Heavenly Father, thank You that I can enjoy wonderful fellowship with You, simply because I have trusted Christ as my Saviour. I confess that there are times that sin has excluded me from Your presence. Help me to 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. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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
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.
Loving Father, I want to keep Your Word in my heart and let the love of God flow out from me to others. May I love others as You love them. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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
Heavenly Father, thank You for this new commandment which Jesus gave to His disciples, and 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. Thank You for the length, and breadth, and depth, and height, of His supernatural and never-ending, never-failing, love for me. 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.
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.
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 toward 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. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the important instructions in the first letter of John and the dangers of being influenced by the things of the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the boastful pride of life. Keep my eyes looking to Jesus, my heart pure towards You, and help me to renounce the things of this world so that I do not become enmeshed in in the lustful leanings and ungodly enticements of the world, the flesh, and the devil. I pray that I may live my life in loving obedience to Your Word and renounce all that is evil. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly 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. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and this beautiful and instructive letter from John. Keep me from the deception and deceit of antichrists, false teachers, doctrines of demons, and the allure of worldly charms. Help me to shine as a child of light in an increasingly darkening world, to Your praise and glory and may Thy will be done, both in my life and in the wider world. Thank You, in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many teachings that warn about false teachers. Help me to be discerning when meeting those who pretend to be believers, yet live a lie and believe a false gospel. Give me wisdom I pray and help me to live in unity of the Body, to walk in spirit and truth, to remain doctrinally sound, and to live a life that honours Your name. Protect those that are deceived by false teachers and give them discernment to know the truth. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for the anointing of the Holy Spirit in my life. Thank You that I am born-again of the Spirit and washed in the blood of the Lamb. Thank You that the unction of the Holy One is upon all who have believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Thank You, Father, that we are positioned in Christ, Who is the fount of all wisdom and knowledge and that by grace we have the mind of Christ and the sufficient strength to accomplish all that You would have us to do. Help me to walk in newness of life and to live according to Your mercy and Word, and to do only those things that honour Your holy name. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the great truths that are contained in the epistles of John. Thank You that the Bible is very clear that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the living God and that by faith in Him alone we have forgiveness of sin and life eternal. May I hold fast to this truth all the days of my life and honour You, by confessing Jesus as God of gods and Lord of lords. Keep me, I pray, from being swayed by false teachings or deceived into denying the truth and help me to live and work to Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
Heavenly Father, I am excited for the soon return of Jesus for His Bride. I am looking forward to that day when He comes in the clouds for us to be with Him forever. I pray that when He comes, I will be found abiding in Him. I pray that I will be walking in spirit and truth and living a life that honours His holy name. Then, when I stand before His Bema Judgement Seat, I will not be ashamed but will hear Him say, "Well done, good and faithful servant, receive your reward." In Jesus' name, AMEN.