Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful examples of Moses, Joshua, Caleb and so many saints of God, whom You prepared for the specific work that You prepared for them to do. I pray that You would lead and guide me - and prepare me for the work that you have for me to do in the days that lie ahead.. and I pray that I will not fear difficulties and but will allow You to use them to train and perfect me into the person You want me to be - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for Your precious promises that are all Yes and Amen in Christ Jesus my Lord. Thank You that You have promised to be with me though all the seasons and circumstances of my life – thank You that You are faithful to Your promises even when I fail – Thank You Father in Jesus name, AMEN.
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
Loving Lord, thank You for Your Word – for the Scriptures. I pray that in the weeks and months that lie ahead I may read, mark, learn and inwardly digest Your Word and treasure it in my heart – for I desire to prosper in the things of God and to give glory to Your name, AMEN.
Loving Father, I praise You that You have shown Yourself faithful to Your people, throughout all generations. Help me to be strong in the Lord and to rely on You in all the problems of life that I may face, knowing that You are with me, wherever I go. Thank You Father in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to trust in the facts of Your word, and not to question Your word, or allow my own frail reasoning to doubt You. Help me to live each day by faith, and not rely on my human impulses to take control of my life. May I live by faith in the Son of God, and remember that no matter what I am facing - You have promised to lead, to guide and never to leave me - even to the end of the age. Thank You for Your word of truth. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons we can learn from the life of Joshua. I pray that by faith I would carry out Your perfect will for my life, with courage and in the power of Your Holy Spirit. I pray that as I face the inevitable difficulties and dangers of life, I would look to You for direction and guidance and deliberately take my eyes off the logical and trust in You - in active dependance. This I ask in Jesus. name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to take to heart the important lessons in the story of Rahab; the two spies that came to her home and their escape from Jericho. Thank You that You are a God who uses everything to work towards the fulfilment of Your perfect plans and purposes, even when we fail to trust You as we ought. Thank You for Rahab's example of faith in You, through her protection of the Israelite spies... and for the reminder that lying and other sins are never condoned by God, even when the motive to do so is for the good of others. Help me maintain my faith in You even when my circumstances appear impossible... for Your word is true and Your promises are Yes and Amen in Jesus, for which I praise and thank You, in His holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Rahab's example of faith, when she chose to trust Your word and place that crimson thread into her window - believing that you would fulfil Your promise to her. Thank You that even when surrounded by bitter enemies, we know that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ Jesus in Whom we trust. Give me the grace to withstand the advances of my enemies who would seek to shipwreck my faith and keep me ever looking to Jesus - the Author and Finisher of my faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful truth in the story of Rahab.. that no sin is to great to receive Your forgiveness and sinner is denied the opportunity to be saved by grace through faith in Christ. Thank You that You are no respecter of persons and that no sin is so great that it cannot be forgiven by Your unfathomable forgiveness and amazing grace. Thank You for the wonderful truth that no obstacle is to great for You to topple and that nothing is to difficult for You to do. Increase my faith, I pray, so that doubts do not rise in my mind when I have to wait for You to carry out Your perfect plan at Your perfect time in Your perfect way. As I face the difficulties in my life, I pray that I would trust You in all things and be filled with the Spirit, day by day, as I persevere in His power and submit to His leading - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
O God, our Father, help us to see ourselves as children who seek guidance; children who walk in the midst of many dangers.
Help us not to be afraid so long as we walk close to Thee. Thy ways, O God are higher than our ways and often we do not understand. Teach us, O God, that we do not have to understand but to trust and Thou wilt see us through every difficulty in life.
When Thou art near, I am not afraid, I want to “draw nigh to God” in the assurance that when I do, He will “draw nigh unto me,”
In Jesus’ name,
Purify my heart O Lord my God, for I love and trust You and desire to be set apart unto You, in holiness and righteousness all the days of my life. I desire to be holy for You are holy and You have called all Your children to be set apart unto You and to be refined in the refining fires of Your purifying love and unimaginable grace so that I may come forth as pure gold in Your sight.
Lord it is my chief desire to be set apart unto You, “holy unto the Lord,” and ready to do Your will. Lord I cannot do this in my own strength, but only in the power of the Holy Spirit, Who alone can take my bruised and bloodied heart and change me from the inside out to become more and more like Jesus. May I like Him walk in spirit and truth and help me to seek to do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight and honouring to Your holy name. Guide me into all truth help me to lay aside all the encumbrances of this world that hinder my pursuit for purity. I ask this in the name of my precious Saviour, Jesus Christ my Lord.
Heavenly Father, how much there is to learn from Joshua and his encounter with the Angel of the Lord, Who commands the armies of God and is the Lord Jesus Christ - the Captain of our salvation. I pray that no matter what problems or difficulties I may encounter, I would be ready and willing to give you control of every part of my life - so that I may have good success in all I do, for Your greater praise and glory. Thank You for the many reminders that without YOU I can do nothing... but that I can do all things THROUGH Christ, Who strengthens me - Praise Your holy name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, what a wonderful display of faith we see in this historical account of Joshua's victory over Jericho. I pray that I may trust in You with all my heart and not lean on my own imaginations. I pray that I may follow Your leading and guidance, and do only those things that I hear from You - even when things look dark and difficult. Thank You, that You are a God Who can be trusted . and thank You that every battle I face is not down to my strength or ingenuity, but rests entirely on You and Your precious promises to me.. Your blood-bought child. 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, You have promised give Your people their rain in due season so that the land may bring forth its increase. You have promised to send the early and the latter rains and we thank You for Your faithfulness in watering the land of Israel for so many years.
Lord we come again to pray that You would refill us like the Sea of Galilee and pour refreshing rains on the land, so that the rivers will be filled and the land will blossom and bloom and yield its harvest in due season.
Lord as a nation Israel had strayed far from You and has even failed to recognise their Saviour and King - and yet You have not forgotten Your own chosen people and have continued to bless them, despite their unbelief and blindness to the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ. Father we pray for Israel, that You would send an abundance of rain to fill up the depleted reservoirs of water.
Water Your land and bless Your people, Israel we pray and we pray that many may come to recognise the Lord Jesus as their God and Saviour, in Whose name we pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the truths that it contains. Thank You that You show Yourself to be the all-powerful God, Who hears and answers our prayers. We praise You that You, hold earth in the hollow of Your hand, and set the sun, moon and stars in their heavenly courses, for signs and seasons and days and nights. May we keep our eyes looking to You, Whom to know is life eternal, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus. Thank You for Your Word, and the truths it contains. Thank You that You are a God Who keeps His word, and that not one of Your precious promises will fail. May I learn the lessons that are contained within its priceless pages, and trust You to keep all that You have promised to do - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for all that You have done for me. Thank You that You have loved me with an everlasting love, even when I was lost in my sins and an enemy of God. And thank You that You have saved me by grace through faith in Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour and have purchased me as Your special possession with His blood. I desire to walk in spirit and truth to Your praise and glory - for the rest of my life... Amen
Loving Father I begin to understand more and more that I can't be divided in my loyalty, for You alone have the words of eternal life. Today, Lord I choose to go deeper into You, for I desire to serve You with my whole heart. Keep me and my family ever walking in the Your light and truth and looking to Jesus - in His name I pray, AMEN.