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. This I pray in Jesus' name, AMEN.