Prayer for Mark 1

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Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the wonderful truth that it contains. Thank You that Jesus set aside His heavenly glory and took upon Himself the humble status of a Servant of all.. so that He could identify with our humanity and pay the price for our sin - a price that we are unable to pay. I pray that I may follow in His footsteps and live in humble submission to Your Holy Spirit all the days of my life, and only do those things that I hear from Your - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;”
(Mark 1:1)
Source: Verse of the day for Mark 1:1

Heavenly Father thank You that You died for me and that I am saved by Your grace alone, through faith in Christ. Thank You that the moment I believed on Him I was baptised into the Body of Christ, positioned in Him and became a member of His mystical Body - the Church. Thank You for the opportunity to proclaim outwardly my spiritual birth and privileged position in Christ by going through the waters of baptism as an open declaration of my change of heart and my trust in Him. Thank You that my old sin nature is chained to the cross, and I have received newness of life. Keep me from fleshly pursuits and keep me pure in Your sight, so that others may see my life and glorify You, in Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

“I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.”
(Mark 1:8)
Source: Verse of the day for Mark 1:8

Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus. Thank You that He came to identify with sinners such as I, so that by faith in Him, I might be forgiven of my sins and clothed in His righteousness. Thank You that the Lord Jesus came to fulfil all righteousness, and lifted the curse of death, from all who would believe on His name. Thank You that He was obedient, in all things, even to death on the cross.. and thank You for the written word of God, which proclaims the end from the beginning. Help me to understand and apply all that You would teach me, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

“And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.”
(Mark 1:9)
Source: Verse of the day for Mark 1:9

Prayer Against The Temptation To Return To My Addiction

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.

Amen

“And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.”
(Mark 1:12)
Category: Prayers for Addiction

Heavenly Father, thank You for the wonderful way that Your truth is unfolded and Your word is fulfilled in holy Scripture. Thank You for the lessons that we can learn from people like John the Baptist, who faithfully fulfilled his calling, despite the cruel persecution he endured. Thank You for the example that Jesus gave us, in those early years of His life and ministry, when He quietly waited until the appointed time to begin His work. Help me to follow their good example and be faithful to my calling, and give me the grace to wait for Your perfect timing in my life - This I ask in Jesus name, AMEN.

“Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,”
(Mark 1:14)
Source: Verse of the day for Mark 1:14

Heavenly Father, thank You for the glorious gospel of Christ and that in Him I have forgiveness of sins. Thank You for the Word of truth that explains the gospel of God.. that it is only as we turn from sin, and believe in Christ as the promised Messiah of Israel and Saviour of the world that we can be reconciled back to You. Thank You that Jesus is the power of God and the wisdom of God for all who believe in Him and thank You that Your promises to Israel and those to the Church will all be fulfilled at the appointed time. Thank You in Jesus name, AMEN.

“And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.”
(Mark 1:15)
Source: Verse of the day for Mark 1:15

Heavenly Father, thank You that Jesus is the holy One of God, Who came in the likeness of human flesh, so that He could live a life of purity and truth, and offer that perfect life as the acceptable offering for the sin of the world. Thank You that He came to destroy the works of the devil and that His work on the cross and resurrection from the dead has won victory over sin, Satan, death and hell. Thank You that there is nothing in heaven, or earth or under the earth that is able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord, in Whose name we pray, AMEN.

“Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.”
(Mark 1:24)
Source: Verse of the day for Mark 1:24