Prayer for Isaiah 40 ►
Lord Jesus I know that You are close to those that are broken-hearted and grieving in their soul and that You rescue those that are crushed in spirit. Draw near to Your many children who are facing times of sadness and loss and draw each one ever closer into Your precious arms of love and support.
Thank You that You are wonderfully good to all who wait for You and seek You, and I pray that those of my brothers and sisters in Christ who, – for whatever reason – are facing times of grief and hardship in their lives - that in Your grace and mercy You would draw very close to each one and gently carry them on Your shoulders, as a Shepherd carries a little lamb that has been torn by the briars.
Be close to all that are grieving today I pray, and flood their souls with hope – knowing that underneath are Your everlasting arms.
Give me a heart that is sensitive to those that are grieving, the wisdom to know when to speak words of comfort or when to keep silent. And Lord I also pray that You would use my life to be a channel of encouragement and hope, through whom the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will flow into their hearts – to heal and help.
Thank You Lord that You are a God that answers prayers.
“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.”
Category: Prayers for Grief
Lord Jesus, my heart is aching as I had an abortion a long time ago and I still feel guilty for I know now that what I did was wrong –it was a sin against You Lord - but Father at the time I was frightened. I was pregnant – but now I realise that my sin was against You in so many ways and that the responsibility is mine – Oh God, I have wondered if I could ever be forgiven. I have confessed my sin so many times, …my promiscuous ways and the abortion I had….
Thank You Lord that at last You have brought peace into my heart for I now realise that You died on the cross to pay the price of all my sin – even those I may yet commit in the future.. Thank You that all my sins are forgiven forever - because Jesus took the punishment that I deserved.
Thank You that my promiscuous ways and the abortion I had is already forgiven at the cross and that I am Your child – simply because I trust in Jesus – thank You Lord… thank You for forgiving all my sin and thank You that because I trust in Jesus, there is NO condemnation on me at all. Thank You for sending this healing balm into my heart and thank You that am forgiven – forever…
Lord I pray that if I hear the voice of accusation in my ears or in my heart that You would help me to lift up my voice in praise to You for You have promised that I am forgiven, by the blood of Jesus, and I am not under condemnation.
Lord I want to live a life that is pleasing to You.. Heal me fully I pray and thank You in Jesus name,
“Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.”
Category: Prayer for Abortion
Dear heavenly Father, at this time of the year when the Church remembers the first coming of our Lord and Saviour into the world, we want to lift up our hearts and voices in prayer and praise to You, for sending the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to be our Saviour– so that through his blood we may be brought back into a right relationship with Yourself and receive the gift of eternal life – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
At this time our thoughts are specially drawn in remembrance to the wonderful time, so long ago, when God in His grace sent the eternal Son of His love into the world to become the propitiation for our sins. How we rejoice when we recall that He set aside His glory and great majesty to take on the form of a man and be born into this world as a tiny baby, in such humble circumstances.
Lord in a world that is become more secular, I pray that the people of God who are called by Your name would take time to reflect with awe and wonder on this amazing truth and to prepare our hearts for the time when Jesus Christ will return again in power and great glory at His second Advent..
Purify our hearts we pray and sanctify our lives so they we may serve you in newness of life not only in this special season of Advent but every day of our lives – until You come to take us to be with You forever, in Jesus name we pray,
“The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.”
Category: Prayers for Advent
Father I know that you have a plan for each of our lives – and I understand that the main desire for every one of Your children is to know Jesus more and more and to live our life in a manner that is pleasing to You and exults Your holy name.
Father I know that Paul reminded us that as Your children we are to know You.. and the power of Your resurrection and the fellowship in Your sufferings.. and I believe that the way we cope with the various difficulties and dangers, heartaches and sufferings, problems and pain, trials and temptations is connected to the fulfillment of the many plans that You have purposed for us, in our lives.
Help me I pray to face the challenges of life looking to Jesus and relying on His sufficient strength and grace. Help me not to repay evil for evil but to love my enemy, and to do good to those that despitefully use me.
Help me more and more to develop the beautiful fruit of the Spirit – and may an abundance of love and joy, peace and patience, kindness and goodness, faithfulness and self-control overflow from my life into the lives of all I meet - until Christ is formed in me and I live my life as unto Him. May I reflect Your purpose in my life from this day forward to Your praise and glory – this I ask in the name of Jesus my Savior,
“Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:”
Category: Prayers for Purpose
Heavenly Father, what an amazing plan of redemption – that God the Son, should set aside His eternal, heavenly glory and be born into His own creation, so that His sinless life-blood, which pulsed through His human veins could be shed, as the full and final payment for the sin of the whole world. His blood was shed for me, and I thank You that His glory was revealed at His first coming, and that by faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, I have His Holy Spirit indwelling my body. Praise Your holy name that although He was rejected as Your anointed King, at His first advent, the day is coming when as Prince of Peace, He will return to earth, to be crowed as King of Israel and Lord of the whole earth. We thank You that a day is coming when Israel will recognise the Lord Jesus as their King – when He returns in power and great glory to set up His eternal Kingdom – thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
“And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it
together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it
Source: Verse of the
day for Isaiah 40:5
Loving Father thank You for Your Living Word and Your Written Word and thank You for the truth that it contains. Thank You for Your everlasting grace and mercy towards foolish, frail humanity. Help me to understand Your Word more and more and thank You that You have reserved a place for me with You in heaven, by faith in Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
“The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Isaiah 40:8
Look down in pity and mercy on all that are suffering with the illness of dementia. Father we know that although our loved ones may not recognise the family and friends who love them dearly – Your Holy Spirit can commune with their human spirit in a unique and Godly way – which must be very precious to Your heart.
Father I ask Your protection on those that are suffering with this debilitating mental disease and pray that You will minister to the emotional and spiritual of those we love, with all forms of this mental illness.
Thank You Father that in the power of Your Holy Spirit, You can touch the heart of those that have lost the memories of those that are their nearest and dearest. Comfort those that feel excluded from a loved one with dementia, in the knowledge that Your grace is sufficient.
“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them
in his bosom, and
shall gently lead those that are with young.”
Category: Prayers for Healing
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing writings of the prophet Isaiah, and the beautiful truths that He reveals about the Lord Jesus Christ - the Good Shepherd of the sheep, Who gave His life as the ransom price for the sin of the world. We praise You for Your magnificent creation and for the salvation of our soul. May we never cease to wonder at Your might; majesty; dominion and power and praise You for Christ's sacrificial offering on the cross and glorious resurrection from the dead. Thank You that it is simply by faith in Him that we have become Your children. We pray for the people of Israel that many would come to faith in Christ... and look forward to that future day when Israel as a nation will be restored - Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
“Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things
, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is
strong in power; not one faileth.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Isaiah 40:26
Loving Father Thank You that You are the everlasting God – the eternal Creator, Who cares for me, Your child. Let me never wander into foolish pride or unbelief, for in You is my hope and strength - for You alone are the everlasting Creator, Who does not grow weary and Whose ways are unsearchable – Praise Your holy name in Jesus name, I pray, AMEN.
“Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that
the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is
no searching of his understanding.”
Source: Verse of the
day for Isaiah 40:28
Heavenly Father we bring to You the many people that have found themselves in hospital and pray that in a wonderful way You would minister to them through the doctors and nurses and all those that are there to help them in their recovery.
Lord we pray that You would use this time in hospital to reach deep into the hearts of each these people and help them to realise how fragile their lives are - and to cause them to consciously search for You with their hearts.
Lord we pray that as healing and health comes to their bodies that spiritual healing and wholeness would come to their souls – and that the time they have spent in hospital would become a spiritual wake-up call – so that they re-evaluate their lives and realise their need of Jesus as their Saviour - and accept Christ as their Redeemer and King – in Whose name we pray,
“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have
no might he increaseth strength.”
Category: Prayers for Recovery
Thank You Lord that You are my refuge and my strength in hard times and an ever present helper in times of trouble. Help me to cling to You and this truth from the Bible, that You keep bringing to my mind.
I know that You are the only, all-powerful God and that there is nothing that is too difficult in my life for You to deal with – nor is there any obstacle in my path that is so insurmountable that I cannot cross – knowing that You are by my side.
Give me I pray Your strength to face today’s hard and troubled times with the confidence of knowing that Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. Thank YOU that my strength comes from You and that Your grace is sufficient for all the tasks and duties that will cross my daily path – not only for today but for the rest of my journey through life.
Thank YOU Father that Your grace is sufficient – help me to meditate on this truth every day,
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their
strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and
they shall walk, and not faint.”
Category: Prayers for Hard Times