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, 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 that You are a God Who hears and answers the prayers of Your children that are offered in humility of heart and a trusting, dependent faith. We lift up the leaders of our own nation and pray that You would hear our plea for godly leadership. Forgiven us, that as a nation, we have strayed so far from You, and we ask that in Your grace, You would give us leaders that trust Your name and honour Your laws. Lord we acknowledge that until Jesus is reigning as King of kings, the world cannot live in peace and safety, but we pray, that in Your grace, You would give us and our children - and our children's children, a quiet life, in all godliness and dignity with leaders that will not compromise the truth of the Your Word - this we ask in Jesus name. 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, 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.
Father, we pray that as members of the body of Christ we may learn to be imitators of You and to walk in love, with one another.. just as the Lord Jesus Christ loved us and gave Himself as an offering and sweet-smelling sacrifice - holy and acceptable to God.
Thank You Father that in Christ we are children of the light. May we walk in the light of the Lord, Who is the Way, the Truth, the Light and the Life - and Lord we know that Your purpose for the Church is to transform each one into the likeness of the Lord Jesus – until He is all in all.
We pray that as member of His body we may walk in all goodness and righteousness and live a life that is honoring to You. Teach us we pray to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight and we ask that every member of the body of Christ may be sanctified – set apart unto You and cleansed with the washing of the water by the word of God, and made holy in thought word and deed.
We pray that the Church may be purified by the Spirit of power, so that she may be without spot or wrinkle or any such thing – but holy and blameless before You in love – We ask this in Jesus name
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 I lift us each of my grandchildren to You and thank You for each life that is so special in Your sight. Lord I pray that each one will come to know Christ as Saviour early in their lives and desire a close walk with You through their teens and twenties and into adulthood.
May they learn to love Your Word and to come to know the value of prayer in their lives so that they grow up into men and women that live godly in Christ Jesus,
Lord I pray that all of us that have a touch on these young lives will teach them day by day about the Lord Jesus and the wonderful truths in Your Word – both in word and by example - just as the mother and grandmother of Timothy taught him the truth of the Word of God. Guide each of my precious grandchildren into all truth and bring them into true saving faith I pray… for You have promised that children that are brought up in the way that they should go will not depart from it as they grow older..
Keep each one I pray under the shadow of Your protection and love and may they grow in grace and discernment and wisdom throughout their lives – and use each one I pray in Your service I pray, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
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
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
O God, our Father, help us to see ourselves as children who seek guidance; children who walk in the midst of many dangers.
Help us not to be afraid so long as we walk close to Thee. Thy ways, O God are higher than our ways and often we do not understand. Teach us, O God, that we do not have to understand but to trust and Thou wilt see us through every difficulty in life.
When Thou art near, I am not afraid, I want to “draw nigh to God” in the assurance that when I do, He will “draw nigh unto me,”
In Jesus’ name,
Dear heavenly Father, how I thank and praise You for my parents who have been so faithful in loving and caring for me with such selflessness. I am so grateful that I was their child and that You saw fit for me to become part of their family.
I know that so often I have taken them for granted and have not been as helpful as I should, but their constant love and support throughout my life has become such a wonderful example of parenthood and I am so grateful for them both.
Draw close to them I pray and surround them with Your loving arms. Bless them with both health and contentment and be to them a tower of strength, as the both are getting a little older. I ask this in Jesus name,
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.