Heavenly Father, thank You for this momentous truth that Christ has never ceased to work and to teach from the moment that He was born in Bethlehem as the eternal Son of God, clothed in a Body that God had prepared for Him. Thank You that I am part of His Body.. the Church. Use me I pray to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving Christ to be my Saviour and thank You for Your mighty plans and purposes, which You are in the process of bringing to completion. Help me to live by faith and not by sight, for I believe that all You have purposed and planned will come to fruition.. in Your time and Your way.. and to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have not hidden the truth from us but revealed it in Your Word. Thank You that I am part of that great cloud of Church-age witnesses to the truth of the glorious gospel of grace - which was started at Pentecost and which has spread to every nation and tribe, people and language. Thank You that I have been born again by the power of the Holy Spirit and baptised into the body of Christ, which had its beginning in that special room, on that first day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was sent to be the permanently, indwelling Helper for all Christians - Thank You in Jesus name AMEN.
Loving Father, thank you for Your Word and for Your understanding. Thank You that I have been baptised into that Body of Christ by Your Holy Spirit and that He now lives in me forever. What a mystery that You should take up permanent residence in my weak and frail body – but Father I praise Your name for all Your goodness and loving kindness to me and all that are Your children – the Body of Christ, in Whose name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the truth that it contains. Thank You for sending the Holy Spirit to indwell all that have trusted in Christ for Salvation and for the promise that He will guide us into all truth. Help us to be diligent students of Your Word with a teachable spirit and a desire for the truth. We thank You that Your promises to Israel still stand and that one day they will be settled in their land in peace and safety. Give their leaders the wisdom in these difficult days, when all the world seem to be turning their back on Your chosen people.. and hasten the day when the kingdom will at last be set up to Your praise and glory, this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many promises and prophecies that You have graciously given to us in Your Word. Thank You for giving us such great understanding of the times in which we live and the blessed hope that is set before us. Keep us from attempting to look into the finer details of Your plans and purposes which have not been disclosed to us but which are fixed by Your own sovereign authority - and prevent us from distorting the truth of the glorious gospel of God in order to satisfy any fleshly curiosity. Help us to study the whole council of God so that we do not get hoodwinked by any extra-biblical teachings or unbiblical 'interpretation' of Your Word. This we ask in Jesus name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace, through faith in Christ.. and have been baptized into His Body and become one with Him, and a member of His Church. Thank You that Your Holy Spirit lives in me and that I have been given all that I need to live godly in Christ Jesus, to Your praise and glory. I pray that I may be a good and faithful witness in the place where You have planted me, knowing that I can do all things through Christ, Who strengthens me and empowers with His own resurrected Life - to Him be all praise and glory, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for the hope of our resurrection and rapture knowing that the Lord Jesus is the firstborn from the dead – and because He lives we too will live, and that one day He is coming to take us to be with Himself as He returns in like manner as the disciples saw Him go into heaven - on that wondrous ascension morning. Thank You for this hope in my heart, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
We praise Your name oh heavenly Father, for the sure promise that we have of Christ's return to take us to be with Himself. May we live each day of our life in a way that is pleasing to You - a life that points others to the Lord Jesus as the soon returning Saviour of the world, with the fixed assurance that Your Word of prophecy stands fast forever. AMEN.
Loving Father help me to turn the eyes of my heart towards You in an attitude of persistent-prayer as did those first disciples of Christ. Thank You that I already have the indwelling Spirit of God to be with me and Who lives in me, to lead and guide in all the difficulties that I am facing. In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, I hand all my cares to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of those 120 faithful disciples who obeyed Your word and were given the privilege of being involved in the actual birth of the Body of Christ, which is the Church - on that special and unique day of Pentecost. I pray that like them.. I may listen to Your commands and carry them out willingly, to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died for our sins and rose again so that we could be indwelled by the Holy Spirit and become part of the body of Christ.. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth today and in the days that lie ahead.. so that I may be filled with the Holy Spirit and do only those things that You would have me to do. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am part of the Church, which is Christ's body and that in Him I have been given the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that in His power I may tell forth the wonderful works of God to all with whom I come in contact. Help me to rightly divide the Word of Truth and give me a teachable spirit so that I may learn the wonderful truths in Your Word. Protect me from any false teachings which seeks to distort the God-breathed Scriptures.. and use me as You will, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You told us the end from the beginning and that we have a greater understanding of Your plan of redemption - for both those that are called by Your name AND for those that reject Your precious offer of salvation. Thank You that by faith I have the indwelling Holy Spirit and am not appointed to wrath - knowing that Christ bore my sins in His body on the cross... so that by faith I have been forgiven of my sin; have passed from death to life and am a member of Christ's Body. Thank You for the prophecies of holy men of God like Joel and that the full and final fulfilment of His amazing prophecy will be realised when Israel finally repents of their sin; recognises Christ as their Messiah and calls on His name for salvation - at the end of the great tribulation. Give me a heart for the unsaved and use me to tell forth the glories of Your wonderful name and amazing plan of redemption. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Thank You Father, that down through the ages all who have called on Your name are delivered and thank You that by grace through faith in the precious blood of Jesus.. I have been saved. May I live and work to Your praise and glory .. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
How I praise Your name that You take evil and turn it to good – there is no God like unto You and praise the Lord that Your plans and purposes can never be interrupted by evil men, but that You use all things to work towards Your eternal and glorious destiny for man, in Christ’s name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Jesus. My heart rejoices, and my tongue is filled with gladness for the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for the blessed hope we have in Him - to You be all praise and glory, world without end - AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful way that Your word unveils Your perfect plan of redemption. Thank You that just as You showed the future to prophets like king David and apostles like Paul, so that those who trust in Christ have an understanding of Your unfolding plan – to save Your people from their sin. Thank You that Jesus is the Christ – the eternal Son of the deathless God, Who made heaven and earth. And thank You that Your beloved Son was born into the human race, so that He could live a sinless life, be raised from the dead and break the power of death in the lives of that all who trust in Him. Thank You for Your unfolding plan of redemption. May I live and work to Your greater praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus name AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a joy to be part of Your family and accepted in Christ. Thank You, that You loved the world so much that You sent Jesus to die for our sins. Thank You Jesus that You loved the Church so much that we have received Your resurrection life and are exempt from the sentence of death and the curse of the Law, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your many precious promises and prophesies. Thank You that Christ came to die on the cross in my place and that in Him I have been raised into newness of life and seated with Him in heavenly places. May I live my life to Your praise and glory as we look for that day when You come to take us to our heavenly home.. when You finally stand up to complete Your finished work - and return as Israel's King of kings and Lord of lords - this I ask in Christ's name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your mercy is new every morning and that Your faithfulness to Jew and Gentile alike is steadfast and sure. Thank You that You are a God Who forgives the sins of those.. who are convicted of our need of Salvation by the work of the Holy Spirit - and thank You that there is nothing so bad in my life that You cannot and will not forgive - by grace through faith in Christ my Saviour, in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, what amazing grace You showed to Your people Israel in those early days of the Church. You could have cut them off as a nation and yet Your love reaches out to Israel still. And what amazing grace that You have shown to me.. that Christ should come to earth and die on the cross to pay the price for my sins. May my inward heart reflect Your love and may my outward life be a witness of my grateful praise and everlasting thanksgiving.. for the grace You have bestowed on me - thank You in Jesus name AMEN.
Heavenly Father, Your plans and purposes are unequalled. Thank You that You did not give up on the human race nor on the nation of Israel when Your only begotten Son was so shamefully rejected and cruelly crucified. Thank You for the message of the cross and the glorious gospel of grace.. and thank You that I have been placed into the Body of Christ by faith.. How I praise You that the day is coming when once again the nation of Israel will fulfil their call to preach the wonderful Gospel of the Kingdom throughout the world - and that Jesus will one day return as King of kings and Lord of lords. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the wonderful example of the early Church, who continually devoted themselves to apostolic teaching, Christian fellowship, the breaking of bread and earnest prayer. As we look for the any day return of our Lord Jesus Christ, may we follow the wonderful example of these early members of Christ's body and may we grow in grace and in a knowledge of You, as we seek to share the truth of the glorious gospel of the grace of God with everyone we meet, in humility and love, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You that You are a gracious God who turned the evil plans and purposes of the enemy into the greatest victory the world has ever known.. We praise Your holy name for ever and ever, AMEN
Loving heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Jesus to heal the sick – both sickness in the body and the sickness of the soul. Thank You that through His death and resurrection Jesus broke the power of sin and sickness… of death and hell, and how we praise and thank You for Your tender love and deep compassion to all of us, who were dead in trespasses and sin and without hope in the world.
Thank You that Jesus is our eternal Saviour and great Physician and that He came to bear all our sicknesses, afflictions – all our suffering and pain.
I pray that You would come and visit me in my sickness and that You would grant me relief and release from the illness that is eating away at my strength and causing me such discomfort and pain. Lord, I believe that Your power of old is ever new and that You are willing and able to make me well.
Grant me the grace and patience to wait Your timing knowing that Your strength is made perfect in my weakness – touch me today I pray and bring me back to full health and feed my heart with Your love so that I may draw ever closer to You with every passing day, I ask this in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth. Help me to read it with understanding and to learn all the lessons that You would teach me. I pray that I may live a godly life to Your praise and glory as we look forward to that day when Israel will finally receive their promised times of refreshing and we will all worship together at Your feet - this we pray in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, we ask You to look down in blessing on Your chosen nation of Israel and thank You that through them we received the scripture; the promises; the Messiah and our Saviour Jesus Christ. Thank You that you never rejected Israel, even though they crucified Your Son, for Your gifts and calling to Israel is without repentance, just as they are to the Church. Thank You that even when we are faithless You remain faithful and I pray that many may come to see Jesus as their true Messiah in the days that lie ahead, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the bold witness of Peter and the other disciples, who were filled with the Holy Spirit of truth. Thank You that when we are saved by grace through faith in Christ we are immediately baptised into the body of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and are enabled to be filled with Your power and Your sufficient grace, by means of the indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ. May we walk in spirit and truth and live and work to Your praise and glory, so that we too may be continuously filled with His power and grace - for Your greater purposes. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN
I thank You Father for Jesus my Saviour. Thank You for Your gift of salvation that has been given to me through Christ alone. Thank You that salvation is so simple that even a little child can understand it. Thank You in Jesus name I pray AMEN.
Loving Lord, I come to You and confess my sin of abortion, and ask that Your healing grace would touch my heart today. The remembrance of it is eating me inside and I need Your healing grace and loving forgiveness.
I cast this great burden onto You, knowing that You have promised to heal those that are broken-hearted and to bind up the inner wounds of those that are hurting.
I know that the consequences of our wrong choices can bring much pain, but I also know that You are a God Who has promised to forgive and heal all who come to You with a contrite heart and that You will remember our sins no more.
Forgive me Lord, heal my life.. create in me a clean hear I pray and renew a right spirit within me – this I ask in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father help me to stand fast on Your mighty promises and boldly proclaim the glorious gospel of grace, trusting in You implicitly and depending upon You in all things, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the truths that it contains. Thank You for this example, which contrasts the pure motive of one man with the deceptive actions of others.. reminding us that God knows the thoughts and intents of the heart. I pray that the words of my mouth, the actions I do and the inner motives of my mind, would always be acceptable to You, my God and my Redeemer, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that holy apostles and prophets of old, were moved by God to write both the Old and New Testaments. Thank You that they were used to lay the sure foundation upon which our faith is secure. Thank You that Jesus is the Rock of our salvation, the Cornerstone of our faith and the Anchor of our soul. We praise You that Your Holy Spirit guided holy men of God into all truth, as the gospel was revealed to them, as which was penned Scripture for our learning. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how privileged we are to have the book of Acts, which not only identifies many good practices to follow, but also many pitfalls to avoid. I pray that I may be instant in season and out of season; make time to pray in accordance with Your will and be careful to study the word of God so that I may mature in the faith and grow in the grace which You provide. But I also pray that I would be obedient to Your word, listen to Your instruction and obey Your command, so that I may work the works of God and that You may be glorified in my life. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lives of Abraham and Stephen, both of whom demonstrated an unshakable trust in Your Word, and an exemplary faith, that Your plans and purposes are altogether sure. Thank You that Your promises are all 'yes' and 'amen', in Christ Jesus, my Lord. Give me an unshakable faith in Your Word, knowing that You are the only sure Rock upon which my faith is secure. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your amazing grace and for answering this inspired prayer of Stephen. Thank You for extending Your saving grace down 2000 years of time.. so that I too might believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, may I live in humility of heart and keep my ears and heart ever open to the leading, guiding, prompting, correcting and chastening work of Your Spirit with me, so that I may grow in grace and be increasingly conformed into the image of Jesus, day by day, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing testimony about Stephen, in the book of Acts, and the many lessons we can learn, both from his life and his death. I pray, that like him, I may be steadfast in the work that You have given me to do. Help me to be faithful to preach the gospel truth and to stand firm on veracity of Your holy Word - without compromise. I pray that I may study to show myself approved under God, so that like Stephen, I may be faithful to the point of death. May I live my life and approach my death to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I thank You for the beautiful example of Stephen, whose love for Jesus was displayed in the life he lived, and the death he died. Help me to live a life that is pleasing in Your sight. Fill me anew with Your Holy Spirit day by day - and use me in whatever way You will, to Your eternal praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and the examples of people like Stephen, who demonstrate a man whose mind was stayed on Christ, and who was able to exhibit the peace of God in the midst of a vicious and evil generation. Help me to walk in spirit and truth and to trust in Your never-failing goodness every moment of the day. To You be all praise and glory, world without end - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Thank You Father for Your goodness and mercy to me, and to all men, which is new every morning and for the wonderful answers to prayer for which I praise and glorify Your name.
Thank You that I have access to the throne of grace, to find mercy and grace to help in time of need and day by day I praise and thank You hear that You hear and answer the cries of my heart and supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory.
Thank You Lord for the simple things in life that we so often take for granted.. the sun and stars; the flowers and trees; our daily food and clothing; my home and family and the peace and joy that comes from knowing You.
Thank You also for sharing in my sorrows and joys; and for the sufficient grace and strength that we receive day by day and thank You Lord for dying for me on the cross as my Redeemer – paying the price for my sins so that I may have Your life and live with You in heaven forever. May my heart be truly thankful and may I live my life in a manner that is pleasing to You to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Heavenly Father. What a wonderful truth that Christ died for me according to the scripture, that He was buried and rose again and is seated on the right hand of the Father, in heavenly glory. Thank You for the lovely book of Acts, and the beautiful way that it shows how faithful men of Israel came to a deeper understanding that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God and that by believing on His name.. they might have forgiveness of sins and be made members of Christ mystic body - where there is neither Jew nor Gentile - but One New Man, IN Christ.. in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I read through this thrilling episode, in the pre-salvation life of Paul, who was Your chosen vessel to bring the good news of the gospel of grace, through others to me - I thank You for arresting this man, on that road to Damascus, and commissioning him to preach the Word of life. Thank You for his epistles, and the many truths that they contain. Help me to live as You would have me to live, and use me as a vessel to share the gospel of Christ, with whomsoever You will. May I be bold to share this good news of salvation with others, knowing that the time is short... and that soon, and very soon, we will be taken to be with You in heaven - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, open my eyes to see more of the Lord Jesus as did the apostle Paul, and I pray that all I do may be to Your glory and not what I perceive to be Your will or founded on the traditions of man, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Saul of Tarsus who was a man who recognised Who Christ truly was. I pray that if I have any false perceptions of Who You are, or if I am going down the path of religiosity or self-righteousness that You would identify my faults and bring me to a more intimate understanding of Who You are.. so that I may worship You in spirit and in truth - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Lord, give me the purity, integrity and focus to be the kind of vessel You would desire.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may know Christ and the power of His resurrected life working in me, and I pray that You would give me the grace to participate in the fellowship of His suffering, knowing that in this world I will face trials and tribulations, dangers and maybe death - for His name's sake. Thank You that the sufferings of this world are but for a moment and that by Your grace, You have promised to perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish me in Christ Jesus my Saviour - to Whom be all praise and glory - AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the ministry of the apostle Paul and the many truths You saw fit to reveal to us through his ministry. May I like Paul have a receptive heart and a deep desire to pray fervently, preach enthusiastically and proclaiming 'JESUS' as the Jewish Messiah; the Saviour of the whole world, the Son of Man and Son of God - and the sacrifice for sin, Who takes away the sin of the world, and in Whose name pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a Christian and part of the family of God. Thank You that Jesus died and rose again to save me from my sin. I pray that I may never be ashamed of the gospel of Christ or the Name of Jesus but be prepared to live by faith and trust You in all things – no matter what difficult circumstances may arise. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may be quick to confess my own sin, eager to trust Your word and faithful to obey Your commands.. and that I abide in You and You in me, so that I may be a 'man' after Your own heart - to Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN
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,
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the truths that it contains. I pray that I may read its pages with wisdom and understanding. Help me to recognise the different audiences that are being addressed in different Bible passages. Keep me from reading into the Scriptures what I think it is saying rather than understanding it in its correct context. Help me to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are a God whose promises never fail and Whose word is righteous and true – and Father You have promised to send rain in their seasons so that the land will yield its increase and the trees will bear their fruit – but Lord the severe lack of rain has caused this land to become like a dust bowl and we are afraid that the labour of planting and harvesting will come to nothing if we do not receive rain very soon.
Lord Your word says “He will give the rain for your land in its season, the early and late rain, that you may gather in your grain and Your new wine and Your oil,” and You have promised, “rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying hearts with food and gladness.”
Lord we do not deserve Your grace but for the sake of Your holy name we ask that You would water the land and provide us with the rain that You promised in this season – for Jesus name sake,
I praise You O God for this sublimely simple truth and thank You that all I had to do to be saved was to believe on the finished work of the Lord Jesus on Calvary. There are many people both in the world and in my own family that have not believed this simple truth, I pray that You will use me as your instrument today, to share the good news of the glorious gospel of Christ - in action, attitude or prayer so that others may come to a knowledge of this eternally wonderful truth, in Jesus name I pray, 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,
Loving Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and all that it contains. Help me to be a good steward of the Scriptures as I search its pages daily, and teach me all that You would have me learn - and guide me into all truth I pray, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of the apostle Paul, who spent his life teaching the good news of the gospel of God, so that men would hear the truth of the gospel of grace, and be saved. Give me a heart for the lost, and help me to meet the people with whom I come in contact, at their point of need, and present the gospel to them clearly and without hesitation. We pray that many would come to faith in Christ today. Raise us more men and women who will share the good news of the gospel of God in every nation and city, so that many will hear and believe that Jesus died for their sin, that He rose again and that by faith in Him, their sins are forgiven, and eternal life is their portion. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are my God and my Saviour. Lord without You I can do nothing - for in You I live and move and have my being. Use my life to glorify You, and thank You Father for sending the Lord Jesus to suffer and die so that I, might live, AMEN
Heavenly Father, what an amazing and long-suffering God You are to love humanity so much that You sent Christ to die for our sin and to rise the third day so that all whosoever believes in Him might not perish but have everlasting life. Thank You that You sought me out, opened my eyes to the truth and saved me, in Jesus name. Use me to share the good news to others I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that my sins were judged at the cross and that there is now no condemnation for me because I am IN Christ. But I realise that there are many that remain dead in their sins. I pray that You will use me to tell those that You place in my path that Christ died for their sins, that He was buried and rose again so that all who believe on Him will not perish but have everlasting life. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your Word. Thank You for the gift of the indwelling Spirit, Who has promised to guide us into all truth. Give me a teachable spirit, remove all traces of pride and may I walk humbly before You all the days of my life, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this beautiful example of Your servants, in the early Church, striving to meet together, to remember Christ's death, passion and glorious resurrection.. despite the many difficulties and dangers, they had to face. May we not neglect any opportunity to meet together, on that first day of the week, nor miss any other opportunity, throughout the week, to worship Your holy name with our fellow believers. And may we all value the times we spend in breaking bread together, in remembrance of Christ's sacrificial death, His glorious resurrection and His ongoing ministry of mediation, at Your right hand - this we ask in Jesus name AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the witness of Paul, who despite many setbacks along the way, was bold in declaring the whole counsel of God with those he met. Use each one of us to be a mouthpiece for Jesus – in word and in deed, for Your greater praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, You know all that I have done in my life, and how I have skirted around the issue of my abortion, dismissed the significance of this sin in my life and tried to pretend that it was no big deal.
But Lord, I now confess to You this terrible sin and realise increasingly that it is detestable in Your sight to abort a new little life. I confess my wrongdoing and grieve to think of the unborn baby that I chose to terminate in my womb.
I confess my sin and repent of my casual attitude and ask for Your healing touch on my life. Help me to release this painful memory to You and to accept that Your promise of forgiveness to all who repent of their sins and turn to Christ.
Thank You that You paid the price for all my sins at Calvary and that You have promised to remove them as far as the east is from the west… Thank You in Jesus name,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God which is profitable for teaching; rebuking; correcting and training in righteousness. May we individually and collectively be on our spiritual guard, not only for our own well-being but also for those that You have seen fit to place in our lives. Give grace and wisdom to all who are called to be elders or overseers in local churches today, and protect all believers who have fallen prey to false teachers or who have been exposed to doctrines of demons. Protect the hearts and minds of all Your children and guide each one of us into the way of truth - 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 the example of Paul who turned from being a proud Pharisee and the worst of sinners into a devoted bond-servant and faithful apostle of Christ. I pray that I may be ever open to the inner promptings of the Holy Spirit and that You would use me as a witness of the truth, in whatever way You choose. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word. Thank You for the ministry of Paul and the lessons we can learn from his life and ministry. Give me an understanding heart that is willing to learn, and prevent me from holding fast to any opinion or belief systems that is counter to the truth of the gospel. Give me a teachable spirit I pray and may I be used in the furtherance of the gospel, in whatever way You choose - for Your praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what an amazing testimony we have in Saul the persecutor who became Paul the humble apostle and was used by You for Your greater praise and glory. Thank You that You are ready and willing to use all who have been sanctified by faith in the death and resurrection of Christ and that no sin is too great that cannot be forgiven - except the sin of unbelief. Just as You used Paul in the furtherance of Your kingdom, I pray that You would use me in whatever way You will. Take MY life I pray and let it be consecrated to You - through time and into eternity, this I pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the witness and work of Paul and for the encouragement it gives to all of us, that no one is beyond Your reach of grace and that You are ready and willing to save all who will trust in the atoning work of Christ on the Cross.. for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. Use me in the days that lie ahead to Your praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.