Loving heavenly Father You have been with me in good times and in the bad times and I lift my hands up to You in gratitude for my home and for the family, into which You have so lovingly placed me.
You Lord have filled our home with so many blessings – and even when times have been tough and the circumstances of life have been very difficult, You have blessed me with such a loving family - which is becoming more and more of a blessing with each passing day – How I thank You Lord Jesus and bless Your holy name.
Thank You Lord for my parents, who have been so supportive of me -not only in my early years but also as I have grown older. I pray Your blessing on both of them and also on the wider family too – my aunts and uncles – brothers and sisters – nephews, nieces, cousins and grandparents – all of whom have been a blessing in their own special way.
I specially thank You for my spouse and the joy of seeing our own children born into the world and growing up into responsible adults – oh and Lord for the miracle of seeing the birth of my own precious grandchildren. What a joy this has been and how I praise You for all Your goodness and mercy to me.
And Lord thank You for all those who are in the wider body of Christ, – my brothers and sisters around the world, that have become such and important part of my eternal family. Thank You for the wonderful joy of knowing that we will all be united with You in love in heavenly places in the days to come, when we are given our glorified bodies in the eternal state. There are no words that are sufficient to express the gratitude I have that You are my Father –my Brother - my Lover – my Friend, in Jesus name I pray,
“Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.”
Category: Prayers for Gratitude
Loving heavenly Father, You put us into families and set a father as the leader and role model for each family… but Lord there are many families that are being torn apart by a husband and father that has become addicted to alcohol.
Knowing the devastating nature of this disease, I pray that You would prompt each one to turn away from this evil habit to become the responsible husband and father that You desire each one to be.
Lord we know that there are many alcoholic husbands that abuse their wives both physically and emotionally and that many children are also placed in danger, due to abuse from an alcoholic father – and also Lord, that such drinking habits can often leave families with insufficient money to live on.
Protect all those that are vulnerable from all forms of abuse and convict such men of the responsibilities of being loving husbands and dependable fathers – and Lord we pray that they turn from their evil ways to turn to the Lord Jesus – knowing that only in You is true freedom found.
Thank You Father – I commit all families that are in this position into Your safe-keeping,
“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then
shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such
a time as this?”
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful story of Esther, which adds to our understanding of Your goodness and grace towards us, as well as Your purpose for Israel, in Your perfect plan of redemption. Thank You that The Law of sin and death has been superseded by the Law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus our Lord. We pray that Your plans and purposes for the nation of Israel will one day come to fruition - when they finally recognise Jesus as their Saviour and Lord, in whose name we pray, AMEN.
“On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Esther 9:17
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful way that You have kept Your people Israel from so many attempts to exterminate them, down through centuries of time. Thank You that You are a faithful God to all Your children. We pray that many Jews, who remain blinded to the truth, would come to know Jesus as their Saviour - and become members of the Body of Christ. Defend them we pray in the increasingly difficult times in which we live.. and we pray that many may come to know the joy of their great salvation in Jesus Christ, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
“And the decree of Esther confirmed these matters of Purim; and it was written in the book.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Esther 9:32