Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us such an amazing understanding of Who You are, and what You desire from Your children. Thank You that Jesus was both the Sin Offering, Who paid the price for my sins... but also a Burnt Offering, by willingly giving His life to fulfil Your plans and purposes, for the redemption of the world. I pray that I may willingly present my body, in continual devotion and dedication to You, by giving up myself to Your service - this I ask in Jesus name. AMEN.
Father I want to lift up my hands and voice to worship You in thanksgiving and praise, for all the goodness and loving-kindness that You so freely pour out on me.. with every passing day.
Thank You for the grace that You supply moment by moment and day by day and I pray that You would develop in me a true attitude of gratefulness and a heart that acknowledges the long-suffering way that You are working in so many area of my life.
Lord I am so very grateful to You and pray that You would keep my heart filled with appreciation for all You have done for me.. and develop in me a godly attitude of gratefulness – so that I may never cease to praise You for Your gracious goodness to me and to all people.
May I learn to recognise that all the gifts and graces I have is a result of Your loving-kindness towards me. and may I never cease to lift up my hands and voice to You in grateful praise for all You are doing in my life. May the Lord Jesus be glorified I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You for helping me along the way to recovery from my addiction to alcohol. Thank You Father, for lifting me up out of the miry clay, saving me from my pit of despair and setting my feet on solid ground. Thank You that You cared enough for me.. to be there throughout my recovery.. to uphold me with Your righteous right hand, as You poured out grace and mercy to help, in time of need.
I repent of my foolish decline into alcoholism and confess my reluctance to admit that I was getting swept into an increasingly ungodly lifestyle. Forgive my selfish foolishness and thank You from the bottom of my heart for setting me on the right path to freedom in Christ by putting a new song in my mouth – even praise to my God.
Oh the joy and peace of knowing and trusting the Lord Jesus Christ. You have performed wonders in my life and I praise the good work that You are doing in me. Thank You for the freedom I have found in You as You have gently led me along the path to recovery from alcoholism. You are my God and have performed great and mighty wonders in me, and I praise Your holy name for ever and ever,
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. Thank You that He was the sacrifice for MY sin and acts on my account as my heavenly High Priest, Whose sinless blood has been sprinkled on the heavenly alter as the full and final payment for all my sin, and the sin of the world. Thank You for all the word-pictures and Old Testament typology that help me to understand so much of what Christ has done for me. Thank You that by grace through faith in Him my sin has been forgiven - once and for all. Thank You that the power of sin in my life was defeated at the cross and thank You... that because of the Lord Jesus the presence of my sinful nature will be finally gone forever, when I see Him face to face - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your perfect plan of redemption through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ - Who died and rose again so that we might be forgiven of our sin and receive a new, resurrected life, in Him. Thank You for the clear picture of redemption which threads its way through Old Testament scriptures and brings us to an understanding that we are all sinners in need of a saviour - for without the shedding of Christ's blood there is no life - for life is in the blood. Thank You that just as the life of mortal man is in the blood, so that life of forgiven sinners comes through the power or the indwelling Holy Spirit and that one day we will receive a new, resurrected body - like unto Christ's resurrected body. We praise Your holy name for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my heart is grieved to witness the degrading level to which mankind has plummeted due to sin. I repent of my part in the wicked ways of the world, whether by the sin commission or omission - whether by being enticed by the evil practices of sin or by not standing up for what is right when I had an opportunity. Forgive me Lord and in Your anger against the evil of this world.. we pray for Your mercy and grace on this generation and on those that are to come - in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lessons that Your Church can learn through the history of Israel and for the many types and pictures of Jesus that are hidden within the sacred pages of Scripture. Thank You, that like Israel... I have also been called to be holy - because You are holy. It is humbling to realise that as part of Christ's Body, we have also been chosen, in Him, to be kings and priests unto God - to be a chosen people, who tell the world that Jesus died for their sin and rose again.. so that by faith in Him we may be holy - as He is holy. Thank You that by faith in Christ I have been called to be Your very own, and to proclaim the wonderful deeds of Him who called me out of darkness into His marvellous light. May I live and work, from this day forward, to be more life Jesus, and to live a holy life that is separated from this fallen world system - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Old Testament teachings and the many things that we can learn from Your Word. Teach me to take every thought captive to Christ when I feel that my rights are being violated or when I would like to take matters into my own hands. Thank You that through the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit, I am supplied with the sufficient grace to love others with Christ’s own perfect love - a love which passes my understanding. May I grow in grace and increase in holy love towards others, for Your greater glory - This I ask 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.
Loving Father, thank You that Your Word is true, and You are my Deliverer in this world of sin and evil. Help me to fix my eyes on Jesus, Your living Word and my glorious Redeemer. When my mind is tempted to stray from You I pray that I will call to remembrance all that You are and all that You have done for me and enable me to point others to You in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.