Prayer for Ezra 1

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Heavenly Father, thank You for the great prophetic scriptures and their amazing, pin-point accuracy. Thank You that You have not left us in the dark, but have given us a clear understanding of Your plans and purposes in the Word of God. Give me a wise and understanding heart as I read Your Word - and help me to always have an answer for the hope that I have in You, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying,”
(Ezra 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Ezra 1:1

Heavenly Father, thank You that Your plans and purpose, to set up Christ on the holy hill of Zion, continues to move forward, toward Your ultimate goal. Thank You for the example of Cyrus, whom You used to fulfil Your prophetic word and forward Your plan of salvation. Use me, I pray, as an instrument in the forwarding of Your redemptive plans, in whatever way You choose.. and may I live to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah.”
(Ezra 1:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Ezra 1:2

Heavenly Father thank You for the book of Ezra and I pray that my spirit may be ever open to do Your will. Keep my heart ready to obey Your word and follow Your leading and guidance and use me I pray to carry out Your will for my life. We lift those in the Church who like Zerubbabel and Ezra, have the responsibility of being leaders and elders, and pray that you would move their hearts to listen to Your word; carry out Your will and encourage all their brothers and sisters in Christ during the difficult times we are all facing - This I ask in Jesus' name. AMEN.

“Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem.”
(Ezra 1:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Ezra 1:5

Heavenly Father, thank You that the future has been written into Your Word and that by Your grace we are enabled to see Your plans and purposes being carried out, with astonishing precision, in the lives of so many kings and nations, people, lands and languages. We pray that You would continue to carry out Your plans and purposes in the lives of kings, queens, presidents and leaders of our time – so that at Your appointed time Christ will return to set up His eternal kingdom, for Your greater praise and glory, this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN

“Also Cyrus the king brought forth the vessels of the house of the LORD, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought forth out of Jerusalem, and had put them in the house of his gods;”
(Ezra 1:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Ezra 1:7