Prayer for Isaiah 40

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For A Dying Christian Friend In A Hospice

Loving Lord, I just want to lift up my dear friend to You, who has been such a comfort and strength to me for so many years, but who has at last been admitted to a hospice where she is to pass her final few weeks of life in dignity and respect, as her life drains from her. Lord, I know that I am going to miss her so much.

Be with her Lord, every moment of the day and night. Thank You Father, that she is to be looked after in such a caring and understanding environment. Be with the staff who are to attend her as her life flows from her and Lord, I pray that she would be very aware of Your very presence with her, every moment of the day.

Lord, I know that she is ready and longing to meet You face to face, and I ask that You would keep her free from the pain and suffering that so often stalks the advancement of death. But praise God that the grave has lost its terrible sting and death has lost its victory, through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise Your holy name! 

Lord, I know that I am going to miss my dear friend, but my sadness has such a wonderful tinge of hope and joy, for I know that soon we will all be together in Your company, where we will be free from all sickness and sadness, and You will wipe away every tear from our eyes. Thank You Lord, in Jesus' name,

Amen.

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.”
(Isaiah 40:1)
Category: Prayers for Health

Praying through Isaiah 40:3

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many prophets who proclaimed the coming of the Saviour, and thank You that by grace through faith I have believed their testimony and become part of the one new man in Christ. Help me to be a voice, that is calling out in this wilderness of sin, and proclaim God's message of reconciliation, to those that need a Saviour. Help me to testify of the truth of God's word - that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, through His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection.. and that by faith in His name.. lost sinners may be forgiven of their sin and declared righteous - to the glory of God. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“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.”
(Isaiah 40:3)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:3

Praying through Isaiah 40:5

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.”
(Isaiah 40:5)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:5

Praying through Isaiah 40:8

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.”
(Isaiah 40:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:8

Praying through Isaiah 40:11

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truth it contains. May I read, mark, learn and inwardly digest all that You would teach me and may I grow in grace and in a knowledge of You so that I may not be ashamed when I stand before Your throne, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“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.”
(Isaiah 40:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:11

Praying through Isaiah 40:26

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.”
(Isaiah 40:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:26

Praying through Isaiah 40:28

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.”
(Isaiah 40:28)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:28

Prayers For Babies In Surgery

Heavenly Father we want to bring before You the little new-born lives that are having to go through invasive and often complicated surgery so early in their little lives. Be near to each baby that is facing surgery today and we pray that You would guide the hands of the surgeons and other staff that are involved with the surgery, and provide them with the wisdom and skill to perform the surgery without complications.

We also lift up the parents and wider families of tiny babies that are facing surgery today and pray that Your perfect peace would guard their hearts and minds as they face the difficult task of seeing their precious baby being prepared for surger, having to hand them over and wait for the duration of the operation.

Lord, into Your hands we place these parents and babies. In Jesus' name,

Amen.

“He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.”
(Isaiah 40:29)
Category: Prayers for Babies

Praying through Isaiah 40:31

Loving Father I know that my strength can only be found in Christ. Help me, I pray, to trust implicitly in the power that I can only receive from my Lord, Christ Jesus. I pray that I may truly rise above all the difficulties of life and run with patient endurance the race that is set before me, looking unto Jesus, Who is my only source of strength and my only means of refreshment, in His name I pray, AMEN.

“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.”
(Isaiah 40:31)
Source: Verse of the day for Isaiah 40:31