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 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 I 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 His 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 fulfille 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 - that Christ died and is risen for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. 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 Jesus will one day return to set up His Kingdom on earth, as King of kings and Lord of lords. Praise His holy name, 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.