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.