Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ there is no condemnation, but sadly, the world is full of men and women who have remained deaf to Your Word, disobedient to Your command and defiant to Your truth. In judgement we pray that you would remember mercy and ask that in the days that are left in this age of grace.. many would come to faith in Christ for the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting - this we ask in Jesus name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how we praise and thank You that You are the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank You that Your promises to both Israel and the Church are fixed in heaven because of Your goodness and faithfulness. Forgive us for the way that we have gone against You and followed after our own foolish ways and desires. Search my heart I pray and may I be cleansed and made pure in my inner being. Thank You that You have promised that in Christ I shall come forth as purified gold and silver ..to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that despite their wanton way and attempts to be justified by works of the Law, instead of by faith in Christ, the day is coming when all-Israel will be pleasing in Your sight. Thank You for Your long-suffering mercy and great goodness to all Your people. We praise You that Israel will one day be pleasing to You and the joy of their salvation will be restored. Thank You for the full and final work of Christ on the cross for my salvation... and that through His death and resurrection the full and final Sacrifice has been made for my sin; for their sin and for the sin of the whole world. Thank You that the day is coming when the priests and people of Israel will return to You; their hearts will be purified and their offerings will become a sweet-smelling savour to You. Help me to renounce evil and choose the good and live by faith and not by sight - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that You are the unchanging and unchangeable God. Great is Your faithfulness to Your people of Israel and great is Your faithfulness to the Church - the Body of Christ. Thank You that Your word remains fixed forever and that Your promises to both Israel and the Church can never change.. for You are the immutable God Whose word stands fast for ever and ever. We praise Your name for ever and ever, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, thank You that we are not under the Law but Under Grace. I praise and thank You for all that You are and all that You have done for me, and I pray that my heart would be open before you and that You would develop in me a loving and giving heart and a spirit of generosity. Thank You for the many things we can learn from the failings of Israel and help me never to fall into the same prideful trap into which many in Israel fell, when they refused to obey Your word and robbed You of Your rightful place in their lives. Lord, I freely acknowledge that all that I am YOU have made me and all that I have YOU have given to me - I pray that I may live and work for Your greater praise and glory - this I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
Living Lord and heavenly Father, You alone are good and You alone richly provide for all the needs and the necessities of life – and in Your loving-kindness You give us over and above all that we ask or think. Thank You for Your steadfast love and gracious provision to us and to all Your creation.
Forgive us the times when we have taken Your provision for granted and the times when we have failed to thank You and give You the honour and gratitude that You deserve – and thank You that even though we have failed to acknowledge all that You give us day by day You faithfully provide us richly all things to enjoy. But Lord we come to You now, knowing that we are facing a drought in this region and we ask You to send abundant rain on the earth, which has become dry, thirsty and arid.
Look down in pity our plight we pray. It is not only the plants that are silting but even the animals and people on this place are parched and dry – and send us the rain that we so desperately need. Open the windows of heaven we pray with the sweet rainfall that we so desperately need and water our land we pray - and we will give You all the praise and glory due to Your holy name,