Loving Father thank You for the many people of faith in scripture who bear witness that Your Word is trustworthy and true. In the trials and difficulties of my life, help me to keep trusting You like this great cloud of witnesses. Help me to discard every encumbrance that may hinder my Christian progress and witness, and give me perseverance I pray, as I press towards the final goal. May I patiently endure all the obstacles in life in the power of the Holy Spirit and help me to be a living witness to Your Word of truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Praise Your Holy name that Jesus went to the cross and endured its suffering and separation for my sake, May I forever and forever and forever keep Jesus as the centre and circumference of my life and faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
How I praise You Father for the Lord Jesus Christ, my glorious Saviour and His wonderful example.. the only man who ever lived His life in total dependence and willing obedience upon You, despite the grievous opposition and bitter hostility He faced. As I look to Jesus, I pray that I will not grow weary or lose heart in the difficult circumstances that I am facing, but may I look to Him in utter dependence and willing obedience.. for the joy that is set before me, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have not recognised suffering as You chastening to develop in me the wonderful fruit of righteousness. He me to consider it all joy, when I fall into the trials of life.. knowing that the testing of my faith produces perseverance, so that I may grow in grace and come into spiritual fullness, as Your beloved child, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Thank You for loving me as a dearly beloved son and for the training me in the way I should go. Enable me to see beyond my trials, difficulties and sufferings.. to the character, responsibility, obedience and the fruit of the Spirit that You desire to develop in me, for my eternal benefit and for Your greater glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to endure Your chastening and correction in my life with wisdom and grace, knowing that through it You are conforming me in to the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus Christ. Give me a teachable spirit and a heart of humble submission and willing obedience - so that I may learn all the lessons You would teach me. This I ask in the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I have not always understood the need for child-training in my life and have often resisted You, or hindered Your work in my life. But thank You that Your discipline is wise and Your chastening is a proof of Your love for me as a blood-bought son, who has been accepted in the Beloved. Help me to patiently endure Your chastening and may I learn obedience and humility.. and willingly submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for placing us in families and for the parents You gave me - and thank You that I am Your child and part of that great, heavenly family, and have been saved by grace through faith. I did not always want to learn the lessons that my parents tried to teach me and I have too often resisted Your own, perfect, chastening hand. Help me to be willing to learn the lessons that You would teach me, quickly and thoroughly, for I desire to be holy - as You are holy. I pray that I may learn to be obedient to Your voice and be submissive to Your leading and guidance - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray I may have a teachable spirit and a willingness to submit to Your chastening hand, in my life. I pray that I would learn the lessons that You would teach me, knowing that: “the Lord loves those He disciplines.' Thank You that Jesus is the perfect example of a Man, Who learned obedience.. by the things He suffered. May I follow His example in spirit and in truth - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Father, thank You that I have been redeemed, sanctified and set apart by You because I am Your blood-bought child. My dear desire is that my life is truly holy and set apart for You, in thought, word and deed. I have so often spotted my garments by pursuing things other than Your perfect peace, Your holy purity and Your godly will for my life. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus and I pray that the life that I now live in this body may reflect my heavenly position in Christ - in Whose name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, search my heart oh God and help me to identify any seeds of bitterness that may be lurking within and I pray that they may be rooted out and replaced with Your grace and forgiveness - mercy and kindness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I am a member of His body.. His bride, and part of the church of the firstborn, who will never have to face the second death. Thank You that my citizenship is in heaven, and that my name is enrolled in the Book of Life. Thank You that Christ was judged for my sin at Calvary, and that by faith, I am clothed in His righteousness. I pray that when I stand before the judgement seat of Christ I may hear Him say, well done, good and faithful servant - to His praise and glory, AMEN
Loving Father I can hardly take in the significance of the new and better covenant, but I praise and thank You that through the sprinkling of His blood on my stained and sinful heart, I have been cleansed of all my sins and have the Lord Jesus as my Mediator. Thank You Father for Your indescribable gift of salvation by grace through faith in Him, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a great and almighty God You are and yet we have sinned against You as individuals and as members of Your beautiful creation. Father I know that without the Lord Jesus as my Saviour I could never stand before Your awesome majesty and yet by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus my Saviour I can address You as Abba, Father and stand before Your throne.. for grace to find help in time of need. Thank You that in Christ I have been made a new creature and have been clothed in His righteousness. May I live to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to to examine my priorities in life and keep my eyes fixed on Jesus.. so that I do not become discouraged by the circumstances I may face, when familiar things become shaken and when life seems to be falling apart. Help me to trust in You in all things and remain securely anchored to the Rock of my salvation, knowing that in Him alone is my unshakable security and eternal rest - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ. Thank You that His kingdom can never be shaken and that in Christ I have an inheritance in heaven. Accept my humble praise and everlasting gratitude for all that Christ has done for me, and may my life be acceptable in Your sight - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how amazing and awesome You are. I realise that it is a terrible thing for a sinner to fall into the hands of the almighty and holy God. Thank You that the fires of Your consuming judgement were poured out on Christ, in my stead. Thank You that the New Covenant, which was promised to Israel, was cut at Calvary, and that by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus, Church-age believers have also become its beneficiaries, and been given the ministry of reconciliation, during our sojourn on earth. I pray that I take to heart the truths that are laid out in Hebrews, and do not seek to incorporate elements of the Law into my worship, knowing that I have been saved by grace, through faith, and not by fleshly works of the Law. Use me I pray in the ministry of reconciliation, in the time I have left on earth, and this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN