Heavenly Father, I know we are called to live by faith and not by sight, signs, logic, or intuition. I believe Your Word and do not want anything or anyone in my life, to take Your place. Father, I want to offer You my life as a living sacrifice. I want to listen to Your voice and to obey all that I am called upon to do, and I pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit, I may die to my own desires and live for Christ alone, This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the example of people like Abel, Noah, Job, and Abraham, who believed Your Word and their faith was credited to them as righteousness. Thank You that You are faithful to Your Word, and that Your desire is for my faith to grow in You. Increase my trust in Your Word of truth, and may my life become a witness to Your never-failing faithfulness. May I continue to grow in grace and mature in the faith, and may I count it all joy when I am called to suffer for righteousness sake, for Your greater glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Loving Father, I thank You for Abraham's example of trusting faith and faithful obedience. I ask that whatever tests and trials I may have to face that, like him, I will be quick to obey Your leading, knowing that Your eternal purposes are wider than my limited perspective. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for using this beautiful picture of Abraham and Isaac as such an astonishing foreshadowing of Christ’s death, burial, and Resurrection after three days. Thank You that He paid the price for sin - for my sin - for all sin. I stand in awe and wonder that Jesus gave His life willingly as a freewill offering and that He was given by the Father for the love of such as me. Thank You, in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for painting so many pictures of Christ in the Old Testament and for the lives of Abraham and Isaac who so clearly represent elements of what God the Father and God the Son together endured to take away my sin. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for giving Your life as the ransom price for my soul. I pray that I would increasingly come to an understanding of what it cost for You to pay for my sin. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing life-story of Abraham who demonstrated through his acts of faith and obedience, the importance of trusting You in all things - even when our physical senses, human logic, and understanding deny the circumstances. Thank You that You use all things together for the good of those that love You and that You are carrying out Your purposes in the lives of each of Your children, as You carry forward Your redemptive plan for the world. I pray You would open up my understanding more and more to the wonderful things within Your Word. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a wonderful God You are! I praise Your holy name for all Your goodness and loving kindness to me and all people, by sending Your only begotten Son to take the punishment that I deserve. Thank You that You continue to provide for my daily needs, my Father. Thank You that in Your graciousness, You provide for all Your children, according to Your own promise, Yahweh-Yireh (Jehovah-jireh), the Lord will provide. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the faith demonstrated by Abraham and for the Lord Jesus Christ, the Seed of Abraham, Whom You sent to earth to be our Kinsman Redeemer by willingly offering His life as the required payment for sin. Help me to develop an unshakable inward faith and to be ready and willing to demonstrate it in word and deed, through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.