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.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the amazing lessons we can learn from Your servant, Job. I thank You for the many blessings You have graciously given me throughout my life, and I pray that I may hold the things of this world lightly, knowing that all I have is from You - and that whether I am rich or poor, whether I have much or little, whether I am rejoicing or in mourning, whether You give or take away - I pray that I may rejoice in Your goodness always, and recognise that You are my God and Saviour, Who died so that I might live - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
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.
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, 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.
Heavenly Father, what a great and glorious God You are. Thank You for the magnificence of Your creation and truths You have unfolded to our understanding through Your word. But Lord, as I read through the book of Job and other testimonies of Your greatness, I realise how great You are and how insignificant we are - and yet, in Your goodness and grace, You send Jesus to give us a greater understanding of Who you are and all that You have done. Thank You for Your amazing plan of redemption and for loving me enough to send Jesus to be my Redeemer and Friend - to Him be all praise and glory forever and ever, AMEN.
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.