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 life, in the most supernatural way. May I learn to trust You in every eventuality of life, even when I think that my 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, 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 the beautiful picture of the girl that You used to bring the Lord Jesus into the world. She surely loved Jesus with the special love of a mother to her child, but she also rejoiced in Him as her God and Saviour. I am so thankful that I can rejoice with Mary, and with all the saints in heaven, that by His blood I am redeemed and have become a new creation in Christ. In His name I 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, I stand in awe of Your amazing grace and wonderful goodness. And the more I come to understand Your indescribable love towards me, the more my soul and spirit unite in glorifying Your holy name and worshipping You, my Saviour and Lord. Thank You that you gave Your eternal Son to be born as Jesus, the babe of Bethlehem, and Saviour of the world. 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, Elisabeth, and Mary, who relied on You and trusted Your Word. May I become such an example to others during my time on earth. 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 into the life of Zacharias, Elizabeth, and the birth of John, their firstborn son. Thank You for Zacharias' lovely testimony to Your faithfulness and grace. Help me to live by faith and not by sight, and help me not to doubt Your precious promises. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, I 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. I 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 His 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. Keep me trusting You to guide my feet into the way of peace. In Jesus' name, AMEN.