Heavenly Father, how privileged we are to have such an astonishing peep into the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord, in Ezekiel's amazing vision, when You were You seated on Your heavenly throne and surrounded by the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day and transported by four magnificent living creatures. No words are sufficiently worthy to convey the greatness of Your glory... and yet in Your goodness and grace You pitied the state of Your fallen creatures and gave Your only begotten Son to become the perfect sacrifice for our sin. There are no words to express how great is Your endless wisdom; boundless power and awesome purity. Praise Your holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You do nothing without revealing it to us first, through Your biblical prophets. Thank You that we know the end from the beginning, through the holy Scriptures. Thank You that You use every avenue to reach the lost for Christ, and to bring many to faith in Him. Use me as a watchman, to sound the alarm that time is short, and that today is the day of salvation for the lost – if they will but trust in Christ, for the forgiveness of their sins. May my life be an honest and worthy witness and a true testimony of Your grace – this I ask in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that the Lord Jesus is our good and faithful shepherd, and thank You that I have been brought into the great sheepfold of Your love. We pray for Your people Israel.. that many would come to trust in Christ as their Messiah. And we praise Your holy name that the day is coming when great David's greater Son will one day rule and reign as King of kings of Lord of lords. Thank You that in His grace He will feed the little remnant flock of Israel Himself.. and will be their good and faithful Shepherd - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, You are a good and gracious God, long-suffering and tender-hearted towards all Your children. Thank You for Your faithfulness towards Israel - Your chosen nation. Your never-failing promises to them is such a reassurance, for it demonstrates that Your gracious patience and loving-kindness towards me is equally sure - for You are the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank You that I am part of the body of Christ and that You have told us the end from the beginning, and thank You that all Your promises are 'Yes' and 'Amen' in Christ Jesus my Saviour. Teach me Your ways and keep me from straying from the path of holiness. I praise and thank You that in Christ, I have a cleansed heart, and that by Your amazing grace I have the indwelling Holy Spirit of life, to guide me into all truth - this I pray in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I marvel at the wonderful way that You have kept a faithful watch over Your people Israel and returned many back to their land, despite their continuing unbelief and spiritual poverty. It is wonderful to see the way You have guarded them through centuries of time and to know that a day is coming when they will not only be physically restored to their promised land and permenantly settled, there but will be spiritually enlivened by faith in Christ, and have their New Covenant fully ratified, when Jesus is crowned as King and hailed as Lord. Thank You that I too have been made spiritually alive, by faith in Christ and am a minister of the new and better covenant that was cut at Calvary. Thank You that Your promises to both Israel and the Church are "yes" and "amen", in Christ Jesus, my Lord - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is amazing to realise that for thousands of years the nation of Israel has been like a valley of dried-up bones.. dead in their sin, estranged from You and scattered throughout the world in unbelief. But it is equally wonderful that You have never faltered on Your plans and purposes for Your chosen people and that the day is coming when the whole house of Israel will repent of their sin, return to You, call on the name of the Lord Jesus and be saved. Continue to protect and care for Your people who are still living in unbelief and we bless the day when You pour out Your Spirit on all flesh, take away their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Hasten the time we pray, when Your name will be glorified throughout the world and lifted high by the whole house of Israel - this we pray in Jesus' name. AMEN.