Prayer for Ecclesiastes ►
Heavenly Father, thank You for this honest assessment of living life in this fallen world, without Christ. Keep us from chasing after any of the vain things that this world offers, knowing that there is nothing on earth that has lasting value except to know You and the Lord Jesus Christ, my God and Saviour. May I place You in the centre of my life knowing that the whole duty and delight of man is to worship and praise You for Your goodness and grace to us and to all men. Amen
“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is
Source: Verse of the
day for Ecclesiastes 1:2
Loving Father, I am finding it so hard to even get up out of bed to start the day, knowing that I have to face it alone and without the one I love so dearly – I know that without Your grace and sufficiency I could never get through the day – but I thank You that You have promised to be with me and to provide me with Your strength for the day as well as bright hope for tomorrow.
I can’t imagine tomorrow being anything but a day filled with pain – as I do not have my loved one beside me, but I ask that in Your grace You will give me the strength to get through today, step by step - knowing that You are there to carry me, even when my heart seems to fail from the grief and pain that I am going through.
Thank You that You have promised to carry our pain and thank You that Your grace is sufficient for every eventuality in our lives. Give me the strength and to cope with the loneliness I feel and help me to move forward in my life-plans, knowing that You are with me, to support and strengthen.
Give me hope for tomorrow – for my hope and my trust is in You, Lord. Hold me close I pray and thank You for always being with me and the great comfort that I have in knowing You, as my own dear Saviour and friend.
“For in much wisdom is
much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.”
Category: Prayers for Grief
Loving heavenly Father, it seems that more and more people are becoming increasingly anxious about what is going on in the world today and what is likely to happen, both within our own nations and further afield. There are may conspiracy theories on one hand and a lot of hype on the other, which seem deliberately designed to cause people to become anxious and afraid.
I know that You are not a God of disorder or fear but a God of peace and love but I also know that the Bible tells us that as we get closer to the return of the Lord Jesus for His church, men’s hearts will start to fail, for fear of what is coming on the earth.
Lord Jesus, I am Your child and I know that my strength and comfort is in You. I know that You will never leave me nor forsake me, no matter what happens in this world. Keep me I pray from anxious thoughts, and prevent my heart from fearing what is coming on the world, knowing that my citizenship is in heaven with You - and knowing that the day is fast approaching when You will come to take us to be with Yourself in our heavenly home - where we will be with You forever.
Thank You for this assurance I have in Christ Jesus my Saviour,
“For what hath man of all his labour, and of the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath laboured under the sun?”
Category: Prayers for Anxiety
Thank You Father for Your day-by-day provision and for supplying all that we need for life and health. Thank You Lord that our table is daily filled with so many good things, just as You have promised and that You faithfully provide for all our bodily necessities.
Forgive us for the times when we have been faithless or forgetful of Your generous provision and yet You have never failed to provide the sustenance that we need for our daily life. Lord.. the blessing that fall from Your hand are good and gracious and we thank You that in Christ we lack no good thing.
Help us never to forget that all good things come from You and keep us from taking Your gracious provision for granted. Instill in each us a heart that is truly grateful and filled our mouths with praise and thanksgiving for our daily food.
We thank You for all You bountiful supply and ask that You would continue to give us our daily bread for our bodily nourishment - and to You we give all the praise and glory, in Jesus name
nothing better for a man, than
that he should eat and drink, and that
he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was
from the hand of God.”
Category: Prayers for Gratitude
Heavenly Father I thank You that Your perfect plans and purposes can never be frustrated and that You are working quietly in the background in order that Your divine will continues to progress towards its ultimate goal, as year succeeds to year.
I praise You that You have given me life and made me a new creation in Christ and thank You Father, that You have a special purpose for my life too. Thank You that by Your grace You are carrying out Your purposes in the lives of all Your children - that Christ is all and in all and I pray that this may be realized in my life too.
Enable and equip me I pray, to fulfill the plan and purpose that you have for me to do and I ask that You would use each gift and every talent that You have graciously given to me, to Your praise and glory.
Help me to fulfill all that You would have me do in my life and may I be obedient to Your voice as I seek to carry out Your purpose for my life. May I rejoice evermore and pray without ceasing.
May I give thanks in all things and hearken to the voice of Your Holy Spirit and may I hold fast to that which is good and abstain from all forms of evil – knowing that this is Your will for my life.. in Jesus name I pray,
“To every thing there is
a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
Category: Prayers for Purpose
Heavenly Father, thank You for this simple truth that impacts our lives that two are better than one.. and for the privilege we have, as the body of Christ, to support and encourage one another in the work that You have given us to do. Give me grace and wisdom to hold the things of this world lightly and to consider the needs of others before my own. Unite Your people together in the bond of peace and may we be a living testimony to the goodness and grace of God and work together for the furtherance of the gospel - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Ecclesiastes 4:9
O God, our Father, help us to see ourselves as children who seek guidance; children who walk in the midst of many dangers.
Help us not to be afraid so long as we walk close to Thee. Thy ways, O God are higher than our ways and often we do not understand. Teach us, O God, that we do not have to understand but to trust and Thou wilt see us through every difficulty in life.
When Thou art near, I am not afraid, I want to “draw nigh to God” in the assurance that when I do, He will “draw nigh unto me,”
In Jesus’ name,
“Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.”
Category: Prayers for Guidance
Oh Lord our God what a joy it is to open my eyes in the morning and to remember all of Your loving-kindness towards us all - and for the many gifts and graces that we enjoy day by day.
Thank You for shelter from the cold and for the rest and refreshment that is gained with a good nights sleep. Thank You for the joy of opening my eyes to a fresh day, where Your mercies are new every morning – what a wonderful and faithful God You are.
Thank You for my health and my home. Thank You for my family and my friends. Thank You for the many good gifts that You have been pleased to bestow on all Your children. Oh, thank You that You are my Father and that Christ Jesus is my Saviour –and thank You Lord, that I have the indwelling Holy Spirit to lead and to guide – to comfort and help - for I am never alone because You are ever by my side… Praise Your holy name for all the good gifts that You have graciously given me, in such rich abundance -in Jesus name I pray,
which I have seen: it is
good and comely for one
to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is
Category: Prayers for Gratitude
Loving Lord, we lift before You the fathers of aborted babies and the emotional trauma that can often affect them, knowing that they are often excluded from the decision to terminate a pregnancy.
We pray that You would be close to those who have been left emotionally distraught and grieving for the little life that they were denied.
We pray Your comfort upon all men who have been affected by abortion in this way and ask that You would give solace and succour to all who are grieving for the son or daughter that they will never see. This we ask in Jesus name,
better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is
the end of all men; and the living will lay it
to his heart.”
Category: Prayer for Abortion
Loving Father and heavenly Lord I know that prayer is simply the breath of helplessness being nourished on the bosom of the Father. And Lord I come to You lifting up the many men and women that have such a struggle with the bitterness and anger that lurks deep within their soul – and who are helpless to deal with this disease without You Lord.
Father, You alone are the one that can address their need and sever the root of their anger – for it is only as one abides in Christ that the fruit of His Holy Spirit can grow and displace the ugliness of anger and bitterness within.
Bring those that do not know the Lord Jesus as saviour into a saving faith in Him so that they can know that their sins are forgiven forever and that You paid the price of all - and for those that know You as Saviour I pray that they come to understand that it is only as we yield to Your Spirit and admit our inabilities to deal with the fruit of evil in our heart that You will are able to guide us into the paths of righteousness, unforgiveness and love.
“Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.”
Category: Prayers for Anger
Look down in pity and mercy on all that are suffering with the illness of dementia. Father we know that although our loved ones may not recognise the family and friends who love them dearly – Your Holy Spirit can commune with their human spirit in a unique and Godly way – which must be very precious to Your heart.
Father I ask Your protection on those that are suffering with this debilitating mental disease and pray that You will minister to the emotional and spiritual of those we love, with all forms of this mental illness.
Thank You Father that in the power of Your Holy Spirit, You can touch the heart of those that have lost the memories of those that are their nearest and dearest. Comfort those that feel excluded from a loved one with dementia, in the knowledge that Your grace is sufficient.
“For wisdom is
a defence, and
a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that
wisdom giveth life to them that have it.”
Category: Prayers for Healing
Heavenly Father I am so grateful for my work,, and I want to praise and thank You that You have graciously provided this for job me.
Thank You that through my work I am enabled to provide for our daily needs and necessities, and I give You all the praise and glory.
I pray that I may work in my job in a manner that is honouring to Your name,, and keep me willing and able I pray.. to perform all the tasks and duties that are set before me, with integrity and diligence.
Thank You for the other workers and team members here and I am grateful for the many lessons that You are teaching me through this position. May Jesus continue to be glorified in all I say and do in His name I pray,
“In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.”
Category: Prayers for Gratitude
Heavenly Father, thank You that my life has meaning in Christ, for without Him I am nothing. Help me not to chase after the wind and engage in futile matters that have no permanence or lasting security. Thank You that in Christ I have all I need to make my life meaningful and productive, and I pray that in all I say and do, my life may be lived to honour You, and to glorify Your holy name. This I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.
“For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are
the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Ecclesiastes 9:12
Heavenly Father, endow me with wisdom and discernment from on high, I pray, for I know that the spiritual battle in which we are engaged, will not be victorious through the man's skills and the strategies of this fallen world system - but are only supplied by grace - through trusting You, and standing firm on the Word of God. Thank You that in Him we have all we need for life and godliness, and thank You for the spiritual armour, which has been provided for our protection. Father I know that the battle is the Lord's and I desire to carry out Your plans and purposes for my life. Give me the wisdom I need to stand firm in this evil day and help me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus, and my heart ready to obey Your call - this I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Ecclesiastes 9:18
Heavenly Father we lift up the many mothers who are today considering an abortion, and pray that in Your grace You would direct them to make a godly and wise decision.
Lord You know the individual circumstances of each and every woman, and the many arguments they may be using in their decision - of whether of not to abort the babe in their womb.
We pray that You would send godly councillors, wise advisors and caring friends to come alongside them and offer them guidance, hope and comfort, and we ask that in Your grace You would give them reassurance in their hearts, that abortion is not the answer to their problem, and recognise that You are the Author of life and hope.
We pray that You would convict many to discard their thoughts of aborting their baby and trust You to lead and guide in the future choices they make. This we ask in Jesus name,
“As thou knowest not what is
the way of the spirit, nor
how the bones do grow
in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.”
Category: Prayer for Abortion
Gracious God, I bring all those who think that they are a hopeless case and that there is no way out of the terrible addiction which has entrapped them – Lord there are so many people who have become enslaved to various forms of addiction – yet we know that there is wonderful hope for everyone - no matter what level to which they have sunk for Christ died for all – His death paid the price for every addict and all they have to do is to believe that Christ died on the cross to take the punishment that they deserve and rose to give them life – if they will only believe..
Look down with Your grace and compassion on all who are so entrapped in their addictions and I pray that You will bring many out from this terrible existence, which is so harmful and so degrading.
Bless all Father and may Your Holy Spirit seek out and save many such souls - who turn to Christ as Saviour.
“But if a man live many years, and
rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is
Category: Prayers for Addiction
Loving Lord, we thank You for Your written Word which contains all that we need as unbelievers to be forgiven of sins as well as all that we need as Your saved children - to live godly lives in Christ Jesus.
Father I realise that in Your grace You have excluded no one from Your gift of Salvation but simply hold us accountable to believe in Your precious Son – but now I understand that You also hold me accountable to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus – by faith in Christ and not by trusting in my own abilities - if I am to become a mature believer in Christ.
Lord I want to grow in my Christian life and to live my life as unto the Lord. Teach me Your ways and guide me with Your Holy Spirit. Give me a teachable Spirit and a desire to apply all the truths that I am learning – for I desire to do Your will in my life… in Jesus name I pray,
“Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things
God will bring thee into judgment.”
Category: Prayer for Accountability
Thank You Father that I am Your child and that I have a citizenship laid up for me in the heaven, from which we await our coming Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that Your purpose for humanity is all tied up in Him, and that He is to be honored above all rule and authority.. power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come.
Thank You Father that You have put all things in subjection under His feet, and given Him as Head over all things to the Church, which is His body - the fullness of Him Who fills all in all.
Heavenly Father, as a part of that Body I pray that I may fulfill the work that You have purposed for me to do. I thank You Father that Your will for my life is to transform me into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ and I pray that my life may reflect His grace and beauty in all I say and do.
I pray that I may willingly submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in my life – even on those occasions when I do not understand.. and ask that all that is of me may decrease and all that is of Christ may increase – until He is all in all in my life.. to Your praise and glory. This I ask in the name of Jesus,
“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is
the whole duty
Category: Prayers for Purpose