Prayer for 1 Thessalonians

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Heavenly Father, thanks You for the amazing truth in this little verse of Scripture that by grace through faith we are positioned in God the Father and also in our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that we are safe in Your hand and that nothing in heaven above or the earth beneath can separate us from the love of God which is ours by faith in Christ Jesus our Lord. Thank You that I have peace with God through faith in Christ and access to the peace of God in my heart. Thank You for the lives and faithful witness of Paul, Silas and Timothy and I pray that I would fulfil Your will for my life in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Thessalonians 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 1:1

Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for the wonderful truth that we were chosen in Christ, from before the foundation of the world, to be Your elect people, and thank You that every one born of woman has the opportunity to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. We praise You that You do not exclude anyone who truly turns to You for salvation and thank You that it is not Your will that anyone should be lost and that Your Holy Spirit continues to convict man of sin, righteousness and judgement. May we who have been saved by grace through faith in Christ be ready and willing to be a good testimony to all with whom we come in contact, so that others may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.”
(1 Thessalonians 1:4)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

Loving Father I long to walk in spirit and truth in the power of Your Holy Spirit so that I decrease in my own importance and Christ increases in my life, to become all in all. May the joy of the Lord be my strength in all the difficulties and trials of life, so that Christ is seen in me and others may be drawn to Him through my witness, – this I pray in Christ’s name, AMEN.

“And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:”
(1 Thessalonians 1:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 1:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great and precious promises. Thank You that I have been saved by grace, (through faith in Christ), from the wrath to come and that one day I will be with Him in heaven. Thank You that I am not appointed to wrath, but that Christ took the full force of Your fury against my sin on the cross of Calvary. May I never forget what it cost my Saviour to be Your sacrificial Lamb and my sin- substitute. He alone is worthy of all praise and thanksgiving - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.

“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”
(1 Thessalonians 1:10)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 1:10

Heavenly Father, thank You for the ministry and mission of Paul and thank You for the faithful saints that have been used to bring the gospel down two thousand years of history, to me - so that by grace through faith in Christ's sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, I have been born again into the family of God. Use me I pray, just as You used Paul, to tell forth the good news of the gospel, and enable me to stand firm in the faith, no matter what accusations may be made against me - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:”
(1 Thessalonians 2:3)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 2:3

Purity Prayer To Reflect The Love of God

Thank You Father God that I have been made clean through the blood of my Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank You that my sins have been washed away forever, and I pray that as I live the Christian life I may be continuously cleansed through the washing of the Word of God – for Your Word is pure and wholesome – Your Word is light and life.. Sanctify me by Your Word of grace I pray.

Help me to look deeply into Your Word of truth, knowing that the more that I am washed and cleansed by the written Word of God, the more I will come to see the lovely face of the living Word of God- my beautiful Saviour - Jesus Christ my Lord

I pray that my heart and mind may be purified daily but the cleansing flood that comes from You and I pray that rivers of living water may flow from You through me to others – so that I may reflect the love of God in my life and point others to Christ. May the face of Jesus my Saviour be the only thing that others see in me – for I must decrease so that He may increase – I ask this in Jesus name


“That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.”
(1 Thessalonians 2:12)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Heavenly Father, thank You for the Scriptures. Thank You for the truths they contain and the lessons we can learn from them. Guide me into all truth and help me to abound in love towards my brothers and sisters in Christ. Help me to be proactive in my prayers, established in the faith and faithful in interceding for all the body of Christ. May we ever hope in the Lord and look for His any-day return, when He comes to take us to be with Himself – this we ask in Jesus name. AMEN.

“And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:”
(1 Thessalonians 3:12)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the great encouragement, strength and instruction we receive from the letters of Paul to the church at Thessalonica. Thank You for giving us Your word. I pray that You would teach us through Your word and train us how to grow in grace, to live by faith and to pray in the spirit. Help each one of us to stand firm in the faith and may our hearts continue to be established in the truth of the gospel of Christ, so that we may stand blameless before You in holiness and virtue – at the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ with all His holy saints – this we ask in His holy name, AMEN.

“To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.”
(1 Thessalonians 3:13)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 3:13

Loving Father, what a wonderful privilege that You should call such a person as me into your own kingdom and into Your glory. In the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask You to guide and direct me today in all that I say and think and do. I pray that I may walk in a worthy manner that brings glory to You, in the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN.

“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:1)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 4:1

Purity Prayer - To Flee Fornication

Dear Lord God, I seek a true inner purity that only comes from You and I come to You, knowing that I stand unclean, impure and wretched before Your perfect throne of purity and truth. Lord I ask Your forgiveness for the way that I have not honoured You with my body – knowing that I have engaged in many impure acts and unchaste thoughts. I confess that I am unworthy to even kneel before Your perfect presence – and yet I now understand that Christ died to pay the price for all my sins and all my impurities. Thank You that by believing in Jesus, Who died to pay the price for all my sins, You have washed me clean from every dishonouring act. Thank You Father.

Help me Lord to flee fornication and all the accompanying evils that flow from illicit sexual relationships and unclean thoughts – knowing that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in me and lives within my heart. Help me to keep my outward actions and inner thoughts pure before Your eyes – whether I am in the public view or hid in a secret place, and away from the gaze of the world’s eye.

Purify the eyes of my heart and help me to keep the focus of my mind on the Lord Jesus - and develop in me I pray, thoughts, words, deeds and motives that are pure in Your sight and that will honour Your Holy name, in Jesus name I pray,


“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”
(1 Thessalonians 4:3)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Your Kind of Vessel

Lord, give me the purity, integrity and focus to be the kind of vessel You would desire.



“That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;”
(1 Thessalonians 4:4)
Category: Prayer for Purity

Prayer For Life Of Purpose

Heavenly Father I thank You that Your perfect plans and purposes can never be frustrated and that You are working quietly in the background in order that Your divine will continues to progress towards its ultimate goal, as year succeeds to year.

I praise You that You have given me life and made me a new creation in Christ and thank You Father, that You have a special purpose for my life too. Thank You that by Your grace You are carrying out Your purposes in the lives of all Your children - that Christ is all and in all and I pray that this may be realized in my life too.

Enable and equip me I pray, to fulfill the plan and purpose that you have for me to do and I ask that You would use each gift and every talent that You have graciously given to me, to Your praise and glory.

Help me to fulfill all that You would have me do in my life and may I be obedient to Your voice as I seek to carry out Your purpose for my life. May I rejoice evermore and pray without ceasing.

May I give thanks in all things and hearken to the voice of Your Holy Spirit and may I hold fast to that which is good and abstain from all forms of evil – knowing that this is Your will for my life.. in Jesus name I pray,


“For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:7)
Category: Prayers for Purpose

Teach me to Abide in You

Oh, thank You Lord Jesus, my heavenly Vine, for the fullness of Your blessing towards me. I want to know and understand more and more of what it means to simply rest in You – to abide in You in sweet union with my Saviour and remain in blessed communion with You in ever closer intimacy.

Teach me Lord and train me to rest in Your love – guard me and guide under the shelter of Your canopy, and reveal more and more of Yourself to me I pray,


“But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:9)
Category: Prayers on Abiding in Christ

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is our blessed Hope and that He died to pay the price for my sins and rose again, breaking the power of sin and death in the lives of all who trust in His name. Thank You that I am positioned in Christ and accepted in the Beloved.. and thank You that my citizenship is in heaven. How I praise You that I have been given eternal life and have a future hope in the Lord.. and thank You Father, that death is simply the doorway into a future life with Christ - when I will see You as You are, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:13)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Loving Father, thank you for the truth that the same almighty power of God that raised Christ from the dead will raise up all that have fallen asleep through Jesus. Thank You that I have eternal life in Him, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:14)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 4:14

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

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”
(1 Thessalonians 4:16)
Category: Prayers for Advent

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful truth that when Jesus is coming to take us to be with Himself forever. May I prepare my heart and soul to be ready for that special day when the trump of God sounds, and both the dead and living members of Your Body will receive our new, eternal body. We long for that day when we will all be translated into Your presence – but in the meantime I pray that I may live and work to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:17)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Prayer and Praise During Advent

Dear heavenly Father, at this time of the year when the Church remembers the first coming of our Lord and Saviour into the world, we want to lift up our hearts and voices in prayer and praise to You, for sending the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to be our Saviour– so that through his blood we may be brought back into a right relationship with Yourself and receive the gift of eternal life – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

At this time our thoughts are specially drawn in remembrance to the wonderful time, so long ago, when God in His grace sent the eternal Son of His love into the world to become the propitiation for our sins. How we rejoice when we recall that He set aside His glory and great majesty to take on the form of a man and be born into this world as a tiny baby, in such humble circumstances.

Lord in a world that is become more secular, I pray that the people of God who are called by Your name would take time to reflect with awe and wonder on this amazing truth and to prepare our hearts for the time when Jesus Christ will return again in power and great glory at His second Advent..

Purify our hearts we pray and sanctify our lives so they we may serve you in newness of life not only in this special season of Advent but every day of our lives – until You come to take us to be with You forever, in Jesus name we pray,

“For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:2)
Category: Prayers for Advent

Loving Father, thank You for the Word of Truth and the promise of Christ’s any-day return to take us to be with Himself. I pray that I will not fall into apathy or wrong thinking but that day by day You are the focus of my heart as I wait in expectancy for Your soon return, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:5)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:5

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the comfort it gives to us. Thank You that despite the turmoil, the world is in, You are still in control. I pray that I may remain awake and alert.. looking for that blessed day, when Christ will come in the clouds to receive us unto Himself. We pray, that despite the terrible tribulation, when Your justified wrath will be poured out on a Christ rejecting sinful world.. that many would come to faith in the Lord Jesus, and be redeemed out of the terrible consequences of unbelief. The Spirit and the bride say 'come'. Maranatha - even so, come Lord Jesus. AMEN.

“Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:6)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful encouragement we receive in Your written word, and the enlightenment that You have given us about these end times. May we look for the blessed hope, when Christ returns - and in the meantime, may we continue to go forth and proclaim the gospel of grace, while there is still time - and we pray that many would come to faith in You, due to our testimony and for Your greater praise and glory, this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.

“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:8)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:8

Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died to pay the price for my sin and took the full force of Your wrath against my sin on the cross so that I might be forgiven, receive eternal life and not be appointed to wrath. I pray that I may live my life in a manner that is pleasing to You. Keep me from temptation to sin and guide me in the way that I should go - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”
(1 Thessalonians 5:9)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:9

Thank You Father that my life is hid with Christ in God and that His finished work is accepted by You on my behalf. Thank You for the assurance that throughout the challenges I face in the daily and nightly round of life, You are with me and dwelling in me. Thank You that even if I am required to face physical death, Your promise remains firm. Praise Your glorious name – in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:10)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:10

Heavenly Father, what a wonderful message is contained in this beautiful passage of Scripture. Thank You that You caused Paul to teach this glorious truth so clearly and simply, to the dear believers in Thessalonica. Thank You that I am a member of Christ's body, and am not appointed to wrath - because Jesus took all the punishment that I deserve upon Himself - so that I might be forgiven of my sin, and not fall under Your righteous judgement. I pray that as the day for Christ's return approaches, when He will gather His saints - both living and dead, to Himself, that I will ready. Thank You that this day will not come on me like a thief in the night, as it does for the unbeliever - thank You for telling us the end from the beginning. Help me to share this message of comfort and hope with those that are saved and those that are lost in their sin, for Your greater glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Prayer For Guidance Today

Heavenly Father, I bow my knee before You in prayer and praise. Lead and guide me today in all You say and do. May I walk in spirit and truth today and be sensitive to Your gentle guidance.

Help me I pray to fix my eyes on the Lord Jesus, knowing that without Him I will quickly stray from the path that is best for me. Lord I believe that You have scheduled every day of my life and I do not want to stray from the path that You would have me take.

Help me to be faithful to You and to willing go along the path of Your choosing, knowing that it may conflict with my own desires and wishes. Develop in me a heart that delights to do Your will so that the longings of my heart are brought into line with Your plans and purposes and Your will for my life.

Let my eyes always be looking to You and keep me from the looking at the storms and difficulties of life, knowing that You are with me to lead and guide and to uphold to Your praise and glory.

Thank You that Jesus is the Way and the Truth and the Life and I desire to do only that which is pleasing in Your site, in His name I pray,

“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;”
(1 Thessalonians 5:12)
Category: Prayers for Guidance

Praise Your holy name for all Your goodness and loving kindness to me and to all men - and for sending Your Son to be our Kinsman-Redeemer. All praise to Your name from this day forth and for evermore. AMEN.

“Rejoice evermore.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Loving heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for all Your loving-kindness to me. Keep me ever humble before Your throne. May I be actively dependent on You by trusting Your word so that in Your power, I may live as You would have me to live, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Pray without ceasing.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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,

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, purify my heart I pray by the power of Your Holy Spirit and make me willing to submit in all things to His beautiful refining work in my life, I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Quench not the Spirit.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:19)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:19

Heavenly Father instill in me a desire to know You more and to study Your word diligently and prayerfully, so that I may be approved unto God. Help me to examine all things carefully and to hold fast to all that is good, genuine and true -as outlined in Your Word of grace, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:21)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may abstain from all appearance of evil for the right reasons. May my conscience be quickened by Your righteousness, may I feed on Your word by faith with thanksgiving. May I look away form my self to the beauty of Who You are and open up my heart to Your heart of love and grace - and may I devote my live to do Your will, to the glory of You holy name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:22)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Heavenly Father, thank You that I am positionally sanctified in Christ and am being progressively sanctified as I grow in grace in the power of the Spirit. I pray that the God of Peace will sanctify me entirely; and may my spirit and soul and body be preserved complete and without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ - I ask this not for me only, but for all Your children, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:23)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Thank You Father that You are the one that is going to bring me to spiritual maturity - not in my own strength, but as I yield to the chastening and refining work Your Holy Spirit within my heart. Have Your way in my life I pray, until I reach a spiritual maturity that measures up to the full and complete standard of Christ - Christ in me the hope of glory - praise Your holy name, AMEN.

“Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:24)
Source: Verse of the day for 1 Thessalonians 5:24

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,


“Brethren, pray for us.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:25)
Category: Prayers for Healing