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, heavenly Father, for the sure promise that we have of Christ's return to take us to be with Himself when we meet Him in the air. Thank You that a day is coming when He will also return to the earth to claim His rightful position as King of kings and Lord of lords at the end of the 'great tribulation'. 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-coming 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, on the days leading up to Pentecost. Thank You that I already have the indwelling Spirit of God with me and living within me... to lead and guide in all the difficulties that I am facing. Look down on Your people and instil in the hearts of all of us, that dear desire to be united in spirit and devoted to prayer, until Jesus comes. Lord, I pray that in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, I will 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 I am saved by grace through faith in Christ and have been born-anew and baptised into His mystical Body. Thank You for the amazing ministry of the Holy Spirit and His transforming work in my life. Fill me day by day with power from on high to work the works of God in my life, for Your praise and glory. Guide me along the path of life and transform me into the person You want me to be. May I decrease and Christ increase in every area of life, until I can say with Paul - It is NOT I that live, but Christ, Who lives me, for His name's sake, 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.
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You that You sent Your only-begotten Son to be born as a Man and to pay the price for our sin, so that by faith in Him the curse of the law and the sting of death has been removed forever, for those who believe. Thank You that You sent JESUS to be born into this world and to live a perfect life and die a sacrificial death on MY account. Thank You that I have been redeemed through Him and that my salvation does not rely on what I do but on what HE did on the cross, when He died for my sin. And thank You, Father, that through His resurrection, He broke the power of sin and death in the lives of ALL who believe on HIM, PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME, 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.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and bless Your holy name that the truth of Peter's first sermon is as relevant today, as it was when he spoke to the men of Israel, and declared that God raised Jesus from the dead, putting an end to the agony of sin for all who believe on His name. Thank You that the eternal, indestructible, immortal, immutable, deathless Son of God became a perfect, innocent, sinless, member of the human race, so that He could willingly give His precious life as the ransom price for my sin and break the agony of death, and permanence of the grave for ALL who believe on Him. Praise Him holy name, 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 prophetic witness in Scripture, concerning Christ's first advent and the many passages that were literally fulfilled, as witness to this truth. Thank You that Jesus is coming again and for the many prophetic passages the remind us of His soon return. May I be ready to meet Him, when He returns, in the clouds, for His Church, and help me to witness to those who do not yet know Him as their Saviour and Lord, so that they will have an opportunity to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. This I ask in Jesus' precious name, 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
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing book of Acts, and for insight into those early days of the Christian Church, when many in Israel had their eyes opened to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ, and recognised Him, as the Prophet greater than Moses and the King, greater than David. Thank You that because Israel rejected our Lord in those early days of Christendom, the gospel has been opened to every person in every nation, who will trust in Him for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Thank You for my salvation and I pray for Jews around the world, who have not yet had their eyes open to the truth. Open the understanding of all who are seeking the truth, but have not yet believed on Christ for salvation. May Your name be glorified throughout all the earth and may many come to faith in Jesus, while there is still time.. this we ask in Jesus' precious 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.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith and have the indwelling Spirit of God living in my heart. I pray that I would maintain fellowship with You, by walking in spirit and truth and trusting You in all things. Father I want to offer my life as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to You, and I pray that You would use me in whatever way You choose. Equip me, I pray, for the good work You have prepared for me to do. May I die to self and live and work for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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, thank You for sending JESUS to be the Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the world. Thank You, that You did not give up on humanity when Jesus was rejected by His people, but continued to work out Your plan of salvation through the Body of Christ - redeemed men and women who make up the Christian Church. Thank You, that You are still a God Who heals those who are sick in body and in spirit, and thank You for my great salvation. To HIM be all praise and glory, 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
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 Heavenly Father, open my eyes to see more of the Lord Jesus as did the apostle Paul. I pray that everything I say and do may be done for Your glory. Increase my knowledge and understanding of Your will for my life, and may I be careful not to exchange the truth of God's Word for man's developed traditions. 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.
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, it is my desire to do Your perfect will and submit my life to serving you in spirit and in truth. Forgive me for the times when I have tried to work the works of God in my own strength instead of trusting Your word and allowing myself to be guided by the Holy Spirit. I pray that you would build up Your Church in the fear of the Lord and with reverence for Your holy name and that we would know the comfort and strength of the Holy Spirit in our lives, as we grow in grace and mature in the faith for Your greater glory and worth, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your people Israel through whom the Messiah was born and thank You that there is no partiality with God and that all sinners may be saved by grace through faith in Christ. Thank You for my own salvation and I pray that as we wait for the any day return of our Lord Jesus Christ in the clouds, that many more Jews and Gentiles, men and women, bond and free, old and young, black and white people from every race and nation may come to faith in Christ, for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting - in Jesus name. 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, 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.
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 in the world today 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 saving knowledge of this eternally wonderful truth, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that I am saved by grace through trusting in Jesus. Thank You that all I need to live a Christian life by faith is to be found in the Word of God – I pray that I will honour You by living every part of my Christian life trusting in the Lord Jesus – for without Him I can do nothing - but I can do all things through faith in Christ, Who gives me the strength, AMEN.
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, how amazing it is to read how the fledgling Church grew and multiplied in those early days of Christianity. What a privilege it is to receive the indwelling Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ, and to know that I have received forgiveness of sin and life everlasting - by faith in HIM. Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in Your Word, and teach me all that You would have me to learn. 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 thank You for my great salvation. Thank You that when I was deep in sin, I was convicted of my sinfulness and turned to Christ for forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Thank You that the gospel of grace is not complicated - but simple to understand. Keep the eyes of my heart on Jesus I pray, lest I turn away from Him and dishonour Your holy name. I pray that when I allow myself to be enticed away from my focus on Christ that I would quickly repent - acknowledge my sin and return to You for forgiveness... knowing that if I confess my fault to You - You are faithful to forgive and return me into fellowship. Thank You for showing me that repentance towards God is synonymous with faith in Christ. May I live and work for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
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 that You sent Jesus to be our kinsman Redeemer, and that by faith I am part of His body. Help me to live according to Your will and not to find myself in opposition to Your plans and purposes, by following my own logic or desires. Help me to become a wise student of Scripture and carry out Your purposes for my life, so I may be a testimony to the truth. And I pray that I may learn to reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for opening my eyes to the truth of the gospel of grace and for bringing me into the family of God. Thank You that I have been forgiven of my sin and am among those who have been sanctified by faith in Christ. Lord there are many whose eyes are blinded to the truth and who remain trapped in the dominion of Satan. I pray that the eyes of their heart would be opened to receive the truth of the gospel. Thank You for the life and witness of Paul and I pray that You would use me as a light in this darkened world and a witness to the truth of the gospel of Jesus - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.