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.