Heavenly Father, we bless and thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the book of Job. Like so many before me I too have misrepresented Your grace and favour toward mankind, through my own lack of understanding and limited perception. Thank You for Your goodness and grace; Your forbearance and mercy; Your wisdom and strength and Your kindness and favour toward us all. Thank You that You commended Your love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, the Lord Jesus Christ died for us. Thank You for not giving us what we deserve but instead.. giving us what we do not deserve. Help me to come to a deeper knowledge and understanding of Who You are and help me to live my life in a way that honours You - in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this peep into the spiritual realm. Thank You that the rule of sin and Satan, over Your beautiful earth, will soon be over. We praise You.. that despite Adam and Eve's sin, the abdication of their responsibility and the relinquishment of man's dominion over the earth to Satan... that by Your grace, You sent the Lord Jesus to pay the price for our sin, and redeem us from a lost eternity. Thank You that by grace through faith in Him we are forgiven of our sin, and have been translated into the kingdom of Your dear Son. Help me to live for Him during my time on earth, no matter what pain and suffering I may be called upon to go through - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for my Mom and for all the love and patience that she has tirelessly given to me throughout my life. I am so grateful for her and although I don’t often show her how much I love her.. I do want to thank You with all my heart for blessing me with my dear mother.
Thank You for all the sacrifices that she has made for me on so many occasions and for the way that she never seems to think about her own needs, but always tries to do what is best for me.. and I am also very grateful for her faithful prayers for me, day by day.. for I know that they has been instrumental in keeping me steady on those occasions when I might have gone astray.
I pray Your special blessing on my Mom and ask that You would guard her and protect her with good health and fill her with Your comfort and joy - and may she grow ever closer to You in the days that lie ahead – this I ask in Jesus name
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many examples of men of faith who resisted the devil and stood firm in the evil day. I pray that like Job, Paul, Peter and others I too would stand firm in the truth of the gospel of God and trust in Your unfailing love. Thank You that we have been equipped with the whole armour of God and that His grace is sufficient to deal with all the fiery darts of the evil one. Thank You for my position in Christ and I pray that I would live and work to honour Your name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I consider the story of Job, I begin to see that there are none that are righteous - not even one, and that only by faith in Your dearly beloved Son, and His righteousness, can we be declared righteous in Your sight. Thank You that Jesus is our kinsman-Redeemer - the Days-man for Whom Job longed and our sacrifice for sin. Thank You for the lessons we can learn from every character in the book of Job. Help me to make the right choices in my life and to trust You, no matter what circumstances may arise. Keep me from speaking foolish words when faced with adversity and thank You that Your grace is always sufficient. Help me to live by faith in Your word and not to be swayed by sight or feelings - even when I don't understand.. this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing truths we can learn from the book of Job and the knowledge we have gained about the spiritual war that has been raging in heavenly places since the fall of man in the garden of Eden. Thank You that You work all things together for good for those that love You, and that no matter what sufferings we may have to undergo in this fallen world, You will use it to teach us more of Your character and more about ourselves. Keep me from engaging in human wisdom or allowing worldly philosophies or legalistic tendencies to adversely influence my understanding of Your plans and purposes. And help me to hold fast to my integrity, like Job, when I do not understand why difficulties have arisen in my life - this I ask in Jesus' name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the book of Job which gives such amazing insight into the spiritual battle that continues to rage in the heavenlies. Keep me from temptation, deliver me from the wiles of the devil and help to stand fast in the faith, no matter what difficulties I may have to face. I pray that I would always maintain my own integrity in my God and Saviour, but keep me from any religiosity and legalism, and prevent me from being opinionated about the difficulties that others may be facing. Give me discernment to know how to help and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ and may I do all for Your glory, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I am amazed at the wonderful way that Job refused to deny You... even when he was beset by the most terrible circumstance any man could have to face. Thank You that you ignore those times when we too have been foolish enough to regret our life or wish it away - because we are in the midst of great difficulty or depressed by the circumstances of life. Thank You that You know the end from the beginning and through Job's distress You brought him to a deeper knowledge and an exquisite understanding of Who You are. Forgive the times I have said things without thinking. Help me to keep the eyes of my heart on Jesus and keep me trusting You in every eventuality of life - knowing that You are dealing with me... and with all Your children, with eternity in view - just as You were with Your servant Job. Thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Dear Lord, we are facing a sever drought and we plead with You to open the heavens and send rain on this dry and thirsty land. Lord we know that You are the one that sends the rain and You are the one that can withhold the rain, but we pray that You would look down in pity on our waterless land and send the rain to water the land, reviving the land and the people.
Lord we do not deserve You grace and mercy, for we have not loved and served You as we should – but You are long-suffering and of great goodness and You would send rivers of water over the vegetation and fill up the water-hold and well – for the earth is parched and we do not know what to do.
Lord for Your Holy Names sake we ask that You would send the rains in this land soon, for we have no hope but You – for You have promised to give rain upon the earth and send water on the fields – You have promised that the seasons will not fail and that the harvest will continue to provide their bounty – but without the life-giving water, we are going to have to face very severe consequences. In Your mercy send us rain in the dry and dusty land, we pray in Jesus name.
Oh Lord, I had an abortion.. thinking it was for the best, but the grief and guilt I have felt ever since I took that decision.. has haunted me, and I feel so ashamed of myself and riddled with guilt, by allowing a little life to be taken in this way.
My heart is so heavy and I find that I am not able to think about anything else and realise more and more that it is against You Lord, that I have sinned and done this great wrong.
Lord I feel broken inside and pray for Your healing and comfort. You have promised to mend the broken-hearted and to set those that are captive to guilt and shame free – and Lord, You have promised forgiveness and restoration to all who come humbly to Your throne of grace and confess their wrongdoing. My hope is in You, for You alone can restore the joy of my salvation.
Thank You for that You are a forgiving God, Whose mercies are new every morning and that You that You have promised to carry all our guilt and burdens.. and so I hand this over to You today, and ask for the healing and restoration that only You can give – and the grace to forget what is past and move on with You as my guide – I ask this in Jesus name,
Loving heavenly Father, You put us into families and set a father as the leader and role model for each family… but Lord there are many families that are being torn apart by a husband and father that has become addicted to alcohol.
Knowing the devastating nature of this disease, I pray that You would prompt each one to turn away from this evil habit to become the responsible husband and father that You desire each one to be.
Lord we know that there are many alcoholic husbands that abuse their wives both physically and emotionally and that many children are also placed in danger, due to abuse from an alcoholic father – and also Lord, that such drinking habits can often leave families with insufficient money to live on.
Protect all those that are vulnerable from all forms of abuse and convict such men of the responsibilities of being loving husbands and dependable fathers – and Lord we pray that they turn from their evil ways to turn to the Lord Jesus – knowing that only in You is true freedom found.
Thank You Father – I commit all families that are in this position into Your safe-keeping,
Heavenly Father I am so grateful for my work,, and I want to praise and thank You that You have graciously provided this for job me.
Thank You that through my work I am enabled to provide for our daily needs and necessities, and I give You all the praise and glory.
I pray that I may work in my job in a manner that is honouring to Your name,, and keep me willing and able I pray.. to perform all the tasks and duties that are set before me, with integrity and diligence.
Thank You for the other workers and team members here and I am grateful for the many lessons that You are teaching me through this position. May Jesus continue to be glorified in all I say and do in His name I pray,
Heavenly Father, forgive me for my bitter complaints, my prideful thoughts and my criticism of others - but above all I ask Your forgiveness for my lack of understanding of Your almighty power and unfathomable wisdom. I pray that You would open my spiritual eyes of understanding so that I may know You more and love you better in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons I am learning from the book of Job. Help me recognise that even in the most difficult of circumstances You are with me and that Your grace is sufficient, no matter what pressures and problems I may have to face. Thank You for the reminder that there is a spiritual battle raging in the unseen realm. Thank You that I have been given the sufficient grace to face all my problems and equipped with the whole armour of God. Increase my faith and hope in You, and help me to stand fast in the evil day - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving heavenly Father, thank you for the truth of Your word and the wonderful illustrations of real people who trusted Your word, no matter what. Thank you that You are my Redeemer, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, I don’t understand all that is going on in my life – but my times are in Your hands and so are the circumstances of those that I love. Thank You that all we face is under the shadow of Your protection. I pray that when I have been tried, I too will come forth as gold and pray that I will trust in Your unfailing love and not be afraid, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Lord God, I seek a true inner purity that only comes from You and I come to You, knowing that I stand unclean, impure and wretched before Your perfect throne of purity and truth. Lord I ask Your forgiveness for the way that I have not honoured You with my body – knowing that I have engaged in many impure acts and unchaste thoughts. I confess that I am unworthy to even kneel before Your perfect presence – and yet I now understand that Christ died to pay the price for all my sins and all my impurities. Thank You that by believing in Jesus, Who died to pay the price for all my sins, You have washed me clean from every dishonouring act. Thank You Father.
Help me Lord to flee fornication and all the accompanying evils that flow from illicit sexual relationships and unclean thoughts – knowing that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who dwells in me and lives within my heart. Help me to keep my outward actions and inner thoughts pure before Your eyes – whether I am in the public view or hid in a secret place, and away from the gaze of the world’s eye.
Purify the eyes of my heart and help me to keep the focus of my mind on the Lord Jesus - and develop in me I pray, thoughts, words, deeds and motives that are pure in Your sight and that will honour Your Holy name, in Jesus name I pray,
Loving Father too often I try to speak for You in ignorance and even attempt to defend You or advise You, when I need to quietly sit at Your feet and listen. Give me a teachable spirit I pray and draw me into closer and more intimate communion with Yourself. May you be exulted in my life and teach me Your way, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is very humbling to realise that Your wisdom and understanding is infinite and unknowable, and yet in Your grace You have shared Your plan of redemption with Your fallen creatures. Father, when I don’t understand the difficulties I am going through, in my own life, I pray that I may trust You in all things and never doubt Your perfect plans and purposes – knowing that You are sovereign, and Your way is best. Help me to live by faith and not by sight – for Your greater praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Father God when I look at the heavens and the wonderful works that You have made, what is man that You are mindful of us and yet You chose us, You chose me to be Your child. Let me live in humble submission to the leading of Your Spirit, knowing that in me dwells no good things – knowing that You can do all things - and nothing that You plan is impossible, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this amazing insight into Your Person and Character. Help me in the power of Your Spirit to stand fast in the evil day; resist the wiles of the enemy and the accusations of Satan.. Help me stand firm on the unchangeable Word of truth, to Your praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.