Prayer for Hebrews 12

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.

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”
(Hebrews 12:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:1

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.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
(Hebrews 12:2)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:2

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.

“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”
(Hebrews 12:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:3

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

“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:”
(Hebrews 12:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:5

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.

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
(Hebrews 12:6)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:6

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.

“If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”
(Hebrews 12:7)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:7

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.

“But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”
(Hebrews 12:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:8

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.

“For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.”
(Hebrews 12:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:10

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.

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”
(Hebrews 12:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:11

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.

“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:”
(Hebrews 12:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:14

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.

“Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;”
(Hebrews 12:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:15

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

“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,”
(Hebrews 12:23)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:23

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.

“And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”
(Hebrews 12:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:24

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.

“Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.”
(Hebrews 12:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:26

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.

“And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”
(Hebrews 12:27)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:27

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.

“Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”
(Hebrews 12:28)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:28

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

“For our God is a consuming fire.”
(Hebrews 12:29)
Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews 12:29