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.
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.
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.
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.
Loving heavenly Father, thank You that by grace we are saved and by grace, our sins are remembered no more. Thank You that by grace we are established in the faith and only by grace are we are enabled to carry out the good works You have prepared for us to do. Forgive me for the times I have failed to listen to Your voice and walk in Your ways, and keep me from promoting any worthy works I may have done - for without YOU I can do nothing. Keep me low at the cross and humble before You, and I pray in Jesus' name, that all I am and all I do would be for HIS glory and His alone, AMEN.
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, we know 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. 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. In Jesus' name,
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.
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.
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.