Prayer for Joshua

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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.

“Now after the death of Moses the servant of the LORD it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying,”
(Joshua 1:1)

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.

“There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
(Joshua 1:5)

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

“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.”
(Joshua 1:7)
Category: Prayers for Gratitude

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.

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
(Joshua 1:8)

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.

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
(Joshua 1:9)

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.

“Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within three days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land, which the LORD your God giveth you to possess it.”
(Joshua 1:11)

To Walk Close to Thee

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,

Amen.

“Yet there shall be a space between you and it, about two thousand cubits by measure: come not near unto it, that ye may know the way by which ye must go: for ye have not passed this way heretofore.”
(Joshua 3:4)
Category: Prayers for Guidance

Prayer To Purify My Heart Unto God

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.

Amen

“And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”
(Joshua 3:5)
Category: Prayer for Purity

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.

“And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.”
(Joshua 6:5)

For Families With An Alcoholic Father

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,

Amen

“Come up unto me, and help me, that we may smite Gibeon: for it hath made peace with Joshua and with the children of Israel.”
(Joshua 10:4)
Category: Prayer for Alcoholics

Prayer For Israel’s Rain

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,

Amen

“And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.”
(Joshua 10:11)
Category: Prayers for Rain

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.

“Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.”
(Joshua 10:12)

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.

“And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.”
(Joshua 23:14)

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

“Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.”
(Joshua 24:14)

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.

“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
(Joshua 24:15)