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, AMEN.
Loving Father I do want to pray aright and to pray into Your perfect 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 and proclaim, "Thy will be done." In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I confess that I am too easily drawn into thinking and acting in a worldly way which I know grieves the Holy Spirit. Help me not to be drawn away into friendship with the world which keeps me far away from You. Draw me close to You, Lord, and as I gaze into Your eyes, may the attraction of the world fade away as You become my all in all. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
Loving Father, thank You for the great grace that You show to me every day of my life. I pray that I would heed Your serious warnings against prideful boastings and not yield to any ungodly ways. Rather, may I come to You on bended knee with a broken and contrite heart. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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.
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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wise instruction to live godly and victorious lives in the book of James. I praise and glorify Your holy name that I have all I need for life and godliness, through faith in Jesus Christ. Help me surrender my life and maintain sweet fellowship with You. Purify my heart and keep me from double-mindedness. May I hate sin in all its ugly guises and mourn over the things that dishonour Your holy name. Keep me low at the Cross and I pray that I would humble my heart before you daily, and live and work for Your greater praise and glory. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN,
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have so clearly set out the criteria for Your children to humble ourselves before Your throne of grace and for the promise that when we are ready and willing to humble ourselves before You... in Your grace You will lift us up and set our feet on the Rock of our salvation. Keep my heart pure before You and use me as a channel of Your goodness and grace to others. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may become a doer of Your holy law and not fall into the foolish trap of judging it, by condemning the actions of others. Lord, You alone can judge the thoughts of the heart and I have no right to condemn others, through my own self-righteous attitude. Keep me humble before you and help me become an encouragement to my brothers and sisters in Christ, and not their accuser. Keep me from being 'wise in my own conceit', or making arbitrary assumptions about the motives of others and above all, teach me to love others as Christ loved me, for in so doing I will honour Your name, as Christ lives in and through me. In His precious name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is easy to get caught up in the joys and cares of this life. Help me remember how fragile my life is and how short my time on earth is, in relation to eternity. Help me to live my life with an eternal perspective, knowing that You have my life in Your hands, and You do know what tomorrow will bring. May I take to heart the words of this precious old poem: “Only one life ‘twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
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 known that something is evil but done it anyway, when I have avoided doing what is right, or when I have turned a blind eye to some need or necessity. I pray that from this day forward, 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.