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.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your plan 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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Ezra. 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. I 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.
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