Heavenly Father, thank that You that You are my God and my Saviour and that You sent the Lord Jesus into the world to die as my Kinsman-Redeemer Who gave His life to redeem the world so that by faith in Him I have been saved. Thank You for the work of the Holy Spirit, within my heart. I pray that increasingly I may become more like Jesus my God and my Saviour in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your grace, mercy and peace, which you have bestowed on all Your children who walk in humility of heart, gentleness of spirit and desire a knowledge of the truth. Thank You that I am Your child, through faith in Christ Jesus my Lord and I pray that my faith would be strengthened and perfected as I die to self and live for Christ alone. Thank You for the ministry of Paul and the other apostles of Christ and help me to stand fast in the evil day and grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, when I consider how seriously a Christian's spiritual growth can be impeded by false doctrine and how deeply entrenched many unscriptural teachings have become within churches today, I pray that in Your goodness and grace You would expose false teachers and their demonic doctrines, which have affected so many church members. Give discernment to all Your children and we ask that you would give elders and pastor-teachers the discernment to identify unscriptural dogma and root out and expose certain men and women, who are doing such tremendous damage to the body of Christ. Give me discernment I pray and help me to be vigilant and stand firm in the faith, for Your honour and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name and for Your greater glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I increasingly see that dangers caused by false teachings in the early church are equally concerning in Christendom today. Thank You for Your word and the many warnings it gives, to avoid the evil and do all that is well-pleasing to the Lord. Help me to be discerning in my life and never to pay attention to the fanciful myths and unbiblical philosophies that are becoming so popular today. Help me keep the focus of my heart on JESUS. Keep me from falling into the trap of dismissing the destructive element in things like myths and mere speculation, which can become such a hindrance to spiritual growth and the spread of the gospel. Keep me low at the cross and humble before You and help me to translate biblical truth into practical application, for You greater glory, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is a sad state of affairs to realise that moral relativity has replaced the Word of truth in our modern culture. Forgive us Lord, for allowing the philosophies of fallen man to have so quickly infiltrated society in general and the church in particular. Forgive us for allowing so much humanistic reasoning and unbiblical trends to enter Christendom. Be merciful, we pray, and bring us back to the objective truth of Your Word. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Glory to God in the highest for Your plan of salvation and praise Your holy name that I have become Your child, simply because I trusted in the saving work of Christ on Calvary. Thank You for laying out Your wonderful plan in such simple terms that even I can understand it. In His name I fully accept this glorious, trustworthy truth - enable me to be a worthy witness of Your great redeeming sacrifice for the whole world, that whosoever-will may be saved. Use me Lord as Your witnessing voice in the world today, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You loving heavenly Father for loving me enough to visit Your creation in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ – for loving me enough to die for me on the cross so that I might live with You into eternity – You truly are my glorious King of the ages and are deserving of all my love and praise through time and into eternity – praise Your glorious name, forever AMEN
Loving Father, I do want to cling fast to my faith in Christ Jesus, and ask that You keep my conscience clear, so that I may honour You in all I say and do, to You be praise and glory, forever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift and privilege of prayer. It is amazing to realise that by faith in Christ's sacrificial work on the cross I have been given access into the very throne room of almighty God - to intercede on behalf of others, and to offer my prayers and supplications to You. Teach me to pray aright and help me to develop an ongoing attitude of prayerful thanksgiving and reverential praise - for You alone are worthy, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise instruction Paul has given to Timothy on the importance and effectiveness of prayer. Help me to pray at all times and to intercede for all men – in spirit, in truth and without ceasing. Help me to be alert to the rising prayer needs in my own life and people around the world and give me a heart to intercede for all men everywhere – for kings, princes, presidents and leaders, in both the political and spiritual realm and thank You Lord, that You are a God who hears and answers the prayers of the righteous. Thank You in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for making salvation so simple. I confess that sometimes I complicate Your amazing gift of salvation, which is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Thank You that I can come back into fellowship with You and become Your child through faith in the Lord Jesus. I pray that many will come to a saving faith in You today, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Search my heart oh Lord that my being may be pleasing in your sight and I pray that more and more I become the person You desire me to be, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many instructions, on godly living, we receive in Your word. I pray that I may grow in grace, and conduct myself in a manner that honours Your name. Keep me from drawing attention to myself inappropriately, and may my inner thoughts be pure and holy, and my outer clothing bring honour to Your name - and I pray that all I say and do may always be acceptable in Your sight - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful way that You have ordained the roles and responsibilities of Christian men and women to complement one another, and to reflect the relationship between Christ and the Church. May I be one that seeks to behave in a manner that honours You, both at home and in the wider community, and may my life and behaviour compliment the brothers and sisters in my own Church community - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for the current, frenzied mindset of 'women's lib" and women's rights, which has caused complete confusion in many of our Churches and Christian communities. Forgive us for interpreting Your Word with liberal glasses - which consider biblical truth to be outdated and irrelevant... or for teaching it with a legalistic mindset - where women are either elevated into unbiblical roles within the Church or prevented from engaging in any form of service to God and others. Thank You that You determined an order in creation; in our homes; in the wider community and within our Church fellowships. May the people Who are called by Your name reject the world's mindset and return to reading Your word in spirit and in truth - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we pray for the elders and overseers in our churches and communities and ask that the characteristics and qualities that Paul lists in his letter to Timothy are taken to heart by all who have positions of responsibility in our own church and wider afield. We pray that You would establish godly men in eldership positions, who are above reproach and pray that each one would be ready and willing to examine their heart, to see if there are areas in their life that need to be addressed. I pray that in my own life I may strive to attain to the many qualities that You expect from all Your children. Thank You that in Christ I have all I need for life and godliness - and I pray that from this day forward I take to heart the need to be above reproach, in word, in deed and in my relationship with others. I pray that I may become approved unto God; be willing to share the good news of the gospel of Christ with others and be ready to give a biblical answer to anyone for the hope we have in Christ - this I ask in His precious name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the clear, biblical guidelines on the role of elders and overseers in the Church. We pray for all who are called into Church leadership, that they may endeavour to live godly lives - as outlined in the first book of Timothy. Grant them wisdom and grace to manage their own households in godly fear, and we pray that they may translate these practices into the caring supervision of their congregations. Keep them from the many fleshly pitfalls that could harm their testimony, and may all Your children seek to live godly in Christ Jesus - to His praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the wonderful truths that are contained within its pages. Thank You that I have everything I need to live a pure and holy life and have been taught how to conduct myself in this fallen world system. I praise You that by faith in Christ I am a member of the household of God and part of the Body of Christ - which is identified at “the Church of the living God'. Help me to stand firm in these evil days and be a strong and established pillar of truth, that points lost sinners to Christ - Who is the source, the seal and the consummation of our faith - and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father thank You that I am in Christ and that through His death and resurrection I have been made a new creation.. and have received His life within. Thank You that the Word of God became incarnate and was manifest in the flesh in the person of Christ. Thank You for revealing the truth of the glorious gospel in the written word of God and thank You that for bestowing on all Your children the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. I pray that I may show forth the love of Christ in all I say and do - to His praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this serious and important warning. I recognise how quickly I can be distracted from the truth of Your Word, enticed away into worldly pursuits or rendered spiritually impotent by doctrines of demons. Keep me I pray, and those that I love, from the wiles of the enemy. Give us spiritual discernment, and a determination to stand fast in the faith, to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I realise how important it is to have a thorough and correct understanding of the Word of God, for without it I am vulnerable to apostate teachers and the wiles of the enemy, who delights to shipwreck the faith of believers and render their lives powerless and unfruitful. Help me to be a vigilant student of Scripture and give me discernment to detect any attacks of the enemy in my life or the lives of other believers. We pray for protection over vulnerable Christians, who may be deceived by the hypocritical lies of apostate teachers and pray that in Your grace You would raise up men who will stand firm on God’s Word and speak the truth in love – this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have graciously allowed us to have access to the Word of God and the truth it contains. Give us wisdom to stand on the foundation of truth, and not to be influenced by those that deny the eating of particular foods, or restrict certain God-ordained institutions, like marriage and the family unit.. for unbiblical reasons - knowing that all good and perfect things come from You, for which we give You grateful thanks and praise - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and for the truth that it contains. Thank You that in the Scriptures I have all that I need for the clear teachings on salvation, justification, sanctification, propitiation and many other important Christian doctrines. I pray that I may yearn for Your Word of truth as a baby craves for milk so that in Christ I may grow in grace and mature in my Christian life and not be misled by false doctrines and unbiblical teachings - to Your honour and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am saved by grace through trusting in Christ as the propitiation for my sins. Thank You that You loved the world so much that You gave Him to be the offering for the sins of all mankind. We pray that many may come to faith in Christ today and that You would give me opportunities to preach the word of truth to all with whom I come in contact. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truths that it contains. I pray that I would read, mark, learn and inwardly digest its truth so that I may conduct myself in a manner that is honouring to You and faithful to my position in Christ. Give me discernment to know the truth and protect me from any teaching that has distorted the Word - this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.
Thank You Father for the Scriptures and all that they contain for they are food for the weary soul, instructions for godly living and wisdom from above. I pray that I may become absorbed with Your Word that the beauty of Christ is formed in me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise words of Paul to Timothy on the way that we should treat older men and women in our community. As they advance in years. It can be a temptation to dismiss them as unimportant, but Father, each one has a story to tell, and each is a child of the King and important to You. Help me to honour those in our Church community, who are facing difficulties in their advancing years and give me the grace to love them as Christ loved us and gave His life for us - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truths that it contains. As I study Scripture, I pray that You would give me wisdom to discern the purveyors of any false gospel. Keep me spiritually alert, so that I may quickly recognise anyone who advocates a different doctrine, that does not agree with the written Word of God. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I realise how easy it is to be led astray by false doctrine and ungodly teachings, when the Word of God is not the foundation upon that in which my faith is anchored. Keep me I pray from false teachings. Protect me from the unfruitful works of darkness, that delight in inconsequential disputes, and which lead to envy, strife, abusive language and evil suspicions. Keep me focused on Jesus, and founded on the Word of truth, so that I may live godly in Christ Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have passed from death to life. Thank You that I am no longer in the power of the evil one but have been brought out of the darkness of worldly values, into the glorious light of Your eternal family. May my life, from this day forward be one of godliness with contentment – for Your eternal praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for teaching me the important principles of life in this passing, transient world. May I take this truth to heart, never forget that I was born with nothing, and remember how transient this life is. Thank You for Your amazing plan of redemption, and that by grace I have been given an eternal inheritance, that will not fade away. I praise You that in Christ I have all I need for life and godliness, and that I been clothed with His own righteousness. Keep me from being tempted by the glittering prizes of this fleeing world system. and when I am tempted, help me to recognise them as the gaudy trinkets of a world that is passing away. Thank You for my salvation and my new-life-in-Christ - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, there are many things that can displace the Lord Jesus from His rightful position in my heart, and the love of money is one that I know can cause much distress and destruction, when it is not correctly bridled under the authority of Christ. Help me to use the money that I have wisely, and help me to always regard money and my possessions as my servant and not my master. Take my life, together with all that I own for Your greater glory, and let it be consecrated to You, from this day forward and for evermore, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, I want to fight the good fight of faith, knowing that victory over the world, the flesh and the devil has already been won, by faith in Christ. May I face the challenges of my life in Your strength, and to Your glory, in Christ’s name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for Your grace, Your goodness and Your unapproachable wisdom in sending the Lord Jesus Christ to be our God and Saviour. Thank You that He alone possess immortality and dwells in unapproachable light - and yet, in Your grace and mercy, You sent Him to become one of us - so that by His death and resurrection, our sins might be forgiven. Thank You, that by faith in Him, we might be clothed in His righteousness and made sons and daughters of the eternal God - to Whom be all honour and glory in the eternal dominion, AMEN.
Loving Father I know that I live in the world and can be influenced by the false schemes and lying strategies of this present evil age, which can cause me to take my eyes off You. Thank You for Your gracious provision and may my reliance rest on You completely, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.