Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the truths that it contains. Open my understanding as I watch for the any day return of Christ, to take us to be with Himself. Thank You that members of Your body are not appointed to wrath, and thank You that You are using Your people to hold back the flood of evil, through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit. We pray that before Your judgement is finally poured out on a Christ-rejecting world, and the unrestrained evil, which will soon saturate the entire earth, that many would come to faith in Christ - before that great and terrible day of the Lord. We ask this in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your comforting words of grace and Your solemn words of warning against the rampant apostasy within Christendom. May we hold fast to the truth and never take our eyes off the Lord Jesus.. in a world that is on the fast-track to God's punishment. Cleanse Your church we pray, and turn many hearts back to the way of righteousness - we ask this in Jesus name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith in Christ I am not appointed to wrath because Jesus took the punishment for my sin, in His body on the tree. Thank You that You have given us history in advance so that we do not fear as the lost who have no hope of eternal life, but have confidence in Your word. Thank You that all that You have purposed for us will certainly come to pass and we praise You for the blessed hope we have in Christ. May I be ever watching and waiting expectantly for the return of the Lord Jesus to resurrect His dead and rapture all living believers - for which we praise and thank You in Jesus' name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that evil continues to be restrained. Thank You that Your plans and purposes for the Church will continue to be carried out, by the Holy Spirit... through the prayers and praises of Your saints in this dispensation of grace. We pray that many would come to faith before the Restrainer of evil removes His hand of protecting, and allows unrestrained evil to be unleashed on earth. Use me today, in the forwarding of Your plans, as I offer my life as a living sacrifice of prayer and praise to You - for You alone are worthy. In Jesus' name, I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the ministry and teachings of the apostle Paul and for this comforting passage of Scripture which reminds us that lawlessness will continue to be restrained by the power of the Holy Spirit, as God's plans and purposes are forwarded through the prayers and praise of the body of Christ. May the prayer of the righteous be effective and powerful and continue to restrain the spread of lawlessness throughout the world. Thank You that the day is coming when Satan; sin; death and hell will be thrown into the lake of fire and righteousness will be established forever. May we worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and work the works of God in every area of our lives as we walk in spirit and truth for His greater glory - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I thank You that I am part of that great body of believers that were chosen before the foundation of the world because You knew that by grace through faith in Christ I would accept Your gracious offer of salvation. Thank You for all my brothers and sisters in Christ who like me were chosen from the beginning.. to be saved - by faith. And thank You that we have all been set apart unto God, by Your Holy Spirit, simply because we believed in the truth of the glorious gospel of grace.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for the Lord Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in my life today. Thank You that You loved us so much that You sent Him to be the propitiation for my sins and that through Him I have received eternal comfort and a good hope - by grace through faith in Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your never-failing comfort and gracious encouragement which is new every morning. I pray that I too may be strengthened and establish in every good work and word, to You praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.