Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons we can learn from the Old Testament characters and the directives and teaching that come through them. Father, I deeply desire to walk in Your ways, to live in spirit and truth. Help me to abide in Christ, to love as He loved and in all things to say THY will not mine be done. Lord, I long to live by faith alone, to trust Your word implicitly, to be submissive to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit and to follow in the footsteps of the Lord Jesus Christ - Who did only those things that were good and righteous in Your eyes. May I die to self and live for Christ, from this day forward - this I ask in Jesus name and for His greater glory, AMEN.
Father God, how we praise and thank You for Your word which provides Your children with the tools for godly lives and righteous living. Give me an understanding heart and the grace to discern between good and evil.. but also I pray that I would live a life that honours my Saviour and testifies to Your goodness and grace. I pray that I may have a teachable spirit and the dear desire to discover more of Christ - to walk in His ways and to listen to the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit. Keep me from straying from the path of peace and give me a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whom I place my trust, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a lesson to learn that nothing should be allowed to compete with Christ's exalted position in my life and no-one should ever be elevated above our loving Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the history of Israel - the things to avoid; the way to behave; the need to trust Your word; the importance to hold fast to the truth; and the blessing to be guided by Your Spirit. I pray that, day by day, I may call to remembrance Christ's saving work on the cross and within my heart. I do not deserve Your grace, nor do I deserve to have my sin-debt freely paid for me. Heavenly Father, Your love has no boundaries and I am eternally grateful for Your gracious mercy and loving-kindness, which is new every morning - thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of truth and for the many examples of your goodness, grace and faithfulness to Your people - both the nation of Israel and the Body of Christ. Thank You that You are fulfilling the word You spoke to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David and that Your promises will never fail - for You are the same yesterday, today and forever. We thank You that Jesus is coming back to sit on the throne of David as Scripture reveals. In the meantime, help me to live and work to Your praise and glory - through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many examples of godly men and women, both in scripture and down through the ages, who have lived by faith, trusted Your Word and acted on Your instruction, by grace through faith. Keep me from acting on my own imaginations or fleshly inclinations but help me I pray, to read and come to a deeper understanding of Your Word, and to believe and to act upon it - as directed by Your Holy Spirit. This I ask in the precious name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour, AMEN.
Father God, when I consider you have included me and my life as part of Your plan for humanity. I realise more and more that I must decrease in every area of my life and entrust all circumstances of my life into Your gracious hands so that You may increase, and I may decrease. Use me Lord as You will in Your wider purposes and develop in me a listening ear to hear all You have to say to me and teach me the lessons that You would have me to learn, in Christ's name I pray, AMEN.