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 as I press toward 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.
Heavenly Father, praise Your Holy name that Jesus went to the Cross and endured its suffering and separation for my sake. Thank You that even in His agony He counted it as joy because His work would save my soul. Thank You that His work is finished, and salvation is free to all who trust, by faith alone, in Christ alone. May I forever and ever keep Jesus as the centre and circumference of my life and faith. In His precious name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Lord Jesus Christ, my glorious Saviour, and His wonderful example of the only life ever lived 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. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, forgive me for the times when I have not recognised my suffering as chastening from You to develop in me the wonderful fruit of righteousness. Help 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. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, 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 into 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 Jesus' name, 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 child, accepted in the Beloved. Help me to patiently endure Your chastening, and may I learn obedience and humility while willingly submitting to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name, 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, that has been saved by grace through faith in Christ. 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 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, and I pray that I would grow in grace and mature in the faith so that I am spiritually complete and honouring to You. 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. There may be bitterness from recent events in my life or from things that happened long ago, but the bitterness still remains in my heart. Lord, by your grace please root out this bitterness and replace it 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 Jesus, 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. I thank You and praise You with all the breath in me that Your consuming fire of judgement was poured out on Christ in my stead. There is so little time left on this earth before Your judgement is poured out. In Your love and mercy, You do not want any to be unsaved and to be thrown into the lake of fire but all to come to a saving knowledge of Christ. Use me in whatever way You choose, to speak Your words at the right time and in the right tone to the people You put in my life so that many may be saved. In Jesus' name, AMEN.