Dear Lord Jesus I love You but want to love You more. I trust You but want to trust You more. Help me to rest so securely in You and to abide in You that Your love flows through me to others – bringing praise and honour to Your holy name, AMEN.
Thank You Lord that I have heard and responded to the gospel of grace and that by believing in Him, I have a hope reserved for me in heaven. May this blessed hope overflow in an unshakable trust in Your word of truth - and a deep love for all the body of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN
Thank You Father for the living, powerful and glorious gospel of Christ, which was planted in my heart, by many faithful witnesses. I pray that I too may be a good and faithful servant and abide in Your love, day-by-day.. in spirit and in truth. I pray that I may bring forth the precious fruit of faith, of love, of hope and of righteousness. Help me I pray to grow in grace, and in a knowledge of You - to Your praise and glory.. and in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of Epaphras, whose service, prayer, dedication, and faithfulness, demonstrated a life that placed Jesus in His rightful position, and whose desire was the salvation of the lost and the progressive sanctification of his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that I may seek to share the good news of the gospel with the unsaved, encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ, pray fervently for the spiritual well-being of others, and develop an attitude of humility of heart toward my co-labourers in the gospel. Give me a teachable spirit, keep me from being offended, and enable me to live in the unity of the faith... in the bond of peace with my fellow-labourers in the gospel. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that in Your goodness and grace I would put off the things of the fleshly-self and walk, moment by moment in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory.. so that others may see of my love in the Spirit to the praise and glory of God. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious gospel of grace and the wonderful truths that are contained in Your word. Help me to abide in Christ and to live my life in total dependence upon You.. so that I may be fruitful in the place where you have seen fit to place me. I pray that my brothers and sisters in Christ may continue to grow in grace and receive spiritual insight, so that they too may live a life that is pleasing to You. This I ask in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord - Who alone is worthy to be praised. AMEN.
Fill me, Father, with Your Spirit of the Vine, Christ Jesus my Lord. May I bring forth fruit, more fruit, much fruit to glorify Your Holy name. I pray in Jesus' name, my precious heavenly Vine,
Heavenly Father, I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ that they may be strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might, so that in Christ.. they may patiently endure amidst the trials and difficulties of life - with all joy in believing, knowing that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your grace You designed Your amazing plan of redemption so that lost sinners such as I could be redeemed by the shed blood of Christ Jesus my Lord. May I never forget what it cost You to die for me - my heart overflows with rejoicing, thanksgiving and praise.. for all You have done for me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for delivering me up from the domain of darkness and transferring me in to the kingdom of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died so that I might live - all praise to His name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much that You sent the Lord Jesus to become one of us - so that in Him men and women might have redemption in Christ - the forgiveness of sins. Thank You that I have an eternal inheritance that is kept for us in heaven. Help me to trust Your word, to live by faith and not by sight.. to walk in spirit and truth and to love others with a Christ-like love, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father that You sent Your only begotten Son into the world, which He made.. to become one of us, so that we might be reconciled back to Yourself and become children of God and joint-heirs with Christ, Who is the firstborn over all creation and before Whom we bow in reverend worship and praise for ever and ever, AMEN
Heavenly Father, when I consider the enormity of Who the Lord Jesus is and what He has done to save my soul, I stand in awe of You, knowing that He was wounded for my transgressions, bruised for my iniquities; died on the cross so that I might be forgiven of my sins and rose again to give me His resurrected life. I humbly kneel before You in praise and grateful thanks - for He alone is worthy and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word of truth and for revealing Christ to us through the Scriptures. Thank You that He set aside His eternal glory and came to dwell among us as a Man and identified with our sinfulness so that by faith we could be forgiven of our sins and be identified with His righteousness. Thank You that in Him we live and move and have our being and that He holds all things together by the strength of His great and mighty power. Thank You that in Christ we have been made children of God - through time and into eternity - AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a glorious truth that in Christ alone our hope is found and by His death and resurrection we have an assurance that we too will be raised incorruptible from the dead. Thank You that as part of His body I have been imputed with His righteousness and made a new creation in Christ.. by grace though faith in Him. Thank You that I am a member of His Body and that through His resurrection I too will be raised, AMEN.
Thank You Father for Your simple, sublime gospel of grace – which has saved me from my sin and placed me in Christ – in Whom all fullness dwells. Help me to understand more of Your Word and to develop a simple child-like faith, that is so pleasing to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Lord and Heavenly Father, the more I reflect upon the sacrifice of Your life for mine, the more I am stunned by the enormity of what is means – that You should love me so much that You would pour out Your own life-blood for me – I stand in awe of You and pray that I may live my life as unto the Lord, AMEN.
Father, may I never forget the tremendous and terrible price that it cost You to redeem me to Yourself. I know that there is nothing that I can add to my salvation, for it was paid in full by Jesus Christ.. the innocent Lamb of God, Who became the sacrifice for sin - so that I might be forgiven of all my sin and live eternally with You - praise His holy name, AMEN.
Thank You Father for reconciling the world back to Yourself through the death of Jesus Christ my Lord and forgiving my sins so that I may be clothed in Christ' righteousness. I pray that the wonder of this glorious truth will never be exhausted in my life in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that my salvation, sanctification and glorification does not depend on what I do but on what Christ has already done for me. Thank You that You have promised to build Your Church and will one day present us all to the Father in heaven... as a glorious Church.. not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that we will all be holy and without blemish before You - in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Loving heavenly Father, as I share the pressure, pain, problems and persecutions of my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, may I rejoice in my sufferings, knowing that in so doing I am helping to fill up the afflictions of Christ - to Your praise and glory. Thank You in Jesus name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father thank You for Your written word and the wonderful truths that are contained within its pages. Thank You that through Paul You have made known to us that precious mystery that was kept hidden in ages past - which is that Christ lives in me. Thank You that my old sinful nature was crucufied in Christ and that His new resurrected life has been imputed to me - and thank you Father, for the blessed hope that I have in Him, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the ministry which was revealed to the apostle Paul.. and for the truths that are laid out for our learning in the God-breathed scriptures. I pray that You would lead and guide me into full maturity and that in turn You would use me to encourage others brothers and sisters in Christ, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I stand increasingly amazed at the privileged position that You have bestowed on sinners such as I, who by grace through faith in Christ have been given the riches of the glory of this mystery.. that was hidden in ages past but which was revealed to us through Paul. May I live and work to Your praise and glory, for You alone are worthy, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all the truths that are contained in Your word. Help me to read, mark, learn, inwardly digest and daily apply all that I am taught, so that I may grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing ministry of the apostle Paul and for the many truths that You chose to reveal to Your church through him. Thank You for the indwelling Holy Spirit Who works mightily in me.. when I am prepared to submit my life into His hands. Keep me from the futile works of the flesh, which can only fail and leave me saying like Paul: 'O wretched man that I man that I am, who shall deliver me from this weak body of flesh'.. but help me to strive according to the mighty power that works in me - knowing that when I am weak in my own abilities then Your strength is perfected in me - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ we have all that we need for life and godliness. I pray that together with other members of Your body we may earnestly contend for the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ and stand together.. united in Him, in love - for He is the Anchor of our soul and the Rock upon Whom our faith is built - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I have all I need for life and godliness. Thank You that in Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Teach me Your way and keep me on the path of truth as I study Your word. Use me to touch the lives of those that are dead in sins and are looking for answers to life - knowing that the only answer is found in You - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word of truth and the sound doctrine it contains.. I pray that You would guide me into all truth as I abide in Christ, study the scriptures and test the spirit of all teachings.. to see if it is from You. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for those that have had an influence on my life.. I pray that I may remain disciplined in my Christian walk and steadfast in my faith, so that Christ may be seen in me. Use me I pray to His praise and glory.. this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father thank You for giving me all I need for a worthy walk - in Christ. Help me to walk worthy of the calling wherewith I have been called - may I learn to listen to the leading of Your Holy Spirit and walk in spirit and truth, in HIM, all the days of my life - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Lord we worship and praise You for the truth of Your world. May my roots grow deeply into Christ and may my life be founded in Him alone. Help me to grow strong in the truth of Your word and may I overflow with thankful praise and humble worship for Your manifold goodness and loving-kindness to me and to all people, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus and that all things were made by Him and for Him. I realise that without Him there is no meaning in life. Keep me from being influenced by the enticing arguments, idle philosophies and crude notions of human traditions, which inevitably look for answers to life, anywhere except to the truth, which is only found in the Lord Jesus Christ as recorded in the Word of God. Thank You that He is the only way, the only truth and the only life. May I grow in grace and in a knowledge of Jesus day by day AMEN.
Loving Father thank You for this wonderful truth that Christ is ALL I need, that He is my completely sufficiency in all things and that in Christ I have already been made complete, simply because I trusted His name. Thank You Father, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear heavenly Father, what a thrilling truth – that I am spiritually complete through my union with Christ Jesus, my Saviour. Teach me all I need to know to become more and more like Jesus with every passing day, I ask in His name, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that I am Your child. I want to offer my life as a living sacrifice unto You, knowing that only in Christ can I be separated from this world – and that as I live in Him, so He will live through me, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You, for Your wonderful plan of redemption. How amazing to think that Christ identified with me and my sin, so that I could be identified with Him and His righteousness. Thank You that by faith I have been crucified with Christ buried with Him, and raised into newness of life. Thank You that I have been taken out of the old creation in Adam and identified with the new creation in Christ. How I praise You, that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead, is now working in me - so that the power of sin and death, is broken in my life. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your word, that we have been made alive together with Christ and that we are accepted in HIM. Thank You that by His death and resurrection I have been forgiven of all my sins. Thank You that in Christ I have been brought back into eternal fellowship with You. Help me to walk in the light and to be a light to those that are dead in their trespasses and separated from the Father, and I pray that You would use me as a witness to the glorious gospel of grace, to those with whom I come in contact today, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Lord, I confess my need of a Saviour and praise Your name that you took away, forever, the punishment I deserve. Eternity seems insufficient time to thank You for Your glorious sacrifice. I pray for those that are blinded to this wonderful truth, and ask that You use me as an instrument to point those I meet today to the saving cross of Christ, in Jesus' precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I lift my voice in triumphant praise and joyful thanks for Christ's victory over sin, Satan, death and hell. Without Christ's willingness to suffer and die on the cross on my account, I would still be a slave to sin, under Satan's dominion, a transgressor of the law and estranged from You. But You have set me free through the shed blood of your dearly beloved Son - by grace through faith, so that I may love and worship You in spirit and in truth. I praise and thank You that You have already disarmed the satanic rulers and authorities and triumphed over them - making them a public example.. and pray that I may live my life as unto the Lord - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died for me and paid the full price that was required of a guilty sinner. Thank You that in Him I am no longer under the curse of the Law and required to follow any religious rule and ritual, but have become part of a new creation, that is identified with Christ and His righteousness. Thank You that I am no longer under the old cursed creation, but am part of the new creation in Christ. Help me to live as Christ lived, to love as Christ loved and to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight. Thank You, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ is the substance and reality of our faith, and that in Him we have been freed from slavery to sin. Thank You that we have been released from the bondage of legalistic rules, rituals and regulations, which were a mere shadow of things to come. Thank You for the wonderful way that you designed the Law, and the many Jewish rites, rituals, feasts and assignments, to be shadows of things to come, in order to point us to Christ, Who is the hope of our calling, and in Whose name we pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise warnings of Paul to the Church of Christ. Help us to be increasingly aware of the dangers of allowing the enemy of our soul to defraud us of our heavenly rewards, by falling for foolish flattery, deceptive practices, worldly philosophies and other empty deceptions of religious pretenders. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You and safeguard me from developing any false humility or from becoming egotistical and fleshly minded. Keep me safe from those that imagine that they have extra biblical access to the visionary sphere or who have become overly obsessed with the angelic realm. May my life die to my own desires and live for Christ, day by day - this I as in for His names sake, AMEN.
Thank You, Father, for the wonderful truths that are clearly revealed for us in Your word. Thank You for the many warnings against the false teachings and destructive philosophies that can ruin our testimony, stunt our spiritual growth, and render our lives as fruitless. I pray that I may abide in Christ and He in me and that by Your grace I will mature in the faith and produce much fruit for Your praise and glory – and not me only Lord but may all those who have been called by Your name bear much fruit for Your greater praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to reject the basic principles and religious practises of the world, that are so strong in the heart of fallen man. Thank You for reminding me, once again, that by faith I died with Christ and my life is hid with Christ, in God. May I never forget that I am no longer part of this fallen world system, but a citizen of heaven and identified with Christ's righteousness. Keep me from being influenced by the elementary principles and practices of this fallen world and may I live in a way that demonstrates that I am part of the new creation in Christ, and one with Him, in thought, word and deed. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have all that I need for life and godliness in the Scriptures. Thank You that a knowledge of Your word will help me recognise false teachings or unbiblical doctrines. Keep me alert to the wiles of the enemy of my soul, who seeks to shipwreck my testimony and destroy my opportunity to serve You in spirit and truth. Thank You that in Christ I have died to the elementary principles of this world and am free from the curse of law and thank You that I never again need to submit myself to any decrees of this world. Help me walk, day by day in spirit and truth, for Your praise and glory, this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the ministry and epistles of Paul and for the many truths that I can learn, when I have eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart that is willing to learn. Keep me from getting deceived by any appealing philosophies; human commands or religious procedures which I realise can so easily pull me into legalistic practices. Thank You that reconciliation with God is an accomplished fact, and that nothing needs to be added to my faith in Him for the forgiveness of sins - thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the teaching in Paul's letter to the Colossians that denounces the many ways that man-made religion; worldly philosophies and self-abasement of the flesh are adopted... to give an appearance of holiness while denying the Lord Who bought us. Give me wisdom and discernment to renounce all forms of worldly philosophy and man-made religiosity that appear to be spiritual, yet deny Your word. Thank You for exposing the endless struggles and tyranny of the self-life and thank You that our sufficiency is in Christ Jesus My Saviour, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father help me to understand the precious relationship I have with Christ and what it means to be in Christ and to be seated with Him in heavenly places. Help me to set my heart on the wonderful things that You have prepared for those that love You, and more and more may I be a reflection of Christ to all those I meet today, in His name, pray AMEN.
Loving Father, help me to keep the eyes of my heart on Jesus and the glorious eternal inheritance that You have reserved for me and all who have trusted You as Saviour, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father thank YOU that my life is hid with Christ in You, in His name I pray, AMEN.
Thank You, Father, for the blessed hope that is set before all those that trust in Christ Jesus as Saviour. Thank You that I am in Christ and He is in me and that the day is coming when He will return to take us home to be with Himself in heaven. Help me to set my mind on things above and not on earthly things and to live my life in a way that is pleasing to You, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that my life is hid with Christ in God. Thank You that I am a new creation in Christ and have died to sin and been raised to life together with Him in heavenly places. Help me to live as unto the Lord and to lay aside all that is displeasing to You - and to set my mind on things above - where Christ is, seated at the right hand of the Father, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am no longer under Your wrath, but by faith have become Your child, and a member of Christ's body. Thank You that He died for my sin and rose again, breaking the power of sin and death in my life, and clothing me in His own righteousness. I pray that I may not be enticed by the things of this world that entrap the sons of disobedience, and pray that Your Holy Spirit would convict many lost souls today of their need of salvation, by faith in Christ. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how clearly Paul shows us the shocking way that words that come from our lips can be so dishonouring to You and abusive to others. I pray that the words I speak and the meditation of my heart may be honouring to Your holy name; give encouragement to others and always be spoken in love - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I know that there are many times when the words I have uttered have dishonoured Your name. Forgive me for the times that I have lied, been carless in my speech, engaged in any form of double-talk or massaged the truth for my own personal gain. I pray that from this day forward the thoughts that develop in my mind would immediately be taken captive to You, so that the words that proceed from my mouth would honour Your name, and bring glory to our Saviour, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am a new creation in Christ. Thank You that old things are done away with and all things have been made new in Him. I pray that in Him I might walk in spirit and truth and submit to the working of the Holy Spirit, so that day by day I come to know You more and love You better - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the truth of Your word. Thank You that old things have passed away and all things have become new in Christ. Thank You that I have been transferred from the kingdom of Satan into the kingdom of Your dear Son - by faith in Him. Thank You that the old, cursed creation has been replaced by a new, perfect creation in Christ and that by faith in Him I have been transferred from the old creation to the new, and am being renewed daily - spirit, soul and body, until I stand face to face with Jesus - my Rock and my Redeemer. May I live my new life in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that even though I was dead in trespasses and sins and at enmity with You, I have been called by You and chosen to be a child of God and a joint-heir with Christ. Thank You that I am washed in the blood of the Lamb.. by grace through faith in Him and have been made a new creation in Christ and eternally positioned in Him - to Your praise and glory. Thank You that I have been set apart for His glory and I pray that in Him I may put on a heart of compassion and kindness - humility, gentleness and patience, so that Christ is all is all in my life, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ Jesus, I have been forgiven of all my sins and declared to be righteous, by faith in Your dearly beloved Son. I have not always been ready to forgive those that have hurt or injured me, but thank You for freely forgiving me of my sin unconditionally, and forever. May I increasingly show forbearance and forgiveness towards my fellow man, and readily pardon all who have hurt or harmed me. Develop in me a spirit of gentleness, that shows the love of Christ to all with whom I come in contact, and may my life become a reflection of the beautiful love of Christ, Who died so that all who believe in Him might live. Praise Your holy name for all Your goodness and grace towards the children of men, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You loved the world so much that You sent Your Son to be the propitiation for my sin. I pray that in all things I too may put on godly love... and become a conduit of Your love flowing out to others in the bond of unity and peace - to Your honour and glory.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that the peace of God may rule in my heart with thanksgiving and praise, and if there is anything in my life that is preventing Your peace from guarding my heart today, I pray that You would show me. May I honour You in all I say and do and I pray that I may grow more like the Lord Jesus in my dealings with my brothers and sisters in Christ, so that Your peace may guard my heart and the peace of Christ may flow through me to others - This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
I will sing to the Lord a holy song, for He is good and gracious and has lifted me up and arrayed me in His own righteousness and His banner over me is love – Loving Father, to You be all praise and glory my God and my Saviour, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, search my heart I pray and see if there is anything that is preventing me from living unto the Lord. May all I do in word and deed be carried out in the name of Jesus and to His praise and glory. Keep my eyes looking to Him and my heart ready to do His will. Thank You Father that I am called by His name. Thank You that You who started a good work in me will complete it in the day of Christ Jesus - to You be all honour and praise, thanksgiving and worship, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for ordaining that we are placed in families, and for guiding us in the biblical roles and responsibilities we have towards one another. Help me to be obedient to You, in thought word and deed, and help me to be an example of a godly life in my own family.. and to those, in the wider community, with whom I come in contact. Thank You for my own parents and thank You that I am Your child. May I live and work to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a lot there is to assimilate and implement in Paul's simple instruction, for father's not to exasperate their children so they will not lose heart. Forgive us for the way we have allowed biblical principles and godly practice to be gradually removed from our homes and Christian churches. Help us individually and corporately to return to the truth of Your word, so that children will understand the need to obey and respect their parents... as parents bring up their children in the fear and nurture of the Lord - through wise discipline; gracious encouragement and godly respect. This we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, there are many social injustices in the world for which we grieve in our heart. Help us to share the good news of the gospel of grace to those that are dead in their sins and may the fruit of our labour help to address issues of social injustices. Hasten the time of Your return, we pray – when the earth will be filled with the glory of God, as the waters cover the sea. AMEN.
Loving Lord, as I undertake the daily roles and responsibility in my life I pray that I will undertake it willingly, enthusiastically and to the best of my ability. I pray that in all I say and do I may do it unto You and for Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that my eternal salvation, which is secure in Christ. Thank You that by faith in Him my sins have been forgiven - forever. I pray that I may live my life to Your praise and glory and that, whether at home or in the wider world, I may walk in humble obedience before You.. and do everything as unto the Lord. Thank You for Christ, Who gave His life for me. I pray that in everything I say and do.. I may live my life for Him, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this truth.. that You are no respecter of persons. Thank You that my salvation does not rely on what I do to please You, but on what Christ has done on my account. Thank You that I have received eternal life as a free gift of Your grace through faith, and I pray that I will live worthy of my calling, and in a way that honours You. Help me to walk in humility of heart and in spirit and truth, irrespective of my circumstances - and enable me to carry out the work that You have given me to do - to Your honour and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise that thank You that there is no shadow of turning with You, and that You are no respecter of persons - but that each one of Your children are precious in Your sight. No matter what my circumstances, I pray that I would follow Christ's example of goodness and grace, kindness and integrity. I pray that I would be fair and honourable in all my dealings and that by Your grace, my life would reflect the beautiful character of Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we bless You for Your grace and mercy to us. Thank You that I have the right to lay at Your feet my own needs and those of others. Increase my understanding of the great privilege of prayer, that has been granted to me and all Your children, and I pray that I increasingly devote my life to You in prayer, praise, and grateful thanks in Jesus' name - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith in Christ I have become part of His mystical body and have the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead and to guide in the difficult days in which we live. I pray that doors would be open for ministers and ministries to share the good news of the gospel of Christ and that many would be born anew. Bless the ministers and ministries You have used to draw me closer to the Lord Jesus, and I pray that You would provide many openings for the gospel to be preached.. both at home and abroad, for His name's sake, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me I pray to conduct myself as is most expedient, with all wisdom and grace in my everyday life.. and help me to make the most of my opportunities to share about Jesus to those who have not yet heard of His gracious salvation. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father my speech is not always gracious or seasoned with salt. Through You Spirit I pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart is always acceptable to you so that I only say that which is pleasing to You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the godly example of servants like Tychicus, who gave comfort and encouragement to others and was a faithful man of prayer, whom You entrusted to fulfil Your plans and purposes through his life-example. Give me the grace to faithfully fulfil the work that You have called me to do, and I pray that I may continue earnestly in prayer, be vigilant in worship, give comfort and encouragement to others and in everything give thanksgiving and praise, for the honour of Your name – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the inspired Scriptures and the many truths that are contained within its sacred pages. Thank You for men like Paul whom You used to pen the Scriptures, and for the truth of the glorious gospel of grace contained within its pages. Help me to be diligent to meet together with other believers and to study Your word in spirit and in truth. Thank You for the example of Paul who recognised his responsibility toward his brothers in Christ, and for Nympha, the woman in Laodicea, whose home became the place where Christians met to worship You. I pray that You would use me in whatever way You choose for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful truths that are set out in the book of Colossians, and in all the Holy Scriptures, which guide us into truth, sharpen our resolve to live as Christ lived and teach us the way we should behave. May we learn to love Your word; study the Scriptures daily and show ourselves approved unto God, so that we live as shining lights in this darkened world and do not fall into spiritual complacency. Thank You that the Word of Truth is freely available - knowing that the days are becoming darker. Protect those who have limited access to Scripture because of oppressive governments and ungodly laws and may we all grow in grace as we watch for the any-day return of the Lord Jesus for His Church - this we ask in His precious name, AMEN.