the words that I speak, the meditations of my heart and the daily activities and actions that are lived out - according to Your will. This I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:”
(1 John 5:14)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:14

The Death Of A Believer

Loving Lord I am filled with grief and sadness at the loss of my precious loved one – and yet that pain is tinged with gold, knowing that they trusted you as their Saviour and that they are now in Your presence.

I know that I am going to miss this precious one, who has been my strength and my joy for so long, and thank You for the precious times we had together.

Often Lord I expect my dear one to just be there, or walk through the door - and then remember that they have gone home to be with You. At times this is quite hard and yet I know that I must not grieve as those that have not hope in Jesus – but rejoice knowing that the day is coming when we will be together with You and You will wipe away all tears from our eyes - but at the moment my loss is like an open wound – and I pray that You will heal my brokenness and the loneliness I feel… and draw me every closer into Your arms of love my Lord and my God.

Thank You for all You are to me and may I rest in You in Jesus name,

Amen
“If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.”
(1 John 5:16)
Category: Prayers for Grief

Heavenly Father, what a wonderful truth.. that because I am in Christ, I have received His sinless nature. I pray that I may keep my old, carnal, sinful self in the place of death, so that the life I now live in this body, may be lived through my new, sinless nature - by faith in the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me. Help me to keep my old sin nature in that place of death, so that my new life may be a witness of Your goodness and grace. To You be all the praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.”
(1 John 5:18)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:18

Thank You Heavenly Father, that in Christ we are distinct from the satanically controlled world system, that is under the power of Satan, because we are part of the new creation in Christ, and have received His perfect resurrected life within us. Keep me from succumbing to the fleshly desires of this fallen world system. Thank You that my eternal salvation and position in this world depends on my relationship with Jesus and that in Him I have been freed from the power of sin and Satan. I pray that many who have not yet trusted Christ for salvation will be saved by grace through coming to faith in Him - and use me I pray to be a witness to the gospel of truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
(1 John 5:19)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:19

Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your only begotten Son to become our Saviour. Thank You that in Your goodness and grace we have been given understanding, by the Holy Spirit.. so that we may know Him more fully - for He is the only way to God, the only truth from God and the only life of God. Thank You that in Him we have eternal life and the forgiveness of sins - and thank You that as members of His body we are one with Him and reconciled back to You forever - in His name we pray, AMEN.

“And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”
(1 John 5:20)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:20

Loving Father, I discover how easy it is for people and things, activities and customs to creep into my life and push You from the throne of my life. Help me to stay ever closer to   You, in thought, word and deed, knowing that only as You are lifted up on the throne of my life, will the things of this world take their proper, subordinate place, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
(1 John 5:21)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 John 5:21