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, 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 believers who are 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 permanent, indwelling Helper for all Christians. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank you for Your Word and for Your understanding. Thank You that I have been baptised into the 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 I praise Your name for all Your goodness and loving kindness to me and to all Your children. In Jesus' name, 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 who have trusted in Christ for salvation and for the promise that He will guide us into all truth. Help me to be a diligent student of Your Word, with a teachable spirit and a desire for the truth. Thank You that Your promises to Israel still stand and that one day they will all be fulfilled. Give their leaders wisdom in these difficult days, when all the people of the world seem to be turning their back on Your chosen people. Hasten the day when Your kingdom will at last be set up, to Your praise and glory. 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 baptised into His Body. Thank You that Your Holy Spirit lives in me, and I have been given all that I need to live godly in Christ Jesus. 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 me with His own resurrected Life. To Him be all praise and glory, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that Jesus told us that He will return to earth in like manner as the disciples saw Him go into heaven, on that wondrous Ascension morning. What a wonderful day that will be when Jesus comes in the clouds, back to earth to set up His Millennial Kingdom where He will rule and reign with righteousness and power for 1000 years. Thank You that as a believer in Him and part of the Bride of Christ, I will come with Him from heaven and rule and reign with Him on earth. Keep my eyes fixed on Jesus as I await the any day Rapture of the Church, when Jesus will take us up to heaven, to await this glorious return to earth. To Him be all honour, and glory, and strength, and majesty, for ever and ever, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for the hope of our resurrection and rapture knowing that the Lord Jesus is the firstborn from the dead. Because He lives we too will live, and that day He is coming to take us to be with Himself. Thank You for this hope in my heart. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
I praise Your name, Heavenly Father, for the sure promise that I have of Christ's return to take me to be with Himself when I 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 I live each day of my 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.