Prayer for Esther

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Heavenly Father, thank You that no problem we face in our life; church fellowship; local community or nation is too difficult for You and that You are the God of the impossible. Thank You for the book of Esther and the many spiritual truths and life-principles we can learn from its pages. Thank You that You have a prefect plan for us and that nothing can thwart Your programme of redemption. Thank You that Your purpose for Israel can never be derailed and that the day is coming when all Israel will be saved and receive their promised inheritance, and thank You that Your purpose for the Church is being carried out and that the day is coming when we will receive our heavenly inheritance - Praise Your holy name, AMEN.

“Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)”
(Esther 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Esther 1:1

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the little book of Esther and the many ungodly actions and attitudes that it exposes. Give me discernment to recognise those that seek to manipulate others through deceit and lies. Keep me from the destructive lusts of the flesh; the lust of the eyes and pride. Help me eschew the evil and seek only to do that which is righteous in Your eyes and lead me in the path of righteousness for His dear name's sake - it is in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

“If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.”
(Esther 1:19)
Source: Verse of the day for Esther 1:19

Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Esther and the wonderful way that You used her and Mordecai to prevent the annihilation of the Jewish nation during the time of the Persian empire. We rejoice to see how their faith and hope in You was rekindled, and that despite their many failings, You used them to forward Your redemptive plan. I pray that I would not allow the things of this world to undermine my faith in You and my hope in the soon return of the Lord Jesus. Help me to walk in spirit and truth and use me I pray in the unfolding of Your wonderful plan of redemption, for the glory of Your holy name AMEN.

“Who had been carried away from Jerusalem with the captivity which had been carried away with Jeconiah king of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away.”
(Esther 2:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Esther 2:6

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the book of Esther and the important reminder that we should never compromise our faith, but stand fast in the evil day. Thank You that even when I fail, and find myself overwhelmed by the circumstances of life, Your grace is sufficient and can abound towards all Your people. Thank You that we have everything we need for life and godliness... so that we are enabled to abound unto every good work, for Your praise and glory. Use me I pray in the place where You have planted me, for Your holy name's sake, This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.”
(Esther 2:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Esther 2:10

Prayer Of Gratitude For My Home And Family

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,

Amen
“Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.”
(Esther 4:13)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

For Families With An Alcoholic Father

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,

Amen

“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?”
(Esther 4:14)
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.”
(Esther 9:17)
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.”
(Esther 9:32)
Source: Verse of the day for Esther 9:32

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing book of Esther and the wonderful way we see God's plans and purposes being quietly carried out, through everyday circumstances, in order to forward Your sovereign will for the redemption of the world and the return of Christ to set up His eternal kingdom on earth. Thank You that there is nothing that can prevent Your eternal purposes from being fulfilled. I pray that I may die to my own desires and live for Your greater glory and that by Your grace You would use me, in the place in which I have been planted. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“For Mordecai the Jew was next unto king Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews, and accepted of the multitude of his brethren, seeking the wealth of his people, and speaking peace to all his seed.”
(Esther 10:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Esther 10:3