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 accusations and terrible suffering on my account. Thank You for 2000 years of grace. 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, 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 my sins, past, present, and future, have all been forgiven simply because I trusted on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. In His name I pray, AMEN.
Dear Heavenly Father, at times I am overwhelmed by Your love and grace toward me, that You should send Your only Son to die and experience death in my place. Thank You that I am safe in Your hands of love forever. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.