Oh Lord Jesus, how difficult life has become due to my husbands excessive drinking of alcohol – well it is now really become alcohol addition. Life has become so hard, almost unbearable.. and his temper is at times out of control- and Lord, I am beginning to fear for our safety.
Lord You know that this is splitting our family apart and at times I despair that this addiction to alcohol will ever be overcome. Lord it has not only affected his moods and his increasingly uncaring attitude toward me, but it is affecting his work and I am wondering if he may actually lose his job as a result of this.
Father it is painful to see someone You love in this pitiful state and I pray for Your guidance and strength to be able to deal with this in a way that honours You – but also for the wisdom to know what to do and how to help my husband.
Lord I know that it may be a dangerous prayer to pray.. but I ask that whatever it takes You would bring my husband to the point where of desperation, where You are the only Person to Whom he can turn.. as I know that only You can intervene in this addiction and return him to his normal mind.
Father at time I feel weak and unable to cope and yet I know that Your strength is made perfect in our weakness. Lord I know that Your grace is sufficient for me and ask that You would remain close to me – to lead and to guide, so that I would know what to do to help him overcome his alcohol addition and encourage him to turn to Jesus, in Whose name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for the important teachings of Paul in the book of Galatians and the serious peril that comes from trying to be justified by works of the Law rather than as a free gift of grace - through faith in Christ Jesus our Lord. It staggers my understanding that You should love sinners, such as me, to the extent that You gave Your only Begotten Son, to become the substitute for my sin and that by faith in Him alone, I am declared righteous in Your sight and covered in His righteousness. Were it not for the Lord Jesus, I could never be justified in my own merit - but I praise and thank You for Your wonderful plan of redemption, whereby I am credited with righteousness - through faith. Thank You in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may wait with patience and grace, as through the power of the Holy Spirit I continue to look for the any day return of the Lord Jesus and wait for the glorious 'hope of righteousness'. Help me to know You more and more with each passing day and may my life and conversation be a true reflection of the life of Christ living in me, to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Your Word stands fast for ever and ever and that no matter what evil agendas may be used by the enemy to discredit Your name, to belittle the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus, to blind the eyes of the unsaved and to shipwreck the lives of those that have been saved by grace through faith, we pray that You would finish the good work that You have started, not only in the lives of Christians.. but in the lives of all who will one day come to a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ - so that His name may be glorified throughout all the earth, and in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your written Word and the truth of the gospel. Help us to discern any false doctrine that may be seeping into the Church – or into our own heart. May we anchor our soul to the Word of God as the bed-rock of our faith, and refuse to allow legalism, liberalism or any other kind of compromised truth to seep in and ruin our witness. This we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You started a good work in me at my salvation, and have promised to complete it at the day of Christ. Thank You that my eternal salvation does not depend on what I do for You but on what Christ has done for me. Protect my heart and mind from any of the false teachings that have infiltrated Christendom today and help me never to substitute slavery to the Law for the freedom I have in Christ. Thank You that justification is by faith alone, through faith in Christ, and not by works of the law. I pray that I would hold fast to the truth of Your word day by day and study to show myself approved unto You, for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your written Word and for the simple message of salvation - that it is Your free gift of grace, through faith alone in Christ alone as written in Your precious Word. Thank You that there is nothing I need to do to to procure my salvation other than believe on the Person and Work of Lord Jesus Christ, alone. Thank You that my salvation does not rest on what I have done but on what He has done on my behalf. Keep me, I pray, looking to Jesus alone in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this important reminder that both legalism and a license to sin is unacceptable in the life of a child of God. Thank You for the freedom I have in Christ and help me to live in holiness and righteousness to Your praise and glory - serving others through Christ's love, which only comes as I continue to abide in Him and He in me - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, Thank You that although I was dead in trespasses and sins You saved me by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank You that You have given me a regenerated human spirit and the power, to live my life in spirit and truth. I pray that day-by-day I may walk by means of the Spirit, and submit to His leading and guiding. Help me to listen to His voice, submit to His will, and be obedient to His correction, so that I will not succumb to the desires of the flesh but rather walk in newness of life, in His power and strength - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I know that I am weak and that my fleshly nature lusts against the new Christ-like nature that I have received as a free gift of grace when I first trusted Christ as Saviour. I pray that I would make the right choices and not yield to the old sin nature but submit to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit within, so that I may grow in grace and mature in the faith, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ and am no longer under the law but under grace. Thank You that my old, fallen nature was crucified with Christ on the cross - and I pray that it will remain nailed to the tree, so that I may be led by the Spirit of God and walk in newness of Christ's life within. Keep me I pray from fleshly inclinations and legalistic practices that place me back in bondage to my old sin nature and the works of the flesh - but help me to live and move and have my being in You.. so that I can say as Paul did - the life that I live is not my old sin nature that lives in me but the life of Christ, living through me - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, I bless you for the joy poured into my life, for once I was lost but now I am found. May I learn to rejoice in my sufferings and may Your joy flow through me to all I meet today, to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I am identified with Christ by faith and that in Him I have been crucified with Christ. Thank You that the cross broke the power of sin in my life and that by faith I am enabled to walk in spirit and truth. May I bear the fruit of righteousness to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been born again and made alive in the Spirit and became one with Christ Jesus at the point of my salvation. I pray that I may live the rest of my life walking in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory - this I ask on Jesus name, AMEN.