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.Source: Verse of the day for Luke 4:1
Dear Lord, how I thank You for Your grace towards me for you have lifted me up out of the pit that my life was in and set my feet on the rock of my Salvation, which is Jesus Christ my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for freeing me from the shame and sin of my addiction, which has robbed me of so many of years of my life and caused me to lose not only my home but many of my friends and family as well.
Lord Jesus there are those that would seek to entice me back into the shadow from which I escaped and are trying to almost blackmail me into returning back to my life of crime and debauchery – but I have been set free and I do not want to return – keep me from temptation on those occasions when I feel alone and protect me from the pressures that I have been put under on certain occasions to return.
Lord I know that ALL my past sins have been forgiven and that I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ Jesus – keep me walking in the path of holiness and protect me from those that are still slaves to their addictions – I pray Lord that You will rescue those of my friends that are still enthralled in the world of addiction – I ask this in Jesus name.