Prayer for James 4

Heavenly Father, thank You that 'in-Christ' I have the sufficient grace and power, through Him.. to overcome the lust of the flesh and the pride of life. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient for all my needs - for my sufficiency is in Christ alone, Thank You in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”
(James 4:1)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:1

Loving Father I do want to pray aright and to pray into Your will. Keep me I pray from such covetous thoughts that anchor me to this world, which I know have nothing to offer, but rather help me to focus my eyes on You and keep my ears ever open to Your voice, so that I may pray in spirit and truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.”
(James 4:3)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:2

Loving Father, I confess that I am too easily drawn into worldly thinking, which I know grieves the Holy Spirit. Keep my humble of heart before You, knowing that this is Your will for my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
(James 4:4)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:4

Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing privilege of the indwelling Holy Spirit, Who desires us to be holy for You are holy. Keep me from engaging in strife and acrimony and help me never to foster carnal attitudes or crave after the things of this world. Help me to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and to be careful of needs of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I pray that I may think of others before myself and ask that I may truly die to my own desires... and jealously live for Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.

“Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?”
(James 4:5)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:5

Loving Father, thank You for the great grace that You show to me every day of my life. I pray that I heed Your serious warnings against prideful boastings and do not yield to any ungodly ways - rather come to You on bended knee with a broken and contrite heart, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
(James 4:6)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:6

Thank You heavenly Father that I am no longer under the domain of Satan but am a child of God who is under grace and not under law. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth to Your praise and honour and that in Your power.. I will resist the influences of the world, the flesh and the devil.. and walk in meekness, purity, spirituality and sincerity all the days of my life - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
(James 4:7)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:7

Loving Father I want to develop a singleness of mind towards You with my heart purified and my hands clean before You, so that I can draw closer and closer to Christ, my Saviour and Lord. Keep my ears open to Your voice, my eyes open to Your truth and my heart open to You alone, in Jesus name I pray AMEN.

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”
(James 4:8)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:8

Prayer For Fathers Mourning An Abortion

Loving Lord, we lift before You the fathers of aborted babies and the emotional trauma that can often affect them, knowing that they are often excluded from the decision to terminate a pregnancy.

We pray that You would be close to those who have been left emotionally distraught and grieving for the little life that they were denied.

We pray Your comfort upon all men who have been affected by abortion in this way and ask that You would give solace and succour to all who are grieving for the son or daughter that they will never see. This we ask in Jesus name,

Amen

“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.”
(James 4:9)
Category: Prayer for Abortion

Parent’s Prayer Of Gratitude on Graduation Day

Heavenly Father, the past few years seem to have sped by and here we are preparing for the graduation of our precious child.. who not so long ago was a helpless babe in our arms.
 
 Thank You for this child that You gave us to care for and nurture and as they face the unknown future we pray that You would draw very close to them and lead and guide in the days that lie ahead.
 
Our own hearts are a mixture of contrasting emotions: - pride in their achievement and concern for their future well-being. But we do pray that this graduation ceremony would be a special time of celebration and that nothing would mar the joy and excited anticipation we are feeling.. despite the inevitable tinges of apprehension.
 
As our child reaches this important milestone in their life we ask for Your continued presence to lead and to guide in all things.. and as they step out into the unknown world of new responsibilities and life-challenges, we finally hand them completely over into Your safe-keeping and ask that Your presence will accompany them and that they continue to grow in grace and draw ever closer to You with each passing day – this we ask in Jesus name
 
Amen

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:”
(James 4:13)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

Heavenly Father, thank You for this truth in the book of James, that when I know what is righteous.. and yet do not do it, I am committing a sin in Your eyes. Forgive me for the times when I have done things that are wrong and avoided doing what is right, or turned a blind eye to some need or necessity. Thank You that in Christ I have all that I need to live righteously, in this troubled world, and from this day forward I pray that I would not only know what is right, but be ready and willing to carry it out, through Your sufficient strength, and for Your greater glory, this I ask in Jesus name AMEN.

“Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”
(James 4:17)
Source: Verse of the day for James 4:17