Prayer for Luke 2

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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.

“And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.”
(Luke 2:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:1

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.

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.”
(Luke 2:10)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:10

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.

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
(Luke 2:11)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:11

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.

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”
(Luke 2:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:14

Prayer and Praise During Advent

Dear heavenly Father, at this time of the year when the Church remembers the first coming of our Lord and Saviour into the world, we want to lift up our hearts and voices in prayer and praise to You, for sending the Lord Jesus Christ into the world to be our Saviour– so that through his blood we may be brought back into a right relationship with Yourself and receive the gift of eternal life – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

At this time our thoughts are specially drawn in remembrance to the wonderful time, so long ago, when God in His grace sent the eternal Son of His love into the world to become the propitiation for our sins. How we rejoice when we recall that He set aside His glory and great majesty to take on the form of a man and be born into this world as a tiny baby, in such humble circumstances.

Lord in a world that is become more secular, I pray that the people of God who are called by Your name would take time to reflect with awe and wonder on this amazing truth and to prepare our hearts for the time when Jesus Christ will return again in power and great glory at His second Advent..

Purify our hearts we pray and sanctify our lives so they we may serve you in newness of life not only in this special season of Advent but every day of our lives – until You come to take us to be with You forever, in Jesus name we pray,

Amen
“And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.”
(Luke 2:25)
Category: Prayers for Advent

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. 

“And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.”
(Luke 2:26)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:26

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.

“For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,”
(Luke 2:30)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:30

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

“A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.”
(Luke 2:32)
Source: Verse of the day for Luke 2:32

Prayer For All Our Grandchildren

Loving heavenly Father, Thank You for the gift of my precious children and what a privilege it is to see my grandchildren growing up and learning about You. Thank You Father for each little life and I lift each one up to You Lord, and pray that by Your grace and love You would surround them with Your love, throughout their lives.

Guard and guide them all I pray and uphold and protect them. May each one come to know You Lord as their personal Saviour and may they all come to a deep understanding of all You are and all that You have done for them - Oh Lord I pray most earnestly that each one would accept You into their hearts and lives as their Lord and Saviour.

I pray that as they grow into their teens and become young adults that You would keep their hearts and minds turned to You and trusting in Jesus, for their every need. Protect each one from the philosophies and mindset of the world that are so contrary to the truth of Scripture and may each one grow in grace and become strong in their faith as they develop in wisdom and discernment.

Protect them from the evils of this age, keep them from temptations and help them to live godly lives and to develop as responsible adults who will teach their own children the wonderful truth of Salvation through Christ Jesus our Lord,

Amen

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.”
(Luke 2:52)
Category: Prayers for Grandchildren