Heavenly Father, thank You for the good news of the gospel of Christ and for our Salvation which is ours by grace through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank You for the truth of Your Word and for the wonderful message of grace that is extended to all who trust in Christ for Salvation. Help me to hold fast in the evil day, knowing that Christ is returning to take us to be with Himself in the very near future - to Whom be all praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful picture of a woman who trusted You and was rewarded in the autumn days of her live, in the most supernatural way. May we learn to trust You in every eventuality of life – even when we think that our opportunities are well past. Use me, I pray, in Your service, and may I be fruitful all the days of my life – this I ask in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Father, I pray that You would make me increasingly sensitive to Your Word and responsive to your leading and guidance. Open my ears to hear to Your still small voice within my heart, and help me to discern the the many and various messengers that you graciously place in my path. Lord, that I may love you more dearly and hear you more clearly with each passing day, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have given us all that we need to live godly in Christ Jesus.. as we watch and wait for His any day return, to take us to be with Himself. Help me to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and to prepare for that day when Christ comes to take the church to be with Himself. Give me wisdom, insight, discernment and understanding.. as I watch and wait for Christ's any day return and keep my heart pure before You.. in thought and in deed - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving us such a beautiful picture of the girl that You used to bring the Lord Jesus into the world. Thank You, that along with her, we are all enabled to rejoice in Jesus as our God and Saviour. Thank You that we have the indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ, and that He is with each one of us, every moment of the day. We rejoice with Mary and with all the saints in heaven that by His blood we are redeemed, and have become a new creation in Christ - in Whose name we pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for Jesus and for the wonderful way that You used the nation of Israel to protect and carry the Seed of Christ through the generations. Thank You that I am saved by His blood and have become Your child. I pray for the day when Israel recognises Jesus as their Messiah and Saviour, and for the promise that He will save them from their sin and unbelief, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for the wonderful miracle of new life in Christ that only could come because You sent Your only begotten Son to be born and die so that I may be reborn and live. Thank You that Jesus is coming again – to fulfil all that You have promised – I scarce can take it in, but praise Your holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that in Your goodness and grace You looked down on our sinful race and despite our sinful rebellion You purposed in Your heart to save us from the terrible consequences of our sin.. by sending Your only begotten Son to become the sacrifice for our sins - so that through Him we might not perish but have everlasting life. To Him be all praise and glory, for ever and ever, AMEN .
Heavenly Father, thank You that You take the simple things of life and servants that are humble in spirit to be lifted up and used by You to Your praise and glory. I pray that I would walk humbly before You all the days of my life and that You would use me in whatever way You choose - to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for Your Word and the many promises that fill its pages. Thank You that nothing is impossible with respect to any of Your precious promises not only to me individually but to all people. Forgive me for the times I have doubted Your Word and help me to stand firm in all that You have promised, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father we know that every good and perfect gift comes from You and that children are a special heritage from the Lord. But Father, we also know that the enemy of our soul seeks to kill and destroy all that is from You, and especially the lives of little babies in the womb.
And so we lift up all women who may be planning to have an abortion, or who have been deceived into thinking that this is a woman’s right, rather than a sin against their creator God – and we pray that You would create in their hearts a desire to do what is right and a realisation of the evil that surrounds the practice of abortion, that they themselves are considering
Bring into the life of each mother those that would give godly counsel and change the hearts of those who have already made a decision to go down the route of abortion.
Instil in the heart of each woman a deep love for the baby they are carrying and we pray that many may be prompted to turn from their planned abortion and look to the Lord Jesus.. for the grace do what is right - this we ask in Jesus name,
Loving Father my heart wants to swell with songs of rejoicing and praise. Thank You for choosing me to be one of Your bond-slaves. Thank You that You have done great things for me - and holy is Your name. I offer You this sacrifice of praise in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, the more I come to understand Your amazing grace towards me, the more my soul and spirit unite in glorifying Your holy name and worshipping You, my Saviour and Lord. I pray, in Jesus’ name, that I may be used to share the wonders of Your saving grace to others, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a thrilling meeting it must have been for Elisabeth and Mary as they glorified Your name for all that You had done in their lives and for the wonderful promise of salvation. How my spirit also rejoices in You and in the Lord Jesus Christ, my God.. my wonderful Saviour and Your eternal Son. Thank You for Your gracious plan of redemption and for Christ's birth - to this humble Jewish maiden. How my soul also thrills and praises You for all You have done in my life - for the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of my soul through the shed blood of God my Saviour. Praise Your holy name. AMEN.
Loving Father, increase my longing and desire for You, for I realise it is only as I seek You in poverty of spirit that my heart is fully satisfied. And Father, I trust You to supply all my temporal needs as well as my spiritual ones. Thank You for the godly examples of women like Anna, Elizabeth, and Mary, who relied on You and trusted Your word. May I become such an example to others during my time on earth - and so I pray in Jesus' name, that You will create in me an ever-deeper, heart-longing for You This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the many insights we have into the life of Zacharias, Elizabeth and the birth of John, their firstborn son. Thank You for his lovely testimony to Your faithfulness and grace and we praise You for the word of truth, that leads and guides us during our sojourn on earth. Thank You that You are a God Who hears and answers prayer and thank You for the Scriptures, which provides us with all we need to live righteously in Your sight. Help me to live by faith and not by sight and to take every thought captive to Christ, for His dear name’s sake, this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for Your word of truth and for examples of faith - like Zacharias, where Scripture is confirmed before it is brought to completion. We bless Your holy name for Your goodness and grace to all Your people and for the finished work of Christ on the cross, which has secured our eternal salvation and life everlasting. Help me to stand firmly on the facts of Scripture and trust You in every eventuality of life for His name's sake - AMEN.
Father thank You for sending Jesus to be the horn of my Salvation. Thank You that He saved me simply because I trusted in Him as Saviour – praise Your name for ever, AMEN.
Dear loving heavenly Father, how we praise Your glorious name for sending the Dayspring from heaven to be our Saviour and Lord – to be our Light in a world of darkness and Life for all of us who trust in Your name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word, and the lessons that I can learn from its pages. Thank You that You are a God Who keeps His promises and never fails to complete the good work that You have started, in each of our lives. Help me to trust You in all things, even when circumstances seem to scream the opposite. Keep me looking to Jesus and walking in the light of Your salvation. Thank You that You are my joy and rejoicing, and that by Christ’s death and resurrection, the power of sin and death has been broken in my life, and the lives of all who trust in Him, for the forgiveness of sins – thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that just as in the times of Mary and Joseph Your plans and purposes for mankind could not be thwarted by Satan's evil manipulation nor obstructed by the work of evil men and their corrupt governments. We thank You that today You remain in ultimate control of all things - and although the nations conspire against Your people Israel, rage against Your Body, (the Church), and seek to break free from God's ultimate, sovereign authority- we praise and thank You that You remain in control and that the day is coming when You will break the nations with a rod of iron ; and dash them to pieces like pottery. Until then we pray that You will use us to Your praise and glory - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You for Your amazing plan of redemption and the precision timing and interlinking events that caused the Lord Jesus to be born in Bethlehem, so that words that were spoken by prophets of old would be carried out for Your greater glory and the salvation of all who have trusted Christ for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Open my eyes to see glorious things in your word so that the familiar story of Christ's birth in Bethlehem becomes increasingly thrilling to my soul, as I see Your supernatural hand working tirelessly in the natural world and spiritual sphere, to secure salvation for all who believe. Praise Your holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You in Jesus name, for purposing to redeem mankind, by sending Him to be born in Bethlehem of Judea, on that astonishing night, while shepherds watched their flocks. Thank You for the good news of great joy, which is for all people, who trust in Christ for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. Thank You that You did not leave us dead in our sins, but purposed, from the foundation of the world, to give Jesus as the perfect Lamb of God, Who would take away the sin of the world and become the good Shepherd of the sheep, for all who would trust in His holy name. Thank You that in Christ I have nothing to fear and everything to be thankful - thank You in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, when I consider the many pointers that the religious leaders were given, it seems astonishing that they missed the truth of Christ's coming. Keep me from missing the truths that are contained within Your Word, through my own pride or biased opinions. Keep me low at the cross, broken before You and teachable in heart and soul. Thank You for the clarity of the gospel of grace and for the many biblical proofs and prophecies that point us to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Thank You for sending Jesus to be the Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the world, and that by faith in His Persona and work, I have been forgiven of my sin and received eternal life - not only in this age but in the ages to come. Thank You in Jesus name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that I have peace with God, and that as Your born-again child, I have received Your goodwill and grace, not only in this age but in the ages to come. Thank You, that because I am positioned in Christ and clothed in His righteousness, I am identified with Him and have found favour in Your sight and the peace of God in my heart. I know that without Jesus there is nothing I could have done to warrant peace with You, for I acknowledge that I am a sinner, deserving of death - but glory to God in the highest, that peace has been granted to men, with whom You are pleased - by faith, in the only begotten Son of God, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful example of Simeon, the godly old man, who was given the beautiful promise that he would not see death, until he had seen Jesus - the promised Messiah and Saviour of the world. May we demonstrate the same righteous devotion to You as we look in eager expectation for His any day return. Teach me Your way; illuminate my heart; guide me into all truth I pray and align my thought to Your thoughts.. so that my life may honour to Your name. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful Psalm of praise that fell from the lips of old Simeon, when he saw the baby Jesus and took Him in his arms and praised God for His goodness, grace and His faithfulness. Thank You for sending Jesus to be the Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the whole world. I pray that I may develop a similar faith to Simeon, who lived by faith; trusted Your word and waited expectantly for You to fulfil all that You promised. Thank You that Your word is altogether true and stands fast for ever and ever. And thank You for Your promises to Me, that one day I will see Jesus and be made like unto Him, for Your greater glory - praise Your holy name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful witness of this life of Simeon, who demonstrated a childlike trust in You and expected Your word to be fulfilled to the letter. Thank You that Jesus is that light to the gentiles and thank You that the light of His love and forgiveness has shone into my heart so that I am saved by grace through faith in Him - thank You in Jesus name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, I scarce can comprehend that God the Son would lay aside His heavenly glory and be willing to come to earth... be born as a little baby and live a perfect life, so that He could die a sacrificial death for the sin of the world. Thank You for His wonderful example of obedience to You and thank You that He demonstrated to us how to live a life that was totally dependent on You. I pray that like the Lord Jesus, I would grow in grace and increase in wisdom and understanding, for Your praise and glory. Thank You for His wonderful demonstration of how each of us should live. I pray that I would learn to say, without hesitation... Thy will not mine be done in all things - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, the message of salvation is truly glorious, and yet challenging and very sober. There were many at the end of the dispensation of Israel, who turned their heart against the gospel - just as there are many today, who similarly refuse to believe the message of salvation by grace, through faith in Christ. We pray, that as the time for Christ's return draws ever closer, that You would draw increasing numbers of men and women to Yourself. Use me, I pray, to be a mouthpiece in my generation, just as John the Baptist proclaimed the truth in his. May Your name be glorified, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, the message of John the Baptist is a sobering one. Thank You that I have been baptised, by the Holy Spirit, into the body of Christ, and have been saved by grace through faith in Him. I pray for those that remain dead in their sin and are facing the terrible Baptism of fire, which awaits all those who do not believe on His name, for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. Look down in mercy on the fallen race of man and use me as an instrument to tell out the gospel of grace. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Lord, teach me how to pray as Christ prayed. Teach me to live my life in constant and continuous communion with You - to Your praise and glory, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, How I thank You for sending Jesus to be my Saviour. Thank You for Your Word of truth which reminds me of all that Christ has done for me. May I live my life for Him - so that He increases and I decrease to His praise and glory, AMEN
Heavenly Father, what an important lesson to learn that the Lord Jesus Himself was required to wait until He was about 30 years of age before He began the work that You prepared for Him to do. I pray that I may be willing to learn the lessons You would teach me and to wait for Your perfect timing in my life. Give me a teachable spirit and a heart that is obedient to You, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Father I kneel in awe and wonder as I contemplate Who You are and what You have done for me - You are worthy of my eternal love and praise, for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to be the representative Man of Your new creation. Thank You that He was prepared to come to earth to identify with my sin and die in my place. Thank You that He was willing to pay the death penalty for me (and the sin of the whole world). Thank You that I am no longer identified with the first Adam but have become a new creation in Christ - by faith, and that in Him I have been reconciled back to God; forgiven of my sins; in-dwelt by the Spirit and received His eternal life. I pray that I too may live in submission to the Holy Spirit all the days of my lif.. and be obedient to Your Word so that I may be filled with the Spirit and do only those things that are pleasing in Your sight - this I ask in Jesus name AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus lived His life in the power of the Holy Spirit as the perfect example of how I should live my life. I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth and submit each day to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit - in total dependence upon You. Thank You that I was placed into the body of Christ when I first believed and thank You that by faith I have Your life within. I pray that from this day forward.. I will choose to willingly walk in spirit and truth, as the Holy Spirit leads, guides, fills and empowers me. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I stand amazed that You should love me so much that You sent the Lord Jesus to be my Saviour.. to be wounded on my account; to die a cruel death on my behalf and rise again the third day, so that by grace through faith in Him I have been redeemed from the pit; healed of my wounds; set free from slavery to sin; given a new life in Christ and found my rest in Him. May I live My life in humble dependence upon You day by day, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank you for this glorious dispensation of grace. Thank You for saving me. Help me to live godly in Christ Jesus, as I look for Your any day return, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for this beautiful story which demonstrates Your power and compassion. May I never forget Who You are - both in Your Majesty as my God and in Your compassion as My Brother - in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the truths that are written in Your Word and for the many lessons that they teach us. May I set all that I am and all that I have aside so that Christ will become an increasing reality in my life - until I am nothing and HE is everything - to Whom be all praise and glory and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, there are many in that need Your healing hand upon their lives. Thank You that You came to heal the broken hearted and set the captives free from their bondage of sin. Father we pray that many would recognise their brokenness and diseased lives, and admit their need of Your touch upon their lives. Thank You that Christ died to pay the terrible price for our sin, and that through His blood we are healed and made whole. Use me to share this good news with those with whom I come in contact today - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Loving Father, how I praise Your name for Your wonderful plan of redemption – and that You looked down at the sin of humanity and sent Christ Jesus to call sinners to turn from their sins, and trust Jesus as their one and only Saviour – by grace through faith in Him, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that by faith in Christ I have a new nature. I pray that I may live and grow more like the Lord Jesus in the choices I make. Father I know that I can never love those that hate and despise me in my own strength... but I pray that in Your grace You would help me to make the right choices - so that my will is align to Your pefect will - so that Your love flows through me to others.. to Your praise and glory in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my love is sometimes hard and cold. I pray that I may die to self and live for Christ so that His supernatural love may pour through me to others, to His praise and glory. Give me the grace to love my enemies.. as Christ loved those who nailed Him to the cross. Help me to say with Him - Father forgiven them, for they do not know what they are doing, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, the world is becoming more violent, and the love of many has grown stone-cold, and it is often a temptation to judge, condemn and retaliate against those that hurt, or harm us - or cause pain to those we love. Give me the grace to live as Christ lived and to love others as He loved. Help me to put this verse into action, in my everyday life, and to take up my cross and follow You - to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what a lesson to learn, on how to treat others. You did not treat me the way that I deserved, but instead You graciously came to die on the cross to take the punishment that I justly deserve. Forgive me for the times that I have dishonoured You by my response to those that have harmed me or done me wrong. Help me to live as You would have me to live, and to treat others in the way that I would like to be treated. Give me, I pray, the grace to do so.. for I know that in my own strength this is impossible - Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I pray that my life may reflect the love and compassion that Christ had for me, in that while I was yet a sinner, He died for me - so that by faith in His name I might be saved from a lost eternity and receive the forgiveness of my sins. Help me to apply 'The Golden Rule' in my life, and give me the grace to love others with a Christ-like love, that comes from You alone. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, my own, human love is found wanting, and without the love of Christ flowing through me, I am incapable of living as You would have me to live. Fill me day by day with the love of Christ, so that I may love my enemies, pray for those that despitefully use me, and show goodness and grace to others in need. Help me to reflect the godly characteristics of Christ in my everyday life, to His praise and glory. This I ask in His precious name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the mercy and grace that You have shown to me, and to all who trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Thank You that You reached down in mercy to lift me up from the miry clay and placed my feet, firmly on Christ, the Rock of my salvation. May the unfathomable mercy that You have so graciously bestowed on me, flow through me to others, so that I may be merciful, just as You are so merciful to me. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the simple yet universal principle of ‘giving to others and it will be given to you’. Thank You that You have given to Me over and above all that I could ask or think, by sending Jesus to pay the price for my sin, and that He rose again to give me life eternal. Too often I not lived as You would have me to live, nor have I always sown the love, mercy, generosity and kindness that honours You, but I pray that from today You would enable me to reflect the love, generosity, goodness and grace of Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You for the great things You have done for me and for the wonderful work Christ did on the cross of Calvary. My soul, praises You O Lord, for all the benefits I have received at Your hand. You have forgiven me all my sin and healed all our diseases. You have redeemed my life from the pit of hell and set my feet on the road of righteousness. I pray that I may be as ready and willing to proclaim Your mighty works to the people I meet and that many would be released from the curse of sin and the chains of death - thank You in Jesus' name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, I pray that I may love and welcome You in my heart.. for Who You are, and for what Christ has done for me, by dying on the cross so that I might live in Him. Keep me from following You for the wrong reasons.. and I pray that I may live my life in grateful thanks - for Your glory, because of what you have done for me - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I confess with many saints down through this dispensation of grace that Jesus is the Messiah of Israel, the Christ of God, the Saviour of the world and the Redeemer of my soul - to Whom be all praise and glory, AMEN.
Loving Father, more and more I want to surrender my life to You, to take up my cross daily as a willing sacrifice and to cry out, Thy will not mine be done. I pray that my old self-life will remain firmly nailed to the cross as I submit to Your leading and guiding in all I say and do, in Christ’s name I pray, AMEN.
Father God, I praise and thank You for the Word of God - the living Word and written Word. Help me to read; mark; learn; inwardly digest and act on all that is contained within its pages. I pray that I may glimpse more and more of Your glory as I learn of You, in spirit and in truth - in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that through the witness of Your Word and the faithful service of others Christians I heard the good news of the gospel and have come to faith in Christ - Who alone has the words of eternal life. I pray that You would use me in the place where You have put me so that others may hear the good news of the gospel of grace and be saved by Your goodness and grace - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, what an incredible privilege and responsibility to realise that as members of Christ’s body, we are His representatives on earth and that whoever rejects His people are also spurning the Lord Jesus and the Father Who sent Him. I pray that I may be careful to share the good news of the gospel of grace with those that are dead in their sins so that they may hear and believe on our Father in heaven, and Jesus Christ, Whom He has sent. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for our great salvation. Thank You for the many blessings that are showered upon us day by day. How we praise and thank You.. that by grace through faith in Christ, we are one with Him.. and that our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Praise Your holy name, in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus died for my sins so that by faith in Him I will not perish by have everlasting life. Keep me from legalistic thinking that I can able to DO something to add to Christ finished work on the cross. Thank You that by faith in HIM I have been forgiven of my sins and received eternal life as a free gift of grace - not of works of Law, lest I should start to boast in my own righteousness.. but only by grace through faith in Christ Jesus my Saviour. Praise His holy name, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for showing me that I can never attain to the perfect standard that You require for entrance into eternal life, but I praise and thank You that Jesus paid the price for my failure to attain to the perfect standard of the Law and in so doing has given me forgiveness of sin and life everlasting - simply by grace through faith in His finished work on Calvary - to Him be all praise and glory for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father I desire to be faithful to all You command us to do. I pray that I would choose the better part and sit at Your feet day by day so that my spirit may be refreshed and my soul revived - and so I may be used by You as a vessel for Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I that You that You are my Father and that I can call you Abba. I thank You that You sent Jesus to die for me and to give me His resurrection life within my heart. I praise and glorify Your holy name for You are my Peace, my Shepherd, my Rock and my Salvation. I pray that Your will be done in my life to Your praise and glory and that Your will be done in the world, in my country, my home, my Church family and the nation of Israel. I pray that You govern my heart and rule my life and that I reflect the love and beauty of Christ to all with whom I come in contact today, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN/
Loving Father, keep me from covetousness, carnal behaviour and envying the wicked, who seem to have everything in this world, while so many of Your children, so often seem to be so deprived. Help me to live my life in spirit and truth, so that by dying to self, I live for Christ, and thus live my life of the saving of the soul… my soul-life which will produce a great reward, in heaven. AMEN.
Father, I confess that I worry about many things, rather than trusting Your Word implicitly. Help me to learn to cast all my cares upon You day by day and moment by moment. As each worry and concern forms in my mind, I pray that I would take that thought captive to Christ. I pray that with Your help, I will look to You and hand over my anxious thoughts to You, knowing that You have promised to carry me through all of life's difficulties and provide for the needs of me and my family. Thank You for Your goodness and grace and I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus, AMEN.
Father God I thank You for the timely reminders throughout Your word that I am to cast all my concerns on You – all my physical, emotional, financial, relational, daily worries and fears – knowing that all things are under Your sovereign control. Thank You for providing all I have needed, and may I develop right-thinking in the everyday needs and necessities of life, knowing that every worry starts with a simple doubt against Your goodness – but that doubt is displaced when we trust in the Lord with all our heart and don’t lean on our own understanding. Help me to trust you in all things – this I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.
Dear heavenly Father, You have shown me that every thought that comes into my mind can be turned to evil or good - worry and defeat OR faith and victory. Thank You that I have access to the very mind of Christ through the indwelling Holy Spirit. Help me to take every thought captive to Him, by turning the eyes of my heart to the lovely Lord Jesus, for in seeking My Saviour I will be seeking Your kingdom and Your righteousness, which is the bedrock of faith in God and rest in Christ - this I ask in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You that Your grace has been extended to all who will believe in the Lord Jesus as the good and great shepherd of all the lost people of the world, including me. Thank You for saving me and drawing me into Your eternal sheep-fold, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the lesson of the fruitless fig tree, which illustrated the barrenness that comes from a hardened heart, which refuses to acknowledge sin and turn to Christ for forgiveness and life. I pray that I may abide in Him and He in me so I may be a fruitful branch during this Church age, when the gospel of grace is being preached worldwide. I pray that despite Israel's rejection of their Messiah and the partial blindness that has covered their spiritual eyes, that many will turn to Jesus for salvation. And I pray for that day, when the entire nation will call on the name of the Lord and be saved. This I ask in Jesus' name AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me an understanding of Your word and help me learn even more from parables like the fruitless fig tree. Thank You that You have postponed Your righteous judgement on Your nation Israel, and brought so many men and women into the kingdom of Your dear Son over the past two thousand years. I pray that my ears would be open to Your voice, my eye open to Your truth and my heart willing to be led and guided by the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thank You that in Christ I have all I need for life and godliness and help me to walk in spirit and truth all the days of my life, for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father thank You for Your goodness and grace in sending the Lord Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sin. Thank You that despite their apostate ways, You have remained faithful to the promises You gave to Israel, and we praise and thank You for the assurance that Your faithfulness towards the Church is equally steadfast and sure. We praise You that by grace You have extended Your offer of salvation to Jew and Gentile alike for a further 2000 years and that by faith in Him, I too have been forgiven of my sin and received everlasting life. May Your Holy Spirit convict many men and women of their need to turn from their sin and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness - this we ask in His precious' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, it is quite shocking to realise how far from the truth of the gospel of grace, much of Christendom has strayed. We have abandoned Your truth for lies and deception, and we have incorporated false teachings and doctrines of demons into the true articles of our faith. We have not remained true to the truth of Your word, but have compromised our faith to fit in with a worldly perspective, instead of standing firm of the truth. We do not deserve Your grace and mercy.. but we ask that You would forgive our sins and foolish ways and restore the Body of Christ into a pure virgin Church - without spot and wrinkle. Help me Lord to stand firm on the truth of Your word and protect those that have been ensnared by deceivers who have twisted truth for a lie - this we ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have proved to be a good and gracious God, Whose promises stand fast for ever and ever. We pray that many in both Israel and the Gentile nations would repent of their sins and turn to Christ for the salvation of their sins.. And thank You that my salvation does not rely on what I have done, but by faith in what Christ accomplished on my behalf upon the cross of Calvary.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, Thank You that I am saved by grace through faith in Christ's finished work on Calvary - but Lord I want to be Your disciple and to take up my own cross daily and follow You in humble obedience. I pray that I may willingly submit to Your will in every area of my life and to share in Christ's sufferings, so that I may be continuously transformed by His death into the likeness of Christ, to Your praise and glory. This I pray in Jesus name, AMEN.
Search my heart I pray and identify in me any form of self-righteousness or pride that needs to be rooted out. Thank You that in Christ I have already been declared righteous and accepted in the Beloved . But I pray that I may walk in spirit and truth and keep my self-life in the place of death so that the new life of Christ, which I received at salvation may grow in grace and mature in the faith. This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, there is nothing that commends me to You, and yet in Your grace, You have washed away my sin, through the blood of Jesus Christ, my sacrifice for sin. I confess that I have not loved and served You as I ought, and have too often, placed my own selfish desires before obedience to Your Word. I admit, Lord, that I have done many things that are unworthy of Your name - but thank You, that in Christ all my sins have been washed away. Keep me low at the cross and broken before You, all the days of my life - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, keep me from ungodly and unprincipled thinking. Keep the eyes of my heart looking to Jesus for my provision and protection and prevent me I pray from looking to my own bank-balance or any other source of supply for my security. May I have an undivided heart that looks to Jesus the Author and Finisher of my faith.. and in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, help me I pray to remain clean before You in thought, word and deed so that I may maintain that attitude of unbroken communion with You - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, help me to maintain a trusting attitude of prayer, knowing that any perceived delay is Your willing preparation. Thank You that You are my Father and I am Your child, in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your great grace, and for opening my eyes to the gospel of the grace of God. Lord I ask that You would guide me into all truth and that You would protect me from false teachings and doctrines of demons. I pray that I may grow in grace, and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus, and that You would use me to forward Your plans and purpose, as You see fit in my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that You came to seek and to save a lost sinner like me and for the amazing love and grace You have bestowed upon me. Thank You for forgiving my sins, for bringing salvation into my heart and for making it Your dwelling place. Keep me humble in heart, meek in spirit and submissive to Your Holy Spirit, and may I be used to Your greater glory in all I say and do today, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Lord, thank You for the gifts and talents, abilities and works which You have prepared for me to do. May they increase, enlarge, and overflow in abundance as I seek to live my life in spirit and truth, AMEN.
Loving Father, it is staggering to try to realise that God Himself took on mortal flesh so that He could come and pay the price for my sin, so that I could be forgiven. It is indeed a thing of eternal wonderment that God should clothe Himself in human flesh to become the only possible sacrifice for sin... it is a thing of everlasting thanksgiving - that Christ broke His body and spilt His life-blood - so that by believing on His name, I might have life everlasting, for which I praise Your name for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful example of Christ's sacrificial service. May we reflect His goodness, His greatness - His humility and His grace as we seek to live our lives in service to others- to His praise and glory.. in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, guard me and guide in life and keep me from the assails of the evil one, but when the attacks of Satan do come, I just want to say Lord, that I trust my life into Your hands, knowing that You will work all things together for my eternal benefit and to the glory of Your name, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father, thank You for the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is my heavenly intercessor. I pray that in all the trials of life, I may come out as pure gold – not having confidence in myself, but in Him Who died for me, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father I pray that I may maintain a close and intimate fellowship with You so that I may be ready and willing to pray not My will, but Yours, be done. in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, as I consider Christ's trial before Pilate and the circumstances surrounding His crucifixion, I wonder if I would have been among those that accused Him... or part of the believing remnant. Would I have denied Him or remained faithful? Thank You that by Your grace I heard the gospel and believed on the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of my sins. Thank You that He was willing to face a barrage of false accusation and terrible suffering on my account. Thank You for 2000 years of grace - and I pray that many people may come to faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection today... and in the brief time we have left. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus came as the Passover Lamb, the King of the Jews and the Saviour of the world. Thank You that Your love for man was so great that He was willing to be despised; rejected; accused and crucified by those He came to save, so that all who believe on Him would not perish but have everlasting life. I pray that I would be ready and willing to speak the truth in love and if necessary to suffer and die for the sake of Christ. Thank You that Your grace is sufficient and that Your power is made perfect in our weakness. Give me the courage to face the future, and to be ready to give an answer for the hope I have in Christ - my Lord and my God, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the life and witness of Simon of Cyrene and the simple ministry he performed for the Lord Jesus, when he took up the cross of Christ on his shoulder and followed Him all the way to Calvary. I pray that in Your grace and strength I would be a disciple who denies myself and is willing to die to self; to live for Christ alone... and to take up my cross and follow Him. Father I know that Christ alone had to pay the price for my sin on that cross of Calvary, but I pray that I may we willing to suffer persecution and loss for His dear sake - thank You in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Father I bless and thank You that Your love was so great that You sent Jesus to be my Saviour and that His loving forgiveness includes me. I pray that forgiveness may be a quality that I seek to develop so that I show forth the love of Christ in my life to His praise and glory, AMEN
Thank You Father for the inestimable gift of salvation that is given to all that trust in the name of the Lord. I thank You that the way into the paradise of God has been reopened through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and that my sins, past, present and future have all been forgiven simply because I trust on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Heavenly Father, at times I am overwhelmed by Your love and grace towards me a sinner, that You should send Your only Son to die and experience death in my place. Thank You that I am safe in Your hands forever, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Word of God and the gracious truths that it contains. Thank You for the multiple brushstrokes of complimentary colour, that provide us with the most precious account of that pivotal point in history – a moment that has changed the life and eternal futures of ALL who have believed on His name – May Jesus Christ be praised – in Whose name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that Christ died for my sins and rose again third day. Thank You that You identified with my sinfulness so that I could identify with Your resurrected life. I pray that all the confusion, perplexity, anguish and sorrow I am called upon to face will bring forth the fruit of righteousness to Your praise and glory - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN
Heavenly Father, thank You for the beautiful account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, whose sorrow was turned into joy when they met Jesus on the way and He opened-up to them the scriptures. Thank You that their hope in Him was restored when they discovered that Christ was indeed their promised Messiah, Who died to pay the price for their sin and rose again the third day.. so that all Scripture would be fulfilled. I pray that I would be careful not to fall into the trap of letting outward circumstances affect my inner trust in You, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the way that You used the distress and pain of Your dear disciples to teach us that You can take what is evil and unsettling and turn it for our good and for Your eternal glory. Open my eyes to see the wonderful things in Your word and help me to trust in Your greater plans and purposes, even when my physical senses and imagination suggest the opposite. Increase my faith in You for Your greater praise and glory – this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word and the wonderful truths that we read in its pages. Thank You that all the prophecies relating to Your first coming were fulfilled in every detail, and that by believing on the name of Christ, we have been forgiven of our sins and have received life eternal. Thank You for the witness of those two disciples on the road to Emmaus - and that even when doubts appear in our heart, You remain faithful to Your promises. Thank You that in Christ we have also a more-sure word of prophecy, that has been unveiled in the face of Jesus Christ - and thank You that every prophetic word relating to Christ's second coming cannot fail, for Your Word is faithful and true - thank You in Jesus name we pray, AMEN.
Thank You Father for the gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit of Christ. I pray that You open up the scriptures to my understanding more and more so that I come to know You better with each passing day. In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.